As Told By Ginger

Season 2 Episode 21

And She Was Gone

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Aired Saturday 2:00 PM Nov 24, 2002 on Nickelodeon
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And She Was Gone
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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.moreless

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  • This episode is the best!

    10
    This is my favorite episode!!! I love it! I love Ginger's poem! I'ts so sad but very good at the same time! That's now my favorite poem!!! She chose to walk alone

    Though others wondered why

    Refused to look before her,

    Kept eyes cast upwards,

    Towards the sky.



    She didn't have companions

    No need for earthly things.

    Only wanted freedom,

    From what she felt were

    Puppet strings.



    She longed to be a bird. That she might fly away.

    She pitied every blade of grass

    For planted they would stay.



    She longed to be a flame,

    That brightly danced alone.

    Felt jealous of the steam

    That made the air its only home.



    Some say she wished too hard.

    Some say she wished too long.

    But we awoke one autumn day

    To find that she was gone.



    The trees, they say stood witness.

    The sky refused to tell.

    But someone who had seen it said

    The story played out well.



    She spread her arms out wide.

    Breathed in the break of dawn.

    She just let go of all she held...



    And she was gone.



    I love that poem sooooooooooo much! Yay!moreless
  • 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

    10
    I love as told by ginger i think its my favorite cartoon, it really is a good show and the plots are so good i think my favorite charecter is ginger all the way and i like courtney and im not sure why i just really like her, im still not sure why they stopped airing it i think they should deffinatly start airing it again, i mean i would watch it if they started playing it again. and im sure my friends would too. it just happens to be a very good tv show and i really like itmoreless
  • 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.moreless

    10
    This has to be one of the best episode of the entire series. The poem that Ginger writes has to be one of the best poems that I have ever heard. And while Ginger is dealing with everyone thinking that she is depressed, Carl is dealing with the reperucsses of making a classmate "dissapear". But when he finds out what an oddball she is, he can't keep her off his mind. Both stories deal with someone dissapearing even though one person is fictional and the other person might as well be invisable, but when both seem to dissapear is when the world seems to turn upside down. It's a must see episode.moreless
  • Ginger writes a poem for a contest but, when everyone reads it thinks she wants to \\\"disappear.\\\"

    10
    This is one of the best episodes I\\\'ve seen. The best part is at the end when someone was reading the poem outloud and showing how they made the book. Also, seeing Courtney wearing black because she depressed because Ginger is getting attention was priceless. But, when Ginger was typing her poem or reading her poem, it showed that girl climbing on all the letters gave me goosebumps. I love the black and white scenes. This is a great episode and having some dramatic parts is great for a show. All in all, this was a great episode and great background coloring.moreless
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Emily Kapnek

Noelle Sussman

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Hope Levy

Hope Levy

Lucky Elementary Librarian

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Eddie Barth

Eddie Barth

Louie

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  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Ginger: (Reading her poem)


      She chose to walk alone
      Though others wondered why
      Refused to look before her,
      Kept eyes cast upwards,
      Towards the sky.-


      She didn't have companions
      No need for earthly things.
      Only wanted freedom,
      From what she felt were
      Puppet strings.-


      She longed to be a bird. That she might fly away.
      She pitied every blade of grass
      For planted they would stay.-


      She longed to be a flame,
      That brightly danced alone.
      Felt jealous of the steam
      That made the air its only home.-


      Some say she wished too hard.
      Some say she wished too long.
      But we awoke one autumn day
      To find that she was gone..-


      The trees, they say stood witness.
      The sky refused to tell.
      But someone who had seen it said
      The story played out well.-


      She spread her arms out wide.
      Breathed in the break of dawn.
      She just let go of all she held...-


      And then she was gone.

  • 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.

  • 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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