Far From Home is the first, second and third episode (41st, 42nd and 43rd overall) of the third season which was broadcast on August 9, 2003.


Miranda and Mipsy pay off the board members at Avalanche Arts Academy to accept Ginger for a semester term and later decide to have Ginger away for good. With Ginger out of the picture, Miranda and Mipsy figure they can get more attention from Courtney. When Ginger arrives at the school, Mipsy's cousin, Mitzi, has the job of making Ginger feel welcome and convince her to stay full time. Meanwhile, Darren starts to develop feelings for Ginger. Also, Courtney decides she needs to spend as much time with Dodie and Macie as possible to try to soak up every last bit of Ginger, but her plans change when she discovers Miranda and Mipsy's scandal. Later, Carl becomes jealous when he thinks Hoodsey and Noelle like each other while they enter Noelle in a freak show competition.


  • Ginger Foutley
  • Dodie Bishop
  • Macie Lightfoot
  • Darren Patterson
  • Courtney Gripling
  • Miranda Killgallen
  • Mipsy Mipson
  • Carl Foutley
  • Hoodsey Bishop
  • Noelle Sussman
  • Blake Gripling
  • Brandon Higsby
  • Lois Foutley
  • Mr. Patterson
  • Mrs. Patterson
  • Winston
  • Ms. Zorski
  • Dwayne Cochran
  • Thea Mipson 
  • Fred
  • Punk Kid
  • Turtle Eater
  • Ian Richton (cameo)
  • Dustin (cameo)
  • Jean-Pierre (cameo)
  • Katie (cameo)
  • Laetitia Bowers (cameo) 
  • Stuart Higsby (cameo) 
  • Chet Zipper (cameo)
  • Terrence (cameo)
  • Giselle (mentioned only)
  • Hysterical Citizen 
  • Space Cannibal
  • Silver Haired Woman 
  • Cheese Attendant 
  • Hip Art Student 
  • Radio Voice 
  • Train Conductor 
  • Bus Driver 


Hoodsey: (referring to Blake) If Dullsville had a president, you'd be mayor. Carl: No, president. Hoodsey: Yeah, president.

Lois: Hmm. "Do not disturb". We should put this on your sister's door. I'm guessing it's too late for you.

Ginger: (her first lines of part 2) Sometimes when you're expected to say something really meaningful, it becomes almost impossible to say anything at all.

Courtney: Group hug, girls. Group hug! Let me try to soak up every last bit of Ginger that might still be on you.

Courtney: Oh my, gosh! This is total propaganda! If I'm not using that word incorrectly.

Bus Driver: (addressing the passengers) Rest stop. Those of you with legs, feel free to stretch them. 


  • The alternate title for this episode is Foutley's on Ice.
  • At the end of part 1, it is shown that Ginger has a sticker of the little seal girl character on the mirror located on the back of her door. 
  • In part 1, Courtney says that Ginger going away reminds her of when her favorite character was killed off on the soap opera Loves of Our Lives. A reference to the long running daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. 
  • This episode was released on VHS and DVD on April 5, 2005.


  • In part 2 when Fred says to Ginger "How about taking a little ride?", his mouth doesn't move.