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List of As Told by Ginger episodes

As Told by Ginger is an American animated series that ran from October 25, 2000 to October 23, 2016[1] in the United States. The series ended production in 2003, and by 2005 the series had fully aired on international versions of Nickelodeon in other countries, while in the U.S. the series was taken off Nickelodeon's schedule in 2004 during the third season. Two episodes premiered on a sister channel, Nicktoons, in 2004 and 2006. This was followed by the 2016 premieres of four more episodes on a sister channel's TeenNick's NickSplat (known at the time as "The Splat").[1] However, as of October 24, 2016, two episodes in Season 3 remain unaired in the U.S. (although the series finale, The Wedding Frame, was released direct-to-DVD in region 1 in November 2004). The following is a list of episodes.



SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
PilotOctober 23, 2015 (2015-10-23)NickSplat
120October 25, 2000 (2000-10-25)December 10, 2001 (2001-12-10)Nickelodeon
220February 11, 2002 (2002-02-11)June 29, 2003 (2003-06-29)
32012August 9, 2002 (2002-08-09)July 4, 2004 (2004-07-04)
6November 24, 2004 (2004-11-24)October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)Nicktoons Network


Pilot (1999)Edit

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
"The Party"Jim DuffyKate Boutilier
Emily Kapnek & Kate Boutilier (story)
October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)100

Ginger is invited to Courtney's party, but there's one problem: she has to watch Carl. She takes Carl to the party and ties him up with a hose in the backyard. In the party, the kids play spin the bottle. Ginger spins and it lands on her crush, Ian Richton. Just before they are about to kiss, Blake, Courtney's younger brother, comes in wearing only his underwear and ruins the party. Ian sneaks Ginger a kiss anyway. Meanwhile, Dodie and Macie have their own party at Dodie's house.

Note: This episode made its TV premiere on Friday, October 9, 2015 on NickSplat. It was originally produced in 1998.

In this episode, Blake Gripling was voiced by Tara Strong

Season 1 (2000–01)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"Ginger the Juvey"Sylvia KeulenEmily KapnekOctober 25, 2000 (2000-10-25)101

Ginger is invited to Courtney's birthday party but doesn't know what to get her. Miranda tells her that stealing the "ENTER" sign from the bank would be the perfect gift. Ginger, Dodie, Macie, and Darren agree to do it, but Miranda calls her father, Officer Killgallen, and reports the theft. Meanwhile, Blake steals Carl's most prized possession: his petrified eyeball.

Note: This episode is available on DVD.
2"Carl and Maude"Cathy MalkasianEmily KapnekNovember 1, 2000 (2000-11-01)102
Courtney invites herself to Ginger's house for dinner. Carl meets an elderly prankster, Maude, at the retirement home and invites her to dinner the same night. Hoodsey is jealous because Carl's spending so much time with Maude and he's changed since he met her. While Ginger tries to pretend Maude is her grandmother, Carl plans on proposing to her. Maude passes away during dinner.
3"Stealing First"Carol MillicanEmily KapnekNovember 8, 2000 (2000-11-08)103

Ginger is afraid to go on the class ski trip because she can't ski. Courtney bets Miranda that she can get the foreign exchanged student, Jean-Pierre, to kiss Ginger on the chair lift. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey plan to break the world record for the longest time spent stuck on a ski lift. When the chair lift stops, Jean-Pierre tries to kiss Ginger but she falls off and discovers she can ski, but for a price: she ends up breaking Darren's leg.

Note: This episode is available on DVD.
4"Sleep on It"Frank MarinoStory by : Emily Kapnek, Evan M. Katz & Kate Boutilier
Teleplay by : Evan M. Katz & Kate Boutilier
November 15, 2000 (2000-11-15)104
Courtney overhears Ginger talking about a slumber party and decides to throw her own, despite not knowing how to. Miranda and Mipsy try to make it look like Ginger wet the bed. Meanwhile, Blake invites Carl to his own sleepover, but Carl gets grounded, so he sends Hoodsey with a mini video camera to try to steal back the petrified eyeball.
5"Of Lice and Friends"Ron NobleStory by : Emily Kapnek & Sheila M. Anthony
Teleplay by : Sheila M. Anthony
November 22, 2000 (2000-11-22)105
There is a lice-outbreak at Lucky Jr. High as Dodie becomes the school announcer. Ginger feels that Dodie goes overboard with her job when Dodie turns it into a gossip column. Dodie finds the list of kids who were found to have lice during the inspection and feels that the other students have the right to know so they can avoid getting lice, one of which is Courtney. Ginger is able to stop her from reading most of the list over the announcements. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey sabotage Blake's experiment to give flies multi-colored wings.
6"Dare I, Darren?"Dean CriswellEmily KapnekDecember 3, 2000 (2000-12-03)106

Ginger begins to see Darren as more than a friend after Miranda suggests they'd make a cute couple. She and he go on a date to the movies, which Darren thinks is just a friendly outing. Meanwhile, Blake has his tonsils removed.

Note: This episode is available on DVD.
7"Hello, Stranger"Mark RisleyEmily KapnekDecember 10, 2000 (2000-12-10)107

Ginger receives a 6th grade graduation card from her father and invites him to a poem reading she's doing at school. He never calls back, but she assumes he'll come and is crushed when he doesn't. Meanwhile, Lois accidentally drinks Carl's dehydrated snake potion that looked like lemonade and must stay in the hospital. Carl accompanies her when he's bitten by a monkey and starts acting like one, too.

Note: This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award (Outstanding Program Less Than One Hour) in 2001.
8"Cry Wolf"Carol MillicanStory by : Emily Kapnek & Alice Miller
Teleplay by : Alice Miller
January 14, 2001 (2001-01-14)108
During a routine fire drill, Dodie accidentally tells Miranda that Ginger isn't allowed to shave her legs. Miranda uses this as blackmail to get Ginger to do her homework and, of course, to stay away from Courtney. Meanwhile, Carl puts together an all-hair ensemble and becomes Wolf Boy.
9"The Right Stuff"Frank MarinoStory by : Sarah Jane Cunningham & Eryk Casemiro
Teleplay by : Eryk Casemiro
January 21, 2001 (2001-01-21)109
Macie and Courtney enter a high school-level French class. Courtney uses the class as an opportunity to get closer to Darren's older brother, Will. Macie is unwillingly volunteered to host a pool party. Two girls from the class, Chantal and Andrea, plan to pull the string on the top half of Courtney's bikini and embarrass her in front of Will. Macie finds out and she, Ginger, Dodie, and Darren are able to stop it. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey try to get some Albert Einstein DNA for a school science fair project.
10"Kiss and Make-up"Ron NobleStory by : Emily Kapnek & David Regal
Teleplay by : David Regal & Emily Kapnek
January 28, 2001 (2001-01-28)110
After Lois tells Ginger she can't wear make-up for her school picture, she, Dodie, and Macie create "fake-up". Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey ride with the garbage man, Dwane, to Protected Pines, the Griplings' neighborhood, where they find Blake's baby blanket.
11"The 'A' Ticket"Dean CriswellStory by : Emily Kapnek & Sheila M. Anthony
Teleplay by : Sheila M. Anthony
February 4, 2001 (2001-02-04)111
Ginger is partnered up with Ian Richton for science, which he seemed happy about. Ginger thinks he was showing signs of affection for her, but Darren finds out that he is just using Ginger to get an A so he can stay on the soccer team. Meanwhile, Carl, Hoodsey, and Brandon compete for a glockenspiel solo in front of the town eccentric.
12"Come Back, Little Seal Girl"Carol MillicanStory by : Emily Kapnek, Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
Teleplay by : Sarah Jane Cunningham, Suzie Villandry & Emily Kapnek
February 11, 2001 (2001-02-11)112
Ginger, Dodie, and Macie agree on doing a skit devoted to The Little Seal Girl, their childhood hero, for the school talent show. Ginger and Dodie, however, quickly become convinced that it's too juvenile and back-out. Macie feels betrayed and goes solo. Meanwhile, Carl touches a mummified hand of his teacher's that is supposedly cursed.
13"I Spy a Witch"Frank MarinoEryk CasemiroOctober 26, 2001 (2001-10-26)113
Ginger is framed for vandalizing the school statue and is denied her part as lead in the school musical, when it was really Miranda and Mipsy! Carl is having trouble coming up with a prank that is good enough to scare his mom for Halloween, so he calls Maude back from the dead to help.
14"Blizzard Conditions"Ron NobleEryk CasemiroFebruary 25, 2001 (2001-02-25)114
A snow storm hits Sheltered Shrubs as Ginger, Dodie, and Macie work on their survival story projects. They finally get their topic when they have to save Courtney, Blake, and Winston from their limo which is buried in snow. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey watch a dentist's dog in exchange for a cuspidor (which is what you spit into at the dentist's).
15"Déjà Who?"Dean CriswellStory by : Emily Kapnek & Sheila M. Anthony
Teleplay by : Sheila M. Anthony
March 4, 2001 (2001-03-04)115
Courtney has an allergic reaction to the mystery meat at lunch on the same week that she's supposed escort the Senator's son to school and convince him to enroll there. She gets Ginger to pretend she's Courtney. Talking, walking, dressing, and socializing just as Courtney does are only some of the things expected of her. Dodie and Macie become jealous after Ginger gets too caught up in her new inner circle of friends and leaves them behind. Since Ginger is Courtney, Ginger is marked absent for the whole week, which frustrates Lois. Hoodsey has a bad fall and gets amnesia. He becomes "Rob" and doesn't seem to want to rekindle his friendship with Carl and becomes friends with Brandon, much to the pleasure of Mrs. Bishop.
16"An Even Steven Holiday Special"Carol MillicanEmily KapnekDecember 10, 2001 (2001-12-10)116
Ginger discovers that she's one-fourth Jewish. She decides to celebrate with a Hanukkah party and turns her back on Dodie's Christmas party, which upsets Dodie. She then decides to throw a party as an "even steven" holiday party. Meanwhile, Hoodsey finds out that the reason Carl doesn't believe in Santa Claus is because he used to wish that his father would come home for Christmas, and he never did. Hoodsey tells a street corner Santa, who is really Jonas, about this and Jonas decides to pay his family a visit.
17"Piece of My Heart"Frank Marino & Joseph ScottStory by : Emily Kapnek & Rain Austin Chandler
Teleplay by : Rain Austin Chandler & Sheila M. Anthony
April 29, 2001 (2001-04-29)117
Hoodsey invites Macie to the dance disguised as a "mystery man" because he has a crush on her. Meanwhile, Darren thinks that Courtney invited him to the dance, but she really invited his older brother, Will. Also, Carl and Blake team up to retrieve a pig's heart so they can save a cow's life.
18–20"Season of Caprice"Mark Risley (part 1), Ron Noble (part 2) &
Dean Criswell (part 3)
Story by : Emily Kapnek
Teleplay by : Sheila M. Anthony & Emily Kapnek (part 1) &
Emily Kapnek (part 2 & 3)
July 7, 2001 (2001-07-07)118–119-120

It is summer vacation, and Ginger, Dodie, and Macie take their annual trip to Camp Caprice, an all-girls camp. Only this time, they have some unexpected baggage: Courtney, who is trying to prove that she isn't high maintenance like Miranda said. Ginger meets a boy, Sasha, at the camp and she begins to have extreme feelings for him. Meanwhile, across the lake at a military camp, run by Miranda's father, Miranda and Darren struggle at the exercises. The two form a small bond. Back in Sheltered Shrubs, Carl and Hoodsey start a house-keeping service as a cover-up for their search for the town's mysterious dog-napper.

Note: This episode was alternatively titled Summer at Camp Caprice.

Season 2 (2002–03)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
21"Never Can Say Goodbye"Mark RisleyEmily KapnekFebruary 11, 2002 (2002-02-11)201
Darren gets his headgear removed and becomes instantly popular overnight. Ginger thinks she may have feelings for him, but she isn't the only one. Darren and Miranda start dating. Ginger learns from a talk show that the best thing to do is to give him the cold shoulder, which she does. Meanwhile, Brandon's pet monkey, Mr. Licorice, goes missing and he calls on Carl and Hoodsey to search for him.
22"Gym Class Confidential"Dean CriswellEryk CasemiroFebruary 17, 2002 (2002-02-17)202
The girls' gym class has to watch a film about puberty. Macie is terrified and Ginger feels guilty because she thinks that this will tear their friendship apart. Meanwhile, Hoodsey is afraid to take showers in gym class because he doesn't want to get naked in front of other people, all-the-while Carl is trying to break a record for the dirtiest person.
23"Fast Reputation"Joseph ScottBarbara Schwartz & Sheila M. AnthonyFebruary 24, 2002 (2002-02-24)203
After being called a "nice" girl for too long, Ginger, along with Dodie and Macie, crash a high school party. There, she runs into a "cool guy" named Jake. Rumors spread that Ginger and Jake made out and her reputation is ruined. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey start their own food cart business featuring dishes with gross-out names.
24"The Nurses' Strike"Michael Dædalus KennySheila M. AnthonyMarch 10, 2002 (2002-03-10)204
Lois is out of work because of the nurses' strike. She decides to run her own cleaning business which just so happens to embarrass Ginger. But since she needs the money for a school trip, Ginger joins her mother and finds that the mother-daughter time is actually fun. Miranda eventually finds out and has Courtney hire Lois to clean her house to embarrass Ginger. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey try to train Principal Milty's dog, The Duchess, but only Hoodsey can truly get through to her.
25"Trouble in Gal Pal Land"Ron NobleSheila M. AnthonyMarch 17, 2002 (2002-03-17)205
Courtney and Miranda get into an argument in gym class and Courtney has Miranda exiled from the group. When Ginger sticks up for Miranda in front of everyone, Miranda feels that she owes Ginger and becomes her new best friend. However, Miranda becomes pushy, inconsiderate, and down right annoying to Ginger, Dodie, Macie and Darren. Meanwhile, Hoodsey poses as a street urchin to help Mrs. Gripling win the election of president of the charity committee and her country club.
26"Sibling Revile-ry"Anthony BellErin EhrlichMarch 24, 2002 (2002-03-24)206
Ginger is elected onto the student council. She creates a "big brother/sister" program in which if a kid gets in trouble, they won't be sent to detention, they will have an older role model to "correct" them. But as her program spreads, students purposely get in trouble so they can be paired up with cool people from the high school. The program reaches the elementary school. At the same time Carl damages the school's septic tank. He is assigned a military-style big brother who wants to make Carl into a perfect angel.
27"Losing Nana Bishop"Dean CriswellEryk CasemiroMarch 31, 2002 (2002-03-31)207
Dodie and Hoodsey's grandmother passes away. Mrs. Bishop wants Hoodsey to speak at the funeral, but he hasn't a clue what to say since he wasn't nearly as close to her as Dodie was. The experience inspires Ginger to learn more about her grandmother. She talks to her father and watches old home movies only to learn that she and her grandmother had a special bond. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey accidentally lock themselves in shackles and an iron mask when they lose the key.
28"TGIF"Joseph ScottRafi Simon & Sheila M. Anthony (story)
Barbara Schwartz (based on an idea)
April 7, 2002 (2002-04-07)208
On Friday the 13th, Ginger's house is discovered as having a deadly mold that attracts a lot of media attention. When Lois and Carl make the best of a bad situation by "putting their own spin on it" to the press, Ginger refuses to stay with them at the Bishop's and stays with Courtney instead. Carl is disappointed when Hoodsey doesn't want to help him have the unluckiest experience ever.
29"Lunatic Lake"Michael Dædalus KennyEryk CasemiroApril 14, 2002 (2002-04-14)209

Macie and Ginger are nervous about vacationing with Dodie's family to Loon Lake because they feel Mrs. Bishop is a little intense. Carl and Hoodsey plan to make a movie based on an escaped mental patient that is believed to be hiding in the Loon Lake area. When they sneak out of the cabin in the middle of the night, Joann and the girls go looking for them, only to run into the real lunatic.

Note: This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award (Outstanding Animated Program Less Than One Hour) in 2002.
30"April's Fools"Anthony BellStory by : Emily Kapnek & Vera Duffy
Teleplay by : Vera Duffy
April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21)210
Ginger decided to play an April's Fools joke on Dodie by forging a love note from the weirdest guy in school. Dodie admits she really likes the guy, Dustin, and Dustin admits to really liking Macie. Carl fools Blake into thinking that he sold his tonsils (which he stole in Dare I, Darren?). But everything goes wrong when they realize that Joann accidentally threw the tonsils bottle away.
31"Ms. Foutley's Boys"Ron NobleEmily KapnekApril 28, 2002 (2002-04-28)211
Lois starts to date Buzz, the plumber that helped fix the mold problem in "TGIF". Shortly after, he and his three sons are living in Lois' house as Buzz fixes everything without asking, giving it a "man's touch". Ginger feels caught between her intolerance of Buzz and the fact that she doesn't want her mom to end up alone. Meanwhile, Carl uses Buzz's three sons as guinea pigs for his latest inventions.
32"Love with a Proper Transfer Student"Dean CriswellStory by : Emily Kapnek, Sheila M. Anthony & Erin Ehrlich
Teleplay by : Erin Ehrlich
May 5, 2002 (2002-05-05)212
Dodie signs up for the school musical in hopes that she'll get the lead part so that she could kiss Joaquin, the new student. Ginger also has a crush on Joaquin and when she lands the role as the lead, an innocent stage kiss turns into a passionate one, causing tension between Dodie and Ginger. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey concoct a love potion that they think Ginger drank, making them responsible for the love triangle. It turns out, Lois was the one that drank the potion and it didn't have any effect.
33"Family Therapy"Joseph ScottStory by : Sheila M. Anthony & Paul Greenberg
Teleplay by : Paul Greenberg
May 12, 2002 (2002-05-12)213
Macie's parents forget about her thirteenth birthday. When Ginger tells Bobby and Bobbie Lightfoot, they feel extremely guilty and ensure that they make it up to Macie. They begin to treat her like a four-year-old, showering her with baby toys and hosting her birthday party at a petting zoo. At the end, Macie decides that while she's had fun catching up on lost childhood, she is a teenager now and her parents should treat her as such. Meanwhile, Carl hides in fear from an escaped naked mole-rat that crawled up his pants leg, but later he decides to find it, losing his fear when he discovers that it's even more frightened of him.
34"New Girl in Town"Michael Dædalus KennySheila M. AnthonyMay 19, 2002 (2002-05-19)214
The new girl in school, Laetitia Bowers, is not welcomed with open arms. Her gothic appearance and the fact that she carried around a fake skull only helped people circulate the rumor that the reason she and her father, who is a mortician, left town was because Mr. Bowers accidentally embalmed someone who was still alive. Ginger sees through these lies and promises Laetitia she can get the "in" crowd to come to her party. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey are guilted into staying at Brandon's birthday party because they are the only ones there and Brandon's parents think he's popular.
35"Ginger's Solo"Ron NobleStory by : Emily Kapnek & Erin Ehrlich
Teleplay by : Erin Ehrlich
June 2, 2002 (2002-06-02)215
The Lucky Jr. High band is going to perform at Sasha's school in Heathered Hills. Ginger takes this opportunity to go with the band (playing the triangle in the performance). But as it turns out, Sasha already has a girlfriend. Meanwhile, Carl tries to raise money by fooling people into thinking he's a psychic.
36"Mommie Nearest"Anthony BellSheila M. AnthonyJune 9, 2002 (2002-06-09)216
Courtney's mother has to stay in the hospital after a bad face lift, causing Courtney to find comfort in Lois. Ginger becomes jealous of Lois and Courtney's bond, especially when Courtney has to stay in their house for a few days. Meanwhile, Dr. Dave convinces Carl to wear a fake chin before going into surgery to make his real one larger.
37"And She Was Gone"Mark RisleyEmily KapnekJune 16, 2002 (2002-06-16)217

Ginger writes a poem about a girl who wants to disappear for a competition. When Ms. Zorski reads it, she believes Ginger is suicidally depressed and makes her see the school psychologist. Meanwhile, Carl tests his vanishing powder on Noelle Sussman, who he thinks is a nobody. But when Noelle really does disappear, Carl deeply regrets it.

Note: This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award (Outstanding Animated Program Less Than One Hour).
38"No Hope for Courtney"Dean CriswellStory by : Emily Kapnek & Laura McCreary
Teleplay by : Laura McCreary
June 23, 2002 (2002-06-23)218
Ginger helps a common geek, Hope Rogers, find confidence. Unfortunately, this confidence caused her to change her look and take over Courtney's position as the most popular girl in school. As all of Courtney's group has turned on her, Courtney becomes a hopeless wreck. Meanwhile, Mrs. Gordon, tired of Carl's practical jokes, retires, upsetting him. Eventually he begs Mrs. Gordon to come back, and she agrees but she passes away shortly after. This episode was dedicated to Kathleen Freeman, the voice of Mrs. Gordon, who died of cancer at age 82.
39"Next Question"Joseph ScottEryk CasemiroJune 22, 2003 (2003-06-22)219
Ginger develops a crush on her quiz team teacher, Mr. Gardner, and is convinced by Dodie that he likes her back. Ginger ends up embarrassing herself in front of everyone by asking Mr. Gardner out in the middle of a televised quiz competition. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey try to free the city groundhog so they use the situation for product endorsement.
40"Driven to Extremes"Michael Dædalus KennyStory by : Nate Eddinger & Erin Ehrlich
Teleplay by : Erin Ehrlich
June 29, 2003 (2003-06-29)220
A terribly strict substitute teacher comes Ms. Zorski's class, making everyone's lives miserable. Miranda arranges for the students to T.P. the substitute's house and ring the door bell, pelting her with eggs when she comes to answer. Ginger thinks it's going a little too far and backs out. But when she becomes concerned for the substitute, she decides to put an end to her classmates' schemes. On Monday, Ginger makes her speech to the sub about her strictness, and unfortunately she gets detention as a result. Meanwhile, Carl offers to teach Mr. Licorice how to ride a motorcycle for a pet talent show.

Season 3 (2002–16)Edit

  • 10 of these episodes aired on Nickelodeon from 2001 to 2004, 2 episodes aired on Nicktoons from 2004 to 2006, while 4 episodes aired in 2016 and 2 episodes never aired in the U.S.
No.TitleDirected byWritten byU.S. air dateProd.
41–43"Foutley's on Ice/Far from Home"Michael Dædalus Kenny (part 1), Anthony Bell (part 2) &
Joseph Scott (part 3)
Emily KapnekAugust 9, 2002 (2002-08-09)301–303

Miranda and Mipsy pay off the board members at Avalanche Arts Academy (a private arts school) to accept Ginger for a semester term and later decide to have Ginger away for good. With Ginger out of the picture, Miranda and Mipsy figure they can get more attention from Courtney. When Ginger arrives at the school, Mipsy's cousin, Mitzi (refers herself as Thea to ginger), has the job to make Ginger feel welcome and convince her to stay full time. Meanwhile, Darren starts to develop feelings for Ginger. Also, Courtney decides she needs to spend as much time with Dodie and Macie to try to soak up every last bit of Ginger, but her plans change when she discovers Miranda and Mipsy's scandal. Finally, Carl becomes jealous when he thinks Hoodsey and Noelle like each other while they enter Noelle in a freak show competition (because of her telekinetic powers).

Note: This episode is available on DVD.
44"Wicked Game"Ron NobleEmily KapnekAugust 30, 2003 (2003-08-30)304
Ginger returns from Avalanche Arts Academy. When she does, Dodie and Macie feel like they've been bumped down a spot as Ginger seems preoccupied with her boyfriend, Darren. Mipsy and Miranda are also unhappy with the situation because now Ginger ignores them, making it impossible for them to embarrass her. They talk Dodie and Macie into helping them break-up Ginger and Darren. Ginger eventually finds out about the plot, thanks to Courtney. Meanwhile, Noelle loses Carl to Polly Shuster in a bet. For an entire weekend, Carl has to play "Parrot World" with Polly. Blake takes pictures of Carl actually enjoying this game and plans to use them for blackmail.
45"The Easter Ham"Dean CriswellEryk CasemiroApril 11, 2004 (2004-04-11)305
Lois and Joann fight over the last ham for Easter in the supermarket. Joann has to go to the hospital and she made the Foutleys off-limits to the Bishops. Ginger has to decide whether to throw Darren's birthday party without Dodie or not. Meanwhile, Carl, Brandon, and Hoodsey begin to sell Easter candy. When Brandon quits, Hoodsey takes over as the entertainer, but Joann's feud with the Foutleys complicates matters.
46"About Face"Anthony BellEmily KapnekMay 23, 2004 (2004-05-23)306
Dodie's mother gets a job substitute-teaching at Dodie's school. Dodie feels betrayed when her mother begins to start hanging out with Courtney and the "in" crowd. Dodie later finds out that it may be a result of Joann being crowned "Missed Popularity" as a kid. Meanwhile, Dr. Dave plans on proposing to Lois, but the engagement ring gets stuck on Carl's finger. Blake uses this and the photos he took of Parrot World to ruin his relationship with Noelle. Also, Dr. Dave's mother comes to town and she and Lois don't make nice.
47–48"Butterflies Are Free"Michael Dædalus Kenny (part 1) &
Ron Noble (part 2)
Eryk Casemiro & Emily KapnekJune 13, 2004 (2004-06-13)307–308
Ginger and her friends are graduating junior high school, and Ginger is asked to give the speech at graduation. She has trouble writing one, however, because it seems that she and her friends are being pulled in all different directions. Macie's new band mate has his eye on her, Darren gets involved in football, and Dodie with cheerleading. Carl and Hoodsey and their classmates are graduating elementary school as well, and it comes up that Polly Shuster trick into putting Carl's petrified eyeball, Blake's tonsils, and Mr. Licorice's tooth into a time capsule.
49"Heat Lightning"Michael Dædalus KennyEryk CasemiroJune 27, 2004 (2004-06-27)309

Ginger, Dodie, Macie, and Courtney return to Camp Caprice as counselors. Ginger begins to feel that she may not want Darren as a boyfriend, but Sasha instead. After a bad run-in with Sasha, Ginger realizes that she didn't want to date him, she only wanted the feelings she had when she first met him. Meanwhile, Dr. Dave has to stay with Lois because his house is being fumigated, and it turns out that his mother has to stay there too. Carl and Hoodsey try to deal with the ongoing heat wave.

At this point in the series, Ginger, Dodie, Macie, Courtney and Darren have new hairstyles; they all have longer hair and Dodie now keeps her hair down.
50"Fair to Cloudy"Andrei SvislotskiKate BoutilierJuly 4, 2004 (2004-07-04)310

Ginger, Dodie, and Macie prepare for their annual trip to the county fair, only Ginger has one last-minute addition, Darren. To retaliate, Dodie invites Courtney along, too. Darren ends up thinking the whole thing is "lame" and Courtney has to examine every little thing. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey try to free a two-headed horse at the fair.

Note: This was the last episode to premiere on Nickelodeon. Two later episodes premiered on Nicktoons.
51"Stuff'll Kill Ya"Mark RisleyEmily KapnekNovember 14, 2006 (2006-11-14) (Nicktoons)311
Ginger's busy high school schedule leads her to count on a caffeine drink called the "Mocho Loco Frothinator" to keep her awake. This causes her to become extremely hyper, but she crashes and burns without more, making it an unhealthy addiction. Meanwhile, Carl's disregard for the rules make him think he's inhaled something deadly. However, it is only a fake story that his teacher creates as payback for his daughter's misfortune.
52"Detention"Ron NobleAdam CohenOctober 22, 2016 (2016-10-22) (NickSplat)312
Ginger gets detention for sleeping in Ms. Zorski II's class (during Stuff'll Kill Ya), meaning she can't attend Darren's football game. She knows he'll be upset if she doesn't show up, so she asks Dodie to dress up as her to go to the game. Ginger also meets Orion in detention, and they become friends.
53"Kiss Today Goodbye"John HolmquistKate BoutilierOctober 22, 2016 (2016-10-22) (NickSplat)313
While desperately trying to be accepted onto the pep squad, Dodie discovers that Darren has been secretly having a relationship with the head cheerleader, Simone. Dodie wants to tell Ginger, but doesn't want to risk her place on the squad by angering Simone. Not wanting to be responsible for their break-up, Dodie writes Darren a letter encouraging him to come clean with Ginger. Meanwhile, Carl and Lois go house hunting.
54"A Lesson in Tightropes"Mark RisleyEmily KapnekOctober 23, 2016 (2016-10-23) (NickSplat)314
Darren finally decides to tell Ginger the truth, and he breaks up with her. She returns home where her friends try to comfort her, until she eventually cries herself to sleep. When her Mom comes to check on her, she finds Ginger unconscious due to an acute appendicitis attack and she is rushed to the hospital, where Dr. Dave saves her life by performing an emergency appendectomy. As she is recovering, many of her friends and family come to visit, including her father, Jonas. Carl becomes worried that their father's appearance will rekindle Lois's feelings for him and ruin her relationship with Dr. Dave. Meanwhile, Ginger reflects on her relationship with Darren and Orion comes to reveal his true feelings for her.
55"Dodie's Big Break"Michael Dædalus KennyStory by : Adam Cohen
Teleplay by : Sheila M. Anthony
October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23) (NickSplat)315
Ginger returns to school after her illness, and Dodie is promoted to the position of the pep squad's official "Gopher" mascot. While performing her routine, the cheerleaders fall out of their pyramid and end up landing on top of Dodie. She breaks her leg and the squad decides to console her by making her an official member of the squad. With her new cheerleader status, Dodie ends up ignoring Ginger and Macie, who are fed up with the whole thing. When they discover that Dodie has been lying about breaking her leg, they set out to trick Dodie into blowing her own cover in front of the squad. Meanwhile, Carl teams up with a real estate agent and becomes involved in selling houses.
56"Battle of the Bands"Andrei SvislotskiAdam CohenUnaired316
When Ginger learns that the band program is being cut in order to pay for the football team's stain resistant uniforms, she becomes angry and decides to start a petition to bring the band back, claiming that she is doing it to help Macie. Darren, who wants to keep the uniforms, starts a campaign against Ginger to keep them. As the two groups fight it out over the issue, Ginger begins to realize that the real reason she is hanging on to her side of the argument is to get back at Darren. Carl, who made a promise to be good once he reached middle school, has been hearing voices in his head telling him to be bad. He and Hoodsey use a loophole in their pact to cause problems at the high school instead, and end up interfering with Ginger's plan to make a statement at the football game.
57"Ten Chairs"Ron NobleEryk CasemiroNovember 24, 2004 (2004-11-24) (Nicktoons)317
Ginger decides to give the last open chair at the Thanksgiving table to her father, Jonas (which Lois doesn't know and which doesn't sit well with Carl). Carl and Hoodsey purchase a turkey so they can set it free, only ruining the party.
58–60"The Wedding Frame"Michael Dædalus Kenny (part 1), Ron Noble (part 2) &
Mark Risley & Michael Dædalus Kenny (part 3)
Emily Kapnek & Eryk CasemiroUnaired318–320

Someone is trying to sabotage Lois and Dr. Dave's wedding, which Dr. Dave's mother is planning by hiring Nikki LaPorte to play the role of Dr. Dave's old girlfriend. As Ginger is helping her mother plan the wedding, she realizes she has commitment issues and begins to rethink her relationship with Orion and her old one with Darren. Carl and Hoodsey investigate the situation with Lois' wedding while Noelle does the same, on a much more accurate track. Also, Courtney's family loses all their fortune after Mr. Gripling is arrested.

Note: This episode is available on VHS and DVD. In the United States, the episode was released on DVD in 2004, though one of the episodes leading up to it has never aired in the country.


  1. ^ a b "As Told by Ginger Schedule - TV Listings". Bright House Networks.