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 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.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Pilot 1 Unaired
1 13 March 3, 1997 (1997-03-03) July 21, 1997 (1997-07-21)
2 13 February 16, 1998 (1998-02-16) August 3, 1998 (1998-08-03)
3 13 February 24, 1999 (1999-02-24) August 18, 1999 (1999-08-18)
4 13 February 25, 2000 (2000-02-25) August 2, 2000 (2000-08-02)
5 13 February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19) June 25, 2001 (2001-06-25)
Films 2 August 27, 2000 (2000-08-27) January 21, 2002 (2002-01-21)



Title Written by Original air date
"Sealed with a Kick" Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil Unaired (Unaired)
Daria accidentally snaps her pencil and borrows a pencil 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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1 1 "Esteemsters" Ken Kimmelman & Paul Sparagano Glenn Eichler March 3, 1997 (1997-03-03) 101

It's the first day of school for Daria and Quinn Morgendorffer, who have just moved with their parents to Lawndale from Highland (the land of Beavis and Butt-Head). The second Quinn steps out of the car, she instantly shuns out Daria – Quinn gets asked out and befriended by the equally shallow members of Lawndale High's Fashion Club: Sandi Griffin, Stacy Rowe and Tiffany Blum-Deckler. Meanwhile, everything else is pretty typical for Daria: she's ignored by the other students. Next, the girls are subjected to a psychological exam with the school psychiatrist, which Daria blows off with the most sarcastic answer possible: "A herd of beautiful wild ponies running free across the plains". Later, Daria is singled out for humiliation by her psychotic history teacher, Anthony DeMartino, and is introduced to her dim-witted classmates, the village idiots Brittany Taylor and Kevin Thompson (who both appeared in the black-and-white pilot "Sealed with a Kick"). Later, Daria's workaholic mother Helen receives a phone call at home informing her that Daria has a low self-esteem. She is scowled at by Helen and her father, Jake, both demanding what was wrong with her while Quinn worries that if Daria is malfunctioning socially and mentally that it will dent her reputation. Daria assures them that it is a mistake, she does not have a low self-esteem, however, she has "low esteem for everybody else". The next day, Daria is stuck in an after school self-esteem workshop taught by Lawndale High's neurotic, wimpy English/Drama Horizons teacher Timothy O'Neil. When Daria tries to make sense of Mr. O'Neil's psychobabble, she is advised by a fellow student to ignore him and just "enjoy his soothing voice". When walking home after class, Daria is acquainted with the student from self-esteem class, an equally cynical artist named Jane Lane who also was just as weary towards poseurs and idiots. As the days go by and the class drags on, Daria and Jane (who's in several of Daria's other classes) begin forming a friendship, but when Daria reaches the breaking point over her parent's concern for her progress, they hatch a scheme to pass the exit test and get out of the class once and for all. (This is no problem for Jane, who has deliberately taken the class six times and knows the answers by heart.) Unfortunately, it works too well: Mr. O'Neill is so impressed by their "rapid progress" that he wants to publicly congratulate them at the next school assembly. Daria and Jane agree to his request, but when the time comes for them to make a speech, they do things their way: Jane causes a scene by faking a "self-esteem relapse" and running off the stage in a sob fit while Daria launches into a cliché-ridden acceptance speech that pointedly thanks "her sister, Quinn" – Daria's sister's revenge served cold. Quinn is humiliated and (just that day) becomes slightly socially outcast (though this recovers in "The Invitation", as if the incident did not happen at all). Daria's live form of humiliation is only the tip of the iceberg, as Daria fulfills her wish of making her family suffer by guilt-tripping them into attending a U.F.O. convention.

First appearances: Quinn, Helen and Jake Morgendorffer; Mr. DeMartino, Ms. Li and Mr. O'Neil, the psychotic faculty of Lawndale High; Jane Lane, Daria's sarcastic, dry best friend; Sandi Griffin and Stacy Rowe, Fashion Club members; Kevin Thompson, Lawndale High Q.B. and his girlfriend, cheerleader Brittany Taylor

Guest appearances: Ms. Manson, Lawndale High's psychiatrist; Corey, a Quinn admirer; Artie, a rumored alien abductee; the Sick, Sad World reporter, a woman with an exaggerated accent; Old Man featured on Sick, Sad World, a blind elder

Trivia: One student is shown wearing a The Head T-shirt.
2 2 "The Invitation" Karen Disher Anne D. Bernstein March 10, 1997 (1997-03-10) 102

When Daria helps her classmate Brittany Taylor with an assignment in art class, Brittany thanks her by inviting her – "just this once" – to her upcoming Saturday night party. (Of course, it's a back-handed compliment, as Daria was only invited because Brittany promised "not to invite any more really attractive girls.") Daria doesn't want to go, but is eventually persuaded by two people: Jane, who sees it as an opportunity to get some really great sketches; and Quinn, who's deathly afraid that Daria will do something to embarrass her (which, naturally, proves to be the biggest incentive of all). After turning down Helen and Jake's offer to drive them to the party, Quinn gets a ride with Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie—three members of the football team who have become Quinn's biggest admirers (slaves to her every whim) – while Daria and Jane get a ride with Jane's musician brother, Trent, on whom the normally stoic Daria appears to have more than a passing interest. Unfortunately, Jane only has a brief opportunity to kid her about it before arriving at the gate house for Crewe Neck, the gated community where Brittany lives. Daria's on the guest list, but Jane is not; however, they're able to slip past the guard when Jane distracts him with some of her "life drawing" sketches. The party itself is your typical teenage bash: music, munchies, and making out in the laundry room. While Daria and Jane are given a tour of the house by an obnoxious flirt "Upchuck" (who only got invited because he dissected Brittany's frog in science class), Quinn is waited on hand and foot by Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie, but immediately goes into hiding once she sees Daria and Jane arrive. Daria, however, is not about to let her off the hook that easily; besides, she figures, torturing Quinn is the only fun she's likely to have at the party. Quinn finally bribes Daria to leave her alone when she starts telling embarrassing stories to Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie (also promising them photos of Quinn in a chubby stage). Satisfied, Daria tracks down Jane (who had slipped off to the make-out room with a boy she had met) and both leave the party, just one step ahead of both party crashers and the cops (who were called by a neighbor upset about the noise). As the party ends, Upchuck drives up and gives Daria, Jane, and Quinn (who was left rideless when Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie beat each other up) a ride home.

First appearances: Joey, Jeffy and Jamie, three sycophantic Quinn admirers who follow her every command; Jodie Landon, Lawndale High's model student and her boyfriend, Lawndale High football squad's captain, Michael "Mack" MacKenzie who strongly dislikes Kevin who deemed him the nickname "Mack Daddy" – both Jodie and Mack make Lawndale High's couple of African American sweethearts; Claire Defoe, Lawndale High's down-to-earth art teacher; Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer III, an obnoxious flirt who attempts to turn on both Daria and Jane but fails; Tiffany Blum-Deckler, the Fashion Club's third member

Guest appearances: Crewe Neck Gatehouse guard, who attempts to track down Jane so she can teach him life drawing; Brittany's neighbor, an angry man who complains about the volume of her party; Crewe Neck residents, Brittany's other neighbors who are harassed and competed in trivia by Daria and Jane who play "rent-a-cop" at the gatehouse while the guard is absent – including a snotty elderly woman and a man who plays "Name That Tune" with Daria and Jane
3 3 "College Bored" Margaret E. Rutherford Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil March 17, 1997 (1997-03-17) 103

During a visit with their old friends, Doug and Susan, Helen and Jake become concerned about Daria and Quinn's chances of getting into good colleges, so they insist that the girls take a college prep class at Lawndale High. One of the requirements of this (rather lame) class is to visit a college, and Jake and Helen naturally pick their alma mater, Middleton College. When they arrive, they're greeted by a tour guide named Heather, and they just barely have time to start the tour when Jake is distracted by a water balloon thrown from his old dorm window. Swept up in a wave of nostalgia, Jake takes Helen to visit his old hangout, leaving Daria and Quinn with the tour guide. The tour doesn't last much longer, as Quinn decides to investigate the fraternity/sorority scene on her own. Daria and Heather then retreat to Heather's dorm room, where Daria gets a much more realistic view of college life: sitting around and watching television, working a stupid part-time job, begging your parents for money, and helping the college students with their term papers (for cash, of course). Meanwhile, Jake gets a little too into the college scene as he tries (with no success) to act cool and "hang" with the college guys, while Helen reminisces about college life... and tears off after the girls (Quinn, specifically) when she remembers how college guys acted around women. They find Quinn at a frat house, where she had been made "keg queen" and was busy wrapping the guys around her little finger; eventually, the whole family is tossed off the campus when security finds out that the two underage girls were wandering around the campus unsupervised (even though Daria had stayed with Heather the tour guide the whole time). Back at home, Quinn receives a letter of acceptance to Manatee College in Florida, which makes Helen and Jake ecstatic... until they read the fine print, and discover that Manatee has no classes, just beachfront accommodations and costs $10,000 per semester. Furthermore, Daria decides to quit doing the college students' term papers, as it was getting to be too much work (not to mention the tiny little detail about Helen not letting her keep the money). Daria decides that the whole college experience kinda sucked, but is heartened when Quinn dumps the instructor of the college prep class when she finds out what a "making-out scholarship" is really all about.

First appearances: None.

Guest appearances: Heather, a Middleton College student who first appears perky but later appears cynical and negative, and enjoys hanging out with Daria; Doug and Susan, a couple who are friends with Jake and Helen and have their daughter, Romona, read S.A.T. prep picture books; Romona, Doug and Susan's three-year-old daughter; the Middleton Bursar who tells Jake how much college enrollment for both Daria and Quinn costs, which leads Jake telling Helen they should decide which one should attend college (Daria, while Jake says Quinn can go to a beauty school); the 'Push Comes to Love' college prep course adviser who attempts to hit on Quinn (which Daria quips as a "make-out scholarship"), though Quinn later throws a soda in his face; The characters in the prep course student's (Kevin, Brittany, Quinn, Jane and Daria) college fantasies, which, in Kevin's are intimidating football players which are twice his size and a beautiful blonde woman who joins Kevin in a fit of snickers at Brittany, who is deemed as a "child" Brittany's there is a singing emcee and several models wearing gowns and graduation caps and bodyguards who carry Kevin Quinn's, three male roommates, one dressed as a preppie, the other as a cowboy and the last one wearing a Jane's. there is an art critic praising Jane's art...and in Daria's, a professor who wants Daria to be a college teacher herself so he can use her dormroom to carry on affairs with underclassmen
4 4 "Cafe Disaffecto" Eric Fogel Glenn Eichler March 24, 1997 (1997-03-24) 104
The students of Lawndale High sell objects door-to-door to raise money for a new café after the old one is burglarized, and Daria finds an effective way to fight back after Principal Li punishes her for not selling chocolate to a grossly obese woman.
5 5 "Malled" Ken Kimmelman & Paul Sparagano Neena Beber March 31, 1997 (1997-03-31) 105
Daria and Jane's economic class go to the Mall of the Millennium to learn about "mall economics", where Daria A) gets visibly sick from the smell of Brittany's perfume along with the sight of Brittany and Kevin making out, B) becomes a record-setting shopper at a doo-dads store, C) uncovers a secret market research project that earns all her classmates gifts to keep quiet and D) finds Quinn playing hooky and blackmails her for a ride home.
6 6 "This Year's Model" Karen Disher Glenn Eichler & Laura Kightlinger April 7, 1997 (1997-04-07) 106
A modeling agency comes to Lawndale High to recruit female students, and end up picking Quinn as one of the candidates, before zeroing in on stupid Lawndale High QB Kevin Thompson.
7 7 "The Lab Brat" Chris Prynoski Peggy Nicoll April 14, 1997 (1997-04-14) 107
For a class project for the man-hating science teacher, Ms. Barch, Daria is paired with jock Kevin (who is more interested in watching football on the Morgendorffers' TV than working with Daria) while Brittany works with resident pervert, Charles "Upchuck" Ruttenheimer, who blackmails her into hanging out with him.
8 8 "Pinch Sitter" Karen Disher Anne D. Bernstein June 9, 1997 (1997-06-09) 108
Quinn is chosen to babysit for an ultra-conservative family's children, but Daria steps in when Quinn has a date, and gets some ideas about psychological control.
9 9 "Too Cute" Eric Fogel Larry Doyle June 16, 1997 (1997-06-16) 109
Quinn is afraid she's not cute enough and wants plastic surgery after a classmate gets a great nose job that could put Quinn's Fashion Club spot in jeopardy. She decides to visit the clinic of the doctor who did the work, an overtanned hack named Dr. Shar, and Daria (who Quinn is using as a cover for a nonexistent medical appointment) is aghast that Quinn would get any kind of work done. Quinn can't afford it anyway, so she tries to raise money or get Daria to make a ghost appointment for her, but Daria finally tells Quinn she is perfect and needs to stop being ridiculous. Fortunately for all, Dr. Shar's work on the classmate produces ugly reversions, and all is well at the FC. Meanwhile, Kevin is chosen by man-hating teacher Ms. Barch to disguise himself as an ugly man and chart people's reactions, and goes from insulting Daria to simply paying random strangers to say they like him.
10 10 "The Big House" Karen Disher Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil June 30, 1997 (1997-06-30) 110
After Daria and Quinn get caught sneaking in the house past curfew, Helen and Jake set up "Family Court" and sentence their kids to groundings, though Quinn gets to keep going out every night while Daria is stuck at home, though she does manage to annoy her parents with her unceasing harmonica playing. Meanwhile, a roller hockey game at school is coming up and all of the students are betting that their high-strung history teacher, Mr. DeMartino, will have his next heart attack in his rematch against classic rock DJ, Rock and Roll Randy. Daria decides she's going to defy her punishment and go to the game anyway, and doesn't much care when Quinn spots her leaving and appears to say she'll keep it secret if Daria does a favor for her in the future. Daria enjoys the game, and comes home to find Quinn did rat her out to Helen. Helen keeps herself in legal crusader mode, declaring Daria a "repeat offender", but she folds when Daria in turn points out the time and energy Helen will have to spend playing board games and listening to awful harmonica music if she extends the grounding time. Helen and Jake eventually tell Daria she can go out and even encourage her to do so, leading Daria to muse to Jane that her parents think she's too boring to ground, and they're basically correct.
11 11 "Road Worrier" Eric Fogel Anne D. Bernstein July 7, 1997 (1997-07-07) 111
Daria travels with Jane, Jane's brother, Trent, and Trent's friend, Jessie (both make up half of Mystik Spiral), to Alternapalooza while Quinn begins her travels there with her Fashion Club friends but ends up going outlet shopping instead. Daria's journey involves embarrassments including a stray peanut butter sandwich, an angry bee, broken glasses and having to pee in the woods, yet she ends up having an nice talk with Trent that leaves her crush on him intact.
12 12 "The Teachings of Don Jake" Karen Disher Glenn Eichler July 14, 1997 (1997-07-14) 112
The Morgendorffers go camping after Jake suffers a burst blood vessel in his eye due to stress over money. Meanwhile, Jane and Trent try to survive a hostile family reunion.
13 13 "The Misery Chick" Karen Hyden, Paul Sparagano & Machi Tantillo Glenn Eichler July 21, 1997 (1997-07-21) 113
Famed Lawndale High quarterback and all-time jackass Tommy Sherman dies in a freak accident while visiting his alma mater, prompting Jane to avoid Daria for a while and everyone else to dub Daria "The Misery Chick" and ask her for advice on coping with sadness.

Season 2 (1998)[edit]

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14 1 "Arts 'N Crass" Karen Disher Glenn Eichler February 16, 1998 (1998-02-16) 201
Daria and Jane's poster about a pretty teenage girl's covert bulimia sparks controversy with Ms. Li and Mr. O'Neill, who rewrite it into a lame "pro-nutrition" rag and then get mad when Daria and Jane deface their now-pathetic work, but Ms. Li learns the hard way that violating civil rights is a bad idea when Helen Morgendorffer tears her a new asshole. Meanwhile, Jake laments over losing a client and desperately searches for anyone in need of a consultant.
15 2 "The Daria Hunter" Eric Fogel Peggy Nicoll February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23) 202
The students of Lawndale High go on a field trip to a paintball park, where Quinn fights with Sandi over a broken promise not to get their uniforms dirty, Daria and Jane go to a great white shark exhibit run by an obnoxious, talkative woman whose experience with great whites bears a strong resemblance to the plot of Jaws, Helen and Ms. Li fight over Daria's attitude, Ms. Barch discovers that Mr. O'Neill is unlike the men she's met before (leading to sex), and Jake and Mr. DeMartino drunkenly bond over their dysfunctional childhoods.
16 3 "Quinn the Brain" Sue Perrotto Rachel Lipman March 2, 1998 (1998-03-02) 203
Quinn tries to pay Daria to write an English paper for her, but Quinn's usual thoughtlessness leads to Daria cancelling the agreement and Quinn having to write it herself. But after Quinn gets a good grade on the asssignment, she's labeled a "brain" by her Fashion Club friends and makes Daria depressed partly because it shows people don't know the difference between good and bad writing anymore, and partly because her own studious identity is threatened by that. With a little costume design and observation, Daria gets Quinn to return to her old self.
17 4 "I Don't" Tony Kluck Peter Gaffney March 9, 1998 (1998-03-09) 204
Whilst Daria and Quinn are bridesmaids for their cousin's wedding, Daria finds a kindred spirit with her irreverent Aunt Amy, Helen drunkenly fights with her sisters, Jake tries to play golf, and Quinn gets hit on by a priest and the best man. Meanwhile, Kevin and Mack attend Lawndale High's bridal fair and are mistaken for a gay couple.
18 5 "That Was Then, This Is Dumb" Sue Perrotto Anne D. Bernstein March 16, 1998 (1998-03-16) 205
Jake and Helen's hippie friends, Willow and Coyote, visit for a weekend, prompting Quinn to bond with the hippies' son, Ethan, and Daria to stay with Jane and go along with her to sell records at a fair.
19 6 "Monster" Eric Fogel Neena Beber March 23, 1998 (1998-03-23) 206
Jane and Daria film Quinn's daily routine for a project in an attempt to reveal her as the shallow airhead she is, only to feel bad when Quinn is surprisingly sympathetic off-camera, and in the end of course Quinn comes out a winner. Meanwhile, Jake gets his childhood films transferred to videotape and repeatedly watches a clip of himself falling off a bike after it sparks memories of being neglected.
20 7 "The New Kid" Tony Kluck Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil March 29, 1998 (1998-03-29) 207
Daria befriends a weird, home-schooled kid named Ted while in the yearbook club, and he wants the school yearbook to be taken in a different direction, which doesn't sit well with anyone else. Quinn uses a bribe to work on Daria to change the matter.
21 8 "Gifted" Karen Disher, Eric Fogel & Tony Kluck Peggy Nicoll June 29, 1998 (1998-06-29) 208
Helen and Jake take Daria and Jodie on an invitation-only visit to a private school for intellectual (yet socially immature) students. Meanwhile, Quinn keeps getting thrown out of her Fashion Club friends' houses and stays with Daria's friend, Jane, who isn't happy to have her around.
22 9 "Ill" Sue Perrotto Peter Gaffney July 6, 1998 (1998-07-06) 209
Daria is at a filthy club with Jane watching Mystik Spyral but after Jane tells her of plans to join Trent and Jesse for burgers afterwards, Daria goes to wash her hands and discovers she has a fast-spreading rash. She also is surprised to see Brittany there with a head of jet-black dyed hair, and they make a sort of deal to not tell anyone they saw the other there (Brittany wanted to see what kids who aren't in cheerleading or sports did at night). The rash gets worse, and even with Quinn using FC guidelines to try to help her sister, Daria needs to go to the hospital for tests. Once she's there, all of her friends and family puzzle over what's happening to her, but things end up OK until she sees Trent again—and her skin starts acting up anew...
23 10 "Fair Enough" Karen Disher, Tony Kluck & Sue Perrotto Peggy Nicoll July 13, 1998 (1998-07-13) 210
During a rainstorm, Daria is in the library, known as "the place where she can go to be alone", when Brittany and Kevin come in looking for somewhere to make out. As Daria leaves, the storm causes the roof to collapse, injuring Brittany and Kevin. Ms. Li holds a Medieval Fair to raise money to repair the roof (having spent the money needed for repairs on a polygraph machine) and hilarity ensues. Quinn rehearses for a play, Daria and Jane get stuck on a ferris wheel with a sobbing Stacy, Brittany deliberately drives past the fair to keep Kevin from playing Palamon opposite Quinn, Helen meets Sandi's equally shallow, cruel, and manipulative mother, and Jake, reliving his own fear of acting, runs afoul of a sarcastic teenage boy. Daria and Jane end up telling unsuspecting kids stories with a lot of very surprising material about the REAL medieval times.
24 11 "See Jane Run" Eric Fogel, Tony Kluck & Sue Perrotto Rachelle Romberg July 20, 1998 (1998-07-20) 211
Jane and Daria are having problems in their gym class with a short-tempered, unpleasant teacher, but the teacher is also the track team's coach and challenges Jane to join the team. Jane does and becomes a star runner, which unfortunately leaves Daria without anyone to talk to and leads to her becoming increasingly strange and unhappy. When Jane gets a free pass on a test so she can compete, Daria blows up about her behavior and Jane turns away from track (including a popular male runner who likes her and thinks Daria is a loser) before the friends fight the corrupt athletic teams to a stalemate.
25 12 "Pierce Me" Tony Kluck Neena Beber July 27, 1998 (1998-07-27) 212
Trent talks Daria into getting a belly-button ring while searching for Jane's birthday present. Meanwhile, Helen and Quinn are chosen to be models for the mother-daughter fashion show at school.
26 13 "Write Where It Hurts" Karen Hyden, Guy Moore & Gloria DePonte Glenn Eichler August 3, 1998 (1998-08-03) 213
Mr. O'Neill asks Daria to write a story about people she knows in a dramatic way, but Daria develops writer's block on her project (and resentment for her mother) and can only write fragments of various fantasy scenarios before quickly discarding them. Helen then urges her to write something that reflects the way Daria wants things to be. Daria then writes a story about her family in the future. Her parents are retired and more relaxed. Quinn is married with four children and acknowledges she was a "stuck up little nightmare" in high school. Daria, appearing somewhat less rebellious with smaller glasses, more stylized hair and slightly more feminine clothing, is an award winning Op-Ed columnist and married to a college professor. The four of them sit down together and enjoy a pleasant game of cards, appearing very much the happy family. Daria shows the story to Helen, who reads it and begins to cry.

Season 3 (1999)[edit]

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27 1 "Through a Lens Darkly" Guy Moore Glenn Eichler February 24, 1999 (1999-02-24) 301
Daria gets contact lenses for an upcoming driver's test, but finds the contacts too painful to wear—and doesn't want to go back to wearing glasses.
28 2 "The Old and the Beautiful" Gloria DePonte Rachelle Romberg March 3, 1999 (1999-03-03) 302
During Volunteer Week at Lawndale High, Daria, Kevin and Brittany read for senior citizens. Kevin and Brittany are a hit while Daria becomes depressed because the seniors don't like listening to her voice. Meanwhile, the Fashion Club collects clothing donations to help homeless people, but decides only to accept "fashionable" clothing.
29 3 "Depth Takes a Holiday" Tony Kluck Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil March 10, 1999 (1999-03-10) 303
Daria meets two mysterious strangers who are on a secret mission, and need her help. Quinn becomes seriously disturbed when she suspects Jake and Helen of trying to have another baby.
30 4 "Daria Dance Party" Guy Moore Peggy Nicoll March 17, 1999 (1999-03-17) 304
Quinn tries to organize the school dance, but instead enlists Jane's help. Jane organizes a Jackson Pollock Tribute dance, which Quinn gets huge credit for. Meanwhile, Jane and Daria meet two guys who seem nice but have a rather unnerving family secret, while a romantic snit between Kevin and Brittany leads to some turmoil amongst the football team and the cheerleaders.
31 5 "The Lost Girls" Gloria DePonte Neena Beber March 24, 1999 (1999-03-24) 305
Val, a thirtysomething editor of a teen magazine who acts like a teenager and says that she's 28, visits Daria after reading her essay. While the popular kids try to earn Daria's favor and Val cluelessly tries to connect with her, Daria ultimately puts them all in their places.
32 6 "It Happened One Nut" Joey Ahlbum Rachel Lipman July 7, 1999 (1999-07-07) 306
Quinn and Daria reluctantly get jobs at the mall by Helen's instruction. Daria ends up working at a nut stand alongside Kevin, and Quinn begins working at a pet shop.
33 7 "Daria!" Karen Disher Glenn Eichler & Peter Elwell February 17, 1999 (1999-02-17) 307
In this musical episode, the town anxiously prepares for an upcoming rainstorm. It was moved to the Season 3 premiere spot despite being filmed later in the overall S3 episode order.
34 8 "Lane Miserables" Guy Moore Anne D. Bernstein July 14, 1999 (1999-07-14) 308
The rest of the Lane family all move back home, forcing Jane and Trent to temporarily move into Daria's house and Daria to face her crush on Trent.
35 9 "Jake of Hearts" Gloria DePonte Dan Vebber July 21, 1999 (1999-07-21) 309
Jake suffers a heart attack during dinner, and his judgmental and emotionally abusive mother comes to stay with him. Meanwhile, Lawndale High is overrun by two obnoxious radio DJs, and Daria comes up with just the right thing to say to deal with both sets of idiots.
36 10 "Speedtrapped" Joey Ahlbum Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil July 28, 1999 (1999-07-28) 310
Daria finally gets her driver's license but then soon must drive to a nearby town to get Mystik Spiral and Jane out of jail for a traffic violation. The journey proves to be rough when Quinn tags along, demands that they pick up a hitchhiking cowboy and blows the bail money on shopping.
37 11 "The Lawndale File" Guy Moore Peter Elwell August 4, 1999 (1999-08-04) 311
Daria and Jane suspect there is "alien activity" going on at Lawndale High after Mr. DeMartino gets arrested, government agents visit the school to look for "different" people, and people begin to think Daria and Jane are "atomic Communists".
38 12 "Just Add Water" Gloria DePonte & Tony Kluck Peggy Nicoll August 11, 1999 (1999-08-11) 312
Lawndale High sets up a casino cruise night, where Quinn is worried that her date may have stood her up, Mr. DeMartino struggles with a gambling addiction, Jake gets seduced by his client's wife (who also tries to seduce Mr. O'Neill), and Daria and Jane try to get some sleep after staying up all night to watch a Sick, Sad World marathon.
39 13 "Jane's Addition" Joey Ahlbum, Aaron Augenblick & Tony Kluck Glenn Eichler August 18, 1999 (1999-08-18) 313
Jane starts dating a guy named Tom, who Daria believes may destroy her friendship with Jane. They struggle through a joint class project made worse by Trent's laziness and Daria's realization that Trent may not be for her. Note: This episode is a pun on the name of the band Jane's Addiction.

Season 4 (2000)[edit]

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40 1 "Partner's Complaint" Karen Disher Glenn Eichler February 25, 2000 (2000-02-25) 401
Daria and Jodie partner up for a budgeting project, as do Jane and Brittany, because Daria is being distant towards dating-Tom Jane and Brittany doesn't want to work with Kevin. After unsuccessfully trying to get a prospective loan from the bank, Jodie gets mad at Daria for criticizing her for successfully using her father's reputation to snare the loan, which makes Daria realize that she's being too hard on her friends.
41 2 "Antisocial Climbers" Tony Kluck Jill Cargerman March 3, 2000 (2000-03-03) 402
Mr. O'Neill arranges for a school-wide wilderness trip that ends in disaster when Mr. O'Neill suffers from asthma, Ms. Li plans to videotape the event for a television network, Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie bring Quinn's cute knick-knacks instead of the survival gear, Ms. Barch loses Mr. O'Neill, and Daria and Jane end up lost after Mr. DeMartino falls off a cliff. Meanwhile, Jake and Helen rent a cabin in the woods to rekindle their waning romance.
42 3 "A Tree Grows in Lawndale" Pat Smith Peter Elwell March 10, 2000 (2000-03-10) 403
After Kevin crashes his motorcycle into the Tommy Sherman Memorial Tree, he starts feeling sorry for himself, and as a result, the football team start to ruin the reputation of Lawndale High (and, by proxy, the town) by losing every game. Tom's plan to have Kevin become a safety lecturer helps get things back to relatively normal.
43 4 "Murder, She Snored" Guy Moore Peggy Nicoll March 17, 2000 (2000-03-17) 404
In this dream-based episode, Mr. DeMartino accuses Kevin and his football teammates of cheating on a history test and Daria jokes that she'll kill him, but the joke turns all too real when Daria is accused of murdering Kevin.
44 5 "The F Word" Tony Kluck Rachelle Romberg March 31, 2000 (2000-03-31) 405
Mr. O'Neill, after attending a teaching seminar, tells his students to try something they are certain to fail at, in order to achieve personal growth. Daria, Jodie, and Mack fail (therefore succeeding), but Brittany and Kevin succeed and therefore fail – Brittany's uncool attitude gets her alienated from her fellow cheerleaders and Kevin manages to get kicked off the football team. Jane faces the oddest "failure" when she is quickly embraced by the popular students at Lawndale and has to decide if she's going to return to her roots.
45 6 "I Loathe a Parade" Guy Moore Dan Vebber April 7, 2000 (2000-04-07) 406
While going to the store to get toilet paper for Jake (who spends the entire episode sitting on the toilet reading a teen magazine), Daria gets lost in the homecoming parade, where she meets several people from past episodes, including Daria's old yearbook-editing classmate Ted Dewitt-Clinton from "The New Kid", the Gupty Family (who and their son, Tad, have a minor role here) from "Pinch Sitter", and most of all Tom—who shares a bizarre journey with Daria through the event's insanity as they try to find Jane.
46 7 "Of Human Bonding" Pat Smith Anne D. Bernstein April 14, 2000 (2000-04-14) 407
Daria goes to a marketing conference with Jake while Helen stays home and gets a makeover from Quinn and her Fashion Club.
47 8 "Psycho Therapy" Tony Kluck Neena Beber June 28, 2000 (2000-06-28) 408
Helen receives an assignment from her law firm to determine if she has the makings of a partner, so she takes the family for a weekend therapy session where Daria reveals she has a completely accurate understanding of her family and Helen goes from being sad about how she's viewed to figuring out that the Morgendorffers are just fine as they're currently constituted. Meanwhile, Jane sets up a webcam show in her house.
48 9 "Mart of Darkness" Guy Moore Rachelle Romberg July 5, 2000 (2000-07-05) 409
Tom accidentally eats Jane's art supplies (gummi bears) and she talks Daria into going to a new large wholesale store, where Mr. DeMartino gets into a fight with a free sample clerk, Trent and Jesse can't decide what they want to buy, and Daria and Jane discover an embarrassing secret about one of Lawndale High's students. Meanwhile, Kevin's father pressures Mr. O'Neill into letting him pass due to his stature as a jock at a barbecue while Ms. Barch stands up for her man.
49 10 "Legends of the Mall" Pat Smith Peter Elwell July 12, 2000 (2000-07-12) 410
Quinn and the Fashion Club get lost coming home from the mall and Jake, Daria, and Trent try to look for them, all the while telling three scary stories:
*The Rattling Girl (told by Stacey): A fashion-obsessed teen girl from the 1960s (who looks like Sandi) purposely starves herself to get rid of the fat in her eyelids, but ends up becoming so bony that she rattles when she dances.
*Metal Mouth (told by Trent): An angry metal shop teacher (who looks like Mr. DeMartino) from the 1980s creates a pair of steel dentures after grinding his teeth into nothing (and not being able to afford regular dentures on a teacher's salary), but the dentures have the unfortunate power to pick up a radio signal that makes him sing Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".
*The House of Bad Grades (told by Jane): A nerdy girl from the 1950s (who looks like Daria) searches for peace and quiet when trying to fill out her college application, but ends up getting trapped in the bomb shelter her father built in case of a nuclear war and now haunts students who have dreams of graduating high school by writing wrong answers on their homework.
50 11 "Groped by an Angel" Tony Kluck Jonathan Greenberg July 19, 2000 (2000-07-19) 411
Quinn believes she has a guardian angel after several strange things happen to her and has a discussion about faith with Daria. Meanwhile, Brittany's father and stepmother throw a party for her, celebrating her managing a "C-" average the previous semester.
51 12 "Fire!" Guy Moore Peggy Nicoll July 26, 2000 (2000-07-26) 412
After Jake accidentally sets the kitchen on fire, the Morgendorffers stay at a local hotel where Quinn meets a bellhop named Bobby whose supposed "uncle" works at the hotel. Meanwhile, Daria (unhappy at the idea of sharing the hotel room with Quinn, who doesn't want her "cousin" around either) goes to stay at Jane's. During the stay, it begins to become clear that Daria and Tom have a connection, which is deepening the rift in the relationship between Jane and Tom and causing tension between Jane and Daria as well. Trent makes Daria realize that Tom has feelings for her, and Daria struggles with the fact that the feelings may be mutual.
52 13 "Dye! Dye! My Darling" Karen Disher, Pat Smith & Ted Stearn Glenn Eichler August 2, 2000 (2000-08-02) 413
Jane talks a reluctant Daria into letting her put tiger stripes in Jane's hair, who botches the job making Jane think Daria did it intentionally to split up her and Tom, although Jane realizes it wasn't intentional (while making it clear she notices that there is SOMETHING going on with her best friend) and forgives Daria the next day. However, that night Tom and Daria talk about what's going on between them in his car and the two suddenly kiss. A guilt-ridden Daria confesses all to Jane the next morning, who confronts Tom leading to the two amicably breaking up. Later, Daria and Jane discuss the situation and decide to put their friendship on hold although both hope they can work through what's happened. At the end of episode, as Daria mopes in her room, she gets a call from Tom...

Season 5 (2001)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
53 1 "Fizz Ed" Karen Disher Glenn Eichler February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19) 501
Lawndale High signs a clandestine sponsorship deal with Ultra Cola which Daria tries to bring to light, but Ms. Li soon resorts to insane measures to keep the soda makers happy after learning that she hasn't honored the company's contract, while Daria is reminded by everyone that she's not an activist as she genuinely tries to expose how malevolent the Ultra Cola deal is.
54 2 "Sappy Anniversary" Guy Moore Anne D. Bernstein February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26) 502
Daria can't figure out how to celebrate her anniversary with Tom and worries it may be the end of their relationship. Meanwhile, a bored Jake finds work at a dotcom company where it's not clear what, if anything, he's actually supposed to do.
55 3 "Fat Like Me" Ted Stearn Peggy Nicoll March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05) 503
Sandi breaks her leg after tripping down the stairs and gains weight after becoming sedentary, leading Quinn to help her get back into fighting shape but also leading to the Fashion Club moving away from being a Sandi-run dictatorship. Meanwhile, Daria and Jane take running bets on whether or not the Fashion Club will disband.
56 4 "Camp Fear" Pat Smith Jonathan Greenberg March 12, 2001 (2001-03-12) 504
Daria and Quinn attend a not-so-happy reunion at their old summer camp, while Trent and Jane try to find new snacks in the countryside.
57 5 "The Story of D" Guy Moore Jacquelyn Reingold March 19, 2001 (2001-03-19) 505
Daria sends a story she doesn't think is very good to a magazine at the insistence of Tom, and the results drive a wedge between them. Meanwhile, The Fashion Club tries to put together a successful advice magazine.
58 6 "Lucky Strike" Ted Stearn Peter Elwell March 26, 2001 (2001-03-26) 506
The teachers at Lawndale High go on strike following the latest impasse between Mr. DeMartino and Ms. Li over a proposed 10% raise in salary for the new teachers' union contract, prompting Ms. Li to hire scabs as substitutes — including Daria, who becomes Quinn's teacher after the original substitute is fired for lewd conduct with the students. Meanwhile, Jane and Trent help the striking teachers use art and music to gain support from others.
59 7 "Art Burn" Pat Smith Dan Vebber April 2, 2001 (2001-04-02) 507
Jane gets paid to make copies of famous artworks and finds that the sideline is interfering with her original work, while she tries and fails to get Trent to focus on fixing the Lanes' backyard gazebo. Meanwhile, The Fashion Club is upset after a caricature artist draws an unappealing picture of them...except for Stacy.
60 8 "One J at a Time" Guy Moore Ron Corcillo & A. J. Poulin May 21, 2001 (2001-05-21) 508
Inspired by Daria and Tom's relationship, Quinn tries to pick a steady boyfriend among the three boys who fawn over her. Meanwhile, Jake tries to get rid of a squirrel who keeps knocking over his garbage cans.
61 9 "Life in the Past Lane" Ted Stearn Anne D. Bernstein May 28, 2001 (2001-05-28) 509
Jane meets a guy who is into clothing from the 1940s and dates him, prompting Daria and Tom to try and talk her out of it when Jane's new boyfriend doesn't like either of them. Meanwhile Upchuck's magic act finds a supporter in Stacy.
62 10 "Aunt Nauseam" Pat Smith Jacquelyn Reingold June 4, 2001 (2001-06-04) 510
Helen's sister tries to deal with her daughter's divorce and shanghais Helen to manage it, opening up old wounds for Helen and her sisters, as Jake flees in terror. Meanwhile, the Fashion Club seeks to resolve a dispute over two members wearing the same dress.
63 11 "Prize Fighters" Guy Moore Neena Beber June 11, 2001 (2001-06-11) 511
Daria applies for a prestigious scholarship, but discovers that Jodie and Upchuck are going for the same prize, and the company offering the scholarship has a history of mistreating women and minorities. Meanwhile, Jake messes up an online purchase and ends up with a huge order of unwanted hot dogs.
64 12 "My Night at Daria's" Ted Stearn Peggy Nicoll June 18, 2001 (2001-06-18) 512
After Tom falls asleep in Daria's room during a study session, his mad dash out of the house at four in the morning prompts false rumors to spread that Daria and Tom had sex with each other and makes Daria consider whether she and Tom should actually consummate their relationship. While Helen isn't able to offer any good advice to her daughter, Jake is preoccupied with a consulting job for a very bad Japanese restaurant.
65 13 "Boxing Daria" Anthony Davis, Karen Disher & Tom Marsen Glenn Eichler June 25, 2001 (2001-06-25) 513
Daria finds a refrigerator box in the backyard, which brings back memories of being isolated in grade school and having to put up with constant parent/teacher conferences about Daria's antisocial ways. Meanwhile, Jane and Daria are chosen to show eighth graders around Lawndale High and tell them about life after middle school.


Title Directed by Written by Original air date
Is It Fall Yet? Karen Disher & Guy Moore Glenn Eichler & Peggy Nicoll August 27, 2000 (2000-08-27)
When summer vacation starts, the students of Lawndale High find things to do. Jane (still sore over Daria stealing her boyfriend) goes to art camp and meets a girl named Allison who has a crush on her, while Daria counsels for a kids' summer camp and meets a dour boy named Link. Meanwhile, Quinn gets a tutor (voiced by Carson Daly) who believes that Quinn has the potential to use her brain. This TV movie originally aired in between seasons 4 and 5 of Daria.
Is It College Yet? Karen Disher Glenn Eichler & Peggy Nicoll January 21, 2002 (2002-01-21)
This TV movie served as the series finale. With high school graduation nearing, Daria must choose which college to go to and whether or not she should continue her relationship with Tom. Meanwhile, Jane ponders whether or not to go to college, Quinn gets a job at a restaurant where her new best friend and boss is revealed to be an alcoholic, Kevin tries to keep Brittany from knowing he has to repeat his senior year, Jodie tries to convince her parents to let her go to a college of her choice and Mr. DeMartino teaches Mr. O'Neill to stand up to Ms. Barch after Barch ropes Mr. O'Neill into a possible marriage. In the end Daria and Tom break up, Jane and Daria end up going to colleges near each other, Kevin tells Brittany and they stay together (though it is implied their break-up is imminent), Barch and O'Neil stay together (much to DeMartino's annoyance) but don't get married and Mac talks Jodie's parents into letting her choose her own college. During the graduation ceremony, Daria receives an award for academic excellence and gives a speech where she tells the crowd that high school sucks and that you are lucky if you can survive but also highlights that surviving is easier if you have good friends, nodding to Jane, and a supporting family, nodding to her parents and Quinn.

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