Season 4 Episode 12


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jul 26, 2000 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

After Jake accidentally causes a kitchen fire, the family goes to stay in a hotel for a couple of weeks while the damaged areas are repainted. At the hotel, Helen and Jake find themselves relaxing to the point of being oblivious to what's around them. Quinn is courted by Bobby, a handsome bellhop who offers her various luxuries for free, claiming that his uncle owns the hotel. After he asks her out, Sandi (ever the eager backstabber) tries to convince Quinn that Bobby is a stalker. Quinn dismisses Sandi's suspicions as paranoia, but it is later revealed that Bobby lied about his uncle being the hotel manager. He had planned to pay for the luxuries by hacking into the hotel's computer and deleting the charges, and Quinn is horrified that she almost went out with a... "computer geek." Meanwhile, Daria goes to stay with Jane for the duration. While there, she and Tom start bonding over intellectual topics that go right over Jane's head, and Jane becomes jealous. Daria tries to convince Jane that she is not trying to steal Tom away from her. Trent later tells Daria that he can sense the friction that is occurring between her and Jane, and can tell that Tom likes her. Daria dismisses what he said, but ponders it on the way home.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)

      • Daria sarcastically expresses the pain she feels over watching her childhood home burn, but she did not move into her house in Lawndale until she was in her late teens.

    • QUOTES (24)

      • Trent: Guys can always tell when other guys are into someone. You know, ethereal transference.

      • Jane: So, the only way he could have "stopped by" is if he went that way to see you before he came this way to see me! (pause) Oh...

      • Daria: Weren't you having problems before I got here?
        Jane: Well, if you insist on being accurate about it.

      • Quinn: Muh-om, I said he's not a stalker, he's just enthusiastic!

      • Quinn: So, I said we can't just start thinking every guy who follows us around is a stalker, because the whole Fashion Club philosophy is based on getting guys to follow us around.

      • Jane: We'd sit in front of the TV and make fun of whatever we saw. It was the perfect relationship.
        Jodie: You're just joking when you say that, right?

      • Ms. Defoe: Jane, while art is a time-honored way to give expression to strong emotions, it shouldn't be at the expense of your canvas.
        Jane: (tearing a hole in the canvas) What?
        Ms. Defoe: Um, nevermind.

      • Jane: I thought you wanted pizza.
        Tom: Actually, I'm not that hungry after all.
        Jane: (dejected) Okay. Guess I've lost my appetite, too.

      • Jane: What were you guys talking about?
        Daria: We were talking about The Prince's influence on Lenin, Trotsky, and Mrs. Li.
        Jane: I'm sorry I asked.

      • Quinn: Bobby! What are you doing here?
        Tiffany: I think he works for the hotel...

      • (an obese woman walks by in a bathing suit)
        Sandi: Excuse me, but some people should not go out of the house without a muumuu.
        Quinn: I know. It's like she's not even worried about offending us.

      • Jane: You gave Daria your number?
        Tom: You did. So we could go rescue her from Mother/Daughter Bonding Day.

      • Trent: Can't. Practice starts at seven.
        Jane: Trent. It's nine.
        Trent: Hmm...I better head out.

      • Quinn: And they have these satiny padding kind of hangers, so your clothes won't get hurt.
        Daria: In fact, it's the same satiny padding that's inside my head.

      • Trent: Hey Daria, have you seen Jane? I think one of us was supposed to give the other one a ride somewhere.

      • Jake: (yelling) Where's the stalker! I'll rip his eyes out! (nervously) He is handcuffed and stuff, right?

      • Jane: I want to finish this sculpture before Tom gets here. That crazy kid doesn't appreciate the whir of a high speed drill.
        Daria: I guess he's never had a good root canal.

      • Tom: Why don't we get a pizza?
        Daria: I am low on vitamins.

      • Detective: Ms. Morgendorffer, Mr. Steward has no uncle at this hotel. He's been charging the items to your parents, only to delete the charges later by breaking into the hotel's computer.
        Quinn: Oh! You mean I almost went out with...
        Detective: That's right.
        Quinn: (horrified) A computer geek!?

      • Helen: Where is Daria?
        Quinn: Oh, she said she'd be at Jane's working late on that project. Anyway...
        Helen: Oh, that's nice. What project is that?
        Quinn: Muh-om! I can't know everything; I'm not my sister's beeper.

      • Helen: Jake, leaving paper towels by an open flame? What's wrong with you?!
        Daria: Mom's right. Kerosene would have been much more effective.
        Helen: What were you thinking?!
        Jake: Well, I was thinking, "Damn it, damn waiter with his damn phoney decaf". Then I was thinking, "I need some damn milk"...
        Helen: Oh, nevermind.

      • Jake: (mockingly) Of course it's decaf. (grumbles) Damn sadistic waiter. I should have stiffed him when I had the chance. (Spills milk) Damn milk!

      • Helen: (on the phone) Oh my God, Eric! The house is on fire, I'll have to call you back...No, I don't know when...No, you can't hold!
        (Jake goes in to wake Daria)
        Jake: Daria, what are you doing in bed when the house is on fire?!
        Daria: Um, seeing if these blankets are flame retardant?

      • (Daria has ordered a juicy burger)
        Quinn: Ewww...you're not going to eat all that fat, are you?
        Daria: No, I'm going to stick it in my boots, 'cuz I love the squishy, squishy feeling 'round my toes.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Music
        -Saint Etienne - "Sylvie" (closing credits)
        -Nine Inch Nails - "We're In This Together" (Jake realizing the kitchen is on fire)
        -Live - "Run Through the Water" (insurance assessing damage)
        -MxPx - "Chick Magnet" (arrive at hotel)
        -Destiny's Child - "Say My Name (Maurice's Last Days of Disco Millenium Mix)" (Fashion Club arrives at hotel)
        -Kelis - "Caught Out There" (Jane talking to Defoe)
        -Silverchair - "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" (Jane stabbing canvas)
        -System of a Down - "Spiders" (Jane ducking into classroom to avoid Daria)
        -Morcheeba - "Part of the Process" (Daria looking at Tom & 2nd commercial bumper)

      • This episode is available as a bonus feature on the Daria "Is it Fall Yet?" DVD.

      • Running Gag: Sandi making various jokes at Quinn insinuating that Bobby is a stalker, not knowing she's right on the mark.

      • In the commercial reel, there is a scene showing Jake and Helen jumping on the bed and making out. But in The- N, we don't see that actual scene.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Classic TV Cop Shows

        Quinn mentions three classic TV cop shows that featured women in prominent roles: The Mod Squad (Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes), Britain's The Avengers (Diana Rigg as Emma Peel), and Cagney & Lacey (Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as the title characters).

      • The song that Jake was trying to remember while they were driving to Le Grande Hotel was "Burning Down the House" by the Talking Heads.