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The Wedding Frame
Season 3, Episode 18-20
Episode Information
Air date: Unaired in the U.S.
Written by: Emily Kapnek & Eryk Casemiro
Directed by: Part 1 - Michael Daedalus Kenny Part 2 - Ron Noble

Part 3 - Mark Risley & Michael Daedalus Kenny

Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: Ten Chairs

The Wedding Frame is the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth episode (58th, 59th, and 60th overall) of the third season. This episode remains unaired in the United States. This three part episode serves as the series finale.

The Meaning of Life Lesson

"You know we're not put on this Earth to live perfect lives, where we never get hurt or we never make mistakes. We're put here to hurl ourselves head first into this crazy world and the bruises and scraps you get along the way, they just mean your living life." - Lois Foutley


Someone is trying to sabotage Lois and Dr. Dave's wedding, which Dr. Dave's mother is planning by hiring Nikki LaPorte to play the role of Dr. Dave's old girlfriend. As Ginger is helping her mother plan the wedding, she realizes she has commitment issues and begins to rethink her relationship with Orion and her old one with Darren. Carl and Hoodsey investigate the situation with Lois' wedding while Noelle does the same, on a much more accurate track. Meanwhile, the Griplings lose all their money when Mr. Gripling is arrested and have to live where the Foutleys used to live, before the Foutleys moved to the Griplings old neighborhood.



As we see Lois and Dave are getting ready to tie the knot, we hear an adult Ginger talking about the wedding and mentioning about having to survive on this crazy planet. We see Ginger all grown up along with her family and friends. As they attended her latest book reading. We see Lois is still married to Dr. Dave, Carl and Hoodsey are now famous reporters, Hoodsey is seen sitting next to Macie (whom maybe married to),she is seen sitting next to Dodie with her husband Chet Zipper and their one year old daughter and next to them is Darren holding a baby girl, that looks like Ginger. As Ginger finishes reading, she looks up smiles happily and begins thanking us the viewing audience, her family, friends and fans. Ginger closes her book, with the title saying "As Told By Ginger", puts both of her hands on top of the book and a ring can be seen on her left hand.



  • Ginger Foutley 
  • Carl Foutley 
  • Macie Lightfoot 
  • Hoodsey Bishop 
  • Darren Patterson 
  • Dodie Bishop
  • Lois Foutley 
  • Chet Zipper (in the epilogue)
  • Rhesus 
  • Brandon Higsby 
  • Minister
  • Jonas Foutley 
  • Ben (Jonas' dog)
  • Nicholas LaPorte 
  • Diane Francis 
  • Myrna 
  • Monster (Carl's dog)
  • Courtney Gripling 
  • Blake Gripling 
  • Claire Gripling (cameo)
  • Prescott Gripling (cameo) 
  • Winston (cameo)
  • Miranda Killgallen 
  • Nikki LaPorte 
  • Maryellen 
  • Librarian 
  • Archie Chang 
  • Rock Chick 
  • Delivery Man
  • Camera Man 
  • Orion 
  • Mrs. Dave
  • Dr. Dave
  • Noelle Sussman 
  • Simone 
  • Mrs. Patterson 
  • Mr. Patterson (cameo) 
  • Buzz Harris 
  • Junior 
  • Junior Sr. 
  • Buddy Baker 
  • Will Patterson 
  • Dr. Ron 
  • Sales Clerk 
  • Anesthesiologist Al 
  • Principal Milty (cameo)
  • Ms. Zorski (cameo) 
  • Joann Bishop 
  • Dave Bishop (cameo) 
  • Bobbie Lightfoot (cameo)
  • Bobby Lightfoot (cameo) 
  • Mr. Killgallen (cameo) 
  • Mr. Hepper (cameo) 
  • Hope Rogers (cameo) 


Buzz: (talking to his sons) Uh-huh. Uh, don't burn anything while I'm gone. 

Carl: Let's be quick about this. In and out. Nobody knows, nobody gets... Hoodsey: Body lice? Carl: Yeah. Here's hoping.

Hoodsey: (offscreen) Right back at you, little buddy. Carl: (offscreen) Don't call me that. 

Ginger: (reading Lois' wedding vows) If it wasn't for you, I'd be up late at night with a pint of ice cream or some pork rinds on rice. If it wasn't for you, I'd be a cynic of love who never shared laughter or my dish washing glove. If it wasn't for you, and the comfort you bring I wouldn't have had the faith to accept your wedding ring. If it wasn't for the way you filled my heart with glee, if it wasn't for you I wouldn't be me. That was beautiful, mom. 

Hoodsey: (shouting) I sweat a lot okay?! 


  • Impersonation (or identity theft) is illegal, so Nikki would've been arrested for impersonating Dr. Dave's old girlfriend Diane Francis.
  • This is the first episode and Nickelodeon show to have a gay character and a cross dresser.
  • At the epilogue of the episode Courtney, Miranda, Blake, Brandon, Jonas Foutley, Noelle and Sasha do not appear. Many fans believe that they are not doing very well.
  • Winston still lives with the Gripling family after their fortune is all gone.
  • Courtney, Blake, and their mother are seen wearing old clothing.
  • This is the first time we see the inside of Jonas Foutley's apartment.
  • As Ginger closes her book, you can see Ginger's pilot version on the cover.
  • Carl's dog Monster makes his first appearance.
  • Ginger's latest book shares the same title as the series itself.
  • When Lois, Carl and Ginger drive by a cemetery, one tombstone reads "ATBG" and the other one reads "RIP". This translates to "As Told by Ginger" and "Rest in Peace". It represents the fact that this episode is the series finale. 
  • In part 3, Carl and Hoodsey are having cereal with the name "Kapnek Krunch!" on the front of the box. This is a reference to Emily Kapnek, the creator of the series.

Cultural References

  • When Carl and Hoodsey are seen flipping channels, you can see two shows. One that shows a wild man swinging and slams into a tree and the other one shows a baby with a pot on his head and banging on it with two wooden spoons. These are the references:
    • George of the Jungle
    •  Rugrats
  • The arresting of Mr. Gripling for insider trading is a reference to Bernard Madoff for his Ponzi Scheme/"Madoff Investment Scandal".
  • A music video that Ginger watches on TV is reference to the 1997 film Titanic. 
  • When Carl and Hoodsey entered Jonas Foutley's apartment, you can see a lamp in the shape of a woman's leg which is a reference to the film A Christmas Story.


  • Many fans believed that Hoodsey and Macie are married to each other as a wedding ring can be seen on Hoodsey's left hand and both of them are sitting close to each other instead of inches away.
  • As Ginger closes her book, you can see Ginger's pilot version on the cover.
  • Many fans believed that Ginger had been reading from her book this entire time since season one, episode one.
  • Ginger had turned her diary into a best selling novel.


Lois Gives Ginger Life Advice As Told By Ginger The Splat02:04

Lois Gives Ginger Life Advice As Told By Ginger The Splat


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