Season 1 Episode 10

Too Cute

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jun 16, 1997 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

Brooke, a Fashion Club hopeful, gets a nose job, and Quinn is deemed shallow for saying the new nose is merely "cute". The other Fashion Club members subsequently also get nose jobs, and so Quinn goes to get one too, but the doctor plays on Quinn's insecurities and talks her into getting about $6000 worth of surgery. Quinn doesn't have that kind of money, and becomes more determined to get it after Brooke has further surgery done and looks gorgeous. It's up to Daria to convince her she's perfect and doesn't need to change a thing.moreless

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  • Quinn and Daria visit Dr. Shar for a plastic surgery consultation.

    Daria and Quinn are usually try hard to stay out of each others way, but deep down, they are still sisters and care for each other. First, Quinn seeks out Daria to accompany her to the plastic surgery office. Then Daria has to convince Quinn that she doesn't need the surgery. But when the consultation leads Daria to have doubts, she has to rely on her best friend, Jane, to explain to Daria she didn't need plastic surgery either. Because the suggested plastic surgery made Daria look like Quinn, who needed $6,000 of plastic surgery. Dr. Shar gives Daria the fake boobs for the weekend, which she in turn rents out to Upchuck.

    The plastic surgery in high school topic is a controversial one.moreless
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

Nora Laudani

Nora Laudani

Ms. Angela Li

Ashley Albert

Ashley Albert

Ms. Janet Barch/Tiffany Blum-Deckler

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • At the RX Plex, Quinn and Daria pass The Butt Hutt and several other stores twice while walking to Dr. Shar's office

    • Quinn says that the Fashion Club helped her buy the outfit she's wearing. But that's the same outfit she's been wearing since the first episode, which was when she first met them.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Jane: (to Daria) Anyway, I don't think your attitude's so bad. You probably only need one fake boob.

    • Daria: Pledge drive not going well?
      Quinn: People are so shallow. Here, this is all I got and it's for you, from Upchuck.
      Daria: Why?
      Quinn: Deposit. He wants to rent that fake boob for the weekend.

    • Quinn: You're just mad 'cause she figured you out. Dr. Shar is really smart about people.
      (Daria looks in the box)
      Daria: Oh, yeah. She's got my number all right. "Dr. Shar's pre-implant temporary bust augmentations; for evaluation purposes only". She knew just what I needed: practice boobs.

    • (while watching a promotional video for Dr. Shar)
      Daria: Now how are they going to explain this to the other monkeys?

    • Daria: Hey, it's almost time for dessert. Could we discuss liposuction now?

    • Daria: What is it?
      Tiffany: It's Brooke's new nose. Isn't it cute?
      Daria: Don't worry. It'll grow out.

    • Quinn: What's rhinoplasty?
      Daria: Exactly what it sounds like.
      Quinn: Well, they could use it, I guess.

    • Quinn: Yeah, now she looks even less cute than she did before. Maybe the Fashion Club should send her flowers or something. I mean, since I guess she won't be joining anytime soon.
      Daria: You all must be very upset about that.
      Quinn: Hmm. Well, we're like a built-in support group for each other.
      Daria: A regular Khmer Rouge.
      Quinn: Well, blush is more like it.

    • Quinn: I mean, I like being attractive and popular. It's, like, me, okay? So if Dr. Shar makes everyone else attractive and popular, then I'll have to be even more attractive just to keep up, and then if they, like, go back her to catch up to me, then I'll have to go back, and pretty soon it'll be like one of those vicious things! (melodramatic tone)Where will it end Daria? Where will it end?

    • (in the girls bathroom; Quinn is making her sales pitch to Andrea, who is applying eye makeup)
      Quinn: So you see, when you contribute to my surgery, it's like we're all sharing the surgery. We're making a statement about solidarity!
      Andrea: Solidarity?
      Quinn: You know, sisterhood is powerful!
      Andrea: Aren't you a little worried that there may be a hell?

    • Daria: I can't have this on my conscience.
      Quinn: You don't have a conscience.
      Daria: What I meant was, I don't feel like it.
      Quinn: You've got to! Where else am I gonna get six thousand dollars?
      Jane: Take up a collection?
      (Quinn smiles in appreciation and exits)
      Daria: (to Jane) You're paying for my therapy.

    • Quinn: I need to borrow six thousand dollars.
      Daria: I don't have six thousand dollars.
      Quinn: It's an emergency!
      Jane: Well, if it's an emergency... (reaches into pocket)

    • Upchuck: Good day, ladies! What's in the box? Art project? Science experiment? Adorable little pet? Ruff!
      Jane: A little of each, Upchuck. Take a look.
      (Upchuck holds up implant in one hand)
      Upchuck: Hmmm. Call me country bumpkin, but...what is it?
      Jane: It's a fake boob.
      (Upchuck shudders, drops the implant back in the box, and runs away)
      Jane: Guess he's not quite ready for a physical relationship.

    • Daria: So, first she tells Quinn that she can fix her up for six thousand dollars.
      Jane: Miss Pert 'N Pretty? What can she possibly need for six G's, other than a new personality?
      Daria: Wait, there's more. Then she announces for twenty grand, she can fix me. Which means she can make me look like Quinn.
      Jane: Sheesh, what would you want to look like that loser for? She needs six thousand dollars' worth of plastic surgery!

    • Dr. Shar: All right, funny gal, your turn!
      Daria: No. Thank you.
      Dr. Shar: Nothing to be afraid of.
      Daria: I'm not afraid.
      Dr. Shar: It'll be fun!
      Daria: I don't like fun.

    • Guy: We've been here an hour! When's my girlfriend gonna get her new rack?
      Receptionist: Dr. Shar is very busy, sir. Quinn Morgendorffer!
      Guy: Hey, wait! We were here first! (sees Daria walk past) Oh, whoa, emergency. I understand.

    • Sandi: Quinn, there's that girl you know. Let's ask her. (starts waving) Hello! Quinn's cousin, or something.
      (down the hallway, Daria and Jane are talking; they look to see Sandi waving for Daria to approach, and Quinn crossing her arms to tell Daria not to approach)
      Daria: You'll have to excuse me. My sister wants me to stay away. (walks away as Jane smirks)

    • Sandi: Example: I would never tell Quinn that she looks cute in that thing she always wears.
      Quinn: I don't have a "thing" that I always wear.
      Sandi: If you say so.
      Quinn: I have lots of things which I wear at different times, far apart in time.
      Sandi: As you wish.

    • Jane: Oh Daria, don't be shy, show me your boobs.

    • Quinn: Daria, I need you to...(to Jane) shoo, shoo!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music
      -Splendora - "You're Standing on My Neck" (opening credits)
      -Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench" (closing credits)
      -Brendan Benson - "Cross-Eyed" (Kevin greeting people on the street & later gives people money to talk to him)
      -Sonic Youth - "Bull in the Heather" (Daria sees Brooke's nose)
      -Fun Lovin' Criminals - "King of NY" (Quinn tries to fix her nose & Quinn talks to Andrea)
      -Bloodhound Gang - "Why's Everybody?" (Quinn can't find her friends)
      -Sammy - "Neptune Avenue" (Daria & Quinn on bus)
      -Blur - "Beetlebum" (Daria & Quinn go into Dr. Shar's office)
      -Genuwine - "Tell Me Do You Wanna?"
      -INXS - "Elegantly Wasted" (Dr. Shar's box)
      -Fun Lovin Criminals - "Scooby Snacks" (Brooke shows off new look)

    • Dr. Shar would show up again (in a non-speaking role) in "I Loathe a Parade" as one of the parade spectators.


    • 2001: A Space Odyessy

      The video that plays in the waiting room of Doctor Shar's office (the monkeys looking into the water and seeing beautiful people there) is a nod to the intro of the great Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which shows man's evolution from primative monkey-looking people to the sophisticated humans we are today.

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

      Kevin's Ugly Outfit (his second one) is after Quasimodo, the title character from Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

    • Daria: A regular Khmer Rouge.

      The Khmer Rouge was the totalitarian regime that seized control of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. The horrors of their rule were depicted in the 1984 film The Killing Fields, which starred Sam Waterston and John Malkovich.