Season 3 Episode 5

Daria Dance Party

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 17, 1999 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

The Fashion Club president, Sandi, talks Quinn into organizing the school dance, but Quinn doesn't do a very good job at it, since Sandi turns the entire Fashion Club against her. Quinn unloads the job on Jane, who turns the dance into a tribute to Jackson Pollock that becomes a huge success. At the dance, Quinn gets most of the credit for what Jane did, and Daria and Jane meet 2 guys whom they hit it off with--until the subject of who they're related to comes up.moreless

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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, Linda Griffin

Jessica Cydnee Jackson

Jessica Cydnee Jackson

Jodie Landon

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Quinn tells the family to "remain seated" towards the end of the dinner scene. Helen is not seated; she's standing up.

    • In Quinn's room when the Fashion Club is meeting, and Sandi puts her hand on her chest and says "Maybe I should have my own party.." her hand looks overly large.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (studying Jane's mural)
      Jodie: See how the hands grip the steering wheel? Like he still thinks he can try to pull out of it.
      Mack: Yeah. Maybe he could, if his arms were attached.

    • Sandi: Where are all the guys? I mean, how long does it take them to change?!
      Tiffany: I heard a bunch of cars leaving earlier.
      Sandi: Well, why didn't you say anything?
      Tiffany: I figured they belonged to a really big family.

    • Brittany: Wow, Jodie, no wonder you're an honor student!
      Jodie: Yeah. All that note-taking and studying is just to kill time between my friends romantic crises.

    • Brittany: I've had it! Kevin and I are finally over for good.
      Cheerleader: Is it over over, like the time he got you a football for your birthday? Or just over, like the time he thought your goldfish needed air?

    • Brittany: Maybe I should find someone who really appreciates me.
      Kevin: Maybe I should find someone who really appreciates me!
      Jane: (pretending to call on the phone) Hello, mom?

    • Brittany: I can't believe it. No one has asked me to the dance! Am I losing my looks?
      Andrea: (walks past) They're gaining their senses.

    • Kevin: I can't get one cheerleader to go to the dance with me. I don't get it.
      Jane: Maybe you're losing your looks.
      Daria: Or maybe you're losing your mind.
      Kevin: You think I'm losing my looks?

    • Jake: How come Quinn never introduces us to her friends?
      Daria: Why don't you ask the little people who live in your potatoes?

    • Jake: School dances suck!
      (stabs mashed potatoes)
      Helen: Jake! Here, make a guest house. (spoons potatoes onto plate)
      Jake: All right!

    • Brittany: Then you just go ahead and do that because it's...it's over! And this time I mean it!
      Kevin: Oh, yeah? Well, it's double over for me!
      Jane: You don't really think...
      Daria: Forget it. That species mates for life.

    • Brittany: Hmph! For your information, there are plenty of guys who think I'm pretty and smart!
      Daria: You can visit them at the Cedars of Lawndale head injury ward.

    • Brittany: Jane, your picture's full of bloody people! That's not a still life!
      Jane: Sure it is. The blood's the reason they're so still.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Daria's comment, "I've come, I've seen, let's go" is a play on the famous "Veni, vidi, vici" ("I came, I saw, I conquered.")

    • Music
      -The Donnas - "Rock 'n Roll Machine" (closing credits)
      -Imperial Teen - "Yoo-hoo" (Ms. Defoe's class)
      -Neil Finn - "She Will Have Her Way" (before Brittany & Kevin's fight)
      -Cold - "Give" (cheerleaders agree not to date Kevin)
      -Adam F - "Circles" (Sandi's flashback)
      -Foxy Brown - "Get Me Home" (Fashion Club meeting)
      -B*Witched - "C'est La Vie" (Pizza King)
      -The Beastie Boys - "Body Movin'" (Mr. O'Neill "asking" Ms. Barch to dance)
      -Sixpence None The Richer - "Kiss Me" (Quinn & her dates arrive at dance)
      -Otis Day and the Knights - "Shout!" (Brittany & Robert talking to Jodie)
      -Lo Fidelity Allstars - "Battleflag" (guys escaping Sandi's house)
      -Wyclef Jean - "We Tryin To Stay Alive" (Brittany & Robert dancing)
      -Stardust - "Music Sounds Better With You" (Daria & Jane meeting Upchuck's cousins)
      -LL Cool J featuring Boyz II Men - "Hey Lover" (Quinn's dates trying to slow dance with her)
      -Fatboy Slim - "Praise You" (Brittany & Robert making out)
      -Red Hot Chilli Peppers - "Love Rollercoaster" (Upchuck talking about rollercoasters and love)
      -Jerry Cantrell - "My Song" (Quinn walking past Jeffy, Joey and Jaime)

    • Jane's painting is a re-creation of Francisco Goya's "The Third of May 1814."

    • "Ill" (#209) showed Lawndale's hospital, whose name looked a lot like Cedars of Lawndale. Unfortunately, the sign was too blurry to be conclusive. Daria confirms the name in this episode.

    • This episode proves conclusively that Joey, Jeffy and Jamie are on the football team, as evidenced by their scene with Kevin whey they appear in their football uniforms. This had been mentioned in "The Invitation" (#102), but hadn't been referred to again until this episode.

    • In the flashback scene, the young Sandi is shown to be wearing the same outfit she wore in season one (and in The Daria Diaries).

    • The entire Fashion Club is now in the same English class, whereas in "Quinn the Brain" (#203), only Quinn and Stacy were in the same class.


    • Jackson Pollock

      Jackson Pollock was a painter who blazed the trail for Abstract Expressionism in the United States. He was occasionally called "Jack the Dripper" for his style of painting, which involved pouring or splashing the paint on the canvas rather than using brushes. He was killed in a car crash, hence Jane's tribute involving car parts.

    • Muriel and Ernest Hemingway

      Actress Muriel Hemingway is the granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea), hence Stacy's confusion.

    • Jodie: Nuttin', honey.

      Jodie's "nuttin', honey" comment is a reference to the old commercials for Kellogg's Nut & Honey cereal, which used the same tag line.

    • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

      Jake making a house out of his mashed potatoes is a reference to the 1979 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Steven Spielberg.

    • Carrie

      The principal advises the students don't rig a bucket of pig's blood to the rafters. This is a reference to when the anti-socialite Carrie gets a bucket of pig's blood dropped on her head at the prom. Carrie is the main character of Stephen King's first published novel, Carrie.