Season 5 Episode 8

One J at a Time

Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 21, 2001 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

Helen encourages Daria to invite Tom over for dinner, but Daria is reluctant to do so because she fears Jake's erratic behavior will embarrass everyone, especially after he starts obsessing over catching a squirrel that's been knocking over his garbage cans. Helen tells her that she will try to control Jake if Daria invites Tom over. Quinn, meanwhile, decides to find one boy to date exclusively, to show that she is mature enough to do so. Her detailed search for the lucky guy is based entirely on fashion sense, and it's ultimately narrowed down to Jamie, Jeffy and Joey. However, Daria starts playing with her mind and giving her unrealistic expectations for what an exclusive relationship entails (i.e., being together 24/7, adjoining burial plots, etc.), and during the course of a couple of days Jamie and Joey are both dumped, leaving Jeffy the one to come to dinner with Tom. At dinner, Jake's squirrel problems end up causing male bonding between him, Tom and Jeffy, and the three of them set out to trap the squirrel together. Quinn finally breaks down from the pressure of her situation, and Helen tells her that if going out with different guys is what makes her happy, that's what she should do until she's ready for a boyfriend.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

    Sarah Drew

    Sarah Drew

    Stacy Rowe

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (13)

      • Helen: Oh my, where is everyone?
        Daria: Dad, Tom and Jeffy are outside trying to catch a squirrel and Quinn's in her room crying.
        Helen: Why? What happened?
        Daria: Male bonding, I guess.

      • Quinn: Hi Jeffy, I mean, uh, Jeffy-lube.
        Jeffy: Um, hey Quinn.
        Quinn: I need to talk to you about our cemetery plots, but not now.

      • Quinn: (to Helen) But you said Daria was really mature to be in a relationship, so if I'm not in a relationship that makes me unmature. Or "im"..?

      • Sandi: Quinn, if this is your idea of a joke, perhaps you should look up the word "huh?" in the dictionary.

      • Helen: Daria, I'll make you a deal: I'll have a talk with your father about his conduct, you call Tom about dinner.
        Daria: Didn't our deals used to involve cash?

      • Helen: Daria! How could you mislead your sister like that?
        Daria: Mother, how could I not?

      • Tiffany: This is the hardest and most important decision you'll ever have to make.
        Quinn: I know! Stacy, do you still have that Magic 8 Ball?
        Stacy: Um...

      • Quinn: If I were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one item you'd bring me?
        Joey: A boat! With flares and lifeboats and the Coast Guard and--and the Navy!
        Quinn: Wrong, wrong, wrong. The correct answer is: sunscreen.

      • Helen: You know Quinn, looks and popularity aren't really what's important in a relationship.
        Quinn: Then what is?
        Daria: The ability to fix major appliances.
        Quinn: Hmm...yes, I can see that.

      • Jake: I slave over a hot stove all day, and for what?
        Daria: (to Helen) It's to keep him off the streets, right?

      • Helen: You know, Daria, Dad and I haven't had a chance to really get to know Tom. Why don't you invite him over for dinner?
        Daria: Because I haven't taken complete leave of my senses.

      • Quinn: I'm mature!
        Daria: And you have the teddy bear earrings to prove it.

      • Quinn: Jeffy, what's more important: our commitment to exclusive compatability or some stupid squirrel?!

    • NOTES (1)

      • Music
        -Miquel Brown - "So Many Men, So Little Time" (closing credits)
        -Jennifer Lopez - "Play" (Fashion Club in the school cafeteria)
        -Fatboy Slim - "Weapon of Choice" (Quinn's boyfriend line @ Pizza King & both commercial bumpers)
        -American Hi-Fi - "Flavor of the Week" (Jake checks the squirrel trap)
        -O-Town - "Liquid Dreams" (when Jake sees the squirrel during dinner)
        -Tag Team - "Whoop! There It Is" (go-carts)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • 8:00 pm
      The Bachelorette
    • 10:00 pm
      Mistresses Blurred Lines