The cliché Quinn was hunting for was "when you get thrown off a horse you have to get right back on it." You only shoot horses when they seriously injure themselves and can no longer perform their duties.
Daria's involvement with Ted could be considered her first relationship with a boy, though it's mainly one-sided and doesn't last long (and doesn't take into account her crush on Trent). It's a prelude to her eventual romantic relationship with Tom Sloane
Daria's skills with a camera harken all the way back to the Beavis and Butt-head episode "Sporting Goods," where Daria worked on the Highland High School newspaper.
When Ted's parents are at Daria's, they are arguing with Helen and Jake and Helen says "Look, hippie..." As she was a hippie herself back then.
Jane: (to Daria) I told you: first date, stick to vandalism and loitering, but you always have to be different.
Daria: I had to resign from Yearbook. It was a question of ethics.
Jake: Don't worry, she was on staff for a week, she can still put it on her college application.
Daria: No questions about ethics here.
Daria: You were trying to buy my influence with a date?
Quinn: That's how we do it in America, comrade.
Sandi: As president of the Fashion Club I can be kind of intimidating.
Quinn: Oh, you're definitely scary, Sandi.
Jake: If this is for Greenpeace, uh, we've already given.
Leslie: Greenpeace? Those corporate puppets?
Jodie: Hey Daria. I didn't see you today. You said you might come to the photography meeting for yearbook.
Daria: Yes, well, when the dentist turned off the gas I had a change of heart.
Daria: I can't believe you're trying to bribe me...with singles!
Helen: Sweetie, it's not a bribe, it's a deal. Honestly, you're worse than my clients.
Daria: (pushing the money away) I'm sorry, yearbooks completely distort the reality of high school. Of course, (pulling the money back towards herself) the yearbook experience could provide material for a web page...if I had the software.
Jake: (enthusiastically snatching the money from his wife) Software it is!
Jane: Are you sure annoying your parents is good grounds for a relationship?
Daria: It was for Romeo and Juliet.
Quinn: Just tell lover boy we want our yearbook back!
Daria: Did you hear that? You just used the verb "want" with the noun "book".
Quinn: Save the math games for your boyfriend!
-Cake - "Daria" (closing credits)
-Liquid Liquid - "Cavern" (Daria meets Ted)
-Tracy Bonham - "The One" (Kevin & Brittany get mad at Daria)
-Ali Crucial - "Love Letters" (Ted's house)
-Aqua - "Turn Back Time" (Daria & Ted at Pizza King)
-Orbital - "The Box" (Ms. Barch beats up DeMartino & Daria talks to DeMartino)
-Presidents of the USA - "Video Killed the Radio Star" (video arcade)
-Bran Van 3000 - "Drinkin' in L.A." (When Daria exits the VR game)
On Noggin, Britney's comment about wanting to give that lonely French student a American good-bye was cut.
On Noggin, the ending of this episode was cut. A fake fade-out occured after Daria was going to do something worse to Quinn so that we did not see the original ending where Daria
closes Quinn's bedroom door and starts beating her up.
Quinn: That's how we do things in America, comrade.
Quinn's statement was a fairly obvious reference to the old Soviet Union. One of the stories that became fairly popular was that of female Soviet spies who would infiltrate the Unites States to get government secrets.
Lady and the Tramp
The cheese on the pizza is very stringy, which is a reference to the famous dinner scene in Disney's animated film Lady and the Tramp where the dogs are eating spaghetti and start eating the same strand together until they meet in the middle and kiss.
Daria: And here come the angry villagers...
Daria's comment about "the angry villagers" is a reference to a staple in certain types of stories, where a large group of villagers, generally armed with scythes and pitchforks and torches, storm the castle, evil lair, ect.
Orpheus is a character from Greek mythology. He is son of the muse Calliope, and a musical genius. "Orpheus in the Underworld" is also an operetta by Jacques Offenbach, which is a satirical spoof of mythology, The State, and humanity.
Goya is considered the father of Modern Art, and was a social satirist. The death, destruction and brutality Jane mentions is very much highlighted by his "black paintings."
De Witt Clinton
Ted's last name, De Witt-Clinton, is a reference to De Witt Clinton, mayor of New York City from 1803-15 and governor of New York 1817-28. He was notoriously corrupt and is credited with inventing the spoils system, where government jobs are given to one's political supporters after an election is won, not to people who have the experience or education to hold these jobs.