Characters: As Told by Ginger

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     Ginger Foutley 
Voiced by: Melissa Disney

Ginger Foutley wants desperately to be noticed, but doesn't like being looked at. She is both repulsed and obsessed with the social structure that dictates her life at Lucky Junior High. Ginger has always secretly wished for a shot at total and extreme popularity, but when her prayers are answered, she finds herself paralyzed with uncertainty. Still, her excellent writing skills and willingness to fight for what she believes to be right has made Ginger stand out from the crowd, as she successfully tries to balance her schoolwork and loyalty to her friends and family with her growing rise in the ranks of the Lucky Junior High social scene.
  • The Ace: When it comes to her schoolwork. She's a very bright, capable student at school and frequently excels at her academic subjects, especially English and Science.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Ginger is quite fond of them, as her room would suggest. Along with the song she sings in summer camp involving copper-colored ponies.
  • Babies Ever After: With Darren.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Big Sister Instinct: Gets pretty angry when Joanne calls Carl "rotten", and she sticks up for Hoodsey on separate occasions.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Redhead to Dodie's Blonde and Macie's Brunette.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: She can get like this on occasion like "TGIF" and "Mommie Nearest".
  • Character Title
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Darren in the later seasons.
  • Cool Loser
  • Disappeared Dad: Subverted in that her parents are mentioned to be divorced.
  • Dude Magnet: Surprisingly enough. Of the course of the show she manages to attract Michael in "Deja-Who?" (when she's posing as Courtney, until she shouts at him for insulting her friends), Joaquin in "In Love With a Proper Foreign Exchange Student", Jean-Pierre in "Stealing First", Camp Caprice Sasha, (although he does get back together with Clover), Jake flirts with her somewhat, Orion and, of course, Darren.
  • Emo Teen: People think she's become one in "She Was Gone", despite Ginger insisting it's a work of fiction.
  • Expository Hair Style Change: In high school she no longer wears clips or scrunchies and wears her hair longer.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pretty passive and can capitulates to the demands of others, like Miranda
  • Fiery Redhead: Mostly averted with Ginger; she's very sweet, but can often become very moody.
  • Girl Next Door
  • G-Rated Drug: The Mocha-Loco Frothinator in "Stuff'll Kill Ya." Her friends even have to pull an intervention.
  • Hair Decorations: She wore these quite often during her Jr. High years, although she let her hair grow out during high school.
  • Hairy Girl: Played with in that she is the protagonist and she isn't a Granola Girl or rebellious. The episode where she tries to get her legs shaved reveals legs with curly red hairs hidden by baggy pants, knee socks, and long shorts/skirts. This is abandoned as of the Summer Camp special.
  • Important Haircut: In the special "Far From Home" Ginger gets her hair straightened and given a blue streak to signify how much she's changed away from home.
  • Informed Judaism
  • Just Friends: With Darren in the first few seasons, before their Relationship Upgrade.
  • Meal Ticket: Not for money, but for being a "science whizz". Ian Richton gets paired with her in science and flirts with her so she'll do the work for him or he gets kicked off the football team. He goes apologies when Ginger confronts him, though.
  • Meaningful Name: She's a Ginger (minus the freckles) and can be careful ("gingerly")
  • Nave Everygirl
  • Nerds Are Sexy: A bookish, science whiz who attracted her share of guys.
  • Nice Girl
  • Not So Above It All: She's sweet but she can have a bratty streak.
  • Only Sane Woman: Among her classmates. She shares this role with Macie.
  • Precocious Crush: On her teacher Mr. Gardner and on two older high school boys, Jake and Orion.
  • Quirky Curls: Has very curly (frizzy) red hair and is very intelligent and nerdy. She only straightens her hair for special occasions (graduation) or when she's stepping outside of her normal role (straight hair in art academy and when she masquerades as Courtney for a week).
  • Red-Headed Heroine: The protagonist and everygirl of the show and she is blessed with fiery locks.
  • Redheads Are Uncool: Ginger has curly shoulder length red hair and is not considered particularly popular by her peers.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Not unattractive or unkempt by any measure but when she "becomes" Courtney, the look works well on her.
  • She's Got Legs: A minor example as she isn't usually showing off her legs but Lois notes that Ginger has cute and shapely pins.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Carl.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Stated her father looks like her, which he slightly does; whereas the pilot had her look more like Lois
  • Teacher's Pet: She's a self-described "science geek" and frequent kiss up to her chemistry teacher, Mr. Celia. She's also happens to be a favorite of her high school English teacher, Ms. Zorski, due to her talent for writing.
  • Team Mom: Serves as this when her mother isn't around. She often keeps Carl and Dodie in line (not 100% successfully), comforts Macie and Courtney, and defends Hoodsey when she has to.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Darren. They Do.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: On occasion, though she does have a childish streak, like keeping toy ponies in her bedroom and her ice-cream wallpaper.

     Darren Patterson 
Voiced by: Kenny Blank

Darren Patterson is one of Ginger's best friends. Darren lives next door to Ginger and has done since the two were small children. As such, Ginger trusts him just as much as she does Dodie and Macie. Darren is calm, reliable and down to earth though his popularity suffers because of the embarrassing and unwieldy orthodontia.

     Dodie Bishop 
Voiced by: Aspen Miller

Deirdra Hortense "Dodie" Bishop is an ultimate chatterbox and recycled gossip authority, and has been Ginger's best friend since the day they met.

     Macie Lightfoot 
Voiced by: Jackie Harris

Macie Lightfoot is one of Ginger's best friends. Though highly intelligent, the lack of parental guidance (which borders on neglect) causes Macie to be shy and awkward in public.

     Courtney Gripling 
Voiced by: Liz Georges

Courtney Claire Gripling takes her role as "The Most Popular Girl at Lucky Junior High" very seriously. Her fascination with Ginger Foutley began as an experiment to see how the other half lives and eventually blossomed into a real friendship. Courtney looks to Ginger as someone she can turn to when she needs help or advice from someone other than her mindless followers. While her other friends Mipsy and Miranda virtually worship the ground that Courtney walks on, Ginger seems to do just fine living independently from Courtney's shadow. In fact, Courtney is secretly envious of Ginger's tight bond she shares with her best friends Macie and Dodie, since Courtney is aware that they would stick by her no matter what, while Miranda and company would only be there as long as Courtney's reign of popularity endures.

     Miranda Killgallen 
Voiced by: Cree Summer

Miranda Killgallen is Courtney Gripling's best friend, and her sheer meanness will make sure that no one else takes that position.
  • Beta Bitch: To Courtney.
  • Black Best Friend: To Courtney.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Death Glare: Has dished this out on occasion.
  • Dreadful Musician: The only person who can make a clarinet sound bitter.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Her dad; See below.
  • Evil Laugh
  • Freudian Excuse: It's revealed at one point that Miranda has very few actual friends and doesn't have a particularly close relationship with either of her parents.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Among the popular clique.
  • Girlish Pigtails: When she dates Darren and wears them in high school.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She hates Ginger because she is jealous of Ginger.
  • Ironic Name: "Miranda" is derived from the Latin "Mirandus" meaning "wonderful and admirable"
  • Jerkass
  • Lean and Mean: By far the skinniest main kid in the show and she is mean as she's thin.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She's actually Courtney's, episodes where they're apart tend to be a Break the Haughty moment for Courtney.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Mainly to Dodie or Ginger, but is capable of doing this to others.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Killgallen. The original Gaelic which the name is taken (Cl Giolla) from also denotes an Attendant or Follower which is fitting for her relationship with Claire.
    • "Miranda" (as in "the Miranda warning"), considering her father is a police officer.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • She genuinely does value her friendship with Courtney and, despite her hatred of Ginger, she did have some real affection for Darren when they briefly dated. Ironically, Miranda seems to have a more genuine friendship with Courtney than Dodie does with Ginger.
    • In the episode "Ginger's Solo," she cheers Ginger up when Ginger gets upset over Sasha having a girlfriend.
  • Race Lift: Word of God has it that Miranda was white in her original conception, but was changed to a black character to introduce more diversity to the cast.
  • The Rival: To Ginger.
  • Sassy Black Woman
  • Shipper on Deck: Ironically, she was briefly one for Ginger/Darren before Darren got his braces removed, because it meant Miranda had Ian all to herself.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Sort of. By the end of the series, she may not exactly be the nicest person on the show, but she's definitely not nearly as bad as she was at the beginning of the series.
  • With Friends Like These...: Indirectly to Courtney—she tries on multiple occasions to blackmail Ginger into staying away from Courtney, because Miranda doesn't someone to end up replacing her as Courtney's best friend.

     Mipsy Mipson 
Voiced by: Sandy Fox

Melissa 'Mipsy' Mipson is the "third most popular girl" at school, after Courtney Gripling and Miranda Killgallen.

     Ian Richton 
Voiced by: Adam Wylie

Ian Richton is a boy in Ginger's class whom she has a crush on for a while. He is the star on the school soccer team and had to needed to keep a B or high to stay. Many girls like him, but two known are Ginger (but no more) and Miranda. Its a running gag that every time he apperears, music plays most likely in Ginger's head due to her possibly overwhelming crush on him .

     Carl Foutley 
Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

Carl Foutley is Ginger's younger brother. He is in the fourth grade in the first season. He and his sidekick, Hoodsey, come up with their schemes and perform their experiments in an abandoned doghouse in the Foutleys' backyard. The doghouse once belonged to the Foutleys' dog Monster, who ran away many years prior to the beginning of the series. In the series finale, Monster returns to the Foutleys. Because of his unique, yet disturbing personality, his family sometimes act like they don't like him, and often criticize him. His mother often claim's that she is also afraid of what he is planning.

     Lois Foutley 
Voiced by: Laraine Newman

Lois Foutley, a nurse, is the mother of Ginger and Carl.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Carl calls her "Lola".
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Subverted in that she doesn't engage in embarrassing behavior, but due to the fact the protagonist/her daughter is 12-14 years old, sometimes her frankness and lack of pretense could be cringe-worthy
  • Ambiguously Jewish: For most of the first season, with her pronounced New York accent, Mama Bear personality and occasional use of Yiddish slang. Confirmed in the Holiday special near the end of Season 1, when we learn that her father was a rabbi.note 
  • Amicably Divorced: To Jonas
  • Big Beautiful Woman
  • Big Breast Pride: Wears clothing that makes the most of her bosomy figure.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Foil: She's a tough, wise, loving, plus-sized, working class mother that has to lay down the law with her kids and often lets them learn their own lessons, this in contrast to the other leaner mothers of the show (priggish Joann, vapid and posh Claire, and Macie's workaholic parents).
  • Formerly Fat: As of "The Butterflies Are Free" and the high school episodes.
  • Genre Savvy: Can usually predict what's upsetting Ginger or Carl before they've told her about it.
  • Good Parents: Although she is a nurturing mother to Ginger and Carl, she is also something of a strict disciplinarian, and does not hesitate to put her foot down when she feels it is necessary.
  • Happily Married: To Dave in the future.
  • Hartman Hips: Even when she was heavy, she had an ample pair of hips albeit with larger than average breasts
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: An ex-wife variant. Like her late mother-in-law, she's very devoted to her children and was the strength of the family, after their husbands left.
  • Mama Bear: To both kids- she goes ballistic when she finds out one of Carl's teachers tricked him into thinking he was going to die.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: She is a lot tougher, outspoken, and hot tempered than Dr. Dave.
  • Meaningful Name: "Lois" is derived from the Greek "Loion" meaning "desirable/better" she does put most of the parents to shame and attractive.
  • Nice Girl
  • Not So Above It All: Does join Carl and Hoodsey in their movie making.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Bans Ginger from wearing makeup, yet she has her own bathroom full of cosmetics that she keeps locked. She also forbids Ginger from drinking coffee, although she does throw out her own coffee maker after some prompting from Dave and Carl.
  • Parental Substitute: Serves as this for Dodie and Hoodsey, Courtney (esp. in "Mommie Nearest"), Darren (slightly), and Macie.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure
  • Team Mom: Serves as a Mother figure to the friends of her children often a lot. Giving them rides, letting them stay over her house, giving helpful guidance and advice, affectionate, and she even told Macie and Dodie they're like her extra daughters.
  • Weight Woe: Onetime noted she was wider than when she was a young single woman, is seen trying to lose weight, and remembers her high school years being the last time she wore a size 12.

     Jonas Foutley 
Voiced by: Tom Virtue

Jonas Foutley abandoned Lois and their children shortly after the birth of Carl. Ginger never had any fond or, for that matter, clear memories of her father, and all the photographs of him that are in her possession are of his feet.
  • Adults Are Useless: Trying to avert it, but his children can't rely on him.
  • Amicably Divorced: To Lois, not that it stopped him from poking fun at her voice.
  • Bumbling Dad: An example how this trope can affect children in real life.
  • Disappeared Dad: Not really disappeared but the kids don't get to hear from him often.
  • Foil: To Dr. Dave in regards to being a mate to Lois and a father to Carl and Ginger and in appearance to a lesser extent.
  • The Ghost: Wasn't seen until the Holiday special.
  • Heel Realization: He pretty much acknowledges that he isn't a reliable figure in his childrens' life
  • Like Father, Like Son: He lamented how he took after his father in being a distant parent.
  • Perma Stubble: Always seen with stubble on his face.

     Hoodsey Bishop 
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille

Robert Joseph "Hoodsey" Bishop is Dodie's younger brother, and Carl Foutley's best friend and sidekick. He is extremely gullible and believes anything someone tells him. He usually never has supplementary ideas for Carl's plots, but is typically more than happy to help. He is called "Hoodsey" due to the fact that he never wears anything but a purple hooded sweatshirt, and his closet is full of them.

     Joann Bishop 
Voiced by: Susan Krebs

Joann Bishop is the mother of Dodie and Hoodsie Bishop and a minor character in the series. She is known for being intense. She has a love hate relationship with the Foutley family, perticully with Carl and Lois, she often gets into arguments with them often involving Carl. She believes that Carl is a bad influence on her son Robert -Joseph (Hoodsey).
  • Adults Are Useless: Dramatic, bad-tempered, and very unaware of her son's tenuous relationship with her mother in law.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: Her attempts to fit in the popular girls at her daughter's school have her dressing in a way that doesn't suit a mother in her late 30s.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: She serves this role for Hoodsey and Dodie, as she doesn't seem aware that her rudeness embarrasses her children
  • Chubby Mama, Skinny Papa: Inverted. Very slender with her rotund husband.
  • Drama Queen: A physical condition of hers that she believed came from being stressed out by the Foutleys in her life, turned out to be just in her head.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Carl calls her "Jo Jo" which she dislikes.
  • Foil: To Lois. She's blonder, leaner, smaller, more stressed out, meaner, and less tolerant than Lois.
  • Hartman Hips: Revealed to have a pair of rounded hips in "About Face"
  • Housewife: Up until "T.G.I.F" where she took up a position as a Home Economics teacher.
  • Jerkass: Her daughter will state Joann isn't fit to be around children.
  • Lean and Mean: She's very thin and just as bad-tempered.
  • Kick the Dog: Her biggest offense is probably badmouthing Carl in front of Ginger, then lashing out at Ginger when she defends her brother.
  • Mama Bear: A negative version of this shows up in "Lunatic Lake" when she goes after Carl for "poisoning" her and Hoodsey with rancid fried clams.
  • My Beloved Smother: Sometimes.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: She behaves a lot perkier and friendlier when trying to hang out with the popular girls.
  • Parental Favouritism: She seems to prefer Hoodsey to Dodie- ironically, Dodie is a Generation Xerox of her.
  • Sadist Teacher: What Dodie feared she would be when she accepts a job teaching Home Economics at the Junior High.
  • Totally Radical: Her attempts to be "hip" and popular come off as this.
  • Younger Than They Look: "About Face" reveals her to be in her late 30s, though other people like Lois and Courtney assume she's in her early 40s.

     Blake Gripling 
Voiced by: Kath Soucie

Blake Sophia Gripling is a boy of about seven years old, Courtney's younger brother, and Carl Foutley and Hoodsey's classmate. Blake may be the youngest but he is spoiled, devious, but a gentleman. He and Carl are enemies, but Blake often seems to wish they were friends,though he does not feel the same way about Carl's friend Hoodsey).
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like a well-mannered young boy to most adults, but he doesn't fool any of the kids his age.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: It's Sophia, but he doesn't seem to mind it so much.
  • Malicious Misnaming: He calls Hoodsey "Woodsey," despite being corrected countless times.
  • Momma's Boy
  • No Social Skills: He doesn't seem to be much liked by his peers, and despite how haughty and condescending he is to Carl, it's mentioned he really wants Carl to be his friend, implying he doesn't know how to make friends. He genuinely dislikes Hoodsey, however, referring to him as "Woodsey" no matter how many times he's corrected.
  • Older Than They Look: He's actually a couple of years younger than Carl and Hoodsey.
  • Parental Substitute: In Winston, whom he is implied to see as a father figure- Courtney treats him like many other members of staff, but Blake ropes Winston into many of his schemes.
  • The Pigpen: In a way.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Just like Courtney.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Averted for the most part- he and Courtney are rather indifferent towards each other, whereas Carl and Ginger argue but are undeniably close.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Carl, to contrast Courtney's budding friendship with Ginger.
  • Spoiled Brat: Much moreso than his sister.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Just like his sister and mother.

     Claire Gripling 
Voiced by: Candi Milo

Claire Christy McSell-Gripling is Courtney and Blake's mother. She is married to Prescott Gripling. She believes in spoiling her children.
  • Adults Are Useless: Very dramatic, posh, and slightly air-headed; also unaware her daughter needs her home and that Blake is embarrassed about that baby blanket she insists is an heirloom.
  • Bandaged Face: Receives this after a botched plastic surgery in "Mommie Nearest".
  • Doting Parent: Dotes on her son and daughter constantly.
  • Fashionista: Constantly decked out in couture.
  • Foil: To Lois Foutley, both are loving mothers, but Claire is quite out of touch with how things work in less affluent societies and families and carries off a very quiet, posh lifestyle with her children. Also matters in appearance to a lesser extent.
  • Genius Ditz: She is revealed to be a social manipulator in her bid for an elevated status in the country club.
  • Happily Married: To her husband Prescott.
  • Like Parent Like Child: Is a lot like her daughter in terms of physical appearance, style, intellect, mannerisms, and vocal skills.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Possesses this.
  • Parents as People: She is a loving and doting Mother to her children, but she tends to gallivant off to plastic surgeries and trips out of state and has to be begged to stay home more by her lonely daughter.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: A lot like her daughter.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Doesn't possess a lot of common sense.

     David Charles Bishop 
Voiced by: John Astin, later Dan Castellaneta

The father of Dodie and Hoodsey.
  • Adults Are Useless: Can get distracted and often hangs back when his wife behaves badly.
  • Chubby Mama, Skinny Papa: Inverted. Is very fat compared to svelte Joann.
  • Full Name Ultimatum: His wife calls him by both his first and middle name.
  • Good Parents: Very pleasant in manner and talks with his children.
  • Henpecked Husband: To Joann, slightly.
  • Ironic Name: "Charles" means "warrior" and he's passive.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Like Hoodsey, he's meek and passive and possesses a rotund frame and golden blonde hair.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: His mother bore some resemblance to his wife and was said to be domineering. In the future his daughter marries a man that resembles him in temperament and looks.
  • Men Don't Cry: Averted during his Mother's death.
  • Nice Guy: Compared to his wife.
  • Shower Shy: A more severe case than his son, he never stripped off in front of his wife.
  • Momma's Boy: Was very close to his mother and devastated after her death.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: A fat version of this trope.
  • Women Are Wiser: Averted, he's somewhat of a couch potato, but he behaves in a far more civil manner than his wife.
  • Younger Than They Look: Looking at him, you would think he was in his 40s or 50s rather than around the same age as his 30 something wife.

     Will Patterson 
Voiced by: Guy Torry

Darren's older brother, 16 years old, Junior in High School, Licensed Driver, and main tormentor Will Patterson has the opposite school status as his brother does. He is one of the most popular kids at the high school.
  • Big Brother Bully: Often picks on Darren but this doesn't impair his....
  • Big Brother Instinct: What he says about Darren and the potential of the latter having his heart broken: "His head may be metal but his heart isn't."
  • Big Man on Campus: Is very popular in his school and protective of that status.
  • Black Best Friend: Averted. People are friendly with him and has the aforementioned high school status.
  • Chick Magnet: He has a group of girls that follow him around school
  • Do Not Call Me Paul: Gets angry with Darren when he called him "Wilbert" in front of his friends.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He loudly notes that it's sad and disgraceful for two jealous teenage girls to "de bikini" a younger girl.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Foolish to Darren's responsible.
  • Jerk Jock: He plays football and is pretty egotistical.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Like his father, he's a burly jock type who has an overwhelming personality and strength.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Even after Darren gets his headgear removed and becomes a football player, Will is often more popular, cocky, and less introspective than his younger brother.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Very muscular and large with a tiny lower body

     Mr. and Mrs. Patterson 
Voiced by: Billy Brown and Ja'net Dubois, respectively

The parents of Darren and Will.
  • Adults Are Useless: Sent their son to a hellish Military Camp for the summer, but other than that they're harmless.
  • Black Best Friends: Good neighbors to the Foutleys.
  • Happily Married: Yes, indeedy.
  • Hartman Hips: Mrs. Patterson very wide hips and a heavy bottom with a thin body.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Mr. Patterson is this with Darren, until he goes to high school and is recruited by the football team, he sends Darren to military camp for the summer for the boy to "man up".
  • Like Father, Like Son: Mr. Patterson is a lot like his son in appearance and love for noogies.
  • Lovable Jock: Mr. Patterson is a gregarious guy who used to play football.
  • Open Minded Parents: Enough to entrust Darren to go off on a whim with Lois and to let him take a impromptu train ride to confess his love for Ginger.
  • Parental Substitute: In a minor example, they have Ginger stay over when Lois and Carl are in the hospital.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Mr. Patterson is a heavier version of this trope.

     Drs. Bobby and Bobbie Lightfoot 
Voiced by: Michael McKean and Mary Gross, respectively

Macie's father is Bobby Lightfoot, Ph.D, and her mother is Bobbie Lightfoot, Ph.D. They are both psychologists and portray the stereotypical new age parents. However, they are also both incredibly absent-minded, forgetting Macie's thirteenth birthday and making up for it by treating her ten years younger than she actually was.

     Noelle Sussman 
Voiced by: Emily Kapnek

Always a member of Carl's class, Noelle Sussman has telekinetic powers (she can move things with her mind). In And She Was Gone, Carl thought that no one would miss her if he used her to test his disappearing powder on. It turns out he missed her. Luckily, she only transferred to an elementary school across town. In Wicked Game she lost Carl in a bet to Polly Shuster, a girl who is obsessed with birds. For an entire weekend, Carl would have to dress up like a bird and play Parrot World with her. Blake took pictures of Carl actually enjoying this game with Polly and showed them to Noelle in About Face. The two don't speak until "The Wedding Frame".
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Mainly ignored by her peers for her odd ways, not that she cares.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: The last name "Sussman", her Old World accent, and some facial features imply this.
  • Ascended Extra: Like Hope Rogers, she was often seen in the background.
  • Better as Friends: She and Carl broke up before Middle School and when she had shown up to save Lois and Daves' wedding, she told him not to get too excited and the past is the past.
  • Betty and Veronica: Not a conventional Betty but she has known Carl longer than Polly, the Veronica.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Even more than Carl.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Very tan with dark auburn hair.
  • Fiery Redhead: She can get really fierce
  • Freaky Is Cool: Like Carl she enjoys the weirder stuff in life.
  • Held Back In School: Was held back in Kindergarten for refusing to nap.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: A very paranormally gifted girl who has performed many feats and has a crush on red-haired Carl.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: A girlfriend variant. Like Lois, she has curly red hair and is pretty tough.
  • Little Miss Badass: She knows karate and has busted through a door with it.
  • Meganekko: Wears spectacles and is oddly cute.
  • Nerd Glasses: She owns an oversize pair with green rims.
  • Psychic Powers: Can lift objects in the air without lifting a finger.
  • Redheaded Hero: Especially when she foils the plot to ruin Lois and Daves' wedding.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Blake Gripling (annoys her) and Polly Shuster, in regards to Carl.
  • Women Are Wiser: She is just as odd, if not odder than Carl, but she does end up attending a school suited for gifted children and is more sophisticated.

Voiced by: Carol Kane

An elderly prankster Carl falls in love with.

     Ms. Zorski 
Voiced by: Elizabeth Halpern

Ms. Zorski is Ginger's English teacher. She is a constant inspiration and supporter of Ginger's natural writing talent. In And She Was Gone, Ms. Zorski let Ginger know that she loved the poem she had written before she added that it concerned her. She has a cousin, also named Ms. Zorski (voiced by Shawana Kemp), who teaches at the high school. Ginger learns that the two have completely different teaching styles. Even after Ginger graduated Jr. High she stays in touch with Ms. Zorski.

     Mrs. Elaine Gordon 
Voiced by: Kathleen Freeman

Carl's teacher, Elain Gordon (voiced by Kathleen Freeman) was not the most patient woman. She never had any tolerance for Carl's behavior and often found herself sending him out into the hall. She was also the victim of some of Carl's pranks.

     Dr. David Dave 
Voiced by: David Jeremiah

Dr. "David" Dave is the second husband of Lois Foutley, and is the step-father of Ginger and Carl. Dr. Dave works at the same hosptial as Lois.

     Mrs. Dave 
Voiced by: N/A

Dr. Dave's controlling mother.
  • Cool Car: A pink 50s T-Bird type of car.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She is first seen slowing down traffic with a full awareness and is seen with a frown, then there is the accompanying song with the singer taking on the persona of a domineering mother.
  • Fashions Never Change: Dresses like it's 1954 in the 2000s.
  • Jerkass: She always makes snide remarks or fights with her son's fiancee, her kids, or even other kids. She even set up a plot to derail her son's and Lois's wedding.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Obnoxious doesn't even cover it.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: She's as short as Hoodsey.
  • My Beloved Smother: She dominates Dave.
  • Screw Politeness Im A Senior: She slows down traffic and behaves rudely.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Somehow implies holding this attitude when she meets Lois and critiques the woman for being "a working mom" who can't cook nutritious food or keep her children well-behaved.

     Polly Shuster 
Voiced by: Paula Tiso

Polly Shuster is Carl's classmate and was nicknamed "The Crazy Bird Girl" by many people.

     Brandon Higsby 
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

Brandon Higsby is an annoying classmate of Carl.

Voiced by: John Kassir

Faithful butler to the Griplings and sidekick to Blake.

    Chet Zipper 
Voiced by: Hope Levy

Chet Zipper, 14 years old is a commoner among the students at Lucky Jr. High.

     Principal "Milty" Milton 
Voiced by: Jerry Houser

Headmaster Milty has swung back and forth from being principal of Lucky Elementary to being headmaster of Lucky Jr. High.
  • A Boy and His X: His dog, "The Duchess".
  • Adults Are Useless: Very self-absorbed and not effective as a disciplinarian.
  • Apathetic Teacher: Usually wants to go golfing and only seems to care when it's beneficial to his image.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very snarky towards Carl and Hoodsey.
  • Dean Bitterman: Not as extreme as some examples, but he doesn't act properly in his role as Principal.
  • It's All About Me: Cares more for his image than his students.
  • Jerkass: Had Ginger take the fall for a failed program he supported and often behaves in a rude and petty manner to Carl and Hoodsey.
  • Karma Houdini: Hardly gets called out for his behavior unless you count Lois going to bawl him out for what's happening with the kids and when Carl and Hoodsey threaten a lawsuit for withholding his pay from their dog training.
  • Silver Fox: Courtney flatters him into this view of himself.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Oh so much, especially with a Senator's visit.