Season 2 Episode 9


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jul 06, 1998 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

Attending Trent's band's concert, Daria develops a mysterious rash, which comes and goes, and winds up in the hospital.

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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, Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer, Jamie White

Jessica Cydnee Jackson

Jessica Cydnee Jackson

Jodie Landon

Alvaro J. Gonzalez

Alvaro J. Gonzalez

Trent Lane

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When Daria visits the school nurse's office, Daria's face is supposed to have a red rash with white spots ( as depicted in the scenes before and after that one ), but her face is colored as having red spots all over it.

    • In the opening scene Trent actually sings the lyrics "my soul's waves of grain". This becomes a small (tiny) running gag; Trent trying to think up new lyrics, someone else pitching in "my soul's waves of grain?"

    • Goof: Brittany finds Jane at the club, and tells Jane about Daria's rash. Through dialogue, we learn that Brittany hung out with Jane for the rest of the night, with Brittany's black hair-dye leaking on Jane. Later, when Brittany and Jane meet, Jane is surprised Brittany's dark hair. Jane should probably have remembered that the hair-dye was leaking off of Brittany, and remember that Brittany's hair is dark.

    • The name of the hospital, Cedars of Lawndale, is visible on the building's entrance but is too blurry to make out clearly. A mention by Daria in "Daria Dance Party" confirms the name. The hospital would be seen again in "Jake of Hearts".

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Announcer: What makes a happy, vibrant, involved teen become a surly, depressed, uninvolved teen?
      Jake: Yeah, what?
      Announcer: Drugs. That's what. The old story hits a new generation.
      Jake: You don't think Daria...
      Helen: Jake, she was never happy, vibrant or involved. Besides, she's a straight-A student.
      Jake: That could be her cover. Pupils...we should check her pupils!

    • Mrs. Sullivan: Daria?
      Daria: Who are you?
      Mrs. Sullivan: I'm Mrs. Sullivan. Did I leave an enema bag here?

    • Daria: I'm probably okay...
      Mack: So that's cool.
      Daria: ...for a human lobster.
      Jodie: Oh, so you're a little red. It could happen to anybody. (looks at Mack) Well, it could happen to lots of people.

    • Daria: Like I need this.
      Jane: What?
      Daria: A big, bright, mysterious rash covering my skin.
      Jane: I know! And here you were, perfectly capable of alienating people on personality alone.
      Daria: You know, you could have just sent flowers.

    • (Jane is impressed by how cute Daria's doctor is)
      Jane: Ooh-la-la! Doctor, I have a pain...
      Daria: Please. The man is a butcher. Look what he's done to my face.

    • Daria: Jane, this is Dr. Phillips.
      Dr. Phillips: Pleased to meet you. Friend, not family, right?
      Jane: How can you tell?
      Dr. Phillips: Daria seemed happy to see you.

    • Jodie: Brittany, I'm sure if it was serious, Daria would be in the hospital.
      Brittany: Um...
      Jodie: What? She is in the hospital?
      Brittany: Eep!
      Jodie: She's not in the hospital?
      Brittany: (squeals, then non-stop) I promised I wouldn't say anything about the hospital because I made a deal with Daria and she kept her part and I kept my part but then I made another deal with Jane and I didn't even know I was making it and now I didn't keep my part because I told about the hospital so now Jane's going to tell about the deal (to Kevin) and I didn't mean anything by it! I just wanted to see what other kids do at night who don't do sports and he didn't mean anything to me, Kevvy, I swear it!
      Kevin: So...she is in the hospital.

    • (Daria is dreaming about being in Heaven)
      Guy #1: Oh, man, what'd you do? Bring us another brain?
      Mrs. Sullivan: Look, I just go where they tell me.
      Daria: Um, is there a problem?
      Guy #2: This is Heaven, sweetheart. What would we want with a brain?
      Daria: I don't...
      Mrs. Sullivan: Sorry.
      (Daria falls through clouds, screaming)

    • Daria: So then, what did you want to ask me?
      Dr. Phillips: Nothing in particular. I just thought you could use a break from your parents for a while. You play gin rummy?
      Daria: Sure.
      (Dr. Phillips begins dealing cards)
      Dr. Phillips: Actually, I did want to ask you one thing.
      Daria: Yeah?
      Dr. Phillips: What is it with your mother?

    • Brittany: Just ask her if she remembers our deal.
      Jane: What deal?
      Brittany: What deal?
      Jane: The deal you just mentioned.
      Brittany: I didn't say anything about a deal. Forget I said anything about a deal.
      Jane: Forget I said anything about a hospital.
      Brittany: Okay!
      Jane: Hey! Now we have a deal.
      Brittany: What deal?
      Jane: Later. (leaves)

    • Brittany: Have you seen... (whispers) ...Daria?
      Jane: Why would you want... Daria?
      Brittany: What makes you think I want her? I don't want her! Who said I want her?
      Jane: You asked me if I'd seen her.
      Brittany: She hasn't told you anything... interesting... about me, has she?
      Jane: No one's ever told me anything interesting about you.
      Brittany: That's a relief!

    • Daria: Hey, what are you doing with all that stuff? Your skin's fine.
      Quinn: And it's going to stay that way.

    • Daria: I don't get it. You're really helping me?
      Quinn: Skin-care crises transcend personality conflicts, Daria. It's in the Fashion Club bylaws.

    • Jane: Anyway, the important thing is that instead of going to your friends for help, you ran screaming into the night.
      Daria: Basically.
      Jane: Perfectly logical response.
      Daria: I thought so.

    • Daria: Look, I'm sorry about last night
      Jane: Aw, forget it. It was a rare opportunity, getting to hang out with Brittany in a grunge club. Although her hair did leak onto my shoes.
      Daria: You're sure that wasn't her brain?
      Jane: No, there was too much of it.

    • Jake: Have you seen this pamphlet?
      (Jake hands Daria a pamphlet)
      Daria: "Is Your Teenager Using Drugs? Ten Warning Signs." Yes...yes...no...maybe...sometimes...hmm, about three times a week...and not if she can possibly avoid it. In my opinion, Quinn's clean.
      Quinn: What?
      Daria: Although you might want to check her pupils.
      Jake: (laughs nervously) I, uh, was thinking more about you, Daria.
      Daria: Oh, then you're not supposed to let me read this. You're supposed to sneak around, spying on me and looking through my sock drawer.
      (doorbell rings, Daria leaves)
      Jake: Oh. Kiddo, which one is your sock drawer?
      Quinn: I can show you, Daddy.

    • Jane: The band's going over to Cluster Burger. You're not going to act like a complete nitwit, are you?
      Daria: Define complete. Um, I just need to go to the bathroom.
      Jane: Good idea. Check your lack of makeup.

    • Helen: Jake, have you seen her face?! What did the doctor say?
      Jake: Well, no one's been in to see her, but Dr. Jamerson says he doesn't think it's drugs.
      Helen: "No one's been in to see her"?! And your going out for sodas?! Jake, can't you take control of a situation for one damn minute? These doctors let patients slip through the cracks all the time. You have to keep after them every second.
      Daria: You know, this is the kind of thing that turns an otherwise happy young person over to drugs.
      Helen: I want a doctor in here NOW! Oh, why do I bother. (leaves the room) Nurse? Nurse! NURSE!
      Jake: (to Daria) You said I could have a root beer!

    • Jake: (angrily driving) Ah, damn it! (yelling) Go to hell, ya reckless bastard! My kid's got a rash! Ah, the damn window's up! (rolls window down) I said, Go to hell, ya reckless--hey get back here!

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Brittany's trademark "eep!", which would eventually become a standard exclamation of surprise by many characters (including Stacy, Mr. O'Neill, and even Daria).

    • Music
      -Juliana Hatfield - "Live On Tomorrow" (closing credits)
      -Siouxie & The Banshees - "Kiss Them for Me" (Daria in bathroom)
      -Beastie Boys - "Pass the Mic" (Daria sneaks out of club)
      -Semisonic - "Closing Time" (taxi-ride home)
      -White Zombie - "Super Charger Heaven" (Daria wakes up)
      -Urge - "Jump Right In" (English class)
      -Stabbing Westward - "Save Yourself" (while Daria runs out of class)
      -Travis - "U16 Girls" (Daria at hospital)
      -Portishead - "Only You" (ghost in Daria's room)
      -Radiohead - "No Surprises" (when Daria is in heaven)
      -Spice Girls - "Stop!" (right before Brittany reveals about Daria's brain fever)

    • Running Gags: Someone asking Brittany about her hair with her replying "Never mind that now" and someone in the hospital mentioning the room Daria is in once belonging to Mrs. Sullivan and some sort of horrifying event.


    • Little Shop of Horrors

      The Sick, Sad World homicidal houseplants is a reference to the musical Little Shop of Horrors, which also involves a doctor (of sorts; a dentist), a love story, and a man-eating plant.

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