Trivia: As Told by Ginger

  • Actor Allusion: Also a company allusion to Klasky-Csupo, in a scene where Carl and Hoodsey are channel surfing in "The Wedding Frame," one of the shows briefly shown on the TV features a baby in a diaper in a playpen with a pot over his head, banging on it with spoons.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Tress MacNeille as Hoodsey, Kath Soucie as Blake among others.
    • Nearly all of the young male characters are voiced by women except for Darren, even the monotone Chet Zipper (Hope Levy).
  • Dueling Shows: A Slice of Life show concerning a red-haired girl named after a spice being raised by a single mother and her melodramatic adventures at middle school with her two best friends? There is some speculation that this show was Nickelodeon's attempt to compete with Pepper Ann (although said series ended its run at the time Ginger began its own). Of course, what Pepper Ann played for laughs, Ginger played for drama. Especially considering that Pepper Ann was pitched to Nickelodeon first but was rejected.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Susan Krebs played the interior decorator who is aghast at Betty Draper picking a Victorian fainting sofa for the living room.
  • Hey, It's That Sound!: In "Piece of My Heart", the Patterson's doorbell sound is the familiar "buzzer" one of the Pickles' residence in Rugrats.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: This show features a number of easily recognizable voices, but one that really sticks out in two episodes, "The Wicked Game" and "Butterflies Are Free" with the inclusion of a minor character, the wacky evil bird-girl Polly Shuster, are instantly made hilarious when one recognizes who Carl's VA is.
    • Not only that, but consider that Carl's VA also appeared as Pau AND Alexandra in Dark Chronicle.
    • Tomoe Hanba dubbed Ginger in Japanese.
    • And In English, fans of Bioware may recognize Ginger as Imoen
    • George Mc Grority in "Sibling Revile-ry" is voiced by Quinton Flynn.
    • Brandon Higsby is Grey DeLisle.
    • Ian Richton is Curly.
      • Also from Hey Arnold!, the hall monitor in "Ginger the Juvey" is Rhonda. She even sounds identical to her.
      • Fred from "Far From Home" (also heard over the phone in "Wicked Game") is voiced by Toran Caudell, the original voice of Arnold and later Wolfgang once he grew too old for the lead role.
    • A minor character, Mrs. Grimley, is Billy West. The voice he uses for her sounds like Fry if he did helium whippets.
    • Buzz Harris, a trailer park father and plumber who briefly dates Lois, is voiced by Tom Kenny.
    • Being a Klasky-Csupo show, several Rugrats voice actors are present, with Susie Carmichael as Miranda Kilgallen, Charlotte Pickles as Hoodsey Bishop and Phil, Lil and Betty DeVille as Blake Gripling.
    • Claire Gripling's rival Euphrasia Weinstein in "Trouble in Gal Pal Land" is also voiced by Soucie and sounds identical to Miriam Pataki from Hey Arnold!...only sober.
    • Darren was voiced by the same guy who plays Calvin in a deleted scene and Tails.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Only two DVD's were released. One contains the special "Far From Home", the unaired pilot episode "The Party", and the series premiere "Ginger the Juvey". The other contains the finale "The Wedding Frame" and the episodes "Stealing First" and "Dare I, Darren?".
    • In 2013, the entire series was released on iTunes, including the unaired "high school" episodes. The series was also released on Amazon Instant Video the following year. Unfortunately, the episodes were removed from both services in January 2015 for unknown reasons. Two episodes which were once available in separate Nick-themed iTunes packs before the complete series release ("Ginger the Juvey" and "An Even-Steven Holiday Special") have been removed as well.
    • Most episodes can easily be found on YouTube uploaded by various fans of the series, albeit mostly in the form of low-quality VHS recordings from Nick Australia in the mid-2000s. As a result, the episodes have a slightly shorter run time due to PAL speedup, although the audio's original pitch is retained except for the episodes "Fair to Cloudy" and "Detention".
      • The only episodes that have a hard time staying on YouTube without any major alterations to the video itself are "Ginger the Juvey", "Carl and Maude", and "An 'Even Steven' Holiday Special". Also, most uploads of the specials "Summer of Camp Caprice" ("Season of Caprice") and "No Turning Back" ("Butterflies Are Free") each have minor scenes missing. There aren't even any uploads of the former in one single video; they are all in parts.
      • If one looks hard, some bootleg sites have a set of much higher-quality recordings; some of the episodes are from Nicktoons Network (known simply as Nicktoons since 2009 and from 2002-05) while others are from the short-lived UK channel Nicktoonsters.
      • There is another circulating set of episodes recorded off of Nickelodeon US around 2006, except for the unaired episodes, of course...
      • Torrents now exist of the master-quality iTunes copies of the complete series. However, the episodes "Sibling Revile-ry" and "Detention" each contain a few seconds of blatant "glitching" in the image and audio due to what appears to be a transfer error that somehow slipped past Viacom. This is especially annoying for the latter episode as this is the only copy of it that exists with its proper audio; since the episode never aired in the US (although it did in Canada), all other circulating English copies have higher-pitched audio due to PAL speedup.
  • Missing Episode: Chronologically, all episodes from "Detention" onward (except for "Ten Chairs"), never aired in the United States, including the series finale movie "The Wedding Frame". More detail on this below under Screwed by the Network.
    • Nicktoons' rerun rotation did not include "Sleep On It" or "Ginger's Solo". The former was also pulled from reruns from the regular Nickelodeon after a few years. It is unknown why they were pulled, although it may have been due to petty parental complaints (in the case of "Sleep On It", possibly over Hoodsey visibly wetting himself or the girls' comments on bedwetting being "disgusting"; in the case of "Ginger's Solo", possibly over Clover appearing very underdressed).
    • For a brief period in early 2007, several episodes were also pulled from the rerun rotation (specifically, "Cry Wolf", "The Right Stuff", "Gym Class Confidential", "Fast Reputation", "Losing Nana Bishop", and "Next Question"). Unlike the two episodes mentioned above, these episodes returned a few months later.
      • A recording of "The Right Stuff" from Nick Australia, however, cuts out a girl saying "I see a strap that's waiting to be snapped" right before unhooking Courtney's bikini. It is unknown if this was a deliberate network edit or simply a problem with the video encode.
    • Subverted in Canada. From September 2014-February 2015, Nick Canada aired the show on weekdays, its rotation containing all episodes in chronological order (with the exception of "An Even Steven Holiday Special", "April's Fools", "The Easter Ham", and "Foutley's on Ice" AKA "Far From Home", which only aired on special occasions on or around holidays). Nickelodeon US and Nicktoons reran episodes in a random order and premiered many episodes out of order.
  • Playing Against Type: The usually dull and slow speaking Ben Stein as fast-talking realtor Buddy Baker.
  • Screwed by the Network: In June 2004, Nickelodeon stopped airing new episodes after "Fair to Cloudy" ("Heat Lightning" was actually the last new episode to air in terms of actual air dates, but it comes before "Fair to Cloudy" chronologically). The show remained on the network for a few more months before being removed in January 2005. Aside from a few sporadic or special airings, the show didn't even have a permanent timeslot for most of the calendar year. It finally returned in 2006, but it was almost entirely relegated to early-morning timeslots, and to add salt to the wound, Nick never aired the five remaining episodes (plus a movie) despite Ginger remaining on the network until December 2008 (its final timeslot being Saturday mornings at 6:00 AM).
    • The series finale "The Wedding Frame" was released straight to DVD in late 2004, leaving all of the "high school" episodes unaired and resulting in a huge continuity gap for fans who had never seen said episodes; the movie includes three new characters who were introduced during this gap (Orion, Simone, and Buddy Baker), plus Ginger and Darren had already broken up for reasons that can only be explained through the unaired episodes.
    • The show did not fare much better treatment on sister channel Nicktoons (known as Nicktoons Network from 2005-09). The network aired the then-unaired episode "Ten Chairs" once in November 2004 as part of a Thanksgiving marathon and finally aired the first high school episode "Stuff'll Kill Ya" (a Very Special Episode centered on caffeine addiction) at 7:30 AM in November 2006 with no fanfare. The rest of the episodes were initially lined up to air over the following days but were pulled at the last minute (Some sources claim that the last episodes aired through November 2009 mainly due to inaccurate Wikipedia edits, but this is not true). Similarly to Nick, the show was relegated mostly to early-morning timeslots for the rest of its run on the network. As Told By Ginger aired on US television for the last time at 4:00 AM on January 3, 2009.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: After about 15 years, the fact that the show's run was in the early to mid 2000s becomes more evident with mentions of video tape players, scrunchies, pagers, Carl and Hoodseys' few attempts to achieve pre-YouTube fame along with the hairstyles and clothing worn by many of the characters, especially Courtney's hair and wardrobe along with Ginger wearing boho girly clothing, cargo pants, and baggy jeans (pre-skinny jean and jegging). The episode "The Right Stuff" featured a banner for a science fair proclaiming its then-current year: 2000. There is also the Gripling's ostentatious lifestyle (pre Great Recession) and Mipsy's 13th birthday bash (again pre-recession and more or less similar to My Super Sweet Sixteen) and the rich, popular girls having cell phones (as a sign of their parents' affluence and of being spoiled).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The unaired pilot was quite different from the show we know of today. The main difference were the designs and art style. The hair styles were different, Miranda and Darren were white, and the style was similar to the Rugrats (Deranged Animation and all). Perhaps the biggest difference is Courtney being much much more of an Alpha Bitch, and Blake being an Annoying Younger Sibling and radically out of character compared to how he is in the show. (He crashed the party in his underpants!)
      • The pilot's since been uploaded here (though Darren looks more grey than white....).
    • Apparently, Nickelodeon had wanted "The Wedding Frame" to have a less conclusive ending just in the case the show's producers decided to reverse their decision to end it. The proposed "less conclusive" ending supposedly involved Lois discovering she's pregnant.
    • The writers thought about having Courtney admit to Ginger that she loved her, but the executives nixed the idea