As Told By Ginger

Season 3 Episode 12

A Lesson in Tightropes

Aired Saturday 2:00 PM Unknown on Nickelodeon
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A Lesson in Tightropes
There had been a bit of tension between Darren and Ginger, and when Darren tells Ginger it's over, she doesn't take it too well. On top of losing her boyfriend, she suffers an appendix rupture, which causes worry in the family. When Jonas shows up to support Ginger, Carl fears Lois will dump Dr. Dave and go back to his father.moreless

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  • perfect

    ginger and darren break up and ginger does not take it well. even worse, she develops appendicitis, and needs an emergency operation. jonas shows up and dr. dave and carl think he and lois might get back together. meanwhile, ginger is feeling better after her operation but is hurt darren has not come to visit.

    such a sad episode. the montage of baby ginger was such a heartwrenching scene. the song to set the mood was also well done. overall this was a very sad episode with a great plot, and so i will give this episode an A+ for a grademoreless
  • Nothing worth having ever comes easy-Ginger Foutley So true relating to this episode. Darren is a great friend to her, the one person she can talk to about anything. In losing Darren, she lost a part of herself. Worth having,but hard to get over.moreless

    Beautifully crafted, and not what a cartoon usually is. Ginger is not worthy of being called a cartoon, it's something better than that. What better way to show vulnerability than by almost killing off the main character? The breakup was bound to happen and was skillfully created by writer Emily Kapnek. For one thing, the episode started off with foreshadowing and darkness, unlike the lighthearted air that usually starts off the show. The best part has to be the playing of Ginger's song "Splinter in my Heart". The song, played during her operation shows how detached Ginger is then. AMAZINGmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This is the first episode we hear Ginger and her band sing.
      The words to Ginger's song are:
      It's kinda' sad really
      I'm like a soul who lingers
      As the credits roll I still can't leave the picture
      The picture I hold in my heart
      There's a road left to travel
      Bridges left to burn
      Songs I havent written
      Lessons left to learn
      There's reasons left to fight
      There's you to kiss goodnight
      Hold on...hold on tight
      It makes me mad really
      Wish I could blame a twister
      Or a Hurricane Or my pesky sister
      Wish I could blame away this feeling in my heart

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Dodie: (singing) Oh, here's your get well song.
      Macie: (also singing) It isn't very long.
      Ginger: Hey, that was great.

    • Ginger: I feel like my insides just exploded...
      Dodie: (setting down the broken picture frame) The first heartbreak is always the worst. (Getting an elbow from Macie) Well, that's what it said in Teen Queen.

    • Ginger: That's all he wrote ... Why didn't he finish it?
      Nurse: But he did finish ... It just doesn't have an ending.

    • Hoodsey: Maybe this was fate's way of telling me, "Now, you get nothing!"

  • NOTES (2)