Season 5 Episode 2

Sappy Anniversary

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 26, 2001 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

As the six-month anniversary of Daria and Tom's relationship approaches, Daria starts to feel like Tom is taking her for granted, since they never go out on dates or do anything romantic, like Tom did with Jane. She can't get herself to bring up the issue with Tom, but she talks to Helen about it, and Helen advises her not to expect too much or else she'll be disappointed. She realizes that though Tom didn't realize that the anniversary was approaching, neither did she at first (Quinn had to remind her). Additionally, Tom explains that he's not the romantic type--he did the romantic stuff with Jane only when he sensed their relationship was falling apart. The two of them decide to celebrate their anniversary even though they really don't have to. Meanwhile, Jake joins the staff of an internet start-up company. He is twice the age of the other employees, and never quite figures out what they're saying (they speak in buzz-words and techno-jargon) or what the company actually does. Though he learns, more or less, how to surf the web, his computer crashes before he can present his marketing plan, and he is let go. However, the head of the company realizes that Jake represents the older, technically clueless demographic that they're trying to reach, and decides to keep him on call as a consultant.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

    Russell Hankin

    Russell Hankin

    Tom Sloane

    John Lynn

    John Lynn

    Sick, Sad World Announcer (Male)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • During the flashback scene, Jake is holding the book in one particular way. During the close-up of Helen, the edge of the book shows that it has changed positions without Jake doing anything.

    • QUOTES (10)

      • (speaking of Tom)
        Jane: My ex, your current. This is slightly uncomfortable, but how can I resist?

      • Daria: Hmm...lot of flowers. And chocolates. Did you come down with a debilitating illness and forget to share the good news?
        Quinn: Daria, it's not like I ask guys to buy me presents. I merely suggest.

      • Tom: Hey...if you're not going to leave a flaming bag of dog crap on the doorstep, at least come in.
        Daria: Well, can't resist an invitation like that.

      • (Quinn is trying to hint to Tom about his forgotten anniversary with Daria)
        Quinn: Sometimes things just slip my mind, like names or what day it is.
        Tom: It's Tuesday.

      • (Jake is multi-tasking at work)
        Jake: Jake Morgendorffer, that is one beautiful pie chart. Oh damn, the zombies are coming over the hill! Bam, bam, bam! Exploding frog cartoon? Gotta see that! Good lord, the Nikkei is dropping! Quick, move out of Yen! Something's happening on the panda cam? I am wearing a polo shirt and khakis, why do you ask?

      • Jane: (on her new sculpture) I'm going to call it "Exploding Kiln #1". Or what do you think of "Pottery Blam"?

      • Jake: Snotty digerati...hey, that rhymes!

      • Daria: So, I admit I've been kind of sensitive lately. And, um, a little...
        Tom: Distant? Cranky? Childish?
        Daria: Yes. Thank you so much for all the adjectives.

      • Jake: (reading the paper) Hey, when did the help-wanted section start coming pre-circled? Am I paying extra for this?

      • Daria: Well, um, I was wondering if I could ask you something...
        Helen: (excitedly) Yes!
        Daria: Well, Tom and I have been going out for about six months and...
        Helen: Oh! Um, Daria, sometimes we may think that we are ready for something and that it won't change anything, but we're really not and it changes everything, and in the rush to grow up we sometimes forget how precious are the fleeting years before adulthood's cares and...
        Daria: It's not about sex.
        Helen: Thank God! Er...I mean... Oh. I see.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Music
        -Sum 41 - "Makes No Difference" (closing credits)
        -Everclear - "Wonderful" (2nd commercial bumper)
        -R.E.M. - "The One I Love" (Daria arriving at Tom's house)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Pinocchio

        "Always let your conscience be your guide" (aborted mid-sentence by Daria) is Jimminy Cricket's sound advice to Pinocchio, from Disney's 1940 animated feature Pinocchio (based on the Carlo Collodi story).

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