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"You Oughta Be in Musicals!" is the 1st episode of the third season of Pepper Ann. It aired on September 11, 1999.


Pepper Ann auditions for a school musical in order to put some excitement in her life, but an accident knocks her unconscious and sends her to a world where every day is a musical.


Pepper Ann is bored of her mundane daily routines and wishes to have a more exciting life. She spots an audition post for Detention: The Musical and deduces that the lead role is perfect for her. As she attempts to audition, Pepper Ann attempts to do a knee slide and falls off the stage and hits her head. When she comes to, both Ms. Stark and Mr. Clapper feel that she is not right for the lead role and, somewhat forcefully, kick her out of theater. Nicky and Milo come to cheer her up and inadvertently go straight into a musical ("Heck of a Town").

Pepper Ann is confused by the sudden break into song, as everyone is seemingly involved, but when she brings it up, no one seems to remember singing or dancing. She heads home where Lydia and Moose have their own number about dinner ("Chicken"). Pepper Ann asks why they never do that every night, but Lydia tells her that they do. The next day, Pepper Ann becomes concerned and tries to get to school, but Milo and Nicky lead the town into another musical number ("Sorry, World") and at school, Mr. Carter's lecture becomes one ("Photosynthesis").

Pepper Ann tries to continue her day at school, but everyone keeps interrupting her with small musical incidentals. Even her reflection cannot help, but burst into song ("You Are a Pretty One (Reflection's song)"). Pepper Ann tries to get her friends to stop singing, but they think that she is being delusional and insist that she continue to join them in their choreographed new life. Pepper Ann rushes home to get help from her mother, but she and Moose are singing an alternate rendition of their earlier song ("Mac and Cheese {Interlude}").

Pepper Ann, finally fed up with her new musical life, realizes that in order to escape, she must come to grips with what she really wants ("Enough"). Pepper Ann falls back and awakens back at the theater. It turns out that the episode's entire event was a dream and happily embraces her non-musical life. However, she is informed by Ms. Stark and Mr. Clapper that she got the role and that she will be musically training, causing her to faint. Pink-Eye Pete, who learned that he was not in Pepper Ann's dream, voices his disappointment ("One Alone (Pink-Eye Pete's solo)")



  • "Heck of a Town"
  • "Chicken"
  • "Sorry, World"
  • "Photosynthesis"
  • "You Are a Pretty One (Reflection's song)"
  • "Mac and Cheese {Interlude}"
  • "Enough"
  • "One Alone (Pink-Eye Pete's solo)"

Desk Gag

"Ooh, five bucks!"


  • This episode features a different font for the title.
  • This is the first time Nurse Oomla speaks.
  • This entire episode is a musical, yet is the third episode to feature singing whatsoever.

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Season 1: "Ziterella" • "Romeo and Juliet" / "Food Barn" • "Old Best Friend" / "Crunch Pod" • "Psychic Moose" / "Doll and Chain" • "Megablades of Grass" / "Family Vacation" • "The Big Pencil" / "Sani-Paper" • "Uniform Uniformity" / "Snot Your Mother's Music" • "The Environ-Mentals" • "Crush and Burn" / "Soccer Season" • "Thanksgiving Dad" • "Sketch 22" / "Manly Milo" • "Have You Ever Been Unsupervised" / "The Unusual Suspects" • "Nicky Gone Bad" / "In Support of"

Season 2: "Quiz Bowl" / "License to Drive" • "Cocoon Gables" / "Green-Eyed Monster" • "Hazelnut's Finest" / "Cat Scan" • "An OtterBiography" / "GreenSleeves" • "Vanessa Less Tessa" / "Peer Counselor P.A." • "A 'Tween Halloween" / "Mash into Me" • "Presenting Stewart Waldinger" / "P.A.'s Life in a Nutshell" • "Like Riding a Bike" • "Radio Freak Hazelnut" / "Framed" • "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Milo" / "The Sisterhood" • "Impractical Jokes" / "Cold Feet" • "Doppelganger Didi" / "Pepper Ann's Day Off-Kilter" • "A No Hair Day" / "That's My Dad"
Season 3: "You Oughta Be in Musicals!" • "Dances with Ignorance" / "Girl Power" • "Beyond Good and Evel" / "One of the Guys" • "The Wash-Out" / "Def Comedy Mom" • "The First Date Club" / "Unicycle of Life" • "A Kosher Christmas" • "Effie Shrugged" / "Mom Knows What P.A. Did Two Nights Ago" • "The Spanish Imposition" / "Single Unemployed Mother"
Season 4: "Burn, Hazelnut, Burn" / "Career Daze" • "G.I. Janie" / "Miss Moose" • "Pepper Shaker" / "Flaw and Order" • "Baggy Bean Buddies" / "The Beans of Wrath" • "The Velvet Room" • "One Angry Woman" • "The Sellout" / "The Telltale Fuzzy" • "A Valentine's Day Tune" • "Sammy's Song" / "Permanent Record" • "Live and Let Dye" • "Remote Possibilities" / "Considering Constance" • "To Germany with Love" • "Bye, Bye Trinket" / "P.A.'s Pop Fly" • "My Mother, Myself" • "The Amazing Becky Little" • "The Untitled Milo Kamalani Project" / "Guess Who's Coming to the Theater" • "The Great Beyond" / "Jaybirds of a Feather" • "The Way They Were"
Season 5: "The One with Mr. Reason" / "Sense and Senselessness" • "Forging Ahead" / "Reality Bytes" • "Carmello" / "Strike it or Not" • "Complimentary Colors" • "The Merry Lives of Pepper Ann" • "A is for Average" / "Alice Kane Went Down to Calcutta" • "Spice of Life" / "T.G.I.F." • "Dear Debby" / "Too Cool to Be Mom" • "Moose in Love" / "Two's Company" • "Zen and the Art of Milo" / "That's My Mama Destructo" • "Unhappy Campers" / "Searching for Pepper Ann Pearson" • "The Word" / "The Perfect Couple" • "The Finale"

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See also
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