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Season 2 Episode 11

See Jane Run

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jul 20, 1998 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

In order to prove her P.E. teacher wrong (and to be around a guy she likes), Jane signs up for the track team, where she does very well and becomes a popular track star. However, she starts to find her friendship with Daria fading as a result of her new popularity.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, Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer, Jamie White

    Jessica Cydnee Jackson

    Jessica Cydnee Jackson

    Jodie Landon

    Alvaro J. Gonzalez

    Alvaro J. Gonzalez

    Trent Lane

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Daria's behavior over Jane's absence is a big foreshadowing of her behavior after Jane meets Tom in "Jane's Addition".

      • According to Merriam-Webster, a "bye" is "the position of a participant in a tournament who advances to the next round without playing." In this case, Kevin and Jane getting byes on their tests means that they received passing grades without actually having to take the tests.

    • QUOTES (20)

      • Jane: How about if I call the three local TV stations and tell each one that the other two are running the story?
        Ms. Morris: Damn!

      • Daria: (to herself) Oh. They're eating dinner. Should I sit down and join them or fake a headache? (to everyone) I'm not feeling too well. I think I'll eat later.

      • Ms. Morris: Ladies. Why aren't you exercising with the rest of the class?
        Jane: We are exercising.
        Daria: We're exercising our right to abstain from cheerleader practice.

      • Daria: If someone named Knuckles calls, it's for me.

      • (on her running skills)
        Jane: I just pretend I'm running away from a pep rally.

      • Daria: (to herself) Hey, if she's the pathetic one, why am I talking to myself? And more importantly, why am I waiting for a reply?

      • Daria: (to herself) The question is, am I supporting my friend, or her surrender to the system? (Andrea closes her locker) Do you mind? This is a private conversation.

      • Quinn: What? Can't a sister spend time with her...
        Daria: Cousin?

      • Tiffany: (after she saw Daria) Quinn, your cousin, or whatever, sure spends a lot of time at your house.
        Quinn: Yes, well, um, she has nowhere else to go, what with her parents being in jail and all.

      • Jane: Tell me that at least I have my integrity.
        Daria: Integrity is a funny word.
        Jane: Well, then, at least tell me I'm marginally less corrupt than the jocks.
        Daria: You refused to participate in a crooked system where good grades are exchanged for athletic performance. But you didn't try to reform the system, either.
        Jane: For fear of complete teenage exile.
        Daria: Right. So the system continues, you haven't redeemed yourself, and we're ostracized anyway.
        Jane: Come on, now, stop trying to paint a rosy picture.
        Daria: You know what?
        Jane: What?
        Daria: They really are preparing us for the real world.

      • Jane: I quit. I'm afraid I might come out of high school knowing as much as Kevin.
        Daria: You came out of kindergarten knowing more than Kevin.
        Jane: Remind me of that when he gets his football scholarship.

      • Jane: This all happened because I was trying to prove to Ms. Morris that I'm not a deadbeat.
        Daria: And that Evan guy factors in exactly how?
        Jane: That jerk? I can't believe you thought he was cute.
        Daria: (confused) Yeah. Aren't I a dope?

      • Evan: What's up with your friend?
        Jane: Oh, I rubbed her self-righteousness the wrong way.
        Evan: I don't know why you hang out with her.
        Jane: What do you mean?
        Evan: Well, you're sort of a sports star now. It's not so cool to be hanging around with...you know, losers.
        Jane: Yeah, you're right. I've been spending too much time with losers. (leaves)
        Evan: I'm glad you... see it my way.

      • Jane: You think it's hypocritical of me to accept favors from a woman I despise?
        Daria: Does she have cable?
        Jane: Let's find out.

      • Evan: Hey, teammate. Did you see this girl run like the wind?
        Daria: Have you ever heard her break wind?

      • Daria: So you made the track team?
        Jane: Yeah. (beat) This is the part where you say, "Hey, way to go, congratulations."
        Daria: (flatly) Hey, way to go.
        Jane: "Congratulations...?"
        Daria: (flatly) Congratulations.
        Jane: Now, don't get mushy on me.

      • Ms. Morris: Miss Lane, what are you doing here?
        Jane: Trying out for track team.
        Ms. Morris: You won't participate in regular gym class, but you want to join an extracurricular sport?
        Jane: I like to run.
        Ms. Morris: Okay. Let's see if you're any good at it. (leaves)
        Jane: I'd particularly like to run up and down your spine wearing track spikes.

      • Jane: You know, I'd really like to show that Ms. Morris that the Lanes are no bunch of ordinary deadbeats.
        Daria: Of course not. You're deadbeats with style.
        Jane: Exactly.

      • Ms. Morris: Jane Lane. You're just like your sisters, aren't you?
        Jane: We share certain chromosome pairs. Beyond that, I'm not supposed to say.
        Ms. Morris: Your sister Penny never wanted to participate, either. I taught her a thing or two about the American competitive spirit.
        Jane: You sure did. That's why she's spent the last ten years out of the country.
        Ms. Morris: (to Daria) I know what kind of upbringing she's had. What's your excuse?
        Daria: I'm just plain no good?

      • (Evan enters; Jane smirks appreciatively)
        Daria: See something you like, or just browsing?
        Jane: I'm thinking about getting those running shoes.
        Daria: Uh-huh. What color were they?
        Jane: Just kick the bleachers out from underneath me, okay?

    • NOTES (2)

      • The three boys who approach Quinn at the library for a story possess a rather uncanny likeness to The Three J's: Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie. They even wear similar outfits (the blonde-haired child's shirt, for instance, looks alot like a buttoned-up version of fellow blond, Jamie).

      • Music
        -Clara Thomas - "Talkin' to Myself" (closing credits)
        -Jimmie's Chicken Shack - "Droppin' Anchor" (Jane running)
        -The Spice Girls - "Too Much" (Jane spots Evan)
        -Super 8 - "King of the World" (Quinn's new shoes)
        -The Getaway People - "She Gave Me Love" (Jane tries out for track)
        -Daft Punk - "Revolution 909" ("Miss Continents of the Universe Pageant")
        -Biff Naked - "Spaceman" (Daria & Quinn go to library)
        -Garbage - "Push It" (library)
        -Montell Jordan - "Let's Ride" (Pizza King)
        -The Beastie Boys - "So Whatcha' Want" (right after Jane quits the team)
        -No Doubt - "Simple Kind of Life" (track team pressure Jane to rejoin)
        -Beastie Boys - "Jimmy James" (Quinn's normal shoes)
        -Ben Harper - "Faded" (gym class)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Chariots of Fire

        The scenes of Jane running in slow-motion are a reference to the film Chariots of Fire, whose famous climatic scene is many runners on a beach running in slow-motion with inspiring music in the background.

      • Title Pun: See Jane Run

        The title is a play on the Dick and Jane children's books, that contain many, many lines on the lines of "See Jane. See Jane run. Run, Jane, run."