As Told By Ginger

And She Was Gone

Season 2, Ep 21, Aired 11/24/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Ginger writes a story for a writing competition about a girl who wishes she could disappear and does, but Ms. Zorski is afraid it's a little more autobiographical than Ginger lets on; Carl uses "vanishing powder" on a classmate, only to realize she was "the female Carl Foutley" - and the stuff (apparently) works.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Laraine Newman

    Lois Foutley

  • Tress MacNeille

    Hoodsey Bishop

  • Cree Summer

    Miranda Killghallen

  • Kathleen Freeman

    Mrs. Gordon

  • Melissa Disney

    Ginger Foutley

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • This episode is the best!

    By Bricriu333, Nov 08, 2007

  • well this episode happens to be my all time favorite i remeber watching it years ago and i was just like omg this one is so my favorite

    By xxBrendaxxAnnxx, Mar 14, 2007

  • When Ginger writes a poem for a contest for young writers, everyone but her think that the poem is depressing and is about her. Mean while Carl and Hoodsey try to banish a classmate, who they soon discover is just like them.

    By CalmTiger, Dec 18, 2006

  • Ginger writes a poem for a contest but, when everyone reads it thinks she wants to \\\"disappear.\\\"

    By JCFreak88, Jul 25, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Carl: (to the store owner, Louie) Buying just the powder without the potion would be a tad irresponsible, don't you think? Louie: (burps loudly) Hoodsey: Looks like Louie couldn't give a rat's hiney, huh, Carl.

    • Miranda: (to Ginger) There are days I'd really wished you'd disappear, but I had no idea you felt that way too!

    • Carl: (to Noelle) Where have you been all my life?

    • Carl: Without Gripling, whose life would we make miserable? Without Higsby, who would we make fun all of the time? Hoodsey: I was thinking we could ban Higsby and just, you know, make fun of Blake more frequently.

    • Miranda: (to Ginger) Man, if I had known you were, like, clinically depressed, I might have gone a little easier on you.

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    Notes (5)

    • Nothing new about a show's creator doing a voice on the show; others include Craig Bartlett Hey Arnold! , Peter Hannan CatDog, Joe Murray Rocko's Modern Life, Maxwell Atoms The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy , Butch Hartman Fairly Oddparents and Jhonen Vasquez Invader Zim; (he's credited as "mr. scolex"). King of the Hill goes one better; its creator, Mike Judge, is the voice of the main character, Hank.) For that matter, Walt Disney was the original voice of Mickey Mouse!

    • This episode was nominated for an Emmy for Best Animated Program (Programming Less Than One Hour) but lost to The Simpsons episode, "Three Gays of the Condo".

    • The first episode to air after ATBG's 4 month hiatus in mid-2002, with the last episode being "Ginger's Solo".

    • This episode was supposed to be called "And Then She Was Gone", but that was a title of an individual murder story. If you think that is nothing, if you compare the poem said in the closing credits to the poem said in the episode, there were words omitted and added in the closing credit poem. Among those, when it comes to the line "...And then, she was gone", the word "then" was removed in the closing credits. For those who did not see the episode when it premiered, you cannot compare the closing credit poem to the episode poem, since the "closing-credits-squished-for-special-announcement" concept replaced the original credits since 2001.

    • Nick did not rerun this episode until 2 3/4 months after its original airing.

    Trivia (5)

    • Courtney dyed her hair black just to get attention. She looks like the girl in the black and white sequence.

    • Noelle was held back a year in kindergarten, so presumably she's a year older than Carl. Carl seems to date older women often: first Maude and now Noelle.

    • Noelle Sussman's first "real" appearance. This isn't the first time we meet the female "Carl Foutley". On quite a few episodes... she's in the background of Carl's class.

    • Chet Zipper was credited, but did not have any lines.

    • Carl and Hoodsey use disappearing powder to make a classmate named Noel Sussman disappear. They discover that she's really weird, and actually very much like them, so they try to save her...Noel has made an appearance in tons of episodes in the background of Lucky Elementary. You can constantly see her walking by or sitting in class- I will try to get a list of all the episodes she appears in.

    Allusions (1)

    • As Ginger types the poem, it is visualized in a black and white sequence with a goth-looking person. This is sort of along the lines of the original-but-not-well-known 1982 Tim Burton animated short "Vincent", a short based on a poem Burton wrote about a gothic-looking boy named Vincent Malloy who imagines being horror flick star Vincent Price, but Malloy gets too carried away with his allusions and imaginations. It is wonderfully narrated by Price himself ("Vincent Malloy is 7 years old. He is very polite and does what he's told." "...While other children read books like 'Go Jane Go', his favorite author was Edgar Allen Poe!"). For those who want to see it, it is on the "Nightmare Before Christmas" DVD.

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