"Mr. Vice Principal and I will visit the store you're helping at later."

Pinch! The Teacher Found Out
Group hug!
Japanese Title ピンチ! 先生にバレちゃった!!

Pinchi! Sensei ni Barechatta!!

Dub Title Trouble In Store
Season Season 1
Episode № 10
Air Date April 11th, 1999 (JP)

November 12, 2005 (US)

Screenplay Yumi Kageyama
Storyboard Takao Iwai
Episode Direction Takao Iwai
Animation Direction Chuuji Nakajima
Next Episode Early Bird Marina and a Bouquet From the Heart
Previous Episode Where Did You Go!? Dodo the Fairy

Opening Clip

The group stand in a circle, holding their yousei in their crystal balls while discussing how they can no longer work at the Maho-Do. Then beginning to worry about their apprentice witch status, the girls quickly embrace each other while panicking.


With proof that the girls may be breaking the law, the school staff decides to stop by the Maho-Do to find out what they really do there. 


Someone takes pictures of random things at the Maho-Do; the weather vein, inside the
shop, girls walking out of the shop, items, Aiko closing a door, Hazuki at the cash register, the wall, a group shot, and customers standing outside.

Later on that day, the ojamajo are on their way to school when Hazuki mentions how happy Doremi seems to be today. Doremi explains that it's because now that they have gotten their fairy and learned new magic, they can continue to work and improve.

At school, one of their classmates, Shimakura is showing pictures she had recently taken. When asked why she took them, she claims they were for a report she is doing on the journalist team. One of the girls happens to see Doremi, Hazuki, and Aiko in some pictures when Tamaki comes by and snatches them. Seh looks at them before confirming it is the girls, who have just happened to walk into the room and find everyone staring at them. They don't think anything of it, although they do notice Tamaki's strange behavior as she leaves the room. They are then confronted by Nanako and Kanae, who ask about what they saw.

Later on during Study Hall, Seki-Sensei calls for the girls and tells them that they have to see the principal. While heading down the hallway, Doremi asks what this is about, and Seki-sensei stops to explain that someone showed the principal photographs of the trio working at a shop. Which is enough for Doremi to realize what the problem was before trying to deny it. Seki-sensei asks about this and Hazuki hurriedly comes up with a excuse while Aiko adds that they don't even get paid for the work they do either.

In the principals office, the ojamajo attempt to make claims that they aren't really working, and Seki-sensei tries helping them. Hazuki adds on that since the grandma is ill, they were only helping her out until she feels better. While the Principal doesn't mind, the Vice Principal is very uncertain and doesn't believe them, but they all agree that the girls aren't even doing anything wrong.

Meanwhile in Class, the boys are playing with a ball while the girls are discussing among themselves. Tamaki seems pleased but all the other girls are unsure and upset by what happened, so they do not really want to talk to her. One of the boys then throws the ball and hits her, making her threaten to tell on them. The boys claim they didn't do it on purpose and as Kotake catches it, he calls her a blabber-mouth, causing Tamaki to ask him just whose side he is really on. Causing him to grow flustered and freak out.


Once they return to class, the girls are surrounded by many students, who ask if they are okay. The girls confirm to be fine, and while Kotake seems to be a little happy for them, Tamaki is pretty angry.

As school comes to an end, the ojamajo attempt to leave while Tamaki and Shimakura watch. Tamaki then convinces her friend that although she doesn't want to keep going after the ojamajo, she has to anyway and ignores her refusal.

It's then Seki-sensei calls the ojamajo over to speak to them. She informs them that she and and the Vice Principal will be stopping by the Maho-Do in order to check things out and make sure they're not lying. Which causes the girls to panic and try to hurry up and get away before she realizes something is wrong. She finds their behavior al ittle strange, but stops Tamaki upon seeing her and chides her for acting the way she did. She also doesn't like that Tamaki went to the Principal without speaking to her first. So after she stops, the two girls blame each other, then settle on it being Doremi's fault.

The ojamajo head straight to the Maho-Do after they drop off their items. They hope to find Majorika, but to their surprise they notice a strange letter has been left behind for them. Majorika and Lala have worn a trip to the Hot Springs from the lottery, so she left the shop in their care.

This makes the girls worry even more, only stopping when they notice the nearby flower pot shaking. Out pops Dela,who was in the middle of singing her greetings when she realizes she's stuck. She begins to yank and pull, causing her to fall to the floor and before she can say much else, the girls quickly try to dress her up while explaining their plan. Initially, Dela is against it until they convince her that if they are exposed as witches she will only be losing money. So she agrees, but only if they pay extra. 

Now that they have found the place, Seki-Sensei and the Vice Principal
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stand outside the Maho-Do. Examining it for a moment before they proceed to enter. The three girls greet the adults before they allow them to look around and explore as much as they want/need to while explaining they made all of the items there, then sell them to the customers while thinking of happy things. Aiko even tries to convince Seki-sensei to buy a ring that will help her meet the guy she's destined to be with and she almost is convinced until she tells Aiko not to lie to adults before all of the girls share a laugh.

The vice principal comes across Dela, the "Grandma" that owns the shop. But the ojamajo quickly explain that she has a cold and cant really speak in order to avoid contaminating others. After some questions they decide its enough when the women suddenly gets up and runs into the nearby room. Aiko explains she has to use the bathroom a lot while Hazuki and Doremi follow after her to ask why she got up like that. Dela explains that she has to see her other customers and leaves down the drain before Doremi or Hazuki can stop her, also incidentally taking the clothing with her!

Great job!
With this in mind, Hazuki transforms Doremi into the Grandma while Aiko is trying to keep the adults from going to look inside. Doremi, as the grandma rushes out and is asked where Doremi went. Hazuki claims she is in the bathroom now, then explains to Aiko what happened. Seki-sensei is suspicious but tells them that all the Grandma needs to do is sign the paper claiming the girls aren't in a part time job and that their work is to help someone. But suddenly Doremi notices the magic is fading and is forced to leave!

This time they decide to turn Hazuki into grandma. However, Doremi messes up and instead turns Hazki into a old man, followed by a heavy weight man. Aiko joins them to find out what is wrong, then changes into a witch to turn Doremi and Hazuki both into Grandma.

After she signs the slip, they realize the magic is fading. So they rush to the bathroom, this time with Seki-sensei telling the Vive Principal to go outside and wait for her. She confronts the girls and insists they come out from the restroom. When they do, she makes them confess what they have been up to and promises not to report this to anyone - other than their parents. She has already called Haruka, Kouji, and Reiko and reveals them to their daughters.

The adults are shown around and Seki-sensei explains everything to them. She asks them to allow the girls to keep working there, and the parents agree as they are being really kind by donating their time like this, to help someone else out. They have also been very responsible, which they are proud to see.

As everyone cheers and shares a laugh, Majorika and Lala return to see this and they wonder what they may have missed.

Major Events

  • Characters introduced: Principal, Vice Principal, Shimakura.
  • The girls earn permission to work officially in the Maho-Do. 


  • Hazuki: Doremi-chan, since you passed the level 9 exam you've been really happy.
  • Doremi: Yep, now we can continue our practice.
  • Aiko: Maho-Do earned quite a bit of money as well.
  • Hazuki: Everyday is so much fun.

  • Doremi: We can still work at the shop!
  • Aiko: And with permission we can work more openly.
  • Hazuki: And continue our magic practice.

  • Pop: Doremi! what about your snack?! Doremi doesn't want her snack? Maybe there'll be a freak snowstorm...

Dub changes

Dub Changes


  • In the opening clip, as the girls embrace, Doremi's hand is drawn weirdly.
  • When Nanako is confirming the pictures have Doremi and Co. in them, it looks like half of her body is missing from the frame.
  • As Kotake claims not to care about Doremi and the others, his right eye's coloration is messed up.


  • Once again the Onsen symbol appears. This time over Majorika's head in a orange color.
  • Another hint that Kotake may like Doremi: He defended them and called Tamaki a blabbermouth before blushing when she asked if he had been on the ojamajo's side.