List of Daria episodes

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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 January 21, 2002. 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.

Series overview[edit]

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)

Episodes[edit]

Pilot[edit]

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 she finds her sister 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
In appreciation for helping dimwitted cheerleader Brittany Taylor out with an art class, Daria is invited to a party held by the popular crowd in a gated community. Though uninterested and indecisive about whether or not she wants to go, she realizes that her presence there might be the perfect opportunity to humiliate Quinn, and takes Jane along with her.
33"College Bored"Margaret E. RutherfordSam Johnson & Chris MarcilMarch 17, 1997 (1997-03-17)103
Fearing that Daria and Quinn won't be prepared for college, after meeting some clients who are preparing their three-year-old daughter for it, Helen and Jake force them into Lawndale High's college prep course, and take them on a tour of their alma mater; Middleton College. Like so many parents, they find college life has changed since they've been there, and both girls get caught up in two different activities while getting the 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 coffee houses of the 1960's. When Daria is forced into joining the other students into raising money for repairs, and later performing on stage with one of her essays, the kids, parents, and teachers of Lawndale have no idea what she has in store for them.
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 by her lab partner when he kidnaps the cute little rodent.
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 family she ends up sitting for are the sickeningly-sweet Lester and Lauren Gupty, who have raised their kids Tad and Tricia into brainwashed little angels that only watch The Weather Channel on television, and avoid any sugar and junk food. It will take an artist extrordinare (yes, Jane) to rescue Daria from this nauseous night, and the Gupty kids from the sheltered lifestyle they've become so accustomed to.
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, they seek to follow in her footsteps, and pressure Quinn into doing the same, whether she needs it or not. As she attempts to get Daria to help her on this quest, the doctor offers to give her some 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 are grounded for a month. The annual teachers-verses-deejays roller hockey game is coming, and there is a good chance that the students will get to see Mr. DeMartino die of an aneurysm during the game. However, Daria might miss the game due to the grounding, but she manages to get out when her parents are too busy to stop her, and proves to them 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. Since Daria harbors an undeniable crush on Trent, Jane offers to pay for the gas in their van and take her for their attempted tour. The Fashion Club and Lawndale High students try to go to Alternapaloosa as well, and everything seems to go wrong with everyone.
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. Trent and Jane attend a family reunion. Daria wonders who's having a worse time, but is ultimately confused by her family's weird behavior.
1313"The Misery Chick"Karen Hyden, Paul Sparagano & Machi TantilloGlenn EichlerJuly 21, 1997 (1997-07-21)113
After an obnoxious local celebrity (the 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. She eventually goes to Jane's house and confirms 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 to find that the school demands it be altered. Since this would completely change the message of the poster, Daria asks that their names be taken off it if the school were to go through with the change. However, the school's refusal to do so forces the pair to resort to drastic measures.
152"The Daria Hunter"Eric FogelPeggy NicollFebruary 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)202
Lawndale High School goes on another field trip, this time to a local paint-ball course, with Helen & Jake as parental chaperones. The true savage nature of everybody's personality is revealed on this trip. Daria and Jane opt to sneak out toward another nearby tourist attraction that proves to be a complete rip-off.
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 Daria, a true intellectual, 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
When Helen's sister Rita informs them that her daughter Erin is getting married, Daria is ordered to be a bridesmaid for her cousin's wedding, but she finds a kindred spirit in her Aunt Amy.
185"That Was Then, This Is Dumb"Sue PerrottoAnne D. BernsteinMarch 16, 1998 (1998-03-16)205
Willow and Coyote Yeager, some former hippie friends of Helen and Jake, come to visit the Morgendorffer household, 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 decide to follow Quinn around on one day for a video project for school and the opportunity to make her look ridiculous is irresistible. However, when Quinn pours her heart out at the last second, Daria has a change of heart, and can't make the exposé she originally wanted to.
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 the boy.
218"Gifted"Karen Disher, Eric Fogel & Tony KluckPeggy NicollJune 29, 1998 (1998-06-29)208
Daria and Jodie are invited to explore enrolling at an elite school for gifted students. During the journey, the girls connect; 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 the 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 a play, "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, at first trigger jealousy in Daria, but the jealously turns to outrage when she discovers the reason behind Jane's suddenly improving grades.
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 belly button 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
When Daria is given a special school project to write a short story featuring people she knows, she finds it unusually frustrating and difficult. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Morgendorfer go through mid-life crises at the same time.

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 wearing contact lenses, only to find 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 to enlist her help in bringing 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 friends in the Fashion Club abandon her for it, she fobs the job off on Jane. Jane's design of the gym is so great, however, that Quinn takes credit for it. Also, as "revenge" for choosing the dance over her ideas, Sandi organizes her own party on the same day as the dance. However, her party is so boring, the guys who went to it skip out and go to the dance anyway.
326"The Lost Girls"Gloria DePonteNeena BeberMarch 24, 1999 (1999-03-24)305
Mr. O'Neill submits one of Daria's essays to a contests in a teen girl magazine, and she wins. Her prize, if you can call it that, is to spend the day with the self-important editor of the eponymous magazine, Val, a woman who thinks Daria's writing makes her "edgy," and who spends much of her time trying to hold onto her youth and celebrity contacts.
337"It Happened One Nut"Joey AhlbumRachel LipmanJuly 7, 1999 (1999-07-07)306
Daria's parents force her to get a job, so her father gets her one at a peanut stand in the mall. Much to her chagrin, her only co-worker at the stand 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 the employee who didn't smile gets the price docked from their 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) over to the Morgendorffer household. But a third visitor begins to shatter Daria's illusions of life with Trent: his so-called "date" for the night. However, the fact that he breaks up with the girl "every other week" (in Jane's own words) starts to give her hope again, even though Trent's a deadbeat.
359"Jake of Hearts"Gloria DePonteDan VebberJuly 21, 1999 (1999-07-21)309
Jake has a heart attack, and his mother comes to the Morgendorffer household to take care of him; his heart attack inspires Quinn to study to become a heart doctor; two radio DJs broadcast their show outside Lawndale High, with permission from Principal Li, who feels they will make Lawndale High School more popular.
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 in 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 decides to tag along for the ride, and transforms it into more of an adventure than either of them was hoping for.
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 & Jane become suspect numbers one and two, they actually start to 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 as Kevin and Brittany had made out in it, and got marooned. In the end, everyone has to 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 two snags when Trent, who agreed to do the music, completely slacks off on his end. When Jane falls for a new boyfriend named Tom, Daria fears for their friendship.

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 make sure to stay in keeping with the fact that they're doing a 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 in order to impress Brittany, but instead he settles for a moped. When Kevin is goaded into performing a dangerous stunt, however, he winds up crashing into a tree, spraining his knee and shattering his self-confidence. Without Kevin on the football team, the Lawndale Lions suck at playing, and suddenly, Lawndale High and anyone who goes there 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. Just like Daria's other dream sequences, this one takes a turn for the strange, 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. All his pupils get out of it instead are misery, grief, and despair, including Daria who may be forced to supervise Quinn at an upcoming mall fashion exhibit, and Jane, who's becoming so popular that she might 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 the "Pinch Sitter" episode) and strange feelings on a chance meeting with Jane's boyfriend, Tom. Meanwhile, she's still trying to get home with what she bought, but the parade is in her way.
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 Morgendorffer family 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 herself 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. 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 Thompson 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 band-mate to apologize to Jane.
4910"Legends of the Mall"Pat SmithPeter ElwellJuly 12, 2000 (2000-07-12)410
Urban legends are the order of the day, told to pass the time when the Fashion Club is stranded in a bad part of town. Driving around Lawndale, Daria hears several of the local suburban legends.
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 even though 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 Daria's growing friendship with Tom starts to strain the girls' relationship.
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, for which she recruits Daria's assistance. Botching the job gets her in hot water with Jane, but it's her encounter with Tom that may turn out to 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 the protests of Daria and Jane, 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 six-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 way 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. Having put on a few pounds while recuperating, Sandi is too embarrassed to return to school, forcing a Fashion Club crisis but providing an idea betting opportunity for Daria and Jane. Sandi's expulsion from the Fashion Club because of weight gain from her convalesce throws the club into chaos. Also, Daria and Jane start betting on several things to break up the monotony of life. Daria seems to have all the luck in the deals, though.
564"Camp Fear"Pat SmithJonathan GreenbergMarch 12, 2001 (2001-03-12)504
Daria and Quinn attend a camp reunion at their old summer camp, Camp Grizzly. While Quinn is looking forward to reconnecting with old acquaintances, Daria wishes she were somewhere else, as she has nothing but bad memories of the place and her fellow campers. Also, Jane and Trent (the latter of which is thinking of breaking up Mystik Spyral due to the band "getting stale") go to a nearby rustic couple's home. Jane thinks the place is a dump, but Trent takes the couple's way of life as inspiration to keep the band going.
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 the 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 faculty of Lawndale High goes on strike, Ms. Li hires temporary replacements in order to keep the school running. When she is forced to get rid of one replacement due to 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 results in nothing but embarrassment for Quinn.
597"Art Burn"Pat SmithDan VebberApril 2, 2001 (2001-04-02)507
Jane gets a job making replicas of established paintings, and grows to feel that doing so is interfering 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, since 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 member of the Fashion Club, 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 comes to visit, because the family's not dysfunctional enough already. Jake goes to hide, and Daria calls in Aunt Amy to try and pull Helen and Rita apart, but she 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 making her consider putting those rumors to rest by giving up her virginity for real.
6513"Boxing Daria"Anthony Davis, Karen Disher & Tom MarsenGlenn EichlerJune 25, 2001 (2001-06-25)513
A large refrigerator box revives painful remembrances in Daria that suggest that she is a burden on her parents by being herself.

Films[edit]

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.

Specials[edit]

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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