Season 4 Episode 9

Mart of Darkness

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jul 05, 2000 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

A labyrinthine discount-bulk-warehouse superstore serves as the destination for several characters. Jane goes there to buy Gummi Bears (for art supply purposes) after Tom ate hers. Daria accompanies her to buy new shoelaces, because Quinn stole the ones from her boot to repair a bag. Trent and Jesse go there to buy a headlamp and scented candles, respectively, and Tom accompanies them so he can find Jane and make up with her after their argument. (Walking with the two musicians, their half-brained purchase ideas drive him nearly up the wall.) The Fashion Club goes to the warehouse store to buy sunscreen and various other beauty needs, and, of course, their incredibly high standards prevent them from making any actual purchases. The free-sample cheese logs at the store become quite popular-an obsession, in fact, for hungry Mr. DeMartino, whose food budget is incredibly tight, and for Mrs. Johansen (a 300-pound hypoglycemic woman who is a recurring character). Kevin's dad, Doug, is holding a barbecue, and he sends Kevin to the warehouse store to buy barbecue sauce. Brittany goes with Kevin, and naturally, they forget what they came there to buy. They end up fighting after Brittany finds that the locket Kevin bought for her was incredibly cheap. Back at the barbecue, Mr. O'Neill tries to talk to Doug about Kevin's grades, and Doug's suggestion is that O'Neill let Kevin slide no matter what so he could stay on the football team.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, Andrea

    Sarah Drew

    Sarah Drew

    Stacy Rowe

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (19)

      • Sandi: Stacy, if you are finished with your unsolicited outburst on fiber content, I'd like to draw your attention to the fact that we are surrounded by moving fashion violations.

      • (they are surrounded by 3-gallon jugs of ketchup)
        Tom: What would anyone do with that much ketchup?
        Jesse: Um...put it on hamburgers?

      • Trent: Hmm...might not fit my car.
        Tom: "Might not"? Trent, what's the year and model number of your headlight?
        Trent: Hmm...I bet that's important.

      • Shop Assistant: (to Mr. DeMartino) I'm banishing you both from this table right now! Go to the tire section and find some nice rubber to gnaw on.

      • Jane: I don't have a leg to stand on, do I?
        Daria: I'd rather not answer that, Stumpy.

      • (Mr. DeMartino is being led away by security guards)
        Mr. DeMartino: You can't do this to me! Thug! Jackboot! By the way, mind telling me how much you make?

      • Jane: Excuse me, ma'am, but do these "finest ingredients" include mercury?
        Shop Assistant: Do you want them to include mercury?

      • Quinn: Ew! I didn't know the teachers were going to be here.
        Stacy: (panicky) Ms. Li's legs are bare!

      • Kevin: Mr. D! I thought you were at the barbecue. What are you doing here?
        Mr. DeMartino: I'm sorry if my shopping cart has confused you, Kevin. I'm here for the command performance of Madame Butterfly in the automotive department!
        Brittany: Wow, Kevvy, this store really does have everything!

      • (re: the long lines at the checkout)
        Jane: This could get ugly.
        Daria: You're right. I'll go back to aisle thirty and get some lounge chairs.

      • Kevin: Whatever it was, we'll remember it when we see it. Our memories will go jogging.

      • (Quinn is on the phone when the drawstring in her bag breaks)
        Quinn: Oh, no! Oh, my God! Oh, no! Accessory emergency, Stacy, I have to go. No, Stacy, it's not you. It's not. It's not. Okay, fine, it is you, bye!

      • Mr. DeMartino: Get out of my way, I need chips and dip!
        Ms. Li: Restraining order!

      • Tom: I hate it when there's a famine and no one tells me.
        Jane: You know Mom. She hates to clutter up the kitchen with food.

      • Jesse: Do you think they have scented candles? I'm all out. I haven't had a bath in weeks.
        Trent: You're riding in back.

      • Trent: Are these mozzarella?
        Shop Assistant: Mozzarella is your favorite kind of cheese?
        Trent: Yeah.
        Shop Assistant: Then it is.

      • (Stacy is carrying a huge bag of cotton balls)
        Sandi: Gee, Staci, do you think you got enough cotton balls?
        Stacy: But I'm completely out and this was the smallest bag they had.
        Sandi: I just hope people don't see that and think that you have a huge skin-oil problem.
        Stacy: Oh, no!

      • Jane: Hey, if we leave now I might make that deadline after all.
        (after eyeing the long lines at checkout lanes)
        Daria: I'm sure we'll be out in two hours. Three tops.

      • Jane: (to Tom) You haven't seen my art supplies have you? They were in a bowl...
        (Tom realizes the gummi bears he's eating were the art supplies)
        Tom: Oops!
        Jane: Damn it!

    • NOTES (1)

      • Music
        -The Clash - "Lost in the Supermarket" (closing credits)
        -Our Lady Peace - "Is Anybody Home?" (Tom eats Jane's "art supplies")
        -Wendy Rene - "Bar B-Q" (BBQ @ Kevin's & 1st commercial bumper)
        -DMX - "Party Up (Up in Here)" (Fashion Club arrives @ BBQ)
        -Sash! - "Mysterious Times" (Daria & Jane arrive @ Pay Day & all scenes w/ cheese logs)
        -Ded Prez - "Hip Hop" (Kevin & Brittany arrive @ Pay Day)
        -Suede - "Electricity" (Mr. DeMartino eating cheese logs)
        -Dope - "Everything Sucks" (Jane running after Andrea)
        -Jay Z - "Big Pimpin" (2nd commercial bumper)
        -Cypress Hill - "Rock Superstar" (when Jane & Daria uncover Andrea)
        -Manic Street Preachers - "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" (end of Andrea's scene)
        -Amel Larrieux - "Get Up" (Daria's new bootlaces)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • One of the items sold at Payday, The Immaculate Confection, is a pun on the Immaculate Conception, the Roman Catholic doctrine which asserts that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was preseved by God from the stain of original sin at the time of her conception.

      • Title Pun: Mart of Darkness

        The title of the episode is a play on the title of the book Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. This book was the basis for the movie Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.