It's Halloween. Ann's mind is not on costumes and jack-o-lanterns, but rather the upcoming Presidential election, which will be the first in which she is eligible to vote. She is reading up on as much as she can so that on election day she can make an informed decision, which she believes is the duty of every voter. As Ann and Donald spend the day with her parents, she gets into an argument with her father about her constitutional right to keep her election decisions - even with which party she registered - a secret, and their fundamental differences in how to vote, with Lew historically voting for a party slate regardless of the candidates. Ann, with Donald in tow, storms out of her parent's house because of this argument. Ann may have to make up with her father sooner than later as her forgotten purse in their house makes Ann and Donald need to drive all the way back up to Brewster to retrieve it. Written by
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originally wanted to title the show "Miss Independence" which was her father's nickname for her. But ABC executives felt the title sounded like a 1930s musical. Executive producer Bill Persky
came up with the title "That Girl" based on his father's laments over his sister's behavior. However, in an early Season 3 episode "Secret Ballot" Lou Marie calls Ann "Miss Independence" in regards to her diligence in preparing for her first Presidential election. See more