|Someone once told me the grass is much|
greener, on the other side.
|Work it! I need a glass of water.|
So what makes As Told By Ginger worthy of such a retrospective on this beautiful Thursday? Well, for starters, it's one of the few animated shows in which the characters CHANGE CLOTHES. I cannot begin to tell you how fascinating I thought that was. True, most of the clothes were disgusting, but at least it wasn't like Hey Arnold! where you'd have to wonder episode after episode if he was wearing a kilt or just a really long shirt.
|Who could forget this classic bear print skirt?|
Unfortunately, As Told By Ginger waned in popularity, and most of the final episodes, which were set in high school, were never broadcast in the states. (Thankfully, they've since turned up on YouTube). Sure, the positioning of the characters' mouths made it look like they lived on a toxic waste dump. And yeah, it was really hard to rally for a protagonist who complained as often as she didn't straighten her hair. But this show is still a fucking classic.
So this truly is a Throwback Thursday to a beloved show, one from the not-so-distant past but still overlooked in the grand scheme of things. To give you a nostalgic taste of what we all miss, here's one of the best musical performances ever.