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.
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
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.
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.
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.