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General

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"Bye Bye Nikki"
Nikki and friends
Season 4, Episode 92 (Part 1) / Episode 93 (Part 2)
Airdate: CAN: February 11, 2010
USA: June 14, 2010 (Part 1)
June 21, 2010 (Part 2)
Episode Guide
Bye Bye Nikki is the two-part series finale of 6teen. The two episodes were shown in Canada on February 11, 2010, and in the United States with the first part airing on June 14, 2010 and the second part on June 21, 2010.

Plot

Part 1

The gang, minus Nikki, are gathered around the table by the Big Squeeze. Caitlin and Jen are watching a movie, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Shorts, which is about four girls that go backpacking around the world and meet various cute guys. Jude and Jonesy think it's stupid, but Wyatt wants to know if it's any good. Jen then asks what it would be like if they all went backpacking around the world, and suggests France, Italy, and Hungary as some destinations. At hearing Hungary, Jude mistakes it for "hungry" and notes that he is; in fact, what he's craving is a burrito. At that moment, a patron walks by, holding a half-eaten bean burrito. Jude chases after him. Jonesy then asks Jen what Europe has that the mall doesn't, and Jen suggests art, museums, and architecture. Jonesy then points to a second grade art show, the museum gift shop, and the sweeping architecture of the food court. Jen dismisses this, saying that the mall is not the world. At that moment, Nikki arrives and tells them that it's no longer her world, at least if her father has his way: he has a job interview, and if he gets the job, they'll be moving up north. The table sits in silence, taking time to digest this. The shock is such that nobody notices when Jude returns and tells them that he ran into the fountain and lost his house key and because his parents are out of town, he's locked out.

The gang is all bummed. Jude states that his mellow is harshed, and Caitlin says that she doesn't even want to shop anymore. Nikki then tells them that no job is worth moving your family across the country, and Jen tells her to never say the "M" word–move. Wyatt asks what the job is, and Nikki tells them that he's the new vice president of Ruts. This cheers up almost everyone, as Ruts is amazingly cool and it's a great job that her dad is getting. Jonesy is so cool with it that he's actually taking everything in stride. He then tells the gang he has to get moving to his new job, prompting Jen into a new fit of denial about Nikki moving.

Wyatt and Jonesy meet up in Grind Me. Wyatt takes the first sip of his coffee, and Jonesy notes that he's acting oddly; he didn't sniff it or savor it. Wyatt states that it means nothing because Nikki is leaving, and then asks Jonesy why he's not bummed. Jonesy states that he's the strong, silent type, except he's not silent. Wyatt cracks that he's not strong, either, and then asks if he's not supposed to be at his new job. Jonesy tells him that his job is selling scarves and sunglasses from a cart, so he hardly has to be there, as nobody buys the things. Wyatt points out that people steal them, and Jonesy cranes his neck to see that his cart is empty of all merchandise. Jonesy sags, knowing that he's fired, but then perks up, saying that after he returns the cart, he's going to celebrate his independence. Wyatt then tells his friend that when people lose somebody close to them, they often go through seven stages of grief. It seems to him that Jonesy has skipped the first stage (panic) and gone straight into the second (denial). Jonesy denies this, and tells his friend that he hears a taco calling. As he leaves, Wyatt notes to himself that Jonesy is a classic case of denial.

Jen is working at the Penalty Box when a cowboy comes up and asks her which wheels work best for a long-distance cycle. This agitates Jen, and she sticks her fingers in her ears and begins to sing in order to block out anybody who wants to move.

Caitlin is checking out the magazines that have just come in. Most of them are, oddly enough, skateboarding magazines, but she finally finds a fashion magazine. As she reads, Wyatt plays a sad song about Nikki. In the middle, Caitlin bursts into tears, stating that it's really sad, and Wyatt agrees, saying that this version is the happy one. Nikki then arrives, and Caitlin tells her that she absolutely can't leave. Nikki tells them she wishes this were true, but her dad has a one-track mind and has aced every single job interview he's ever had. Getting him to fail is a hopeless prospect. Caitlin bursts into tears again, and Nikki despondently leaves. Wyatt plays the next verse in his song.

Jonesy is meanwhile keeping up his happy attitude. He is getting two tacos from Wonder Taco. Julie guesses that they're to be split, one for him and one for Nikki, but Jonesy says this isn't so; he gets them both. He then tries to bargain Julie into giving them to him for the price of one; when this fails, he suggests extra hot sauce, which he gets. Jonesy then tries for extra toppings, but is denied each request. He then walks off, and Julie states he's hit stage 3: bargaining. Jonesy then goes off to play the guitar game at the game store. In the middle of a song, he pauses, realizing that he's leaving Nikki to face leaving by herself. Jude announces that he's hit stage four, guilt, and Stanley hands over some coins. Jude gives him five-to-one odds that Jonesy hits anger in five seconds. Jonesy resumes playing, but hits a bad note and begins to smash the guitar in anger. Jude holds out his hand, and Stanley drops some cash into it, holding up his end of the bet. Jonesy then moves on to the theatre, where a kung-fu movie is playing. Jonesy watches and begins to sob. A boy behind him shushes him, but the girl with him tells him that it's depression. The boy understands, and states that acceptance is next. At this, Jonesy stands up and says he will not accept this, as he does not accept anything, and he is going to stop it somehow, someway. The crowd in the theater cheers.

Jonesy joins up with Caitlin, Jude, and Wyatt. He hands Caitlin a script and has her call Nikki's dad. Caitlin does so and tells him that the meeting has been moved to Grind Me. When she hangs up, Jonesy explains the plan; he's going to act like Mr. Wong at the real interview and, in essence, be the man, while Jude is going to imitate the VP and interview Nikki's dad. Caitlin will be Jude's assistant. They all go off to do their jobs while Wyatt warns them that their plan is impractical and unethical.

Caitlin arrives at the Big Squeeze and finds a welcome mat. When she opens it, she finds Jude has made it his new home. Caitlin asks him why, and Jude tells her again that he got locked out of his house and so has to crash at the mall. Because the game store is being sprayed for roaches, he has to live here. Ron sees this and begins to write a ticket for habitation in the food court.

Nikki and Wyatt are walking through the mall. Nikki is fretting about having to move. Wyatt tries to comfort her, saying that maybe a new school won't be that bad, and Nikki realizes that she's going to go to a new school and worries even more. She brings up the case of a kid in their school who transferred at the same time Nikki will, and who has made no friends at all.

Nikki rushes up to her friends and tells them she doesn't want to end up like the girl from school. She then notes the odd outfits of Jonesy and Jude, but quickly changes the subject, noting that she needs to find someone who will take her in, and the situation is almost hopeless. Jude then points out that she has five friends who will do anything to help her, and the gang hug. Jude states that he has a home and good friends, and so things are good. Ron then yells at them, saying that it's a food court, not a flophouse, and slaps Jude with a ticket for habitation in a place of business. Jude then loads up his cart with his gear and leaves, telling Nikki that there is now a vacancy at the Lemon.

Later, Nikki gathers with Wyatt, Jude, and Caitlin. She asks what luck they had. Caitlin says that her parents didn't think it was right to break up Nikki's family. Wyatt says his parents want him to go with Nikki. Jude says that there's room in his cart, and Nikki bangs her head on the table in disappointment. Jen then rushes up, Jonesy in hot pursuit. Jen tells Nikki that her mom is willing to consider taking her in for the rest of the school year, and they cheer. Nikki then notes that all she has to do is tell her parents. Jen offers to do so, as parents love her, but Nikki holds her off, saying that this is something her parents should hear from their daughter.

A short time later, Nikki returns to the gathering by the Big Squeeze. Her father is angrily shouting in the distance about how no daughter of his will move in with her boyfriend at sixteen. Caitlin suggests that Jonesy and Nikki break up. Jonesy doesn't see the logic in this until Caitlin explains that if the relationship is the main obstacle, Nikki's dad might reconsider if they break up. Jonesy tells her she's a gorgeous genius and then sees Nikki's parents approaching. He then starts to argue with Nikki. Nikki catches on and yells back, and it ends with them breaking up. Mr. and Mrs. Wong watch this happily and then move off. Jonesy kisses Nikki as soon as they turn away. Jude then comes back with his cart, saying he needs to find a place to live.

Jude has moved to Super Terrific Happy Sushi. He is naked, apart from his trademark skullcap, and about to dive into the fish tank. He jumps in. At that moment, Hiro exits the kitchen. He screams and unsheathes his sword. Jude hurriedly gets out and runs off.

Jonesy is at the interview. He is being interviewed by a very fat man. The man tells him he's not old enough to have a teenage daughter, but the fake Mr. Wong says that he drinks a lot of green tea. The man then tells him not to be nervous, and Jonesy says he's not; after all, he's thrown–ahem, aced–plenty of interviews.

Jude gets out of a pyramid in a store, having just finished napping. He notes that Egypt is really cramped before noticing the time. Ron simultaneously notices him. Jude runs out in order to make it to the interview, and Ron chases him, waving a ticket.

Jonesy is at his interview. He suggests banning all teenagers from their stores, and amazingly, the boss agrees, saying that this will attract a richer clientele. Jonesy, surprised by this, then says that there will be no restrooms, and that employees can pee on their own time. The VP agrees with this, saying that building costs will be cut down. Jonesy, agitated by the man's refusal to realize what horrible ideas these are, then says that he'll only be in his office when his irritable bowel syndrome isn't acting up, and it acts up a lot. Jonesy punctuates this by loudly farting. Amazingly, the big man likes this a lot, saying that increased oversight is a good thing. Finally, driven to the edge, Jonesy states that there will be no sugar and cream in his break rooms, and pours a heaping container of cream over the man's head. The man grins, saying that this will save 34% on overhead, and hires him on the spot, much to Jonesy's chagrin.

Jude is interviewing Mr. Wong while Caitlin transcribes the conversation. Jude asks two questions; firstly, what is your favorite color, and secondly, what do you think of space aliens. Mr. Wong thinks that this is unorthodox, but states that his favorite color is dark blue and that he does believe in life on other planets. Jude then asks the final question of the interview: "What would you do if a kid did a reverse ollie off the counter in one of your Ruts stores?" Mr. Wong answers that he'd probably start clapping, as he used to be a boarder. Jude instantly hires him, much to Caitlin's shock. Mr. Wong asks about salary and location, and Jude passes the question to his assistant, "Lola." Lola tells him that they'll be in touch and shoves him off and out of the store, presumably so she can reprimand Jude for messing up so royally.

The gang minus Nikki are gathered at their regular table. Jonesy has just finished explaining what happened with him, and their all amazed that the man loved him anyway. Nikki's dad then shows up with Nikki in tow. In response, Jonesy burps. Mr. Wong asks his daughter if she's sure she can stand living with such a barbarian as Jonesy acts disgustingly. Nikki pretends it will be a hard sacrifice to make for her academic career, but she'll do it. Her dad then says that she may have a trial sleepover tonight; after that, he'll make his final decision. Mr. Wong then notes that Jude looks really familiar, so to distract him, Jonesy pulls the "pull my finger" gag. This disgusts Nikki's dad, and he pulls his daughter away. As she's walking away, she covertly flips a thumbs-up to the gang, who raise their thumbs in response.

At Jen and Jonesy's house, Nikki and Jen enter her room. Nikki thanks her for letting her stay once again and sets her can of soda down. Jen immediately puts a coaster under it, stating she wouldn't want to get rings. Nikki then hops into bed and begins eating chips, much to Jen's anger, as she hates crumbs. Nikki puts the chips away and sits with Jen. As the night moves on, she finds out that Jen still really likes cop shows, and even marks them in a journal to make sure she won't miss any. The final straw comes while sleeping. As it turns out, Jen talks in her sleep, describing her dreams. This annoys and stresses Nikki out.

Jude is sleeping in the spa when Ron finds him. Ron calls through the door that he's committed strike number three and is getting tossed out of the mall. Jude doesn't hear and continues to sleep, so Ron searches for the key that will open the door so he can get rid of Jude.

Jonesy walks through the downstairs, eating cereal. He hears knocking on the pool door and looks around. Outside is a dripping wet pajama-clad Nikki. Jonesy rushes over and opens the door, and Nikki tells him she sleepwalked into the pool. Nikki apparently always sleepwalks when she's stressed out. Jonesy asks what she has to be stressed about before admitting that her family moving away is one thing, but she can of course stay with them in Jen's room. Jen then comes over with a vacuum cleaner and starts vacuuming under Nikki's feet, angrily muttering about how people expect her to clean everything up. Nikki realizes that here or in Nunavut, she's doomed.

Part 2

The episode starts with Nikki describing what happened in Part 1. The scene then cuts to the Big Squeeze, where Jonesy, Jen, Caitlin, and Wyatt are gathered. Caitlin states that things suck, and Jonesy agrees, saying that since she left he can't eat nor sleep. Jude comes by then, wheeling his cart and carrying a burrito. Jonesy grabs the burrito and takes a big bite, and Caitlin asks Jude if he's still living at the mall. Jude once again states that his parents are on vacation and won't be back for a while. Jonesy then gets a call. It is from Nikki in Nunavut. Nikki tells the gang that the only thing that blows more than the snow is moving to Nunavut.

Caitlin is serving customers. Jonesy comes up and tells her he got a job at the Bubble Barn, which sells everything bubble-related. While they're talking, a guy comes up and removes one of the chairs from the table. Jude then comes by and asks if anybody knows of a place he can crash, as the ice-cream shop kicked him out. Behind him, a voice says he can't crash in Nunavut. It is Nikki; she's back. The gang hug her and suggest she take a seat. Nikki tells them that her chair is gone. Wyatt, seeing this oddity, comes back with one, and Nikki sits. They asks what Nunavut is like, and she tells them that it's cold; the sun never comes up in winter and never goes down in summer. Wyatt states that they need to find a way to make her stay, and Nikki tells them that she's already working on it; her dad says that if she can find 100 reasons for them to stay, they will. Unfortunately, she's only found 23 so far. Jen says that she needs comfort food, and the girls go off to find some. Jonesy then conferences with the guys and tells them that they cannot let Nikki leave again without another fight. Wyatt asks what they'll do if she leaves, and Jude suggests taking her hostage instead of letting her go, much to the other two's annoyance.

The girls are gathered at El Sporto's. Nikki informs them that she only has two days to come up with 77 more reasons. Caitlin notes that they probably don't have an Albatross & Finch there, and Nikki flatly states that they don't have a mall (#14). The girls gasp, and Jen tells her that she can't leave. Jen then suggests no more girl-to-girl face talk, and Nikki puts it down as #24.

Jonesy and Nikki are in Jen's house. Nikki tells him that if she has to move, she wants them to break up for real so that they don't hate each other. Jonesy reluctantly agrees, and they go into Jen's room, where they find her trampolining. They laugh, and Jen angrily tells them to knock. Jonesy leaves, and Nikki calls out that she just needs to check her email.

Jude is at the Big Squeeze. Flashlights are strapped to a hard hat he is wearing. Nikki asks what he's doing, and Jude tells them that he's seeing what day is like without any night. Nikki then asks how long he's been there, and learns that Jude is unsure of the time. The rest of the gang arrives, and Nikki worriedly tells them she's not sure she can find 49 more reasons in the day she has left. Wyatt notices Jude's flashlights; well used to his antics, he states that he doesn't want to know and wards off Jude when he tries to explain. Jen then tells her not to give up; she has to go to work, but she'll call Nikki if she comes up with any ideas. After the two leave, Jonesy puts the operation into effect. Jonesy is going to call Mr. Wong and tell him that his new hometown fell into the ocean, while Wyatt plans to call his wife and tell her that it's Naked Month up there.

Nikki gets a call from her father informing her about Naked Month. Nikki tells him it was a prank call before suggesting that if he doesn't want to go, it's okay to stay. At this, her dad gets more adamant that they are leaving the next day. Nikki accepts this and hangs up. Kristen then calls to her that she has to go back to work. Nikki's phone beeps, and Nikki tells them that she's on break.

Blade shuts down Taj Mahome Video. Jude peeks out from behind a chair inside and watches him leave. He then states that chilling has officially begun.

Nikki and Jonesy are in Jen's room. Nikki surfs through radio stations, and states that Jen's radio picks up lousy music. Jonesy suggests that they make their own music, and they begin to make out. Jen enters and screams, and the pair look up at her. Jen asks why they can't make out in Jonesy's room, and he tells her that it smells like feet. Anyway, she'll be sharing a room with Nikki from now on, so she had better get used to it. At this, Nikki and Jen look at each other nervously, unsure if their relationship can take this strain.

Jude is watching movies on a big-screen TV. He states that twenty-four-hour-daylight is the only way to go. He is starting to reconsider hours later, though, as the movie is now a horror movie. The slash comes, and he ducks behind the chair screaming. Ron hears this and looks inside, trying to find Jude.

The girls have gathered by the fountain. Nikki types in reason #78: White makes me look bloated, and admits that there is no way that they'll find 22 more reasons. Jen sarcastically suggests that she might if she didn't spend all her time making out with Jonesy, and Nikki's hackles rise. After a brief spat, Caitlin calms them down, and Nikki admits that although they are best friends, they are totally incompatible as roommates. There is nothing more she can do, and the girls cry and hug. Nikki then realizes that there is one benefit to moving and invites them along to see it.

The five remaining pieces of the gang gather at the entrance to the Khaki Barn. Nikki is in there on the counter. Chrissy reprimands her, and Nikki turns on her megaphone. She then proceeds to insult the "Crappy Barn's" products and patrons. She then tells Chrissy to stick her job where the sun doesn't shine, as she is quitting forever.

The gang, minus Nikki, are gathered at their usual table. Jonesy says that their operation was a complete bust, and everyone agrees with this assessment. Jonesy asks if there are any more ideas. Jude is once again about to suggest taking Nikki hostage, but Wyatt shushes him, saying they're not going to do that. Caitlin then admits that it's time to plan Nikki's farewell party, at which Jen reveals that she booked the Grind Me just in case. She then sends them out on various errands; Wyatt is to make a video montage for Nikki, Jude is to guard Grind Me and keep Nikki away, Caitlin is to find friends, Jonesy is to get decorations, and she will be in charge of getting gifts for their friend. The five rush off to do their jobs and send Nikki away somewhat happy.

Nikki calls her friends on her phone as she walks through the mall. Each person she calls is away, leaving her to listen to their voicemail messages. This makes Nikki wonder where everyone is.

Wyatt is filming in the coffee shop. He shoots Caitlin and Coach Halder, who gives a goodbye message to Nikki. He then swings around and sees Nikki approaching. Caitlin says that Jude's job was to make sure she didn't appear too early, and Wyatt focuses the camera on Jude, who has fallen asleep in the corner from exhaustion. Ron sees this and drags him away to jail. Wyatt puts the camera down. Caitlin and Wyatt then rush outside and accost Nikki, steering her away from Grind Me. Jonesy sneaks past with a load of balloons. The two ask what she's doing, and she tells them that she's going to get another coffee before she moves. Jen then waves at them from the door, signalling that the party is set up. Caitlin and Wyatt then guide her in, and every single character who has ever appeared in the show (except Jude and Ron) greets her. Nikki is amazed. A farewell video of people saying goodbye to her plays to the soundtrack of Wyatt's new goodbye song. Among those featured are Darth, Julie, Penalty Box Customer, Pokey the Panda, Stuart Goldstein, Yummy Mummy, and Stanley. Nikki is amazed that so many people care about her, and is even more amazed when Jen presents her with the present of a laptop. Nikki tears up, but is able to tell them that she got them each something too. She then asks where Jude is.

Jude is sleeping in the jail cell. He awakens and sees Ron. Ron is initially angry at him, saying that in his day teenagers knew the meaning of hard work, respect for their elders, and basic Latin, but Jude tells him to look back to the time when he was sixteen. It's pretty much a horrible time; your parents act weird, your face breaks out, and you have a job, a driver's license, and girl problems. Despite this, one of the things you have at all times are friends. And he has friends, but only for another fifteen minutes, as one is moving away and he needs to say goodbye. His speech moves Ron to tears, and Ron lets him go sadly, saying that his speech was beautiful and he must go to his friends.

The girls are on the couch. Caitlin is crying. Nikki brings out her gift: a cut-up credit card with her name on it. Nikki tells her friend that she found it in the trash; it is the card that got cut up the day they met her. Initially Nikki planned to prank Caitlin, but now she's the sweetest person Nikki knows, and the card is to remind her that she'll always land on her feet. Nikki then turns to Jen. Jen tells Nikki that Nikki is her best friend, and she always figured they'd be together forever. Nikki says that they will; she'll just be a little farther away. Nikki's gift to Jen is a flier from her first snowboarding competition, which will remind Jen where she's headed. Jen bursts into tears, and they hug. Outside, the guys are gathered. Jonesy is not sure he can go in, so Wyatt takes the initiative. Nikki tells the guitarist that saying goodbye to him is almost as hard as saying goodbye to the girls and gives him a CD. It is the first one he ever recorded, made when he was twelve. Nikki tells him that she's not giving it away, as she still listens to it sometimes, but she wants him to remember not to give up on his dreams. Mr. and Mrs. Wong watch from across the room. They are beginning to reconsider moving. Jude is the next in. He tells Nikki that he'll miss her. A lot. Nikki starts to cry, but through her tears tells him that she feels the same. She then says that if anybody can pull off this look, it's him, and she takes out a fuzzy hat with earmuffs. When Nikki turns back to Jude, Jude has dozed off again, so Nikki puts the hat on him as he sleeps. Jonesy is in the shop, but is unsure he can go through with it. Nikki turns to him, and he dives behind the sofa. Nikki calls his name questioningly, and he tells her that he's not here right now, so she should leave a message at the beep. Nikki tells him that she'll always love him, and Jonesy leaps over to her and hugs her. The rest of the group join the hug, and remember some of their best and worst times together as a softer, slower, sadder, three-and-a-quarter-minute version of the theme plays. After they break the hug, Nikki says that she'll never forget her friends. At that moment, Nikki's parents take the microphone and announce that the going-away party is over. Nikki is disappointed and somewhat angry until they announce that it should be a "staying-here party". Nikki's dad will keep his job, and they will stay here so she can be with her friends. The gang is happy at this, and they hug again. As they hug, Nikki looks up at her parents and sees her father's shoulders sag as he contemplates going back to a job he hates. She breaks the hug and tells them she can't do this; as her parents have always sacrificed stuff for her, it's now her turn to do the same for them. Her friends are both disappointed and understanding, and Jen tells her that they'll support her all the way. Nikki's dad then comes over and asks if she's sure, and Nikki tells him she is; he's worked all his life for something like this, and she can't make him give up his dream. She'll go, on the condition that he pays for unlimited texting and minutes on her cell phone. He readily agrees, and the gang hug again. This time, Nikki's parents join, and the crowd cheers.

The remnants of the gang are gathered despondently around the table. Jen says that Nikki will be getting on the plane about now, and Wyatt agrees. Caitlin then says that they will talk to her all the time, and the rest of the friends agree. Jonesy then morosely says that he wishes they hadn't broken up, and Jen states that he has to tell her. When Jonesy protests that it's too late, Caitlin tells him that it's never to late to un-break a heart. Jonesy takes out his phone and dials. He reaches voicemail. His friends then take out their phones and dial, sure one of them will get through.

On the other end, Nikki is calling Jonesy. Each time she calls, she gets his voicemail. She asks herself why she broke up with him, as he's supposed to be the idiot in their relationship. She dials over and over, each time not reaching him. A stewardess then comes and condescendingly tells her to turn it off. Nikki, stressed, stands up and tells her that she just said goodbye to the best friends and the best boyfriend she'll ever have and she doesn't want to break it off and so she needs to get through to him right now. The other people on the plane support her, and the stewardess decides not to press the issue, instead moving on. Nikki dials and gets through. At the same time they say each other's names, that they don't want to break up, and me neither. On both ends, each party breaths a sigh of relief, and on the plane, everybody cheers. The stewardess then returns, and Nikki tells her friends she has to go now. They wish her well, and she tells them she loves them as she hangs up. In the mall, the five start to believe that things will be okay after all, and the camera zooms out to show the mall going about its business as usual. In the foreground, Ron is seen dragging a hooliganish boy to jail, stating "You're coming with me, punk!"

Quotes

Part 1

  • Jonesy: "I may have gone through the first six stages, but the Jonesmiester doesn't accept anything! Not rampant failure at my many jobs, not rejection at the hands of too many girls to count, and I will not accept that Nikki is moving away! Watch out, world, you've unleashed the beast!"
  • Ron: "This is a food stand, not a flop-house, maggot!"
  • Jonesy: (disguised as Mr. Wong) "No sugar and cream in my break room because there are NO BREAKS!"
  • Jonesy: "Ahh! Quick! Somebody pull my finger!"

Part 2

  • Jonesy: "Smooth move, Dorkerella!"
  • Ron: "Here, maggots, maggots! Come to Ronnie..."
  • Nikki: "Number 78: White makes me look bloated."
  • Nikki: "I love you, Jen. But, we're totally incompatible roommates."
  • Nikki: "Step right up and dress like a tool right here at the Crappy Barn." (to a woman) "That skirt makes your butt look like a sack of bricks." (to a young man) "Take that sweater off if you ever want to date again."
  • Nikki: "Chrissy, you can take this job and stick it where the sun don't shine!"
  • Jude: "No offense, dude, but I think maybe you forgot what it's like to be 16. It's, like, the scariest zombie flick you'll ever live through."
  • Nikki: "No. You guys make sacrfices for me, now I'm making one for you."
  • Ron: (speaking the final words of the series as he drags a teenager to jail) "You're coming with me, punk!"

Trivia

  • On Teletoon, parts 1 and 2 aired on February 11, 2010 as a hour-long television special, but on Cartoon Network, part 1 of the episode aired on June 14, 2010 and part 2 aired on June 21, 2010.
  • The two-part episode name is a reference to the baseball term "Bye Bye Birdie" which is often used when a baseball player hits a home run.
  • This is one of the only two 2-part episodes in the series. The other is Labour Day. Both 2-parters are in season 4.
  • Several stores make their final appearance in this episode. In order, these are:
    • Wonder Taco: Jonesy bargains for extra toppings on his taco during his final visit there.
    • Vegan Island: Nikki and Wyatt pass it while talking about her possibly moving.
    • Stick It: Nikki freaks out in front of it when she starts thinking about a mid-term transfer.
    • Super Terrific Happy Sushi: Jude tries to take a bath in the fish tank, but Hiro stops him.
    • Things That Beep: Jude watches a horror movie inside the store after it closes.
    • The Khaki Barn: Nikki quits in the most outrageous manner possible.
    • Grind Me: Nikki's going-away party is held here.

Part 1

  • Jen's love of cop shows, first seen in The List, is brought up once again in this episode.
  • "The Sisterhood of the Backpacking Shorts" is a parody of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants".
    • This is the second time "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" has been referenced, as in Midnight Madness Jude asked for a copy of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Khakis" while at Taj Mahome Video.
  • Apparently, before this episode Mr. Wong was the senior manager of Discount Dave's Fashion Cabana. (The job he took was as Vice-President of Ruts, which is an extremely cool clothing brand in the 6teen world.)
  • Wyatt mentions that he is drinking a blended coffee from northern Sumatra at one point, but can't savor it due to Nikki's leaving.
  • Jonesy's job: Selling sunglasses and scarves from a cart
    Reason for firing: he deserted the cart when he saw he wasn't selling anything in order to get a coffee. While he was busy inside Grind Me, a bunch of people stole all of the merchandise.
  • Jonesy is seen playing the Rock Maniac game from Quit It again in this episode when trying to have fun and pretend Nikki's not leaving.
  • Jonesy says that the speech he wrote is worth an Oscar, or at the very least a Gemini. His voice actor, Terry McGurrin, has been nominated for four Gemini Awards, and the cast of 6teen was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2008.
  • The name of the game store Jude has been working at is revealed to be Gameatorium.
  • Apparently, one of Julie's friends is a Texan immigrant named Tessa who moved to town in the middle of a term and is even reviled by Darth.
  • In an attempt to throw the interview, Jonesy says that there will be no washrooms in his stores. Canadian law mandates that there be at least one washroom for employees (although not necessarily the public) in all stores.
  • Goof: Ron fumbles with his keys when he tries to roust Jude out of the beach store, but in Deck the Mall he was supposed to have a master key that would open any door in the mall.
  • Goof: Mr. Wong thinks that Jude looks familiar, as if this is the first time he's seen Jude. However, Nikki asserted in The Big Sickie that she'd been friends with everyone in the group besides Caitlin since kindergarten, so Mr. Wong should know Jude pretty well. Not only that, but in The One with the Text Message, Jude was the one who distracted Mr. and Mrs. Wong and kept them away from Nikki.

Part 2

  • Jonesy's job: Sales associate at the Bubble Box
    Reason for firing: popping bubble wrap.
  • It is revealed that Jen uses a trampoline when she exercises.
  • The reprise of the Theme Song that was heard was sung by Brian Melo, winner of the 2007 Canadian Idol competition.
  • Goof: Blade apparently works at Things That Beep, despite having been shown to work at Taj Mahome Video since Going Underground.
  • Nikki says that white makes her look bloated, but her normal shirt is mainly white, with only a small splash of olive green around the neck.
  • This is the second time Nikki has quit her job at the Khaki Barn, and the third time she has stopped working there. She quit earlier, in Quit It, and was fired from the store temporarily in Welcome to the Darth Side.
  • The pictures on the board are taken from different episodes. Counterclockwise from the top, they are:
  • Nikki's presents to her friends are (in order) Caitlin's broken credit card from when she first started working at the mall, a flier from Jen's first snowboarding competition, a copy of the first CD Wyatt ever made, a furry hat (for Jude), and a promise to Jonesy that she'd always love him.
  • In the background of Nikki's going-away party can be seen Marilyn and Morgana.
  • The memories that play over the revamped version of the theme are:
    • The gang dancing at the fogged-up ice rink (Sweet 6teen)
    • Jonesy looking at Fish (Fish and Make Up)
    • Fish's funeral (Fish and Make Up)
    • A group hug (The Journal)
    • Nikki and Jonesy happily exiting the loathsome washrooms (The List)
    • Jonesy holding Emma Jr. (Labour Day - Part 2)
    • Jude and Jonesy making a bowl (Unhappy Anniversary)
    • Nebula leaving Judas behind (Lights Out)
    • Jonesy and Nikki slow-dancing in the food court (Role Reversal)
    • Jen as a giant baseball glove being hugged by Travis Gibson (Great Expectations)
    • Jen and Jane laughing and then hopping off (J is For Genius)
    • Wyatt with his hair braided and Jude in Wyatt's clothes (Unhappy Anniversary)
    • Jonesy as a walrus inside Super Terrific Happy Sushi (Enter the Dragon)
    • Jen and Jude wearing glasses (Love At Worst Sight)
    • Jude and Jen in a crashed car (The Slow and the Even-Tempered)
    • Jonesy wearing a rooster hat (Dirty Work)
    • Ron badly playing a guitar with Wyatt (Mr. and Mr. Perfect)
    • Caitlin's friends abandoning her on an escalator (Fish and Make Up)
    • Jen using a hot-water bottle while on a penalty as Nikki eats chocolate and Coach Halder looks uncomfortable (Enter the Dragon)
    • Caitlin looking at a horrible baby picture (Baby, You Stink)
    • Wyatt running through the mall wearing nothing but a thong, cowboy boots, and a drawn-on mustache (Oops, I Dialed It Again)
    • Jonesy giving Nikki a bowl that looks a lot like a breast (Unhappy Anniversary)
    • Stanley laughing as he passes the friends being punished in the penalty box (The Five Finger Discount)
    • Jen angrily taking a costume from her sister (It's Always Courtney, Courtney, Courtney!)
    • Jonesy getting wedgied by Darth on the mall jumboscreen (Breaking Up with the Boss' Son)
    • Coach Halder chilling out in a tie-dye t-shirt (Opposites Attack
    • A horrified Wyatt watching Chad and Serena make out in a room before falling through the door (Going Underground)
    • Wyatt having a guitar duel with Wendell (Losing Your Lemon)
    • Jonesy messing with a nerd (J is For Genius)
    • Jude playing with puppets (A Ding from Down Under)
    • Darth chewing off Jen's shoes (Labour Day - Part 1)
    • Caitlin screaming right before her credit card gets cut up (Take This Job and Squeeze It)
    • Caitlin and Jonesy tossing down pure lemon juice (Bring It On)
    • Jude dressed as a giant alien bug (Out Of This World)
    • Wyatt in a drawn-on mustache, a pink sundress, and cowboy boots (Oops, I Dialed It Again)
    • Jonesy dancing over to Nikki (Clonesy)
    • Jonesy and Nikki smiling at each other (The Fake Date)
    • Wyatt dancing excellently with Caitlin (Sweet 6teen)
    • Wyatt dancing haphazardly with Tim in the Burger McFlipster's meat locker (Sweet 6teen)
    • Caitlin patting her crush while dressed in a penguin costume (Snow Job)
    • Jen stopping Wyatt from getting a tattoo (One Quiet Day)
    • Jen trying to dance with the Taj Mahome dancers (Kylie Smylie)
    • Jude and Starr about to kiss (The Khaki Girl)
    • Starr running out of the movie theater covered in puke (The Khaki Girl)
    • Jude pulling himself through the mall with his lips (Clonesy)
    • Talon licking Caitlin (Going Underground)
    • Jude and Jonesy kissing (The Khaki Girl)
    • Jonesy handing Jude, who is in drag, a napkin (Mr. Nice Guy)
    • Jonesy rapping poorly (Idol Time at the Mall)
    • Wyatt winning Star Contest (Idol Time at the Mall)
    • The district manager of the Khaki Barn cheering (The Khaki Girl)
    • Caitlin looking shocked after she eats wasabi (The Sushi Connection)
    • Caitlin spitting out a lump of wasabi (The Sushi Connection)
    • Caitlin barfing while on a rollercoaster (The Sushi Connection)
    • Jen huddled under a table (The New Jonesy)
    • Jude overdosing on caffeine (Smarten Up)
    • Wyatt slapping Jude (Smarten Up)
    • Little kids escaping from Wyatt, Jude, and Jonesy (Bring It On)
    • Caitlin with an atrocious pink mullet (Major Unfaithfulness)
    • Jude skating through the mall with his eyes shut (The Journal)
    • The girls pigging out on junk food with a Jason standee (Stupid Over Cupid)
    • Jonesy wearing a bat hat (The List)
    • Jonesy wearing a banana suit and handing out fliers (Another Day at the Office)
    • Jen advertising chocolate-covered jellybeans before Jonesy gives her a wet willy (Welcome to the Darth Side)
    • Caitlin using a pay phone to contact Jen (Labour Day - Part 2)
    • Jude vacationing by the fountain (Mr. and Mr. Perfect)
    • Wyatt catching a baby and several possessions before sneezing and turning into a snot walrus (Oops, I Dialed It Again)
    • Nikki stuck in Jonesy's bathroom as Jonesy pretends not to hear her (Silent Butt Deadly)
    • Nikki destroying Jonesy's bathroom (Silent Butt Deadly)
    • Jonesy running into his bathroom door and falling onto the destroyed bathroom floor (Silent Butt Deadly)
    • Kevin and Caitlin connecting their lemon hats (Bicker Me Not)
    • Jonesy taking glamour shots of Darth and Julie (Selling Out To The Burger Man)
    • Jonesy showing off his cellophane-wrap pants to Chrissy (Welcome to the Darth Side)
    • Jude, Jonesy, Wyatt, and Wayne wearing the uniforms of the Taj Mahome dancers and dancing outside Underground Video (Major Unfaithfulness)
    • Tricia and Caitlin fighting each other over makeup (Dirty Work)
    • Jen slapping Caitlin with Talon's zombie arm (Dude of the Living Dead)
    • Caitlin slapping a brainwashed Nikki (Employee of the Month)
    • Jude popping out of a trash can by Melinda Wilson (Silent Butt Deadly)
    • Jonesy opening the Party Lime (A Lime to Party)
    • Jonesy being beaten up by an old lady (Smarten Up)
    • Jonesy fronting a Rock Maniac band (Quit It)
    • Jude dancing on a table at the deserted Grind Me as his friends watch (Deck the Mall)
    • Wayne dancing amazingly (Role Reversal)
    • The Clones dancing in Look-at-Me dresses (The One with the Text Message)
    • Darth and Julie dancing together (Snow Job)
    • Jonesy and Nikki doing a victory dance (Mr. and Mr. Perfect)
    • Caitlin dancing and accidentally knocking Pokey the Panda down an escalator (The Girls in the Band)
    • Ron dancing on a table in the food court (Life Slaver)
    • Julie playing the drums for Rock Maniac (Quit It)
    • Jen cheering her test results (Career Day)
    • Ron fronting a Rock Maniac band (Quit It)
    • Caitlin leading a conga line at the Party Lime (A Lime to Party)
    • The cowboy dancing over to Jonesy and holding him close (Stupid Over Cupid)
    • Jude skating up to the table wearing infrared goggles and watching Jonesy fart (Cheapskates)
    • The Clones cheering (Over Exposed)
    • Nikki getting her dress ripped off by the mall fountain (Wrestlemania)
    • Jonesy and Wyatt grabbing a seaweed-wrapped Jude (Girlie Boys)
    • Kristen being perky around Nikki until Nikki chokes her (Another Day at the Office)
    • Coach Halder, dressed as Jason Voorhees, scaring Caitlin, who is trapped in a toilet (Boo, Dude)
    • A glasses-wearing Caitlin using Jen and Nikki to feel her way around (Smarten Up)
    • Wyatt crashing into Jude when he tries to skate (The Lords of Malltown)
    • Caitlin breaking a hair dryer when she uses it on her wet skirt (Snow Job)
    • Wyatt playing for his friends and the goths in the darkened mall (Lights Out)
    • Jonesy running into the ice rink and meeting up with a saddened Nikki (Snow Job)
    • Jonesy and Nikki kissing (Snow Job)
    • Everyone inside Jude's room, counting down the seconds to the new year (Midnight Madness)
    • Everyone but Nikki making a group pact (Bye Bye Nikki - Part 1)
    • The friends hugging inside Grind Me (Bye Bye Nikki - Part 2)
  • When Nikki uses her phone on the plane, she is told to turn it off by a flight attendant. However, in the two previous episodes where she used her cell phone on a plane (In a Retail Wonderland... and Midnight Madness), she did not get reprimanded.
  • The flight attendant who reprimands Nikki looks exactly like Rebecca, from Another Day at the Office.

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Season 4
Labour Day - Part 1Labour Day - Part 26 Teens and A BabyBlast From The PastQuit ItKylie SmylieThe ListGreat ExpectationsOut Of This WorldOn Your Mark, Get Set... DateRole ReversalBye Bye Nikki
Seasons: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Hour-Long Specials
See also: Episode Guide

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