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Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis. The series focuses on Daria Morgendorffer, a smart, acerbic, and somewhat misanthropic teenage girl who observes the world around her. The show is set in the fictional suburban American town of Lawndale and is a satire of high school life, and full of allusions to and criticisms of popular culture and social classes. It originally aired on MTV from March 3, 1997 to June 25, 2001. A total of 65 episodes aired over the course of 5 seasons. Two television movies: Is It Fall Yet? and Is It College Yet? aired in 2000 and 2002 respectively.

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Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilot1Unaired
113March 3, 1997 (1997-03-03)July 21, 1997 (1997-07-21)
213February 16, 1998 (1998-02-16)August 3, 1998 (1998-08-03)
313February 17, 1999 (1999-02-17)August 18, 1999 (1999-08-18)
413February 25, 2000 (2000-02-25)August 2, 2000 (2000-08-02)
513February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19)June 25, 2001 (2001-06-25)
Films2August 27, 2000 (2000-08-27)January 21, 2002 (2002-01-21)
Specials2February 18, 2000 (2000-02-18)January 14, 2002 (2002-01-14)

EpisodesEdit

PilotEdit

Title Written by Original air date
"Sealed with a Kick"Sam Johnson & Chris MarcilUnaired (Unaired)
Daria accidentally snaps her pencil and borrows one from classmate and starting quarterback Kevin, who thinks she is trying to get with him. After he confronts her about it, Daria pretends she likes him just to inflate Kevin's ego by doing several gestures, including leaving love notes in Kevin's locker, getting affectionate with him at the pizza parlor (much to head cheerleader and girlfriend Brittany's chagrin) to coming to his house with a batch of homemade heart-shaped cookies. Finally, Kevin asks Daria out in front of the student body, telling Brittany they are through and Daria that it's her "turn". True to Daria's plan, she turns him down cold. Later, Daria and Jane discuss the ordeal over slices of pizza while Daria explains that Kevin having to put up with her airheaded sister is the best form of revenge she could possibly serve.

Season 1 (1997)Edit

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11"Esteemsters"Ken Kimmelman & Paul SparaganoGlenn EichlerMarch 3, 1997 (1997-03-03)101
Daria Morgendorffer moves with her family from Highland, Texas to a Mid-Atlantic suburb called Lawndale, where her sister Quinn gains instant popularity. Unaccustomed to her intelligence and sarcastic wit, Lawndale High School gives Daria a psychological exam because they assume she has low self-esteem, and assign her to a special class for kids with low self-esteem. There she meets student artist extrodinare Jane Lane, a girl who shares her sense of humor, her disdain for suburban banality, and her love for the fictional tabloid TV show Sick, Sad World.
22"The Invitation"Karen DisherAnne D. BernsteinMarch 10, 1997 (1997-03-10)102
Grateful for Daria's help in art class, dimwitted cheerleader Brittany invites her to a party held by the popular crowd in a gated community. Daria isn't interested until she realizes that her presence there might be the perfect opportunity to humiliate Quinn, and takes Jane with her.
33"College Bored"Margaret E. RutherfordSam Johnson & Chris MarcilMarch 17, 1997 (1997-03-17)103
After meeting clients who are preparing their 3-year-old daughter for college, Helen and Jake fear that Daria and Quinn won't be prepared and force them into Lawndale High's college-prep course and take them on a tour of Middleton College, their alma mater. They find that college life has changed since their day, and the girls get caught up in different activities during their guided tour.
44"Cafe Disaffecto"Eric FogelGlenn EichlerMarch 24, 1997 (1997-03-24)104
Lawndale's local cybercafé has a break-in, and Mr. O'Neill thinks he can prevent future vandalism and theft by restoring it as one of the hip coffeehouses of the 1960s, and Daria is forced to join the other students into raising money for repairs and later to read one of her essays onstage.
55"Malled"Ken Kimmelman & Paul SparaganoNeena BeberMarch 31, 1997 (1997-03-31)105
Mrs. Bennett takes her economics class on a field trip to the Mall of the Millennium. Daria and Jane want nothing to do with this trip, but have no way out of it; however, all is not lost when Daria discovers Quinn and the rest of the Fashion Club skipping school there.
66"This Year's Model"Karen DisherGlenn Eichler & Laura KightlingerApril 7, 1997 (1997-04-07)106
Daria is roped into participating when a fashion business comes to Lawndale High.
77"The Lab Brat"Chris PrynoskiPeggy NicollApril 14, 1997 (1997-04-14)107
Daria is partnered with the moronic Kevin for a science project, and Brittany is paired with Upchuck. While Upchuck keeps Brittany hopping with chores (and a little blackmail incentive), Brittany jumps to conclusions, thinking Daria's trying to steal Kevin away from her. Of course, Daria is doing nothing of the sort, but Quinn is...and Brittany doesn't even notice. Later, Daria's hard work with a mouse is sabotaged when her lab partner kidnaps it.
88"Pinch Sitter"Karen DisherAnne D. BernsteinJune 9, 1997 (1997-06-09)108
Desperate to avoid a meeting with a family therapist, Daria gets stuck baby-sitting two children for Quinn. The sickeningly-sweet Lester and Lauren Gupty have raised their kids Tad and Tricia into brainwashed little angels who only watch The Weather Channel on television and avoid all sugar and junk food. It will take an artist extraordinaire (yes, Jane) to rescue Daria from this nauseous night and the Gupty kids from their sheltered lifestyle.
99"Too Cute"Eric FogelLarry DoyleJune 16, 1997 (1997-06-16)109
Daria accompanies Quinn to a meeting with a cosmetic surgeon when a potential new Fashion Club member's recent plastic surgery impresses the other members so much that they can't wait to get some themselves and pressure Quinn into joining them. As Quinn attempts to get Daria's help on this quest, the doctor offers her extra treatment.
1010"The Big House"Karen DisherSam Johnson & Chris MarcilJune 30, 1997 (1997-06-30)110
Helen and Jake set up ground rules for Daria and Quinn after both come home late. When Quinn breaks the rules, the girls are tried in "family court" and grounded for a month. The annual teachers-vs-deejays roller-hockey game is coming, and chances are good that the students will see Mr. DeMartino die of an aneurysm during the game, but Daria's grounding might keep her from it, unless she can prove to her parents that she's too dull to ground.
1111"Road Worrier"Eric FogelAnne D. BernsteinJuly 7, 1997 (1997-07-07)111
Daria and Jane hitch a ride to the Alternapalooza Festival with Jane's brother Trent (on whom Daria harbors a definite crush), with Jane paying for the van's gas. The Fashion Club and other Lawndale students try to go to Alternapalooza as well....emphasis on "try"...
1212"The Teachings of Don Jake"Karen DisherGlenn EichlerJuly 14, 1997 (1997-07-14)112
The Morgendorffers go on a camping trip to help alleviate Jake's mounting stress the same weekend Trent and Jane attend a family reunion. Daria wonders who's having a worse time until her family's bizarre behavior distracts her.
1313"The Misery Chick"Karen Hyden, Paul Sparagano & Machi TantilloGlenn EichlerJuly 21, 1997 (1997-07-21)113
After an obnoxious local celebrity (alumni quarterback Tommy Sherman) dies on a visit to Lawndale High, everyone seeks counsel from Daria about being miserable. Meanwhile, Jane is being strangely distant, and Daria thinks she knows why; eventually she goes to Jane's to confirm her suspicion.

Season 2 (1998)Edit

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141"Arts 'N Crass"Karen DisherGlenn EichlerFebruary 16, 1998 (1998-02-16)201
Daria and Jane create an iconoclastic poster for a contest, only for the school to demand that they alter it in a way that would completely change the poster's message. Daria asks that their names be taken off it if the school insists on the change, but the school's refusal forces the pair to take drastic measures.
152"The Daria Hunter"Eric FogelPeggy NicollFebruary 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)202
Lawndale High goes on another field trip, this time to a local paintball course, with Helen and Jake as parental chaperones. Everybody's true savage natures are revealed on this trip. Daria and Jane opt to sneak out to another nearby tourist attraction, but are disappointed.
163"Quinn the Brain"Sue PerrottoRachel LipmanMarch 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)203
Quinn needs a quick passing grade in English, and ends up writing an impressive essay (by Lawndale standards, that is), but fears that it might give her a reputation as a nerd. Instead it gives her a new following as a trendy intellectual, something that true intellectual Daria can't stand, especially since she knows the true Quinn. Since desperate times call for desperate measures, Daria is willing to consider extreme measures in order to persuade her sister to give up this façade.
174"I Don't"Tony KluckPeter GaffneyMarch 9, 1998 (1998-03-09)204
Daria and Quinn are ordered to be bridesmaids in their cousin Erin's wedding, where Daria finds Aunt Amy, younger sister of Helen and mother-of-the-bride Rita, a kindred spirit.
185"That Was Then, This Is Dumb"Sue PerrottoAnne D. BernsteinMarch 16, 1998 (1998-03-16)205
Helen and Jake's old hippie friends Willow and Coyote Yeager visit, causing them to doubt their own value system. Daria and Quinn stick around to use their protest activities against them (and so Quinn can flirt with their son), until Jane invites Daria to help Trent and Jesse sell their parents' old records at a flea market.
196"Monster"Eric FogelNeena BeberMarch 23, 1998 (1998-03-23)206
Daria and Jane follow Quinn around for a day, for a school video project and the irresistible opportunity to make her look ridiculous. But when Quinn pours her heart out at the last second, Daria has a change of heart about making the exposé.
207"The New Kid"Tony KluckSam Johnson & Chris MarcilMarch 30, 1998 (1998-03-30)207
While working on the yearbook staff, Daria meets new student Ted, a sheltered, formerly home-schooled teen with a combination of arcane knowledge and extreme naïveté. Despite his strange ways, and strident denials, she finds herself oddly attracted to him.
218"Gifted"Karen Disher, Eric Fogel & Tony KluckPeggy NicollJune 29, 1998 (1998-06-29)208
Daria and Jodie are invited to tour an elite school for gifted students. During the journey, the girls connect but their parents don't.
229"Ill"Sue PerrottoPeter GaffneyJuly 6, 1998 (1998-07-06)209
A mysterious rash lands Daria in the hospital, but her reluctance to inform people of why she's there leads to some outlandish rumors at school.
2310"Fair Enough"Karen Disher, Tony Kluck & Sue PerrottoPeggy NicollJuly 13, 1998 (1998-07-13)210
Ms. Li organizes a Renaissance-Fair fundraiser to repair the library roof, and requires students to either participate or purchase a ticket. Daria and Jane purchase tickets and get stuck consoling a heartbroken Stacy, while Quinn participates in "The Canterbury Tales" and is targeted for revenge by a jealous Sandi.
2411"See Jane Run"Eric Fogel, Tony Kluck & Sue PerrottoRachelle RombergJuly 20, 1998 (1998-07-20)211
Despite concerns about her slipping grades, Jane surprises everyone when she joins the track team. Her winning streak and subsequent rise in popularity trigger jealousy in Daria at first, but when she discovers the reason Jane's grades have suddenly improved, jealousy turns to outrage.
2512"Pierce Me"Tony KluckNeena BeberJuly 27, 1998 (1998-07-27)212
While helping Trent pick out a birthday present for Jane, Daria is talked into getting her navel pierced. Meanwhile, Helen and Quinn prepare for a mother-daughter fashion show being held at the school.
2613"Write Where It Hurts"Karen Hyden, Guy Moore & Gloria DePonteGlenn EichlerAugust 3, 1998 (1998-08-03)213
Daria finds her special school assignment, writing a short story featuring people she knows, unusually and frustratingly difficult; meanwhile, her parents are both going through midlife crises.

Season 3 (1999)Edit

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271"Daria!"Karen DisherGlenn Eichler & Peter ElwellFebruary 17, 1999 (1999-02-17)307
The musical episode! As a hurricane bears down on Lawndale, the entire town reacts in the only sane manner: by breaking into song!
282"Through a Lens Darkly"Guy MooreGlenn EichlerFebruary 24, 1999 (1999-02-24)301
Daria is reluctantly persuaded to try to wear contact lenses, but she finds them simultaneously physically, socially, and philosophically uncomfortable.
293"The Old and the Beautiful"Gloria DePonteRachelle RombergMarch 3, 1999 (1999-03-03)302
The new spirit of "volunteerism" is mandatory at Lawndale High. While reading to senior citizens, Daria finds that her unenthusiastic tone makes her just as unpopular at the nursing home as at school.
304"Depth Takes a Holiday"Tony KluckSam Johnson & Chris MarcilMarch 10, 1999 (1999-03-10)303
Daria is approached by Cupid and the St. Patrick's Day leprechaun, who want her to help them bring the spirits of Christmas, Halloween, and Guy Fawkes Day back to Holiday Island. Cupid zaps Helen and Jake with his "love taser" to keep them out of the way, causing them to become more amorous than ever and forcing Quinn to follow them around to prevent them from what she thinks is their intent to have another child.
315"Daria Dance Party"Guy MoorePeggy NicollMarch 17, 1999 (1999-03-17)304
Quinn gets roped into organizing the school dance, but when her Fashion Club friends abandon her for it, she fobs the job off on Jane, whose design of the gym is so great that Quinn rushes to take credit for it. As "revenge" for choosing the dance over her ideas, Sandi organizes her own party on the same night as the dance, but it's so boring that the guys who came to it skip out and head for the dance.
326"The Lost Girls"Gloria DePonteNeena BeberMarch 24, 1999 (1999-03-24)305
Mr. O'Neill submits one of Daria's essays to a contest in a teen magazine and she wins. Her prize (if you can call it that) is spending the day with the self-important editor of Val magazine, who spends most of her time trying to hold onto her youth and celebrity contacts and thinks Daria's writing makes her "edgy."
337"It Happened One Nut"Joey AhlbumRachel LipmanJuly 7, 1999 (1999-07-07)306
Daria's parents force her to get a job and her father finds her one at a peanut stand in the mall. Much to her chagrin, her only co-worker is Kevin. Daria is great at customer service, but the job makes her smell like nuts and requires her to smile, or else customers won't have to pay for their nuts, and she'll get the price docked from her paycheck.
348"Lane Miserables"Guy MooreAnne D. BernsteinJuly 14, 1999 (1999-07-14)308
The return of the rest of the Lane family sends Jane, and then Trent, to the Morgendorffers'. But a third visitor begins to shatter Daria's illusions of life with Trent: his so-called "date" for the night. But the fact that he breaks up with the girl "every other week" (Jane's words) offers her hope again, although Trent's a deadbeat.
359"Jake of Hearts"Gloria DePonteDan VebberJuly 21, 1999 (1999-07-21)309
When Jake has a heart attack, his mother comes to the Morgendorffer household to look after him; Quinn is inspired to study to become a cardiologist. Meanwhile, two radio DJs broadcast their show outside Lawndale High with Principal Li's eager permission because she hopes this will raise Lawndale High School's popularity.
3610"Speedtrapped"Joey AhlbumSam Johnson & Chris MarcilJuly 28, 1999 (1999-07-28)310
Daria finally gets her driver's license, just before Jake and Helen take off on a marital retreat. When Jane and Mystik Spyral are pulled over in some hick town and thrown into jail for their inability to pay a traffic fine during an attempted concert tour, Daria must come to the rescue with bail money from the Lane household. To further complicate things, Quinn tags along for the ride and transforms it into more of an adventure than either of them expected.
3711"The Lawndale File"Guy MoorePeter ElwellAugust 4, 1999 (1999-08-04)311
Secret-service agents visit Lawndale High and urge students to keep an eye out for students that might be different and thus threaten their safety, as well as the safety of the country. Though Daria and Jane become suspect numbers 1 and 2, they actually notice an outbreak of weirdness among their fellow students, faculty members, and even relatives.
3812"Just Add Water"Gloria DePonte & Tony KluckPeggy NicollAugust 11, 1999 (1999-08-11)312
Daria and Jane are forced to attend a casino-night cruise fundraiser (on a low-budget ship) and figure the best use of that time would be to catch up on sleep after watching an all-night Sick, Sad World marathon. Mr. DeMartino falls victim to his gambling addiction, and the drunken captain passes out at the tiller, causing the ship to crash into a garbage barge. The passengers scramble for the life boat (only one, due to costs) which had previously come loose when Kevin and Brittany made out in it, and got marooned. In the end, everyone must jump ship and swim for their lives.
3913"Jane's Addition"Joey Ahlbum, Aaron Augenblick & Tony KluckGlenn EichlerAugust 18, 1999 (1999-08-18)313
Daria and Jane's multimedia project for English class hits a snag when Trent, who agreed to do the music, completely slacks off. Meanwhile, Daria fears for her friendship with Jane when she falls for a guy called Tom.

Season 4 (2000)Edit

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401"Partner's Complaint"Karen DisherGlenn EichlerFebruary 25, 2000 (2000-02-25)401
Daria, Jane, Brittany, and Kevin have respective spats and decide not to work on an economics project together; thus Daria works with Jodie, Jane with Brittany, and Kevin with Mack. All three pairs face prejudice and extortion, and only two of the groups actually remember to work on the project.
412"Antisocial Climbers"Tony KluckJill CargermanMarch 3, 2000 (2000-03-03)402
Mr. O'Neill organizes an overnight camping trip in the woods, inspired by their current assignment. Daria and Jane anticipate the worst, which turns out to be a wise move when the group gets stranded by a snowstorm with no provisions.
423"A Tree Grows in Lawndale"Pat SmithPeter ElwellMarch 10, 2000 (2000-03-10)403
Daria talks Kevin into buying a motorcycle when she sees him buying a leather jacket to impress Brittany, but he settles for a moped. When he's goaded into performing a dangerous stunt, he crashes into a tree, spraining his knee and shattering his self-confidence. Without Kevin on the football team, the Lawndale Lions suck at playing, and any Lawndale High student is unpopular!
434"Murder, She Snored"Guy MoorePeggy NicollMarch 17, 2000 (2000-03-17)404
A cheating scandal in Mr. DeMartino's class is fodder for Daria's nightmares, where she dreams that she's accused of killing Kevin, the suspected ringleader, and endures one weird scenario after another based on various TV murder-mystery shows. Like Daria's other dream sequences, this one takes a turn for the bizarre, even if it is grounded mostly in reality.
445"The F Word"Tony KluckRachelle RombergMarch 31, 2000 (2000-03-31)405
Mr. O'Neill encourages his class to pick something to fail at for personal growth, but all they get is misery, grief, and despair; Daria may be forced to supervise Quinn at an upcoming mall fashion exhibit, and Jane is becoming popular enough to replace Brittany as a cheerleader!
456"I Loathe a Parade"Guy MooreDan VebberApril 7, 2000 (2000-04-07)406
On an errand for her father, Daria runs into her school's annual parade where she encounters a lost child (Tad Gupty from "Pinch Sitter") and strange feelings on a chance meeting with Jane's boyfriend Tom; the parade gets in her way as she tries to get home with her purchase.
467"Of Human Bonding"Pat SmithAnne D. BernsteinApril 14, 2000 (2000-04-14)407
Jake is excited to attend a franchising conference, hoping to meet a famous franchising genius, but when Helen is unable to attend, Daria decides to go in her place.
478"Psycho Therapy"Tony KluckNeena BeberJune 28, 2000 (2000-06-28)408
The Morgendorffers attends a weekend retreat at the Quiet Ivy mental-health spa to be evaluated, as Helen is being considered for promotion. Over the course of two days, the Morgendorffers come face-to-face with some very unpleasant aspects of their lives. Quinn starts crushing on one of the doctors, Jake gets to air his grievances about being a henpecked husband, Helen learns that she's largely unappreciated, and Daria regularly checks up on "Jane cam", a secret webcam Jane set up to document her life, Tom included.
489"Mart of Darkness"Guy MooreRachelle RombergJuly 5, 2000 (2000-07-05)409
The new discount warehouse store in Lawndale is the place to go out of your mind. Daria, Jane and many others are forced to brave the soul-crushing horror of discount shopping when Daria needs to replace a shoelace that Quinn took to replace the drawstring on her cosmetics pouch, Jane needs to replace some art supplies that Tom consumed, Kevin and Brittany need to get barbecue sauce for the Thompsons' barbecue, the Fashion Club needs some extra cosmetics, and Mr. DeMartino and a woman with glaucoma fight over free cheese-log samples. Tom also goes to the store with Trent and his bandmate to apologize to Jane.
4910"Legends of the Mall"Pat SmithPeter ElwellJuly 12, 2000 (2000-07-12)410
The Fashion Club tells (sub)urban legends to pass the time while they're stranded in a bad part of town; driving around Lawndale, Daria hears one of them.
5011"Groped by an Angel"Tony KluckJonathan GreenbergJuly 19, 2000 (2000-07-19)411
Quinn becomes a believer in guardian angels after watching a television special about them, and although Daria remains skeptical, she's unable to convince Quinn after a series of events seems to validate Quinn's beliefs.
5112"Fire!"Guy MoorePeggy NicollJuly 26, 2000 (2000-07-26)412
The Morgendoffers must temporarily stay in a hotel after Jake causes a house fire, so Daria decides to stay with Jane, but her growing friendship with Tom strains the girls' friendship.
5213"Dye! Dye! My Darling"Karen Disher, Pat Smith & Ted StearnGlenn EichlerAugust 2, 2000 (2000-08-02)413
Jane's latest artistic endeavour is to paint tiger stripes in her hair. She recruits Daria's assistance, and botching the job gets her in hot water with Jane, but it's her encounter with Tom that might be the biggest mistake of her life.

Season 5 (2001)Edit

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531"Fizz Ed"Karen DisherGlenn EichlerFebruary 19, 2001 (2001-02-19)501
Over Daria and Jane's protests, Principal Li makes a sponsorship deal with a soda company for Lawndale High that gets ridiculously out of hand.
542"Sappy Anniversary"Guy MooreAnne D. BernsteinFebruary 26, 2001 (2001-02-26)502
Daria doesn't know what's worse: that Tom seems to have forgotten their 6-month anniversary, or how stereotypical she feels for being upset by it. Also, Jake is in over his head when he gets a new job in computers and is surrounded by people that are too intellectual for him to understand.
553"Fat Like Me"Ted StearnPeggy NicollMarch 5, 2001 (2001-03-05)503
Sandi falls down a flight of stairs and breaks her leg, then puts on a few pounds while recuperating. She's too embarrassed to return to school, forcing a Fashion Club crisis but providing an idea-betting opportunity for Daria and Jane.
564"Camp Fear"Pat SmithJonathan GreenbergMarch 12, 2001 (2001-03-12)504
Daria and Quinn attend a reunion at their old summer camp, Camp Grizzly. Quinn looks forward to reconnecting with old acquaintances, but Daria has nothing but bad memories of the place and her fellow campers. Meanwhile, Trent is thinking of breaking up Mystik Spyral because the band is "getting stale," but he's inspired to keep it going after he and Jane visit a nearby rustic couple's home.
575"The Story of D"Guy MooreJacquelyn ReingoldMarch 19, 2001 (2001-03-19)505
Daria decides to submit a short story for publication, but she's not the submissive type. However, Mr. O'Neil sees her mailing the envelope, mentions it in class, and suddenly the news is all over school, much to Daria's chagrin. Meanwhile, the Fashion Club is inspired to perform a charitable act, so they publish their own newsletter answering fashion questions and giving fashion forecasts.
586"Lucky Strike"Ted StearnPeter ElwellMarch 26, 2001 (2001-03-26)506
When the Lawndale High faculty goes on strike, Ms. Li hires temporary replacements to keep the school running. When forced to get rid of one of them because of pedophilic behavior (he hit on one of his students), she recruits as his replacement the student whose mother was responsible for getting him fired: Daria. Naturally, this embarrasses Quinn.
597"Art Burn"Pat SmithDan VebberApril 2, 2001 (2001-04-02)507
Jane gets a job making replicas of established paintings, but grows to feel that this interferes with her artistic creativity.
608"One J at a Time"Guy MooreRon Corcillo & A. J. PoulinMay 21, 2001 (2001-05-21)508
Quinn decides she needs a steady boyfriend, Jake attempts to catch a squirrel that's been getting into the garbage, and Daria is afraid to invite Tom over because she's unsure how he'll react to her family, especially Jake.
619"Life in the Past Lane"Ted StearnAnne D. BernsteinMay 28, 2001 (2001-05-28)509
Jane meets and begins dating a guy named Nathan, who is into the retro scene, and seeing them have fun causes Daria and Tom to wonder if they've fallen into a rut. Unfortunately for Jane, Nathan is too obsessed with retro topics and doesn't like anything that makes Jane herself, not even her friends. Meanwhile, Upchuck's prowess with magic and sleight-of-hand intrigues one Fashion Club member, who agrees to assist him in a magic show at school.
6210"Aunt Nauseam"Pat SmithJacquelyn ReingoldJune 4, 2001 (2001-06-04)510
Daria's Aunt Rita visits, because the family's not dysfunctional enough already. While Jake goes into hiding, Daria calls in Aunt Amy to referee, but Amy just gets sucked into the fight, leaving Daria and Quinn to do damage control.
6311"Prize Fighters"Guy MooreNeena BeberJune 11, 2001 (2001-06-11)511
Daria reluctantly competes for an academic scholarship, but finds both the sponsor and the recommended application methods ethically problematic. She manages to find one where a lack of extracurriculars isn't an issue, but finds herself competing against two of the school's brightest students: Jodie and Upchuck.
6412"My Night at Daria's"Ted StearnPeggy NicollJune 18, 2001 (2001-06-18)512
Tom falls asleep in Daria's bed, spurring rumors that they're sexually active. Eventually she considers ending the rumors by giving up her virginity.
6513"Boxing Daria"Anthony Davis, Karen Disher & Tom MarsenGlenn EichlerJune 25, 2001 (2001-06-25)513
A large refrigerator box revives painful memories in Daria that suggest that she is a burden on her parents by being herself.

FilmsEdit

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Is It Fall Yet?Karen Disher & Guy MooreGlenn Eichler & Peggy NicollAugust 27, 2000 (2000-08-27)
Daria spends the summer working at Mr. O'Neill's day camp for "sensitive" kids while struggling with her new relationship with Tom, Jane spends time at an artists' retreat to try to get over the whole breakup/betrayal thing, and Quinn works with a tutor to bring up her grades. Other students, meanwhile, spend their vacation in interesting ways: Mack as an ice cream truck driver, Jodie as an assistant to a sleazy congressman, and Kevin and Brittany as inept lifeguards at the community pool.
Is It College Yet?Karen DisherGlenn Eichler & Peggy NicollJanuary 21, 2002 (2002-01-21)
With graduation fast approaching, Daria and her friends are occupied with being accepted to the colleges of their choice. Daria attempts to get into the Sloane alma mater, Bromwell, but finds that the deck is stacked against her, which only serves to aggravate her deteriorating relationship with Tom. Jane, meanwhile, becomes greatly disillusioned when she's rejected by her first two choices, and contemplates skipping college altogether. Jodie wants to go to Turner, an all-black school where she can be herself, but is being pressured by her parents to attend the uppercrust Crestmore. And Quinn, forced by Helen and Jake to get a summer job, meets a new friend that, as she comes to find out, has a few demons hidden under her friendly exterior.

SpecialsEdit

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Daria: Behind the Scenes"Karen DisherGlenn Eichler & Peggy NiccolFebruary 18, 2000 (2000-02-18)
Hosted by comedian Janeane Garofalo, this special reveals the process of making the show, introduces us to the voice talent, and shows us how the series came to be.
"Look Back in Annoyance"Karen DisherGlenn Eichler & Peggy NiccollJanuary 14, 2002 (2002-01-14)
Daria and Jane host this half hour long retrospective special, remembering all the major events of the series during its five-year run, all leading up to the series finale.

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