Why is Pepper Ann such a great show? Well, let’s start off with the main character. She’s pizza-eating, tv-watching, comic book-reading, hard rock-loving kind of girl who loves to rollerblade. She’s great at soccer, average in school and worries a lot about being cool. What’s interesting about Pepper Ann is that she’s definitely the most aggressive character in the show, and is never penalized for that. Her lack of feminine passivity is always shown to be a good thing. In fact, the entire show is full of strong-willed females who respect and accept themselves for who they are. Like her single, feminist mom, Lydia Pearson, who supports her family and encourages her daughters to be independent and to believe in themselves. Her younger sister, Moose, looks and sounds like a boy, yet this is never commented on in the show. Moose just is who she is, and nobody cares that she doesn’t fit in to the typical female role. One of Pepper Ann’s best friends, Milo, is a sensitive artist and in one episode he comes to the conclusion that there is no typical way to be a guy. The main females characters of the show rarely worry about their physical appearance and Pepper Ann often learns that traits like honesty and integrity are more important than being cool. When it comes down to it, this show is amazing because it sends the right message about girls and women. The show is centred on strong female characters, and portrays a world where gender really doesn’t matter.
They now have Seasons 1-5 of Pepper Ann Streaming online
But essentially, this is a Moose appreciation post.