- "You gotta do what 'cha gotta do!"
- ―Pepper Ann
Pepper Ann "P.A." Pearson is a beautiful, quirky and unpredictable twelve-year-old seventh grader at Hazelnut Middle School. She is best friends with Milo Kamalani and Nicky Little. Her mother is Lydia Pearson, her father is Chuck Pearson and her little sister is Moose. She often has elaborate fantasy sequences in which her reflection acts as her conscience during moral dilemmas, this makes her a freak. Pepper Ann has a crush on Craig Bean.
At the end of the title sequence, Pepper Ann always finds something different under her desk (for the first season, it was always "five bucks", but later on in the series, the item would vary, e.g., a mood ring).
Pepper Ann is very similar to Daria Morgendoffer. Pepper Ann is cynical, sarcastic, spoiled, bratty, and unpredictable. She's a nerdy 13 year old girl and her arrogance often causes disaster for her family and friends.
Pepper Ann is very skinny. She wears a purple short sleeve shirt, blue leg warmers, a yellow skirt, glasses, and black sneakers.