Next Question is the nineteenth episode (39th overall) of the second season which was broadcast on June 22, 2003.


Ginger develops a crush on her quiz team teacher, Mr. Gardner, and is convinced by Dodie that he likes her back. Ginger ends up embarrassing herself in front of everyone by asking Mr. Gardner out in the middle of a televised quiz competition. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey try to free the city groundhog so they use the situation for product endorsement.


  • Ginger Foutley 
  • Carl Foutley 
  • Macie Lightfoot 
  • Hoodsey Bishop 
  • Dodie Bishop 
  • Lois Foutley 
  • Brandon Higsby 
  • Quiz Bowl Opponent #1
  • Blake Gripling 
  • Mr. Licorice 
  • Pawtucket Pete
  • Dr. Randall
  • Muffin
  • Narrator 
  • Chet Zipper 
  • Pizza Dog Clerk
  • Mr. Gardner
  • Mr. Cilia (mentioned only)
  • Cleetis Boregard 
  • Archie Chang 
  • Teen Seal Singer 


Hoodsey: Spending the night at Higsby's is my idea of cruel and unusual punishment.

Hoodsey: Praying monkeys are just plain wrong and I'm a religious man. 

Cleetis Boregard: Dang groundhog done bit my arm clear off at the elbow.

Hoodsey: (referring to Brandon) Key-riffic, Carl? Are you even listening to him?

Macie: Carpe diem, Ginger. Carpe diem.

Mr. Gardner: (in Ginger's imagination) Real butter flavor topping, Ginger.

Lois: Ginger, you'll have a lot of crushes in your life. Some will make sense, others won't. You just gotta learn to recognize the difference. 

Carl: Run free little Pete! Run free! 


  • The Teen Seal Girl song from the performance that Brandon was watching on TV is played during the end credits.
  • Courtney, Miranda and Darren do not appear in this episode.
  • When talking on the phone with Ginger, Macie says to her "carpe diem". The Latin phrase for "seize the day." 


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