Season 3 Episode 13

Jane's Addition

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 18, 1999 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

Daria and Jane are assigned a multimedia computer project, which is hindered by Trent's procrastination in coming up with music for it. Meanwhile, Jane starts dating a guy, Tom, whom Daria immediately sees as a threat to her friendship with Jane--until she and Tom have a talk about it.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

    Janie Mertz

    Janie Mertz

    Brittany Taylor

    Willy Schwenz

    Willy Schwenz

    Jesse Moreno

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (6)

      • The music Trent first plays on his keyboard for Daria and Jane is Beethtoven's Fifth Symphony using barnyard animal noises.

      • Jane takes a bite out of her pizza, and yet when we see it again, it's as if she never touched it.

      • When Jane demands that Trent finish the music, a close-up shows there are no earrings in his ear. There are only small spaces where the earrings should've been drawn in, but weren't.

      • If Jesse is the rhythm guitarist of Mystik Spiral, why is he playing a bass guitar?

      • When Daria and Jane are talking face to face (post-phone call) Jane's hair is clearly messy from sleeping but after the commercial break (when Tom shows up) her hair is fine. When did she have time to straighten it?

      • At Mystik Spiral's gig, the brick part of the wall looks like the eastern half of the United States.

    • QUOTES (16)

      • (Daria & Jane in a fight with each other & Trent walks in)
        Trent: What's the matter with you?
        Daria: She's gonna fail Language Arts! And it'll be your fault!

      • Jane: (to Tom) Hey, pull up a bench, we'll order another pie.
        Tom: Nah, I'm only gonna stay another minute.
        Daria: Wanna borrow my stop watch?!
        Tom: Daria if you want me to leave just say so!
        Daria: Okay. Bye now!

      • Jane: Trent, I don't care if she forgives you. I'm never speaking to you again.
        Trent: You just did.
        Jane: Damn!

      • Trent: Hey, the second set's just the stuff that's not good enough for the first. I wouldn't stay for it myself, if I weren't in the band.

      • Max: Look, when I'm going foom, foom, foom, foom, what damn good does it do to have you going badda-dah, badda-dah, badda-dah, blat?
        Nick: It's not "blat", Max; it's "blam".

      • Daria: And even if we were friends, I still wouldn't ride in that car.
        Tom: That's just plain common sense.

      • Jane: Who said anything about writing music? He sampled the toilet flushing and created an all-plumbing version of "O, Susanna".

      • Trent: Thanks for coming to the gig. I got to get back before Max and Nicholas kill each other.
        Daria: Yeah. You don't want to miss that.

      • Jane: C'mon Daria! Trent will love doing some computer music. It will satisfy the secret techno dancer freak hiding beneath that cool alternative exterior.

      • Trent: Listen, I got to get to rehearsal. I'm late.
        Daria: How do you know? You don't wear a watch.
        Trent: I'm always late. That's why I don't wear a watch. They depress me.
        Daria: You know, Trent, somehow that makes perfect sense.

      • Daria: You and Jane aren't really morning people, are you?
        Trent: Hey, the night holds the key.
        Daria: The key to what?
        Trent: I don't know, Daria. It's early.

      • Tom: Mmm...very nice. You like convertibles?
        Jane: Sofas?
        Tom: Cars.
        Jane: Why, you got one?
        Tom: Um...no, but the roof of my car is rusting through.

      • Jane: Isn't "exciting assignment" a contradiction in terms?
        Daria: I don't know. Let's ask our inspiring instructor.

      • Helen: (offscreen) Meeting!
        Jake: (offscreen) Golf!
        Quinn: (offscreen) Date!
        Daria: Sarcasm!

      • Jane: I have a good feeling about this multimedia thing, teammate.
        Daria: That's the nastiest name anyone's ever called me.

      • (Daria rings Jane's doorbell)
        Jane: (groggy) Hey.
        Daria: What's with you?
        Jane: After you called, I got up, got dressed, and then fell back asleep...you did call, right? Cause I don't think I could've dreamt a conversation that nasty...

    • NOTES (3)

      • Music
        -The Violent Femmes - "He Likes Me" (end credits)
        -Hole - "Awful" (walking home)
        -Massive Attack - "Protection" (Tom walks to Jane)
        -P.J. Harvey - "A Perfect Day Elise" (Daria talking to Trent at the Zen)
        -Sonic Youth - "Sugar Kane" (Trent drives Daria home)
        -Jennifer Lopez - "If You Had My Love" (Daria & Jane at Pizza King)
        -Richard Strauss - "Also Sprach Zarathurstra" (Upchuck's project)
        -Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark - "Forever (Live and Die)" (Daria, Jane & Tom at Pizza King)

      • This episode signals the end of Daria's romantic feelings for Trent. For the remainder of the series, the two are just friends.

      • Last episode to use regular cel animation.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Trent: The night holds the key.

        "The night holds the key" is a line from a poem titled "Cold Champagne Dreams" by C. J. Heck, author of Barking Spiders and Other Such Stuff.

      • Gone With the Wind

        Daria's comment about keeping a reputation for bird-like appetites is a reference to Gone With the Wind, in which Scarlet is told how important that reputation is to keep.

      • Title Pun: Jane's Addition

        The title of the episode is a play on the band name of "Jane's Addiction".

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