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Note: This article is about the episode. For the graphic novel, see Claudia and the New Girl (Graphic Novel). For the original novel see Claudia and the New Girl.

"Claudia and the New Girl" is the second episode of Season 2 of the Netflix reboot.  It is based on Claudia and the New Girl, the twelfth book of the original Baby-Sitters Club series. [1]

Episode Description[]

A slumber party quiz sparks intrigue, uncertainty and an awkward beginning for Claudia and Mallory. Elsewhere, Kristy learns to let go of control.


Kristy is sick with strep throat and leaves Dawn in charge. Claudia goes on a sitting job with Mallory to train Mallory, and everything goes wrong!


Returning Cast[]

New Cast[]

Similar to Source Material[]

  • Ashley Wyeth is still introduced.
  • Mallory did have a trial job with Claudia at the Newton house.

Differences from Source Material[]

  • Kristy was never sick at any point and had to leave someone in charge. However, she did have strep throat in Karen’s Pony.
  • Ashley is a high school student rather then a middle school student.
  • The BSC never donated any of their dues.
  • Mallory and Claudia never put a book together.
    • Mallory's trial job was with Claudia at the Perkins house first and then the Newton's house second. Here it was just with the Newton's house.
  • Jessi's trial job was at the Rodowsky's house rather then the Papadakis's house.

Pop Culture References[]

Historical References[]

  • Lady Jane Grey and her reforms during her short-lived reign are discussed. This is an allusion to Dawn's chaotic short stint as leader.

Songs Used[]

  • ”Ready Set Go” by Danger Twins


  • Dawn technically is supposed to take over as president, just like Abby took over for Kristy in Stacey's Broken Heart. Dawn took over for Stacey when she moved briefly back to New York City.
  • Dues were never discussed in any capacity in the books, so this is the first time its discussed.
  • This book combines elements of both Hello, Mallory and the original novel.