Season 1
Episode 1
Written By Mirith JS Colao
Directed By
Sherie Pollack
Original Airdate September 13, 1997
Previous None
Next "Romeo and Juliet"

Ziterella is the pilot episode of Pepper Ann. It was first broadcast on September 13, 1997 as part of Disney's One Saturday Morning.

Summary Edit

Every schoolbook photo to date has turned out bad for Pepper Ann. This year she is determined to get a good photo.

Unfortunately she gets a pimple the day before it's time to take the picture, and she's too embarrassed to buy pimple cream.

Notes, Goofs, and TriviaEdit

  • The bus full of old people in this episode says "Cocoon Gables" on the side. This is a reference to the retirement home Pepper Ann has to volunteer at in "Cocoon Gables".
  • The sheep jumping out of Pepper Ann's locker becomes somewhat of a running gag. Look for it again in "Radio Freak Hazelnut" and in her room in "One Angry Woman".
  • When Abraham Lincoln on the penny starts talking to Pepper Ann, the penny's date changes from 1972 to 1997. The date then changes back to 1972 when Lincoln stops talking.
  • In the original English version of the episode, the shoppers in the mall groan in disgust after Lydia shouts that Pepper Ann has her first pimple. However, in the Spanish version, the shoppers cheer.


Milo: Whoa, easy Zit Girl.
Pepper Ann: But what if someone sees me? From then on, I'll be known as 'Pimple Ann'!
Lydia: That's my daughter! The one with the pimple! My, she's not very photogenic...
Ms. Stark: I love shopping! The hunt for a bargain! The thrill of a sale! That's why I especially love shopping at Abe's Mall!

Cissy: No way, the Abys-Mall?

Trinket: Freak-o-rama!
Trinket: Where you goin', Pepper Ann?
Cissy: Yeah, where you goin'?

The Desk Gag Edit

"Ooh, five bucks!"

Cast Edit