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"If you hear any noise, it ain't the boys, it's ladies night!"
Kool & the Gang "Ladies Night"
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An installment of a work where all the characters of a specific gender, usually male, are absent or play minor roles, focusing on characters of the other gender, usually female, instead. If the ladies aren't particularly close, such as a Tomboy and Girly Girl dynamic, the circumstances forcing them to work together could lead to mutual respect, and possibly a friendship lasting the rest of the series.

If the genre is action or superhero, then the plot often involves the heroines having to rescue the heroes, usually with all female villains as well. Some writers will even go so far as to Hand Wave a justification by saying that for some reason the Phlebotinum du Jour is only dangerous to men.

A Sub-Trope of A Day in the Limelight, which covers any example of an episode where the focus is on a smaller part of the cast than usual. Might happen while the men are having a Stag Party. If the series has a mainly female cast, this might be gender-inverted with a guys' night out episode. See also Macho Disaster Expedition. Despite the name, it also includes Slumber Party stories where they don't go out.

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If the Girl's Night Out is simply the A plot of the episode and the remaining male cast receives a good portion of the B plot of the episode, then it's a Gender-Separated Ensemble Episode instead.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Detective School Q has an episode focusing on Megu, Yukihira and Kuniko upon the latter's arrival to the DDS.
  • The Excel Saga anime has an all-girl episode called 'Increase Ratings Week'. Although that one is more about invoking Fanservice tropes than anything else.
  • A late episode of GUN×SWORD has Wendy, Carmen and Priscilla attempting to infiltrate the Swimsuit Queendom, a Straw Feminist utopia where no men are allowed and everybody has to wear a swimsuit. What do you mean you want to keep your clothes on, Wendy? Are you ashamed of the female body?
  • Chapter 77 of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War has Fujiwara and Kaguya throw a party to celebrate Miko joining the student council (they would have held it sooner, but her work on the public morals committee meant that they had to push it back).
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun: Chapter 82 has Seo host a sleepover for Kashima (who is at her first girls' night) and Sakura. Ryousuke and the boys at Nozaki's occasionally appear but the focus is mostly on the girls' going through typical sleepover cliches (and defying them).
  • Naruto:
    • Naruto: Shippūden episode 232 is titled "The Girls' Get-Together", which is sort of self-explanatory.
    • The 170th episode of Boruto has Hinata and Ino ask Sakura out for a girls' night, and they discuss their lives and children.

    Comic Books 
  • The current page image is from an issue of The Brave and the Bold, where Zatanna and Wonder Woman take Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) out for a night on the town. It becomes a bit of a Tear Jerker when it turns out that Zatanna knows something bad is going to happen to Barbara, but due to the nature of her precognitive abilities, any attempt to prevent it will just make things worse. So she and Diana are giving her at least one fun night out. The issue ends with Barbara, still paralyzed as Oracle, waking up from her dream of that night, fondly reminiscing about her last time dancing.
  • The Buffy the Vampire Slayer story Swell is more or less a gay girls' night out episode. Kennedy, long out of the closet, teams up with the in love with Buffy Satsu against vampires trying to hunt down the Slayer army, while the former tries to reason that Buffy is not into girls. There's nary a male character in sight.
  • Cavewoman: It's a Girl's Life has Carrie taking Meriem and Mona out on a traditional girls' night out after she discovers neither of them has ever experienced one.
  • Firefly: The Sting: This story focuses on Serenity's female crew members plus Saffron.
  • An issue of the G.I. Joe Special Missions comic had the female Joes (Scarlett, Lady Jaye, Cover Girl and Jinx) forced to go undercover as cheerleaders at a baseball game. When all the male members are are taken out by mind control, it's up to the girls to save the day.
  • A Justice League Task Force story by Peter David featured an (almost) all-female team infiltrating a Lady Land: Wonder Woman, Gypsy, Dolphin, Maxima, Vixen ... and a shapeshifted "J'oann J'onzz".
  • In a Golden Age Justice Society of America story, the male members of the Justice Society are captured by the villain Brainwave. Wonder Woman (the only female member) recruits the girlfriends (and adopted daughter) of the members who don versions of the male heroes costumes and help rescue them. Particularly odd as the girlfriends were not regular characters in the JSA stories, instead being brought over from the heroes solo series.
  • The backup story in Legion of Super-Heroes #242 (Volume 1) is entitled "Girls' Night Out" and is about four female Legionnaires who go out for a night on the town only to encounter and deal with a group of terrorists/looters.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW) has the "Trial by Fire" arc in Issues #45-47, which is all about Amy, Tangle, Jewel and Belle going on a camping trip together, only to get sidetracked by a forest fire.
  • Starfire (2015): The trip to Strata is planned by Atlee as one of these, with her taking Starfire and Sheriff Stella to her underground city to have fun and de-stress, including spending a day at their famous spa. Naturally, when they get there, the city is in trouble and being attacked by a villain. After they dispatch him, they still have time for partying.
  • Transmetropolitan, twice. The first one technically is a Girl's Night In.
  • In a 1989 Uncanny X-Men comic, the female X-Men, namely Storm, Psylocke, Dazzler, and Rogue (whose body is taken over by Carol Danvers' personality) all teleport for a day of shopping to a Los Angeles mall. Unbeknownst to them, a young mutant runaway named Jubilee follows them back through the portal to their hideout in Australia.
  • Wonder Woman (1987): "The Witch and the Warrior" serves as one for the entire DCU, as Circe turns every single male superhero (except Superman, who gets captured and brainwashed instead) and supervillain into an animal and blocks off all of New York as a private game reserve for herself and every super villainess around. The opposition? Wonder Woman and Oracle coordinating about a hundred super heroines from Ordinary High-School Student Spoiler to Flying Brick Power Girl.
  • X-23 and Jubilee have one in the former's self-titled series by Marjorie Liu. Jubilee takes Laura out clubbing after her breakup with Hellion, and the night ends with Laura on a bloody rampage tearing apart a sex trafficking ring operated by members of her ex-pimp's former gang.
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    Fan Works 
  • A Growing Affection: The fifty-third chapter has Ino arranging a sleepover to comfort Sakura after Sasuke gives his body to Orochimaru. There is the usual girl talk, and then Sakura vents on Hinata.
  • In the Junior Officers chapter aptly titled "Ladies Night", Dashi, Tweak, Kitsune, Deborah, and Sarabi go out for the night with Tweak's girlfriend Anita.
  • In Mega Man: Defender of the Human Race, this is lampshaded in the final battle of episode 13, which is titled "Girls Night Out, Parts 1 and 2" and features Roll, Kalinka, and Tron Bonne versus Splash Woman. Another battle takes place at the same time, but the main focus is on the girls.
  • The New Adventures of Invader Zim:
    • Episode 8 of Season 1 is either this or a SubversionViera asks for Gaz's help to rescue their brothers, but instead the episode breaks down into the two fighting because, you know, Gaz is awful and Viera won't take her crap. Dib appears at the end (him and Steve haven't gotten out of trouble themselves, as seen the previous chapter), and Norlock has a cameo.
    • Episode 8 of Season 2 is a straighter example, as Gaz and Nyx go on a road trip to a video game planet, and get sidetracked in a series of hijinks. The rest of the cast either don't show up at all, or only have minimal appearances at the beginning of the chapter.
  • Hogan's Heroes, being set in a World War II Stalag, has few recurring female characters and rarely passes the Bechdel Test; One Night in Hammelburg: A Girls' Own Adventure, camp secretaries Helga and Hilda are drawn into a scheme involving Indy Ploy Chessmaster Marya, La Résistance leader Tiger, and the Gestapo.
  • The Protectors of the Plot Continuum two-part mission, "Girls' Night Out", combines this trope with badfic sporking (of a fic primarily set in Steven Universe, incidentally known for its ensemble of well-developed female leads) and a subplot about two of the girls, who regard each other as arch-rivals, trying to settle their differences. The mission eventually turns into a Designated Girl Fight when the Suvians, who are gem-ified replacements of female characters from three different animes, briefly manage to turn the tables against the agents.
  • In the Sonic X fanfic Don't Keep Your Distance, the main (original) characters are kidnapped and sent to a child labor camp to join existing captives, where they are all segregated by sex. The protagonist and focus of the third-person narration, Paint the Seedrian-Fox, is female, but her best friends are all male, and this allows a new cadre of female minor characters, Paint's cabinmates, to join the cast.
  • Chapters 11 and 12 of Unity are about Go Go, Honey, Violet and Susan going out to a nightclub (and getting involved in a Bar Brawl in the process). The main male characters only show up during a single quick cutaway in the former chapter, when Go Go is questioning what the boys do when the girls aren't around.

    Literature 
  • The The Dresden Files short story "Bombshells", narrated by Molly, is about her, Justine, and Andi working together to infiltrate an assemblage of paranormal nations in order to save Thomas.
  • The comedic B-plot of Thud! involves a classic girls' night-slash-pub crawl. Given that it's attended by a vampire cop, a werewolf cop, a dwarf cop, and an exotic dancer, hilarity naturally ensues. In particular, Sally and Angua end up growing to respect each other while giving Tawny much-needed relationship advice (she's going out with Nobby) as, in the background, Cheery discovers the wonders of sticky mixed drinks with funny names.

    Live-Action TV 
  • 30 Rock's Liz joined a similar club but it was really a Fight Club.
  • The Arrow episode "Lost Canary" has a couple of scenes of Oliver and Diggle interrogating Kodiak, but is mostly about Felicity, Dinah, Laurel and Sara, with the villain being Aviva Metula/Shadow Thief. Even the 2040 Flashforward is about Mia and the Canaries, with William, Roy and Conner all absent.
  • The Big Bang Theory has an episode where Leonard very tentatively says the boys would like to spend the weekend doing science; the immediate reaction is "girls' weekend in Vegas".
  • Farscape had "Bringing Home the Beacon" in season 4, following the guy-only "Mental as Anything". The cast was reunited for the episode's finale.
  • The Flash (2014) had an episode (named "Girls' Night Out", natch) where Barry and Iris each took half the cast on separate bachelor and bachelorette parties. While Iris' group ran afoul of a crime lord, they couldn't get the men's help because said men were away from their phones and Barry was completely plastered.
  • Good Times: The 1976 episode "Florida's Night Out," where Florida and Winllona go to a nightclub. It was moreso focused on Florida enjoying her first major social outing since James' death a few months earlier.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The episode "The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot" has Dee and several of the female recurring characters try an all-female version of the previous attempt to beat Wade Boggs's record of drinking 70 beers in a cross-country flight. The episode is a lampoon on the Gender Flip trope.
  • Leverage had this in an episode appropriately titled "The Girls' Night Out Job". It was part of a loose two-parter along with its Spear Counterpart, appropriately titled "The Boys' Night Out Job".
  • Lucifer (2016): Two separate episodes involve Chloe, Maze, Dr. Linda and Ella hanging out together under the pretext of looking for a suspect in the case of the week. The second such episode, season five's "BlueBallz", contrasts their outing with the male characters staying home to watch Linda and Amenadiel's infant son.
  • Malcolm in the Middle had one where Lois joined a book club which was just an excuse for them to get drunk away from their families. Lois, who actually read the set book, is disappointed but quickly gets on board with griping about their families. The club ends up trying to egg the house of an annoyingly perfect housewife they know who makes them all feel inferior.
  • Murdoch Mysteries:
    • A partial example is the episode "Friday the 13th 1901": Drs Julia Ogden and Emily Grace are on a hen-night for a member of their Suffragist group, and find themselves in a Closed Circle mystery with no way of contacting Station House No. 4. Dr Ogden even gets Murdoch's "Eureka!" Moment "visualisation of the murder" scene. Only a partial example because the male characters do get screen time, they just have no connection to the investigation whatsoever, instead having a subplot where they form a curling team.
    • Another partial example is the episode "In the Company of Women", in which Julia, Effie Newsome and Miss Cherry discover a murder that took place just outside Station House 4's jurisdiction, and feel they have to investigate because Station House 3's detective is an idiot. Meanwhile, the male characters are looking for a pig. (Although the two plotlines converge in the denoument, sort of.)
  • Season 2 of The O.C. had failed girls' night out at Alex's club, that strongly highlighted the differences between the Betty and Veronica of the most recent Love Triangle in the show - Ryan, Marissa and Lindsey. During that episode we also see Marissa starting to opt out of the triangle in an unexpected way.
  • Power Rangers and Super Sentai have girl power focus episodes about once a year, usually of the "have to save the men" type:
    • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers had one for each female duo, but the latter two were not as heavy on the "girls save the day" theme as the first one.
    • Chouriki Sentai Ohranger through Denji Sentai Megaranger had a string of episodes where the two females become catty and turn against each other. However, Megaranger ended up having two female-focused episodes, with the catty episode being the one that Power Rangers in Space decided to adapt.
    • Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger has both "Twin Cam Angel" and "Requiem World" with the former being more from Umeko's perspective while the latter being more from Jasmine's.
    • GoGo Sentai Boukenger has a rather renowned episode that involves Sakura and Natsuki charging through mooks with machine guns.
    • Engine Sentai Goonger has a total of THREE of these episodes. The first has Saki and Miu's engine partners involved in a love triangle, the second has all three humanoid female cast members create a Girl Group, and the third has every single male character frozen.
    • Power Rangers RPM's episode was called "The Dome Dolls", though it changed up the usual format of such episodes (as well as defied the Lovely Angels vibe of the title) by having the female supporting cast pitch in to save everyone instead of just the female Rangers.
  • Schitt's Creek: In the episode "Girls Night," Alexis talks Twyla into going out to a bar to look for men and Moira invites herself along as the girls' chauffer and offers romantic advice.
  • Stargate SG-1: "Hathor", where the female members of the SGC have to rescue the men from Hathor, who has brainwashed all the men of the base except for Teal'c, who is protected by his symbiote. And while the series is loved for how much it plays with tropes, unfortunately, this is regarded as one of the worst episodes of the series and has actually become Canon Discontinuity, and later episodes simply mix the men and women together in episodes that take skills and abilities from the entire cast.

    Music 
Oh yes it's Ladies Night,
And the feeling's right,
Oh yes it's Ladies Night,
Oh what a night (oh what a night).

    Podcasts 
  • Red Panda Adventures:
    • In the episode "Girls' Night Out", the normally Toronto-based Flying Squirrel visits Vancouver to check on information that might compromise her and the Red Panda's secret identities while also investigating a shipbuilding sabotage ring in her civilian persona, Daily Chronicle reporter Kit Baxter. In the process she meets Vancouver's local mystery woman, the Japanese-Canadian Grey Fox. Both being Action Girls who can't take other women seriously, the two get along famously and over the course of their night start (and win) a barfight, engage in some Jack Bauer Interrogation, and take out the sabotage ring set up by Nazi agent Archangel.
    • The Flying Squirrel and the Grey Fox join forces again in "The Lost Sheep", where Kit recruits her to help track down Harry Kelly, a boy who enlisted in the army despite Kit's every attempt to stop that from happening.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • AAA's Reina De Reinas was born as both a title belt and a luchadora dominated event in 1999, however, the first show had a tercias match featuring El Canek, El Alebrije and Latin Lover against El Cobarde #2, Espectro Jr. and Sangre Chicana. It was only after the following examples that Triple A gave luchadoras the main event spot and eventually the entire card.
  • The Apocalypse Wrestling Federation had a "Girls Night Out" for its women's division in 1999, though there were men matches on the under card.
  • IWA Mid-South had its Volcano Girls tournaments starting in 2004 (which were basically the foundation for SHIMMER) and later, its longer running "Queen Of The Death Matches" tournament, starting in 2006.
  • All Pro Wrestling's ChickFight Tournament started out this way, though it also brought in various foreign talent to compete in the tournament against the women on its own roster. ChickFight would later go on the road and largely operate independently before eventually returning to do some joint work with All Pro after a dormant period.
  • Jersey Wrestling All-Star's "Girl's Night Out" really did feature nothing but women's matches in 2005.
  • In 2007, Ohio Championship Wrestling's Ladies Night featured a tournament to crown their first women's champion and a tag team match featuring those who lost in the first round (Sassy Stephie, Lorelei Lee, Jessicka Havok and Josie) right before the final round.
  • Absolute Intense Wrestling started doing All Women's "Girls Night Out" night shows in 2009 at Hailey Hatred's request. There were a handful of men matches throughout the first card but the large majority were women.
  • In 2010, Ring Wars Carolina started doing FLOW (Fabulous Ladies Of Wrestling) Shows for its women's division. This was done away with in 2012, in favor of the No Limit (or depending on who you ask, No Limitz) Title belt, that anyone could challenge for, 24 hours a day.
  • Odd example with ArenaChicks, who are a member of Pro Wrestling International but in 2011 had their first exclusive show (they usually share cards with overwhelmingly male rosters) produced by Juggalo Championship Wrestling, who are unaffiliated with PWI.
  • After their 2011 revival, NWA Ring Warriors established a women's division called "The Battling Bombshells" and had several events where the division was the main focus.
  • CHIKARA JoshiMania was held on December 2-4, 2011. While there are some men's matches (The Colony [Fire Ant and Soldier Ant] vs. Team F.I.S.T. [Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano] on Night I, Gregory Iron vs. Ophidian on Night II, UltraMantis Black vs. Brodie Lee on Night III), the weekend generally qualifies as this.
  • In 2012, the Pro Wrestling Syndicate established its own "Bombshells" women's division and started giving them their own shows, titled BLOW (Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling) though temporarily changed the show titles to the less eye catching, less suspect, "PWS Bombshells". ("Grandma Butcher" remained suspect)
  • While not a women's promotion, in 2013, TNA started doing "Knockouts Knockdown" showcase events as part of its One Night Only series. The first of them was also the first time all women wrestling events had been nationally televised in the US since GLOW in the 1980s.
  • In 2015, NYWC had its first show dedicated solely to its Starlet division (which also meant boy diva Rick Cataldo was there)
  • The Canada based All Star Wrestling had one that was perhaps a reference to Cheerleader Melissa and Tiffany's ECCW tag team: Girls Gone Wrestling.
  • For six years Ring of Honor mostly relied on SHIMMER for women's wrestling but when SHIMMER broke off on its own and was doing pretty well after five years without them, ROH went forward with a television special for a women's division of its own in June 2016, which was followed by an all woman live show in July.
  • Title Match Network, which had been increasingly sliding towards women's wrestling, organized a live all women invitational on February 17th 2018, which it called "Ladies Night Out". This was the 1st ever all women’s wrestling show in Texas history, and though it eventually became a series with its own title belt featured across the rest of the US.
  • In October 2018, WWE held its first ever all-women PPV, Evolution.

    Radio 
  • There are several Story Interludes in New Dynamic English that features only Kathy and Elizabeth, usually talking about their relationships.

    Video Games 
  • In 12 Labors of Hercules 3: Girl Power Hercules' wife Megara has to rescue him and Cerberus from the evil clutches of Scylla.
  • Angry Birds Stella is a spinoff of the main series where one of the girls from the mostly-male original cast is made the main character and given an mostly-female cast of her own.
  • One stage of Blaze Union features the girls of your party going shopping while the guys are occupied by the Inevitable Tournament. This Breather Level turns dark quick when they start getting harassed by a street gang, and losing here leads to an absolutely horrifying Non-Standard Game Over.
  • Several examples in Mass Effect:
    • In the first game, Ashley Williams mentions that Flux would be a good place to take her sisters at some point for a Girls Night Out.
    • In Mass Effect 3, any personal meeting with a female squadmate in the Silversun Strip of the Citadel DLC would be one when playing Shepard as a woman. Honorable mentions include meeting Miranda and Ashley at the casino, particularly the former where Shepard calls herself and Miranda "troubleshooting space divas" wanting more wine.
    • Finally, if playing as a woman, any squad consisting of only your female squadmates would count, partciularly when going into any of the various bars at hub areas.
  • Pokémon Conquest: Several female characters' campaigns revolve around a beauty contest and feature only female warriors - and Ranmaru.
  • This is how Shaundi's loyalty mission is set up in Saints Row IV. The Boss comes too (regardless of gender), but the main focus of the mission is Shaundi befriending and accepting her past self.
  • One of the plot branches of Star Fox Command has the player control Krystal, Lucy, Amanda and Katt as a team defending Corneria from a side threat while the usual pilots are away attacking the villains.
  • One of Crimson Viper's quotes to Rose in Street Fighter IV is an invite to a "Ladies' Night".
  • The Xbox RPG Sudeki had a level that had the two girls, Ailish and Buki, team up together to rescue the guys from the clutches of Nassaria the Siren. It ends with Ailish having to fight the siren herself.
  • Super Princess Peach let Peach go out and rescue the Mario Brothers for once.
  • One of the Dream Scenarios in Warriors Orochi 2 features a Charlie's Angels parody where you play as No, Zhen Ji and Xiao Qiao, off to rescue all the other female characters who have been kidnapped by The Tyrannical (and lecherous) Dong Zhou. Basically every female character in the setting is involved... along with Zhen Ji's husband, Cao Pi, who is so Bishōnen he got mistaken for a girl and kidnapped. As he puts it, "This will take a while to live down..."
    • Come to think of it, Ranmaru Mori is also involved, though he doesn't do much other than guard your main camp. Also, he's more girly than most girls, having had some Unsettling Gender Reveals in his time, including getting hit on by Magoichi Saika.
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown gives you an achievement (aptly named "Flight of the Valkyries") for completing an entire mission with an all-female squad.

    Web Animation 
  • The entire series of Gotham Girls was basically a girl's night out. Especially in the third season when literally every man in town vanished.
  • Gender Flipped in Teen Girl Squad, with an episode focusing mainly on the 4 Gregs as they brave attending a varsity football game.

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • The Descendants, in the issue 'All Girls Like the Bad Boys' (no relation), the only two male regulars appearing at put under Mind Control, leaving most of the female cast to fight them, whether they have powers or not.
  • Renegade Rhetoric, a Character Blog for Cy-Kill from Challenge of the GoBots that largely consisted of describing the events of episodes from a non-existent second season of the cartoon, described such an incident in the post about the fictional episode "Ladies Night". The premise was that the Guardians and Renegades visited a planet called Amazonia IV, where a being named Artemis challenged both factions to complete three trials to earn a treasure, but would only allow females to participate. The ones who compete on behalf of the Guardians are Small Foot, Spay-C and Sparky as well as the human allies A.J. Foster and Dr. Turgenova, with Vamp, Crasher and Snoop being the participants representing the Renegades.

    Web Videos 
  • Nowhere near resulting in respect, but The Nostalgia Chick's review of The Little Mermaid resulted in a females-only crossover (and fangirl sing-along) where they all tried to try and get her to like the movie.

    Western Animation 
  • Adventures of the Gummi Bears had a couple of episodes with only the female characters (Grammy, Sunni and Princess Cala) in the spotlight, but most notably "Girls' Knight Out" as the title implies which also allow Cala to show her credentials as a warrior.
  • Adventure Time:
  • Aladdin: The Series has multiple episodes focusing on Jasmine. Aladdin is present in every episode (duh, look at the title) but Jasmine has saved his life at least once and even got a chance to save the entire city of Agrabah by herself. She looks good with a whip as Scourge of the Desert. Evil Is Sexy.
  • The Amphibia episode “Girl Time” involves Anne dragging reluctant tadpole Polly to various “girl” activities when the former feels the latter has too much male influence in her life. It goes badly. They get another chance in Season 2's "Lost in Newtopia" where even though they enjoy their time together as sisters, that doesn't stop them from wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting city.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: In the episode "The Tales of Ba Sing Se", one of the short stories involves Katara taking Toph to the spa.
  • Batman: The Animated Series has a number of these:
    • "Harley and Ivy" has Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy meet for the first time and form a defining Villainous Friendship. They still have to deal with Batman and the Joker, of course, but the focus is squarely on them (and for bonus points another woman in the cast, Renee Montoya, shows up to arrest them right after Ivy brags that no man can catch them).
    • "Batgirl Returns" focused largely on the young heroine sleuthing alongside Catwoman. Batman has all of two lines, though Robin is present in a supporting role.
    • The aptly-named "Girl's Night Out", where Batgirl and Supergirl team up to take on Livewire, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.
  • Bob's Burgers: In "V For Valentine-Detta", Tina is bummed that Jimmy Petso Jr. chose another girl as his Valentine. So, Louise and Linda try to cheer her up by renting a limo and spending Valentine's Night together (with the eccentric limo driver Nat joining in on the fun).
  • Carmen Sandiego: In "The Big Bad Ivy Caper", Player is stuck in school and Zack is staying behind at base to take care of Shadow-san (who broke his leg in the previous episode), leaving Carmen and Ivy to handle the episode's mission by themselves.
  • In Danny Phantom, Danny and Jack went off on a fishing trip, while Spectra, Kitty and Ember used their powers to make all the men in Amity Park disappear, leaving Sam, Jazz and Maddie to fight them and save everyone. Again, the episode was called "Girl's Night Out".
  • DuckTales (2017) has two of them revolving around Webby holding a Slumber Party.
    • The first one, "Friendship Hates Magic", involves Webby making a new friend named Violet Sabrewing while her old friend Lena De Spell decides to tag along. The B-Plot focuses on her grannie Beakley trying to make a new friend in Launchpad.
    • In season 3's "The Phantom and the Sorceress", the episode focuses on Webby and her girlfriends going to Magica De Spell to help them fight the infamous magic hunter The Phantom Blot. It's also worth mentioning that Scrooge and the boys were absent as they went on an interdimensional adventure at the beginning of the episode and don't reappear until the very last scene.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy plays with this concept in "High-Heeled Ed". As the Cul-De-Sac boys left to go kart racing, the Eds decide to spy on the girls, and Jimmy, going about their day to come up with a scam that caters to their interests.
  • Elena of Avalor has their own version of this in the episode "The Birthday Cruise". It's Princess Chloe's birthday, and she invites Elena to celebrate. Elena in turn brings along Valentina and Rebecca, though Mateo (a guy) also joins them.
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero has this as well, the plot being that somehow, COBRA had gotten their hand on a conch that only affected men (it hypnotized them), leaving only the women to fight them off. Invoked by both sides, since the Baroness and a handful of the rarely seen female Cobra soldiers were perpetrating most of COBRA's schemes by necessity.
  • Gravity Falls has the A-plots of "Boyz Crazy", where Mabel, Candy and Grenda rescue their favorite boy band (who are genetically-engineered clones) from their evil manager, and "The Last Mabelcorn", where they and Wendy have to get some hair from a Jerkass unicorn.
  • The Justice League episode "Fury". The supervillainess Aresia's attempted gendercide has left all the male superheroes sick and unable to fight, so it is up to Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl to stop her. Justice League Unlimited also had the episode "Grudge Match," where the villainess Roulette puts female heroes under mind control and has them fight each other in her arena. Huntress and Black Canary (Shout-Out to the Birds of Prey comics title here) have to unravel the plot and save all of the heroines under Roulette's control.
  • In the Milo Murphy's Law episode "Spy Little Sister!," Melissa is supposed to be having tea with some old lady because her single father thinks she needs a female role model. She winds up ditching that to help Savannah prevent a disaster connected to the boys' B-plot, with a minor C-plot of Brick and the old lady hanging out.
  • Miraculous Ladybug gender-inverts this in "Party Crasher", with the focus placed on Nino's attempt to throw a guys-only Wild Teen Party to give Adrien bonding time with his male friends. The "teen" part ends with nearly the show's entire male cast (and Marinette) all converging on the Agreste mansion for the party.
  • Evie from the animated series of The Mummy had to save her husband, son, and cousin from a siren in one episode, because only females were immune to this siren's song.
  • Gender-Inverted in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Dungeons & Discords"; the episode puts the limelight on Spike, Big Macintosh, and Discord as the Mane Six are away for the episode.
  • The Ready Jet Go! episode "Commander Cressida Begins" mostly focuses on the female characters, namely Mindy, Sydney, Celery, and Dr. Skelley. On top of that, Celery takes only Sydney and Mindy to space to see Jupiter's moons, while leaving behind Jet and Sean.
  • Recess:
    • The episode "More Like Gretchen" puts the main females in the spotlight (Spinelli and Gretchen), while the main boys only appear in two scenes.
    • "Outcast Ashley" also primarily focused only on Gretchen and the Ashleys. The boys (and Spinelli) don't play a major role in the episode.
    • "Weekend at Muriel's" focused only on Spinelli and Miss Finster. The rest of the gang (the four boys and Gretchen) appear in two scenes only.
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has "Cloak and Swaggert", which focuses on April O'Neil and Sunita having a night out, before they retrieve Sunita's stolen heirloom from Meat Sweats due to said night out. Meanwhile, the turtles and Splinter are accidentally time locked into the Turtle Tank and don't have much scenes, only freed of it at the end of the episode. That is, until April accidentally time locks them into the garage instead, so she and Sunita decide to go out some more.
  • Shadow Raiders had an episode literally titled Girl's Night Out, with the females of the Alliance (plus the effeminate Pelvis) going out to the Moon Over Mayhem Bar. By sheer coincidence, Lamprey (the sole female antagonist) was also at the same bar plotting to kill it's inhabitants. Amusingly, Graveheart tried to intervene, but was denied entry into the bar because they don't serve Miners and was shut out of a large part of the episode.
  • Inverted in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power; the cast is so female-dominated that the fourth season had an episode called "Boys' Night Out", focusing on Bow, Sea Hawk and Swift Wind, and even then Glimmer, Adora, and Mermista were still significant players.
  • The The Simpsons episode "Marge on the Lam" is based on this trope, in which Marge and Ruth Powers go on a girls' night out.
  • Usually inverted throughout South Park, though there have been a few rare episodes where the girls are more than supporting or minor characters, although the boys often remain prominent. "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" probably comes the closest to play this trope completely straight, followed by "The Hobbit": both are about the girls wanting to attract boys, but focus on how the issue divides Wendy from her female friends, with the male characters taking up relatively little screentime.
    • "Turd Burglars" is billed as one for the town's adult women (it was actually part of a short series of A Day in the Limelight episodes presented like they were new shows, complete with specialized theme songs. This fake show was called "One for the Ladies"). The boys got a plot, too, but it ties into what their moms are doing. (They're hired to steal Sheila's poop.)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants has the aptly-titled "Girls' Night Out", which features Karen, Sandy, and Mrs. Puff spending a girls' night on the town together. They try to relieve their stress by playing pranks on the boys that cause them so much anxiety: Plankton (for Karen) and SpongeBob (for Mrs. Puff).
    • The episode "A Cabin in the Kelp" has the Gal Pals (Sandy, Karen, and Mrs. Puff) inviting Pearl to join their group while they go camping. This, despite the fact that these characters barely even interacted in previous seasons.
  • In the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode The Lorelei Signal, the men were seduced and kidnapped by female aliens, and Uhura and Chapel led an all-female team to rescue them—the only occasion on which Lieutenant Uhura has been seen in command of the Enterprise.
  • Star Wars Rebels: "Out of Darkness" is a downplayed example — it has Hera and Sabine go on a mission together and get stranded while a horde of monsters attacks. It deals with issues between the two (Sabine feels like Hera doesn't trust her while she admits to having trust issues of her own), but the gender aspect of their relationship never really comes into play.
  • In the Teen Titans episode "Switched", Cyborg, Robin and Beast Boy are turned into puppets, while Starfire and Raven have to save them, while stuck in each other's bodies. Downplayed, since the focus was less on the genders of the protagonists and more on their having to get along despite their contrasting personalities.
  • Teen Titans Go! has the episode "Girls' Night Out" where the boys want to have their own night out, so Raven and Starfire break Jinx out of prison to have a crazy night of their own. This becomes a recurring type of episode throughout the show, gradually joined by Terra, Rose, and Bumblebee.
  • Transformers:
    • Transformers: Prime has "Predatory" where aside from Jack who spends nearly the whole ep needing rescue, the only other characters, (and only Transformers) are fembots Arcee and Airachnid. "Crisscross" again only has Arcee and Airachnid as the only Transformers with more than a quick silent cameo, although Jack again has a large role, and Agent Fowler makes a brief appearance, as does Silas.
    • Beast Wars had one of these in the planning stages that never made it to a full script. The jokingly named "Bitch Wars" would have featured Airrazor and Black Arachnia abandon their respective teams to form a temporary "Ladies Only" third faction.
  • Although not without a few male characters, the Trolls: TrollsTopia episodes "Girls' Night" and "Laguna Tidepool & the Lost Game Room" only have females as the main focus.
  • Played With in the Wander over Yonder episode "The Night Out" combined with Go-Karting with Bowser. It's a Girls Night Out in the sense that the two most prominent female characters are getting an episode all their own (and even has a song lampshading it) - but the two are mortal enemies on polar opposite sides of the moral spectrum. However, the only reason that Sylvia is Go-Karting with Bowser in the first place is because she has no idea that "D" is actually Lord Dominator in disguise.
  • X-Men: Evolution episode "Walk on the Wild Side" might count. The guys aren't actually gone, but the whole plot of the episode revolves around Jean, Shadowcat, Rogue, Magma and Boom-Boom forming their own vigilante team called the Bayville Sirens. Cyclops and Nightcrawler secretly follow them (even helping them with an unseen optic blast), but decide against jumping right into the fray, learning An Aesop that the girls are just as capable as the guys, while the girls learn that while defending themselves and humans from Magneto's Brotherhood is one thing, but vigilantism is dumb and certain things should just be left to the cops.
  • Young Justice:
    • The episode "Secrets", where Artemis and Zatanna go out on a night of crime-fighting, only to be attacked by the psychotic Harm. They wind up getting help from a third female, Secret/Greta Hayes. The male teammates (and Megan) also appear, but only in a pair of side-plots.
    • The second season episode "Beneath" continues the trend, focusing on Batgirl, Bumblebee, Wonder Girl and Miss Martian as they go to fight Queen Bee, a villainess who can Mind Control men (and some women). There's a subplot involving Blue Beetle and a few brief appearances from Nightwing, but the vast majority of the focus is squarely on the ladies. In the episode, Batgirl lampshades the trope during the briefing, asking Nightwing sarcastically if he would feel obligated to justify an all-male team going on a mission. A flustered Nightwing responds, "There's no right way to answer that, is there?" and drops the call.
    • Another daylight version occurs in another episode, where the girls from both the League and the Team gather for a bridal shower for Rocket. Unfortunately, they get caught up when Captain Cold decides to rob a nearby bank. Unfortunately for Cold, that is.


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