All Grown Up!

Memoirs of a Finster

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 6/12/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Kimi becomes obsessed with her Japanese heritage when she and the gang have to search their family trees as a school project.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nancy Cartwright

    Charles 'Chuckie' Finster

  • Cree Summer

    Susie Carmichael

  • E. G. Daily

    Tommy Pickles

  • Julia Kato

    Kira Finster

  • Michael Daedalus Kenny

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Kimmy learns her heritage and that she's japanase.

    By yuki_megami, Sep 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Yoshi: Guess what it is? (holds up oragami toilet) Kimi: A toilet? Yoshi: I'm getting better!

    • Kira: (in kimono) It's almost like... going back in time. (bows, rips kimono) Apparently a little too far back. (Kira and Kimi start laughing)

    • Chuckie: Are you done with your family tree? Kimi: Yup. You finished with your family foot?

    • Chuckie: You're not a real Finster?! Kimi: No, not technically. Chuckie: Right. 'Cause a real Finster would have taught her brother how to skate, so he won't spend an entire party on his butt risking frostbite, or death by... a big, scary ice machine!

    • Trevor: Oh, and Tommy, am I supposed to bring anything to dinner on Friday? Your mom invited me. Tommy: You know my mom? Dil: Yeah, she took T and me shopping for chicken jerky this afternoon. Tommy: Wait, you're calling him "T" now? Dil: It's the least I could do after he adopted me as his surrogate brother.

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    Notes (11)

    • We learn Chuckie doesn't know how to skate.

    • Angelica is absent from this episode.

    • We also learn that Kimi's mother side of the family is from Nagoya, Japan. And her great-grandfather is named Hiroshi Takahashi, a sumo wrestling coach from Osaka.

    • It is revealed that Kimi is a member of the Japanese club.

    • Hiro is a common Japanese boy's name.

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    Trivia (3)

    • After Dil says: "Or maybe it's because he's rolled by 26 times in the past 10 minutes," look at at Trevor's hair while he comes back around. His hair is yellow.

    • Kimi's footprint on Chuckie's project changes position throughout the episode.

    • In the beginning of the episode, when Kimi is sitting at the computer in the Java Lava and Chuckie is taking notes on their family history, the pen is in Chuckie's left hand. A few scenes later, the pen switches to Chuckie's right hand.

    Allusions (8)

    • Episode Title: Memoirs of a Finster The title of this episode refers to the novel Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden about a young Japanese girl who emerges from poverty to become a famous geisha in the 1930s and 40s.

    • Chuckie: We can always cash in on our humiliation by submitting the tape to America's Dumbest Home Videos. An obvious reference to the show, America's Funniest Home Videos, where people can submit home videos that they think are funny.

    • Kimi: Chuckie-chan.
      Chuckie-chan was also a song on the Rugrats in Paris: The Movie soundtrack.

    • Kabuki: Term / Meaning
      Kabuki is a traditional Japanese form of theater, in the early years, both, men and women acted in Kabuki plays. Later during the Edo period, the Tokugawa shogunate forbade the acting to women, a restriction that survives to the present day. Several male kabuki actors are, therefore, specialized in playing female roles.

    • Japanese House: Entering
      When entering a Japanese house, you should take off your shoes at the entrance (genkan) and change into slippers, which are usually provided by the host. They do this because of hygienic reasons.

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