The Wash-Out
Season 3
Episode 4A
Written By Laura McCreary
Directed By
Brad Goodchild
Original Airdate November 6, 1999
Previous "One of the Guys"
Next "Def Comedy Mom"

The Wash-Out is the A part of the fourth episode of Season 3 of Pepper Ann. It was paired with "Def Comedy Mom" and originally aired on November 6, 1999.

Summary Edit

When Gwen Mezzrow gets called out of class by the nurse, Pepper Ann accidentally starts a rumor that it's because she has lice.

Gwen returns and wonders why everyone is giving her a wide berth, so Pepper Ann has to confess that it was all a misunderstanding.


Milo: Booyeah! Fishsticks just came out of the frying vat!
Milo: Poor Gwen Mezzrow. Do they make 'I hope the parasites in your hair meet a timely death' cards?
Pepper Ann: You can have my scrunchie you've always admired. It's the freshest!
Nicky (to Stewart): I get a little frightened on the parking lot tram. Perhaps you could...hold my hand?
Gwen: Why do you think I have these black ribbons in my braids?!
Cissy: Um, because of the lice?

The Desk Gag Edit

"Ooh, a glowing green stick!"


  • The "you can have my scrunchie, it's the freshest" line is a reference to "Crunch Pod" when Tessa and Vanessa ride by on their bike and call, "Hey new Crunch Pod champ! Your scrunchie is the freshest!" to Pepper Ann.