Fridge: American Girls Collection

Fridge Brilliance

  • Why is Caroline wearing a pink dress as her default outfit when she loves to go sailing and just being outdoors in general, unlike other girls in her series (and time period)? Pink used to be the default color for boys. Aside from her love of sewing/embroidery, Caroline's pink dress could just be a subtle way of showing how Caroline is really more of a tomboy given her interests not being in line with expectations of the time, before Pink Girl, Blue Boy became de rigueur in the 20th century.
  • Yes, Kit's post-2008 pink clothes are out of character for her. They're not, however, out of character for her mother to have given her. Remember Meet Kit, where much of the early conflict is over what Margaret projects onto her daughter (pink and frills) versus what Kit actually wants? They only get the air cleared about that situation after the family loses their main income... so the pink clothes would likely all have been from before then, and afterwards, she wouldn't be getting new clothes as often (aside from hand-me-downs like the red Christmas dress and feedsack dresses like the green and yellow versions of the birthday dress) and would have to keep wearing the ones she had. The pink Easter dress is probably reused from the previous year.

Fridge Horror

  • Why would a man be so interested in buying a nine year old girl who's rather clumsy? Could be he wanted her to do something that wouldn't require a lot of moving anyway....
  • In Josefina Saves the Day, Josefina and Francisca sneak into town unchaperoned for an important mission, they end up stumbling into a trader who drunkenly exclaims "What have we here? Two senoritas!" and Josefina has to trip him for them to get away; one can only realize the implications once they get older, especially with a 9 year old girl and a teenager involved.
  • Felicity's grandfather could very well have owned Sarah's ancestors.
    • Were Sarah's ancestors from Virginia? Because that's where Felicity's family was from.
      • Yes. She introduces herself in Addy Learns a Lesson saying that she and her family came from Virginia.
  • In the books at best it takes over a year, maybe even a year and a half, before Felicity is reunited with Penny after freeing her from Jiggy Nye's abuse. This is not the case with the movie, seeing that the movie compresses all the major plot points in Felicity's books into a span of a calender year (in rough movie order: springtime sees Felicity's birthday, tea lessons, and freeing Penny, summer has Felicity reuniting with Penny, autumn has Penny showing visible signs of pregnancy which doesn't go unnoticed by Felicity and her mother, and winter, when Felicity and Ben return home from a Christmas party and discover Penny in distress during labor). Given that in the movie Felicity witnesses Penny being abused by Jiggy Nye shortly after her birthday and when you take account horse pregnancies last for about 11 months give or take, Jiggy Nye was beating Penny while she was pregnant.
  • Uncle Solomon and Auntie Lula treat Ben and Ruth Walker as their children and Sam, Addy, and Ester as grandchildren, respectively. Given Solomon and Lula's elderly ages, it's possible they could have witnessed their own biological children/grandchildren being sold off in slavery the way Ben and Sam were during the Civil War.