Season 4 Episode 7

Of Human Bonding

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 14, 2000 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

Daria accompanies Jake to a businessmen's convention, while Quinn invites the Fashion Club for a sleepover party. At the convention, Daria and Jake have trouble finding much common ground, and Jake tries to suck up to an egotistical restaurant tycoon who wants to take him ballooning--something that, given Jake's fear of heights, could prove very dangerous. At the sleepover party, the girls give Helen a makeover while she asks them advice about dealing with Jake. During the course of the night, Quinn and Sandi can barely hide the intense dislike they feel towards each other.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

    Jamie White

    Janie Mertz

    Janie Mertz

    Sandi Griffin

    Jessica Cydnee Jackson

    Jessica Cydnee Jackson

    Jodie Landon

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Arno the ballonist seems to be a less-muscular parody of Arnold Schwarzeneggar.

      • Daria'a comment to Quinn about throwing her friends in a lake is a reference to an old witch-hunting practice. Suspected witches were tied up and thrown in lakes or ponds, the theory being that a real witch will use her magic to save herself. Those that bobbed to the surface were witches. Those that drowned, weren't.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Barlow: Say, Darlene, would alligator wrestling get you into a restaurant?
        Jake: Of course it would!
        Daria: That depends. Is there a restaurant next door with cock fights?

      • Daria: (to Jane) Do you mind if I come over Saturday night? Otherwise, I'm afraid I'll end up doing time for de-accessorizing a teenage girl with my bare hands.

      • Helen: I mean, this trip is a chance to really get to know your daughter as a person. Her hopes, her dreams, her fears.
        Jake: Ah, Helen, do I have to?
        Helen: Jake!
        Jake: But I'm scared.

      • Quinn: You're leaving me here alone with Daria all weekend?
        Daria: Relax. I'll use the popular thumb screws.

      • Quinn: But how I am supposed to choose just one friend?
        Daria: Throw them in the lake and see who pops to the surface first.

      • Helen: No dating while we're out of town.
        Quinn: Muh-om!
        Helen: The boys of Lawndale will just have to suffer.

      • Jake: Here we've spent a whole day together and I haven't even tried to find out, um, your dreams...and fears.
        Daria: My biggest fear right now is that I'll wake up, and this conversation won't have been a dream.

      • Jane: You know no one says you have to stay home. It's a big wide world out there.
        Daria: It's the width I find so disturbing.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Music
        -Oasis - "Go Let It Out" (closing credits)
        -The Suicide Machines - "Sometimes I Don't Mind" (first shot of the plane)
        -The Foo Fighters - "Learn to Fly" (Daria & Jake on plane)
        -Powerman 5000 - "Nobody's Real" (Jake checks into hotel)
        -The Donnas - "Skintight" (Sandi starts Helen's makeover)
        -Sisqo - "Thong Song" (1st commercial bumper)
        -Nine Inch Nails - "Closer" (Jake's flashback & 2nd commercial bumper)
        -Blink 182 - "Adam's Song" (when Helen is getting her makeover)
        -The Chemical Brothers - "Hey Boy, Hey Girl" (phone rings but the girls purposefully don't answers it)
        -Air - "Kelly, Watch the Stars" (Fashion Club goes to bed)
        -IMX - "Stay the Night" (Helen w/ Joey/Jeffy/Jamie)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Montessori

        "Montessori" is a system of education developed by Maria Montessori, and is actually quite effective. It was advocated by Ayn Rand, and seems exactly the sort of thing Andrew would like.

      • Title Pun: Of Human Bonding

        The title is a parody of the book Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham. It's about a sensitive boy who is orphaned, and raised by his aunt and uncle. He yearns for adventure, eventually leaving home, but later returns to London where he begins a doomed love affair that changes his life.

      • George of the Jungle

        "Watch out for that tree!" is a line from the theme song to the old cartoon, George of the Jungle. George is a Tarzan parody who has a tendancy to swing on vines right into trees.