Season 4 Episode 2

Antisocial Climbers

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 03, 2000 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

Mr. O'Neill arranges a wilderness survival camping trip for the class, in order to experience firsthand the man-against-nature element of The Call of the Wild. And experience it they do, what with Quinn's admirers electing to carry her bags instead of the food and supplies; Ms. Li ignoring student safety in order to get publicity from the trip; and a nasty blizzard that traps everyone in a cabin. Meanwhile, Helen and Jake stay in another cabin in the woods, hoping that their time alone will increase their level of intimacy and communication. They have trouble communicating until an injured and near-frozen Mr. DeMartino intrudes on them.moreless

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    Amir Williams

    Amir Williams

    Michael Jordan "Mack" Mackenzie

    Tracy Grandstaff

    Tracy Grandstaff

    Daria Morgendorffer

    Wendy Hoopes

    Wendy Hoopes

    Jane Lane, Helen Morgendorffer, Quinn Morgendorffer

    Julian Rebolledo

    Julian Rebolledo

    Jake Morgendorffer

    Marc Thompson

    Marc Thompson

    Kevin Thompson, Anthony DeMartino, Timothy O'Neill, Jamie White

    Janie Mertz

    Janie Mertz

    Sandi Griffin, Brittany Taylor

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The clock in Mr. O'Neill's class reads 4:00, which is too late to be holding classes.

        When Ms. Barch puts Daria's and Jane's bags in the bus' luggage compartment, she closes the door, but when the camera switches back to her, a black space is present where the door should be.

        When Daria holds the scarf and says, "Look, it converts into a noose," she's already wearing it.

        As the bus leaves the mountains, the door is on the driver's side, when it should be on the passenger side.

    • QUOTES (23)

      • Mr. DeMartino: The rest of you conserve your energy. Do as little as possible. Pretend you're in class!

      • Helen: Did you girls learn anything from your trip?
        Daria: I came to the realization that given a choice between sharing shelter with my fellow students or risking death by blindly marching into a blizzard, it's blizzard ho for me.

      • Mr. DeMartino: Very well, but dress for survival.
        Daria: Well, I was going to dress for perishing, but okay.

      • Jane: Do you think we should feel guilty about leaving our classmates stranded in the wild?
        Daria: Who?

      • (upon finding a cave marked by a pair of boxers made into a crude flag)
        Ms. Li: I think Mr. O'Neill may be in this cave. Let's investigate.
        Mack: Um, all right. But I hope he didn't make any other flags...

      • Mr. DeMartino: Once you walk out those doors, you may not be coming back.
        Daria: Okay. Then we're all on the same page.

      • (Jane loses another bet to Daria)
        Jane: It's not the money that hurts; it's having that damn apocalypse postponed again.

      • (Kevin's holding flowers behind his back)
        Kevin: Hey, babe, I got a surprise for you.
        Brittany: Flowers!
        Kevin: Oh! You guessed it.

      • Sandi: I know, Quinn, why don't you convert one of your mittens into a luggage carrier?

      • (Quinn's showing off her Hot-Arondak merchandise)
        Quinn: And, it comes with a matching snakebite kit.
        Tiffany: But...why would you bite a snake?

      • Helen: (to Jake) I've been seeing an intimacy counselor to promote growth and togetherness in our relationship. It was just easier to schedule if I went alone.

      • (Jane recalls what it was like to be a Girl Scout)
        Jane: We kept marching and singing and marching and singing about some freak named John Jacob Jingleheimer somebody...

      • Mr. O'Neill: Class, in my hands, I hold a piece of paper which has the potential to open up a world of positive experiences.
        Daria: Mandatory home-schooling legislation?

      • Mr. DeMartino: Please, no one offer to help! I'd hate to take any pressure off my slipped disc!
        Daria: Gee, whatever gave you that idea?

      • Ms. Li: The fool! He'll never make it down in his condition. I'm going after him.
        Jane: Wow, that's kind of heroic.
        Daria: He's got her video camera.

      • Daria: Hey, Quinn, I need to borrow your neck insulator thingy to go out on this highly dangerous and potentially doomed rescue mission, okay?
        Quinn: Whatever. (hands scarf over to Daria) I've got my own problems.
        Daria: Please stop the sisterly tears of concern. You're making a scene.

      • Ms.Li: We'll have no problem reaching base camp before dark, as long as there are no more surprises.
        (Snow begins to fall)
        Daria: Surprise.

      • Ms. Barch: Hurry up, girls. You don't want to get left behind.
        Jane: You mean it's an option?
        Ms. Barch: Oh, sure, being left behind seems like a cute idea to you now, but when it happens to you after 22 years of squandering your good looks and womanly charms, you might not find it so amusing to be abandoned with nothing but eight bags of dirty laundry and a pyramid of "Beers of the World" empties!
        Jane: How does that saying go? "'Tis better to have loved and lost..."
        Daria: "If you know a good hit man."

      • Jake: This is it? For $95 and change you'd think they'd at least throw in a lousy radio.
        Helen: Jake, the whole purpose of this trip is to deepen our relationship without distractions--no radio, no children, no television, no cell phone...my God, what have I done? What have I done?!

      • (Mr. DeMartino is trying to find out what happened to Mr. O'Neill from a sobbing Ms. Barch)
        Mr. DeMartino: What's that? (Barch grunts) Barch here says O'Neill went back to the buses to look for his inhaler...(Barch whimpers)...abandoning her after all she's done for him, just like...(Barch grunts)...every other lousy man she's ever known. "Men!" (Barch whimpers) "I hate their stinking guts!"

      • Jodie: Mr. DeMartino, considering the low visibility, shouldn't we have a buddy system or something?
        Mr. DeMartino: I had a buddy once, until I came home one night and he married my mother!
        Jane: Do we want to hear anymore of this story?
        Daria: March, fast!

      • Ms. Li: 43, 44, 45...okay, we're missing one. Look around. Who's not here who should be?
        Daria: Someone with enough common sense to turn back while there was still time?
        Jane: Yeah, where is that guy?

      • Jane: Is it bad if I can't feel my feet?
        Daria: That depends...how much do you enjoy walking?

    • NOTES (2)

      • Daria's comment about the book depository is a reference to the Kennedy assassination, where it is believed that Lee Harvey Oswald shot the former president from the Houston Book Depository.

      • Music
        -Tonic - "Future Says Run" (closing credits)
        -Nas - "Nastradamus" (Jake & Helen drop Daria and Quinn off at school)
        -Blur - "Coffee and TV" (getting off bus)
        -Juvenile - "Back That Azz Up" (1st commercial bumper)
        -DMX - "What's My Name" (2nd commercial bumper)

    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • Babes in Toyland

        The Sick, Sad World title "Babes in Thailand" is a parody of the movie title, Babes in Toyland, which was originally made in the 1950s by the Disney Company, starring Tommy Sands and Annette Funnicello. Another version was made in the 1980s that is also popular, which starred Keanu Reeves and Drew Barrymore. Both versions involve a world where characters from nursery rhymes are real, and a dasterdly villain who schemes to take the female from the male lead.

      • The Donner Party

        Daria calling Ms. Li "Principal Donner" is a reference to the Donner Party, a wagon-train that got stuck in a snowstorm and had to resort to cannibalism. Jane's later comment about seeing who gets eaten first is probably also a reference to this.

      • Gone With the Wind

        The scene with the bright-red sky, when Mrs. Barch says "With God as my witness, I will never carry a man's weight again!" is a spoof on the scene from Gone With the Wind, when Scarlet O'Hara says "With God as my witness, I will never go hungry again."

      • The Blair Witch Project

        The scene where Mr. O'Neill tapes himself in the cave saying that he's not going to make it is from the 1999 film The Blair Witch Project, about a bunch of young film makers that get lost in the woods while trying to make a documentary.

      • Beavis and Butt-head

        The scene where Mr. O'Neill videotapes Daria and Jane "doing something rugged," is similar to the one in the Beavis and Butt-head episode "Generation in Crisis," where the documentary filmmaker shows them "engaging in some anti-social behavior."