History WesternAnimation / AsToldByGinger

7th Feb '17 7:06:09 PM TheMysteriousH
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** For those interested, the Melissa Disney version (which, for anyone who hasn't heard it, can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkCekmOvEbY here]]) is slightly different in intonations and some of the background sounds can be heard.
27th Jan '17 11:13:19 PM ForUrEntertainment
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Serving as the 15th show in the popular Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} franchise, the show focuses mainly on the life of junior-high-school student Ginger Foutley. She, along with her friends Darren Patterson, Dodie Bishop and Macie Lightfoot, all try to rise from the position of school geeks as they solve many conflicts that come their way. Luckily for Ginger, the most popular girl in school, Courtney Gripling, has taken a liking to her and often includes her in her social plans. She is intrigued by her (what Courtney calls them) 'gingerisms'. However, Miranda Killgallen, Courtney's right hand woman, makes sure that she is not bumped down from her position thanks to Ginger. At home, Ginger records her lively adventures in her diary. Her little brother Carl, is often scheming with Hoodsey Bishop in his own side plots; and her mother, Lois, is always there for advice, which Ginger is always open to listen to. The series takes place in the fictional town of Sheltered Shrubs, located in Connecticut. It ran for about 4 years from 2000 to 2004 (with the finale being released on DVD and a couple of the episodes leading up to the finale being left unaired in the US, although one of these episodes aired on Nicktoons in 2006, and four more of them aired on TeenNick's The Splat block in October 2016).

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Serving as the 15th show in the popular Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} franchise, the show focuses mainly on the life of junior-high-school student Ginger Foutley. She, along with her friends Darren Patterson, Dodie Bishop and Bishop, Macie Lightfoot, and Darren Patterson all try to rise from the position of school geeks as they solve many conflicts that come their way. Luckily for Ginger, the most popular girl in school, Courtney Gripling, has taken a liking to her her, and often includes her in her social plans. She is intrigued by her (what Courtney calls them) 'gingerisms'.'Gingerisms'. However, Miranda Killgallen, Courtney's right hand woman, makes sure that she is not bumped down from her position thanks to Ginger. At home, Ginger records her lively adventures in her diary. Her little brother brother, Carl, is often scheming with Hoodsey Bishop in his own side plots; and her mother, Lois, is always there for advice, which Ginger is always open to listen to. The series takes place in the fictional town of Sheltered Shrubs, located in Connecticut. It ran for about 4 years from 2000 to 2004 (with the finale being released on DVD and a couple of the episodes leading up to the finale being left unaired in the US, although one of these episodes aired on Nicktoons in 2006, and four more of them aired on TeenNick's The Splat block in October 2016).
26th Jan '17 12:18:33 PM Slamexo
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** In ''Heat Lightning'', "gods" does manage to slip in.
24th Jan '17 6:11:53 PM Nicoaln
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* PetTheDog: Miranda, just once in "Ginger's Solo". Ginger is in the bathroom sad, and when she explains why to Miranda, Miranda tells Ginger ''exactly'' what she needs to hear.
** However, she had done so before in the TV movie, when she had tried to swim across a lake, but couldn't get very far due to a cramp. Macie then came to the rescue, and in the cabin, was nice to her. Macie questions this, and Miranda said that she ''did'' save her life, after all, with a smile of gratitude on her face.

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* PetTheDog: Miranda, just once in "Ginger's Solo". Ginger is in the bathroom sad, and when she explains why to Miranda, Miranda tells Ginger ''exactly'' what she needs to hear.hear, for no apparent benefit to ''her''.
** However, she had done so before in the TV movie, when she had tried to swim across a lake, but couldn't get very far due to a cramp. Dodie and Macie then came to the rescue, and in the cabin, was nice to her. Macie questions They question this, and Miranda said that she they ''did'' save her life, after all, with a smile of gratitude on her face.
19th Dec '16 4:56:10 AM fearlessnikki
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** Macie is also proven this in "Butterflies Are Free."

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** Macie is also proven this in "Butterflies Are Free."" She goes without glasses and colours her hair, looking stunning at the ceremony.
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn:
** The main trio. Ginger is the Beauty - who gets the most love interests and is liked by the popular crowd. Macie is the Brains - she sees everything and is the best at schoolwork. Dodie is the Brawn - via her sheer ambition for popularity, and her HairTriggerTemper.
** The popular girls fit too. Courtney the LovableAlphaBitch is the Beauty. Miranda is the Brains - given her love for manipulative scheming. Mipsy is the Brawn - since she is far more outwardly bitchy and aggressive than Miranda.



* BigBrotherBully: Will Patterson towards Darren sometimes, but deep down, he cares about his little brother.

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* BigBrotherBully: Will Patterson towards Darren sometimes, but deep down, he cares about his little brother.him.



* BigThinShortTrio: Respectively Chet Zipper, Ginger, and Macie in "Next Question"

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* BigThinShortTrio: Respectively Chet Zipper, Ginger, and Macie in "Next Question"Question".



** Some good examples are quite subtle. "No Hope For Courtney" featured a loser-girl named Hope who temporarily displaces Courtney as popularity queen, and she shows up in "About Face" where a crowd of popular girls come to Dodie's house to confront her about how her mother, the new Home Ec. teacher, is forcing herself in their in-crowd, and Hope is mentioned by name as Dodie welcomes them like a laundry list.

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** Some good examples are quite subtle. "No Hope For Courtney" featured a loser-girl named Hope who temporarily displaces Courtney as popularity queen, and she shows up in "About Face" where a crowd of popular girls come to Dodie's house to confront her about how her mother, the new Home Ec. teacher, is forcing herself in their in-crowd, and Hope is mentioned by name as Dodie welcomes them like a laundry list. In previous episodes, Hope can be glimpsed in the background as well.



** The climax of "Next Question".

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** The climax of "Next Question". [[spoiler: Ginger asks her teacher out on a date. At a public quiz competition. Which is broadcast on TV]].



* DaddyDidntShow: The episode "Hello Stranger."
* DarkerAndEdgier: The show is ''very'' noticeably more adult than Creator/KlaskyCsupo's other shows, like WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} and WesternAnimation/RocketPower.

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* DaddyDidntShow: The episode "Hello Stranger."
" And inverted in the ChristmasEpisode where he shows up unannounced.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The show is ''very'' noticeably more adult than Creator/KlaskyCsupo's other shows, like WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and WesternAnimation/RocketPower.''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''. It's also more SliceOfLife with less emphasis on comedy.



* DistantFinale
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: In international broadcasts of the first episode, Ginger's voice Melissa Disney sung the theme song, but was replaced by Miranda's voice actress Cree Summer and later R&B singer Macy Gray.
** In the US, the first few episodes used the Summer theme, but was soon changed to the Gray version even for reruns of the first episodes.
* DoNotCallMePaul: In "The Right Stuff" Darren calls his older brother Will: "Wilbert". This results in him [[BerserkButton angrily throwing him in a swimming pool.]]

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* DistantFinale
DistantFinale: [[spoiler: The end of the final episode flashes forward to a few years where Ginger is a successful author, having married Darren and had babies with him. Dodie is also seen married to Chett Zipper]].
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: In international broadcasts of the first episode, Ginger's voice Melissa Disney sung the theme song, but was replaced by Miranda's voice actress Cree Summer and later R&B singer Macy Gray.
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Gray. In the US, the first few episodes used the Summer theme, but was soon changed to the Gray version even for reruns of the first episodes.
* DoNotCallMePaul: DoNotCallMePaul:
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In "The Right Stuff" Darren calls his older brother Will: "Wilbert". This results in him [[BerserkButton angrily throwing him in a swimming pool.]]



* DownerEnding: "No Hope For Courtney": [[spoiler: Carl's teacher, Ms. Gordon, dies. Made sadder by the fact that she was originally going to get out of retirement, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot but the voice actor for her passed away during production.]]]]

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* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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"No Hope For Courtney": [[spoiler: Carl's teacher, Ms. Gordon, dies. Made sadder by the fact that she was originally going to get out of retirement, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot but the voice actor for her passed away during production.]]]]



** "Wicked Game" - Ginger busts Dodie and Macie for conspiring with Miranda and Mipsy in RelationshipSabotage. The episode ends with Dodie leaving a tearful apology on the answering machine.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot episode "The Party" seems very strange when compared to the rest of the series. The art style is like an early draft of what is typical of most series, the some character design is odd looking at best with both Miranda and Darren get a race lift (Darren had grey hair and his headgear squeaked every time he spoke which got annoying fast). A lot of personalities are the same with the exception of Blake who seems like a normal kid instead for his typical snobbish personality, and Courtney is a lot meaner than she is in the rest of the series and she and Blake live in a normal house instead of a mansion.
** The episode is the only one that is never referenced to again. However, some elements of the plot were carried over to both the first official episode "Ginger the Juvey" and the fourth episode "Sleep On It".

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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The pilot episode "The Party" seems very strange when compared to the rest of the series. The art style is like an early draft of what is typical of most series, the some character design is odd looking at best with both Miranda and Darren get a race lift (Darren had grey hair and his headgear squeaked every time he spoke which got annoying fast). A lot of personalities are the same with the exception of Blake who seems like a normal kid instead for his typical snobbish personality, and Courtney is a lot meaner than she is in the rest of the series and she and Blake live in a normal house instead of a mansion.
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mansion. The episode is the only one that is never referenced to again. However, some elements of the plot were carried over to both the first official episode "Ginger the Juvey" and the fourth episode "Sleep On It".It".
** The opening sequence contains behaviour from Courtney that's quite at odds with her actual character on the show. She snootily looks down at Ginger and friends as she drives off. Judging from her behaviour in the pilot episode, she was conceived as a straight-up AlphaBitch before evolving into the SpoiledSweet character she is in the show.



* EnterStageWindow

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* EnterStageWindowEnterStageWindow: Darren frequently enters through Ginger's bedroom window.
26th Nov '16 8:20:43 PM RAS310
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* DeadpanSnarker: Miranda. Macie, at times. Also, Ginger's mom.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Miranda. Macie, at times. Also, Ginger's mom.Also Lois.
* DemotedToExtra: Courtney and Miranda in the second half of Season 3, both only appearing in one episode each and "The Wedding Frame". Miranda only appears briefly in "Dodie's Big Break" to tell Ginger to "get over it" when she receives minimal sympathy at school for her ruptured appendix. Courtney appears in a subplot of "Battle of the Bands" where she is bullied by two upper-class girls and fails at getting the staff to handle the situation. Although they appear in the finale itself, neither of them appear in the final moment of the series. Miranda also does not appear in either of the two "summer" episodes between graduation and high school, though Courtney appears in both.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: {{Played for laughs}} in "Ginger the Juvie", wherein Miranda convinces Ginger and her friends to steal the "ENTER" sign from the parking lot of the local bank so that Ginger can give it to Courtney as a birthday present. Even though they're just going to steal a wooden sign, the episode plays out as if they're [[TheCaper planning an elaborate bank robbery]], with Ginger wondering if she could handle going to prison, and the girls ultimately [[BlatantBurglar sneaking to the bank at night wearing black turtlenecks and watch-caps]]. [[spoiler: Miranda rats them out to the police, and they ''do'' get arrested at the end...for attempted vandalism]].

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: {{Played for laughs}} in "Ginger the Juvie", Juvey", wherein Miranda convinces Ginger and her friends to steal the "ENTER" sign from the parking lot of the local bank so that Ginger can give it to Courtney as a birthday present. Even though they're just going to steal a wooden sign, the episode plays out as if they're [[TheCaper planning an elaborate bank robbery]], with Ginger wondering if she could handle going to prison, and the girls ultimately [[BlatantBurglar sneaking to the bank at night wearing black turtlenecks and watch-caps]]. [[spoiler: Miranda rats them out to the police, and they ''do'' get arrested at the end...for attempted vandalism]].
9th Nov '16 4:51:31 PM GhostHouse
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** Macie accidentally makes Dodie's nose bleed before graduation, given Dodie's [[TheScrappy status]] amongst fans, many might see it as karmic retribution for all the times she was a load on her friends

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** Macie accidentally makes Dodie's nose bleed before graduation, given Dodie's [[TheScrappy status]] status amongst fans, many might see it as karmic retribution for all the times she was a load on her friendsfriends.
2nd Nov '16 6:37:20 PM RAS310
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* DubNameChange: In the Dutch dub (''Volgens Ginger''), many characters had their first and/or last names completely changed: The Foutleys' surname is Houtslag, Carl is Bram, Dodie is Pauline, Macie is Merel, Darren is Erik, Will is Wim, Courtney Gripling is Sophie Kibbeling, Blake is Olivier, Miranda's last name is Katkrabber instead of Killgallen, Brandon is Bernard, Noelle's last name is Cohen instead of Sussman and Mrs. Gordon's surname is Grobbel.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot episode "The Party" seems very strange when compared to the rest of the series. The art style is like an early draft of what is typical of most series, the some character design is odd looking at best with both Miranda and Darren get a race lift (Darren had grey hair and his headgear squeaked every time he spoke which got annoying fast). A lot of personalities are the same with the exception of Blake who seems like a normal kid instead for his typical snobbish personality, and Courtney is a lot meaner than she is in the rest of the series. The episode is the only one that is never referenced to again (the fourth episode Sleep On It is very similar plot wise but with a sleepover instead of a party).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot episode "The Party" seems very strange when compared to the rest of the series. The art style is like an early draft of what is typical of most series, the some character design is odd looking at best with both Miranda and Darren get a race lift (Darren had grey hair and his headgear squeaked every time he spoke which got annoying fast). A lot of personalities are the same with the exception of Blake who seems like a normal kid instead for his typical snobbish personality, and Courtney is a lot meaner than she is in the rest of the series. series and she and Blake live in a normal house instead of a mansion.
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The episode is the only one that is never referenced to again (the again. However, some elements of the plot were carried over to both the first official episode "Ginger the Juvey" and the fourth episode Sleep "Sleep On It is very similar plot wise but with a sleepover instead of a party).It".



** The two-part graduation special "Butterflies Are Free" was renamed "No Turning Back" in the US, although its first airing retained the former title before eventually being changed. All promos for the special used the latter title.
** When the series was available on iTunes, the listing for "A Lesson in Tightropes" was titled "What Makes Us Stronger", its originally-planned title. It is unknown if this title would have been used if this episode had aired in the US, but the episode itself uses the former title even when purchased on iTunes (whose info was accidentally switched with that of "Dodie's Big Break").

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** The two-part graduation special "Butterflies Are Free" was renamed "No Turning Back" in the US, although its first airing retained the former title before eventually being changed. All promos for the special and its listings on iTunes and Amazon used the latter title.
** When the series was available on iTunes, the listing for "A Lesson in Tightropes" was titled "What Makes Us Stronger", its originally-planned title. It is unknown if this title would have been used if this episode had aired in the US, but the episode itself uses the former title even when purchased on iTunes (whose info was accidentally switched with that of "Dodie's Big Break").
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23rd Oct '16 8:19:25 PM akaun6899
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Serving as the 15th show in the popular Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} franchise, the show focuses mainly on the life of junior-high-school student Ginger Foutley. She, along with her friends Darren Patterson, Dodie Bishop and Macie Lightfoot, all try to rise from the position of school geeks as they solve many conflicts that come their way. Luckily for Ginger, the most popular girl in school, Courtney Gripling, has taken a liking to her and often includes her in her social plans. She is intrigued by her (what Courtney calls them) 'gingerisms'. However, Miranda Killgallen, Courtney's right hand woman, makes sure that she is not bumped down from her position thanks to Ginger. At home, Ginger records her lively adventures in her diary. Her little brother Carl, is often scheming with Hoodsey Bishop in his own side plots; and her mother, Lois, is always there for advice, which Ginger is always open to listen to. The series takes place in the fictional town of Sheltered Shrubs, located in Connecticut. It ran for about 4 years from 2000 to 2004 (with the finale being released on DVD and most of the episodes leading up to the finale being left unaired in the US, although one of these episodes finally aired in 2006 on Nicktoons).

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Serving as the 15th show in the popular Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} franchise, the show focuses mainly on the life of junior-high-school student Ginger Foutley. She, along with her friends Darren Patterson, Dodie Bishop and Macie Lightfoot, all try to rise from the position of school geeks as they solve many conflicts that come their way. Luckily for Ginger, the most popular girl in school, Courtney Gripling, has taken a liking to her and often includes her in her social plans. She is intrigued by her (what Courtney calls them) 'gingerisms'. However, Miranda Killgallen, Courtney's right hand woman, makes sure that she is not bumped down from her position thanks to Ginger. At home, Ginger records her lively adventures in her diary. Her little brother Carl, is often scheming with Hoodsey Bishop in his own side plots; and her mother, Lois, is always there for advice, which Ginger is always open to listen to. The series takes place in the fictional town of Sheltered Shrubs, located in Connecticut. It ran for about 4 years from 2000 to 2004 (with the finale being released on DVD and most a couple of the episodes leading up to the finale being left unaired in the US, although one of these episodes finally aired on Nicktoons in 2006 2006, and four more of them aired on Nicktoons).
TeenNick's The Splat block in October 2016).
10th Oct '16 9:09:23 AM TotalDramaRox97
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* RedOniBlueOni: Courtney is the Red to Miranda's Blue.

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* RedOniBlueOni: RealityEnsues: In "The Right Stuff" 2 high school girls try to embarrass Courtney is by removing her bikini top at a pool party. They succeed, and everybody hates them now for ruining the Red to Miranda's Blue.party and pulling something like that on a 13 year old


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* RedOniBlueOni: Courtney is the Red to Miranda's Blue.
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