|Season 2, Episode 8|
|Air date:||April 7, 2002|
|Written by:||Story by Rafi Simon & Sheila M. Anthony. Based on an idea by Barbara Schwartz.|
|Directed by:||Joseph Scott|
|Previous Episode:||Losing Nana Bishop|
|Next Episode:||Lunatic Lake|
TGIF is the eighth episode (28th overall) of the second season which was broadcast on April 7, 2002.
The Meaning of Life Lesson
"They said, 'Take the things that mean the most to you.' I think I left them behind. Why is it when you have time to think about stuff you did in a moment of crisis, you suddenly have big regrets and feel...lonely." - Ginger Foutley
On Friday the 13th, Ginger's house is discovered as having a deadly mold that attracts a lot of media attention. When Lois and Carl make the best of a bad situation by "putting their own spin on it" to the press, Ginger refuses to stay with them at the Bishops' and stays with Courtney instead. Carl is disappointed when Hoodsey doesn't want to help him have the unluckiest experience ever.
- Ginger Foutley
- Carl Foutley
- Macie Lightfoot
- Hoodsey Bishop
- Dodie Bishop
- Courtney Gripling
- Miranda Killgallen
- Lois Foutley
- Darren Patterson
- Brandon Higsby
- Principal Milty
- Joann Bishop
- Claire Gripling
- Prescott Gripling (on the phone only)
- Sensationalistic Reporter
- Blake Gripling
- Buzz Harris
- Reporter #1
- Reporter #2
- Reporter #3
- Mrs. Gordon
- Principal Huliski
- Mrs. Lawrence
- Delivery Man
Ginger: (talking about the car) Is it suppose to make that noise? Lois: It's when it doesn't that I know I should worry.
Buzz: Hmm hmm. I don't like the looks of this bulge here... in your wall.
Courtney: Pull out? Into what, I wonder?
Carl: Hoods, could you try to be a little more positive about being negative?
- The title of the episode "TGIF" is an acronym for the phrase "Thank God It's Friday".
- It is revealed in this episode that Macie is afraid of heights. That would explain why she passed out on the Statue of Liberty in "The Nurses' Strike".
- After staying at the Gripling's home, Ginger had finally understood 'The Grass Is Always Greener On Other Side'.
- Liz Georges is not credited for voicing Courtney during the end credits.