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The Jack and Jill reference in Ginny And Georgia season 2 explained

January 7, 2023

It’s a new year and you know what that means… another twelve months of endless potential on Netflix. The streamer is sure to release a wide range of exciting and surprising projects over the course of 2023, and they’ve certainly gotten off to a good start already. After all, Ginny And Georgia has finally returned to the screens.

Created by Sarah Lampert, the first series of the comedy-drama made a huge impression on viewers when it first premiered in February 2021.

After meeting 15-year-old Ginny and her mother Georgia, we were hooked.

We had to wait a long time for a sequel. Alas, Season 2 arrived on Thursday, January 5, 2023.

The first episode gave fans a lot to digest. However, some may find themselves pausing the installment to contemplate the Jack and Jill reference in Ginny And Georgia.

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Antonia Gentry as Ginny, Felix Mallard as Marcus Baker in episode 203 of Ginny & GeorgiaGinny and Georgia © Netflix | Amanda Matlovich

The Jack and Jill reference in Ginny And Georgia season 2 explained

In Season 2 Episode 1, Ginny and Austin run away to Zion’s house, where they have dinner with the rest of the family.

Although Zion’s parents are more than happy to receive them, it is soon established that they are in conflict over the fact that Ginny has a predominantly white upbringing, the argument being that she needs “roots”. .

Ginny is said to “don’t even know Jack and Jill”, and no, that’s not a reference to the nursery rhyme.

The reference is actually to Jack and Jill of America, a leadership organization formed during the Great Depression in 1938. It was started by African American mothers with the goal of bringing children together in a helpful, social and cultural environment.

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Although the organization helps all children, it is often associated with the work it has done to help African American children have better life chances and opportunities for a better future.

You can find the organization’s official website here.

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“I had to Google Jack and Jill myself”

A group of Ginny And Georgia viewers reacted to the reference on Twitter.

Check out a selection of tweets:

Jack and Jill has 252 chapters nationwide

To find out more about Jack and Jill, what better than to hear it from the organization itself, which describes what it does in the following way in the About Us section of THE site:

“Jack and Jill has 252 chapters nationwide, representing over 40,000 family members. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided by an overall five-point programmatic direction: cultural awareness, education development, health (education and advocacy), civics (advocacy and legislative service), and social/recreational areas. »

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Continued: “…Through lobbying, educational programming, dissemination of educational materials, and organization of community and charitable events, Jack and Jill have promoted public awareness and the interests of children, including the development of the child, the growth of the child, the quality of life of the child, childcare. and the promotion of children’s rights.

Ginny And Georgia streams exclusively on Netflix.

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