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Daria
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The people of Lawndale just don't get Daria Morgendorffer. She's cool with that. See, Daria was born alienated, and now she's just trying to make it through high school with as little human contact as possible. Popularity, friends, activities... whatever. Daria lacks enthusiasm, but she makes up for it with sarcasm. Daria is the spin-off of MTV's most sucessful cartoon, Beavis and Butt-Head. Theme Song: La la la la la This is my stop Got to get off I may go *pop* Excuse me (repeat once) I've got to be direct La la la If I'm wrong please correct La la la You're standing on my neck La la la You're standing on my neck (short guitar cord) La la la la la (repeat) Rating: Usually all Daria episodes are rated TVPG-L.
Ashley Albert

Ashley Albert

Ms. Janet Barch/Tiffany Blum-Deckler

Jessica Cydnee Jackson

Jessica Cydnee Jackson

Jodie Landon

Julian Rebolledo

Julian Rebolledo

Jake Morgendorffer

Wendy Hoopes

Wendy Hoopes

Jane Lane, Helen Morgendorffer, Quinn Morgendorffer

Tracy Grandstaff

Tracy Grandstaff

Daria Morgendorffer

Marc Thompson

Marc Thompson

Kevin Thompson, Anthony DeMartino, Timothy O'Neill, Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer, Jamie White

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  • Brialliant

    10
    Can't say more
  • Could be interesting

    8.0
    1 ep (11)
  • The evolution of Daria

    9.0
    As a child of the 90's (born 1987), I discovered Daria probably into it's first or second season. I was about 11 or so, and I didn't quite get all of the jokes/comments/implications until I was a little older, and now at age 26, I do view the show in a somewhat different light.



    Aside from the obvious stereotypes and shallowness of the show (each character is either a jock/popular/outsider/or weirdo) but for some reason, in many of the episodes the most popular people (esp. Kevin and Brittany) seem to speak with or even hang out with the "outsider" daria. Perhaps because it's a show, and they need character interaction. I'd almost go as far to say that Kevin and Brittany (and Jodie and Mac) have a friendship with Daria and Jane, while Kevin is the butt of all the jokes.



    In the beginning, Daria seemed more humanized, but as time went on, her voice got more annoying and more like a robot. Even when she was getting closer with Tom, it was just awkward, I couldn't relate to her, and she started to sound like a lot more monotone, and MORE shallow, when I would think as the show evolves she would become a little more "lifelike". Perhaps she was, but her tone was more and more off-putting, despite her character traits.



    Also, Kevin--I get it, the bone head one is that stupid. Even in the beginning Kevin seemed a little smarter than he ended up. Perhaps the creators of the show wanted to shed some truth, that if you don't apply yourself, you will stay back (Is it College Yet?), but he was SO stupid, and it came to a point where it was unbelievable and I kind of felt badly for the character. I was surprised to see, earlier in the series that Kevin corrected Brittany's pronunciation of a multi-syllable word. But, as time went on, there was no growth in Kevin, not even as a a decline, which just expresses a disgust the creators must have felt with the character. But, when the episode "A tree grows in lawndale" came out, I guess the only message implied was, that a school needs a star quarterback in order to be accepted. That's a good message more or less?



    Also, Daria is very shallow just like her sister (implied in The New Kid) that she comes of hypocritical, but it's good that she's shown she is when Jane breaks some stereotypes: Joining track and thinking about I don't really like how she ends up quitting both. Maybe it wasn't for her, but at least you see her jogging after that episode.



    The fashion a cult. They didn't even have good outfits half the time, or different ones. .



    Also, the elders were so disrespected, and the whole monitary bribe between mother and her daughters made me sick. Also, Daria I think should have gotten a real job instead, but she is kind of a spoiled bitch.



    I'm kind of rushing through this, as you can tell my review isn't so well written. But I would like to end saying, two things: Daria and Trent hit home to someone A LOT and fantasizing a life with really it would never work out. It's a hard lesson some of us don't even learn by age 17, but it's a harsh true reality.



    At the end of the show, I enjoyed the delightful costumes each character would be in, to break those stereotypes.



    Those were just my not so positive thoughts on the show and I was pondering about. Aside from all that, I really love the show Daria, and feel it was a success as a spin off from Beavis and Butthead.



    I made this video a while back:: y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = j A M f L F n 0 e a M

    just take away the spaces. I think true Daria fans will enjoy my little tribute.



    it's of trent and daria.





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  • A spin-off as good as the show it was spunned-off.

    10
    I didn't grow up with Beavis and Butt-head, but I did grow up with this show. Believe it or not, I was about 5 the first time I watched this show. My sister showed us it on MTV at like 3 AM in the morning while my (little) sister wanted to watch stuff like Dora...?! I remember us calling her "Diarrhea" but we really liked the show and I still do. It was a really funny and good show. And certainly better animated than B&B. I think the reason my sister watched this when she was in High School was because she could relate to her. Sort of. She certainly acted like her. Now, she's not fat anymore, she's healthy and living in another state. This show will bring me memories of her and my childhood. Even though I was REALLY young.moreless
  • Daria, looking back from thicker glasses

    9.5
    Daria was one of those shows that made the 90's what it was !

    I was in high school when daria was on Beavis and Butthead and was going through the college years when Her spin off aired so i could still very much relate.

    The one problem i have with daria now being MUCH older, when i watched it all again when i got the series on dvd is that she comes off as sort of snide ungreatful bitch( i stil love her)!!

    it just kind of ticks me off that while Kevin and brittney and chuck ect where morons they where stil nice kids who DID like Daria they where more or less annoyances(sp) that she never had much respect for or tried to have a respect for....although she could kind of open herself up to jodie.

    HHmmmmmm as i write this i think back at how i did the same thing let my sardonic attitude get the better of me but now CAN appreciate those "stereotypes" i call my peers......Lesson learned Daria !! Well Played.moreless
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Animation, Comedy

Themes

surviving high school, spinoff, suburban life, 90s, teen angst