|Strike it Or Not|
|Written By||Matthew Negrete|
|Directed By||Brad Goodchild|
|Original Airdate||September 23, 2000|
The teachers at HMS go on strike, protesting overcrowded classrooms and low salaries. At first, Pepper Ann thinks they're just being greedy, but after she hears that the soccer program may be cut, she joins the strike and finds out some interesting things about the teachers that make them seem more "human" and their needs more real.
Pepper Ann: So what made you wanna teach, Ms. Bladdar? Do you wanna change the world, make the future a better place for your children’s children?
Ms. Bladdar: I won't lie. I'm lookin' for a man.
Pepper Ann: Well, if you won’t stand up for our soccer program, then I’m left with no other choice but to—
Principal Hickey: Cross stitch? Throw horseshoes? Jump up, jump up, and get down?
Mr. Carter: Class doesn't start until I get here; therefore, I'm never late!
Pepper Ann: So happy...can't breathe...
Milo: Unhand me, woman! Don't make me hurt you.
- Milo doesn't say a single coherent sentence in this entire episode.
- Mr. Finky's "Sherm 'Fly Guy' Finky" jacket first appears in "Cocoon Gables".
- When Pepper Ann, Nicky and Milo start chanting again and the teachers join in, they run off in what would be the opposite direction as they're shown going in the next scene.
- Kathleen Wilhoite as Pepper Ann Pearson
- Jeff Bennett as Dieter Liederhosen
- Danny Cooksey as Milo Kamalani
- Clea Lewis as Nicky Little
- April Winchell as Mom, Abriola Stark
- BeBe Neuwirth as Ms. Bronte Bladdar
- Jim Cummings as Mr. Roland Carter
- Julia Sweeney as Ms. Carlotta Sneed
- Paddi Edwards as Vera Groober-Schwartz
- Don Lake as Mr. Sherman Finky
- Kathy Najimy as Coach Doogan
- Don Adams as Principal Hickey
- Jenna Von Oy as Trinket St. Blaire
- Paul Gleason as Superintendent Radcliffe
- Kurtwood Smith as Mr. Reason