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Title: Daria
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Start - end: 1997 - 2002
Studio: Glenn Eichler
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The people of Lawndale just don't get Daria Morgendorffer. She's cool with that. See, Daria was born alienated, and now she's just trying to make it through high school with as little human contact as possible. Popularity, friends, activities... whatever. Daria lacks enthusiasm, but she makes up for it with sarcasm.

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The Morgendorffer Family

Daria Morgendorffer
Main article: Daria Morgendorffer
(First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters")
The titular character of the series, Daria is present in every episode and central to almost every plot. Abrasive and cynical to a terminal degree, Daria's intellectuality and academic insight is often counterbalanced by her devout lack of motivation. Her trademark on the show was that she rarely changed the expression on her face or the tone of her voice, except for a small satisfied smile akin to the Mona Lisa's when she is pleased. Daria is voiced by Tracy Grandstaff (although it was once rumored that she was voiced by Janeane Garofalo).

Quinn Morgendorffer
Main article: Quinn Morgendorffer
(First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters")
Daria's materialistic younger sister. Quinn's only interests are fashion and dating, and she holds a Vice Presidency in Lawndale High's self-appointed Fashion Club. Polar opposites, she and Daria rarely agreed on anything (except to disagree) for most of the series, and so ashamed was Quinn of her sister that she claimed status in her social life as an only child, referring to Daria when necessary as her cousin, or occasionally as a more distantly-related family member or even employee. Quinn is occasionally hinted at as having high intelligence but simply disguising it. The final two seasons show a growth of her character, depicting the beginnings of her personal maturation and reconciliation with her sister (in the Season 5 episode "Lucky Strike", Quinn tells her entire class that Daria is her sister). Quinn is voiced by Wendy Hoopes.

Helen Morgendorffer
Main article: Helen Morgendorffer
(First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters")
Daria's workaholic Corporate attorney mother and the family's principal wage earner. A former hippie, she and Jake lived with a convoy of other hippies prior to officially getting married. After 'outgrowing' her hippie years, she 'sold out' and went to law school. She has a strained relationship with her two sisters, Amy and Rita, both of whom share similar personality traits with Helen's two daughters. She feels guilty about not being able to spend more time with her family, but as an attorney (apparently, a defense attorney), is unable to do so. Helen is voiced by Wendy Hoopes.

Jake Morgendorffer
Main article: Jake Morgendorffer
(First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters")
Daria's father. He had a strict military father, "Mad Dog" Morgendorffer who has passed away and an emotionally distant mother, Ruth, and because of this tends to have mood swings and go off on rants about his childhood. His efforts to run a consulting business from home are not blessed with success. Despite good-hearted attempts at parenting and a genuine love for his wife and daughters, Jake is quick to blame others (such as clients, his own deceased father and various members of public service) and becomes inordinately angry over minor setbacks. Like Mr. DeMartino, he appears caught in his own personal "black hole," utterly unable to see the world beyond the self-imposed terms of his perpetual victimhood, ignorance and anxiety. Jake is voiced by Juli?n Rebolledo.

The Lane Family

Jane Lane
Main article: Jane Lane (Daria)
(First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters") Daria's artistic best friend and fellow outcast, as well as the youngest of the five Lane siblings. While sharing some of Daria's cynical views and attitudes, Jane is much more lively and well adjusted than her best friend. In the episode "The F Word", Jane's response to an assignment to try something she thought she'd fail at was to try to become a popular cheerleader, which she did effortlessly, but she quickly became disgusted with the in crowd and returned to her old self. Living with her older brother Trent (see below), she manages to stay completely functional and content with life despite complete absence of parental guidance or even presence. Jane is the show's second central character, and is voiced by Wendy Hoopes.

Trent Lane
Main article: Trent Lane
(First Appearance: Episode #102, "The Invitation") Jane's older brother by five years, the second youngest child in the family, and the only other Lane still permanently residing in the Lane household. A laid-back slacker, meant to be the stereotypical Generation X slacker of the 1990s, he's not sure of whether or not he graduated high school, and he drives "Trentmobile", a broken-down 1973 Plymouth Satellite coupe. He sings and plays lead guitar in garage band Mystik Spiral (though they're thinking of changing the name) and bears a strong resemblance to Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers (though it is strongly speculated that he is actually based on Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails). He was also Daria's romantic interest for the first three seasons of the series, and, although he was aware of her feelings, it was never made clear whether he reciprocated them to any degree. They had a sort of non-break up break-up in the Season 3 finale "Jane's Addition", when they discuss a class project where Trent failed to assist Daria and Jane, and it became an implicit acknowledgment that it wouldn't work out if they ever dated. Compared with sister Jane, he seems to have had a harder time adjusting to the lack of parental support in his life. Trent's perpetual laziness is presented in almost every aspect of his personality, down to his voice, which is provided by theatre actor Alvaro J. Gonzalez.

Other Lanes
The remaining Lane family members made only irregular appearances on the series.

Vincent Lane - (First Appearance: Episode #308, Lane Miserables) Jane's father. Like her mother, Amanda, Vincent was rarely present in the series, frequently taking long trips to foreign countries for artistic purposes. Scarcely a father figure and with no apparent occupation, Vincent seemed to take little to no interest in his family and how he and his wife managed to afford the house Jane and Trent live in was never explained.

Amanda Lane - (First Appearance: Episode #201, Arts N' Crass {In a non-speaking role}) - Jane's mother. Rarely present at the Lane household and consequently rarely featured on the series, Amanda was an uncoventional artist and very laid back about the raising of her children. She would let them do whatever they wanted and took absolutely no role either to guide them or hinder them in growing up, a parenting approach that is highly discouraged among even the least experienced of experts in the subject. Her one rule is don't start fires in rooms with out fire places. Amanda also appeared in episodes #308 (Lane Miserables) and #507 (Art Burn). It's implied in the former episode that she and Helen Morgendorffer are friends, because Amanda goes to Helen for help with her fractured family and they talk to each other with familiarity.

Wind Lane - (First Appearance: Episode #308, Lane Miserables) Jane's eldest brother. Wind had been married and divorced three times (and, according to Jane on "The Teachings of Don Jake", is going to get remarried for a fourth time after trying to find out whether or not his three previous divorces were legalized in America), lived away from home and, despite only appearing in the series twice, could well have been the show's most emotionally damaged character. Seemingly unable to control his emotions, he was prone to crying at even the faintest provocation, particularly on the topic of his romantic life. Wind also appeared in episode #507 (Art Burn).

Summer Lane - (First Appearance: Episode #308, Lane Miserables) Jane and Trent's older sister, and seemingly the eldest child of Amanda and Vincent. Summer was mentioned in "The Teachings of Don Jake" when Jane said that the private detectives found three out of Summer's four kids, and appeared in the show once, in episode #308 (Lane Miserables). She has four children, two of which appeared in the series (see Courtney and Adrian Lane, below). Not much of her personality was revealed in the series, save for her apparent exhaustion from parenting a party of four.

Penny Lane - (First Appearance: Episode #308, Lane Miserables) Jane and Trent's older sister, and presumed middle child of the Lane family. Her name is a reference on the famous Beatles song; Penny appeared in the show only once, in episode #308 (Lane Miserables), where she was revealed to have spent most of her time in then recent years backpacking across Latin America with her pet parrot Chiquito. It was known since episode #211 (See Jane Run) she attended the same high school as Daria and Jane and "spent the last ten years out of the country," often getting jobs in Central American countries (in "The Teachings of Don Jake", Jane mentions that Penny moved to Nicaragua after failing to find work in Mexico).

Courtney Lane (First Appearance: Episode #308, Lane Miserables) - Summer's daughter who has run away.

Adrian Lane (First Appearance: Episode #308, Lane Miserables) - Summer's son who has run away.
Some other insignificant members of the Lane extended family that were seen in Episode #112 (The Teachings of Don Jake) include Aunt Bernice (who was unintentionally insulted by Trent for wearing big, straw hats), Uncle Max (who is constantly drunk and likes Trent for being a loser), and an abusive, unnamed grandmother in a wheelchair.

Lawndale High Students

General Student Populace
The following characters attended Lawndale High in the years during the show's lifespan but do not fall into any one specific sub-genre.

Andrea - (First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters") The Lawndale High token goth. Andrea's last name was never revealed on the show or in any affiliated sources (although she was rumored to be related to Principal Li), but she was a relatively regular character, appearing often, if not always in a speaking role. She has a darkly nihilistic personality, as evidenced by her poetry, and works a parent-enforced part-time job as a stock clerk in a local Sams Club like warehouse store. She was deeply fearful of Daria and Jane discovering this last fact and mocking her (since she is aware of Daria and Jane's reputation for making fun of the other students), but was pleasantly surprised when the intimidating pair assured her that they understood her position. In the finale movie, "Is It College Yet?", she is the only female student who actually takes a liking to Upchuck and ends up dating him.

Brittany Taylor - (First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters") Lawndale High's head cheerleader. Brittany was an exemplifying perpetuation of the prejudiced stereotypes about blonde-haired girls. She had the trademark of both a dazzlingly low intellect and an extremely high-pitched voice, which would frequently squeak in mid sentence. It is of note, however, that despite poor grades and a general lack of common sense, Brittany has shown that a greater intellect may lie beneath the surface, such as when she spontaneously devised a masterful battle strategy during a school-sponsored paintball game in "The Daria Hunter", reciting the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet from memory in "Lucky Strike", and a powerful motivational speech she gave to Daria when Daria was feeling hypocritical for being obsessed with her looks in "Through A Lens Darkly". From the beginning of the series, Brittany was romantically involved with fellow student Kevin (see The Football Team below). She tended to treat Daria and Jane with a large degree of condescension but wasn't mean to them. Brittany is voiced by Janie Mertz.

Jodie Landon - (First Appearance: Episode #102, "The Invitation") One of few black students at Lawndale High, Jodie was the quintessential overachiever, pushed by her ambitious parents. Jodie was constantly searching for more extracurricular activities and other selling points for her college r?sum?. Since the beginning of the series, Jodie was romantically involved with fellow black student "Mack" (see The Football Team). She became friends with Daria and Jane and seemed to admire the way Daria in particular said and did what she felt like doing, while Jodie had to pretty much structure her life to fulfill her parents' high expectations. By the series' end, she was able to convince her parents to let her attend a historically Black College and remained happily together with Mack.

Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer III - (First Appearance: Episode #102, "The Invitation") An obnoxious sex-fiend with curly red hair and freckles, Charles was always propositioning any girl he met, armed with the world's worst taste in (and largest arsenal of) come-ons. Bears a striking resemblance to the character of Sherman from the later movie American Pie. In "Daria Dance Party," it's revealed that Charles has two cousins who, despite their innocent outward appearance, are just as perverted as he is. In "Life in the Past Lane," it's revealed that Charles practices magic tricks and hires Stacy (of the Fashion Club) to be his assistant, despite that the other Fashion Club members don't like him. In "Is It College Yet?", it's revealed that Andrea the goth is the only girl who isn't put off by Charles and ends up dating him in the end. Charles was voiced by Marc Thompson.

The Fashion Club
The following characters were members of the Lawndale High self-appointed "Fashion Club", who would have meetings to discuss fashion and set examples for fashionable trends. This list excludes Vice President Quinn Morgendorffer, who can be found under The Morgendorffer Family. The Fashion Club, it should be noted, disbanded in the Daria movie finale Is It College Yet? but the four girls promised to meet regularly to discuss fashion and set examples for fashionable trends.

Sandi Griffin - (First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters") The club president, or more appropriately, its tyrant, she rules the fashion club with an iron fist. Sandi is a control freak who is intensely jealous of Quinn's popularity and ability to get what she wants, and tends to bully the other Fashion Club members into submission. She began to lose some of her control in the last season after gaining weight, and also when she found out that Stacy and Tiffany knew Daria was Quinn's sister all along but didn't say anything in order to be polite to Quinn, thus taking away a weak spot Sandi had hoped to exploit. In "Fair Enough," it's revealed that Sandi's mother is just as shallow and mean as her daughter (particularly while she's talking to Helen). She was voiced by Tracy Grandstaff (the voice actress for Daria).

Stacy Rowe - (First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters") Pigtailed Stacy is the secretary of the club and appears in the beginning of the show to be skittish, extremely insecure, and a born follower. However, later in the show, it was frequently hinted at that she probably possessed more character than anyone else in the fashion club (next to Quinn after season four). When she wishes Sandi would shut up in "Is It College Yet?" and Sandi does suffer laryngitis, she feels bad about it, but after Sandi demands Stacy do penance for her bad wishes, Stacy says that she would rather take a sabbatical from the Fashion Club. This marks the official end of the FC, though the girls remain friends and resolve to hang out as unaffiliated people. She has developed a powerful following among Daria fans, and was voiced by Sarah Drew.

Tiffany Blum-Deckler - (First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters") The yes man of the club, Tiffany will always side with either Sandi or Quinn, depending on who's winning at the time. She is generally presented as the least intelligent of the group. She speaks slowly with a valley girl monotone to her voice. Tiffany is also the only Asian high school student featured as a constant character in the series. She is also very shallow and self-centered (even more so than the other fashion club members). Her role in the Fashion Club was Coordinating Officer, whose only job was to make sure that the club members never wore clothes that clashed with each other. Tiffany was voiced by Ashley Albert.

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The Football Team
The following characters were members of the Lawndale High Football Team in the show

Kevin Thompson - (First Appearance: Episode #101, "Esteemsters") The Lawndale High football team's quarterback and boyfriend to Brittany. Fulfilling the stereotypical role of the dumb jock, Kevin displayed such a dismally low ability to retain information and understand fundamental concepts that it's probable that he suffered from some kind of learning disorder, or due to a number of blows to the head suffered during his football games. As well as being inconceivably stupid, Kevin was also incredibly tactless and insensitive, regularly insulting Daria even when attempting to compliment her, although he almost never displayed any genuine ill-will towards anyone. In the series finale, it's revealed that he failed his senior year and was held back while everyone else got to graduate. Kevin was voiced by Marc Thompson.

Michael "Mack" Jordan MacKenzie - (First Appearance: Episode #102, "The Invitation") Jodie's boyfriend and also another of the few black students at Lawndale High. He is more or less of comparable intelligence to Jodie and was the Lawndale High football team's captain. He was also the only student on the football team of notable intelligence and thus enjoys Daria and Jane's respect. His father had his middle name legally changed from "James" to "Jordan" after seeing a Chicago Bulls playoff game when Mack was 12--"It was Michael James Mackenzie, but Dad went to a Bulls playoff game when I was 12 and then he changed it". In their school years, fellow student Kevin would call him "Mack Daddy", a nickname he detested--and presumably still detests.

Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie
Joey, Jeffy and Jamie (collectively known as "The Three J's") are three nearly-interchangeable high school students. They are classmates of Daria and Quinn Morgendorffer at Lawndale High, and all three boys have a crush on Quinn - a fact that she uses to her advantage. The three are constantly, almost sycophantically seeking Quinn's attention and approval, usually by falling all over themselves to do or get whatever she broadly hints that she wants. Despite their constant competition for Quinn's favors, sometimes leading to fistfights, their friendship is never affected (at least, not for long), and the three are almost always seen together.

Quinn has occasionally used the three as fill-in dates for when she couldn't get a "real" date. To Quinn, the three are simply a resource to be used. Although Quinn made it clear she would never date any of them in episode #102 (The Invitation), they continued throughout the series to desperately try to win her over. Quinn chose alternately each of the three J's as her "steady" boyfriend (in One J at a Time), driven by the promise that having a steady boyfriend would make her mature (she had the impression that Daria's dating Tom was part of her maturity, and Daria did not correct Quinn's assumption). Although the trio just stood nearby when she was put under pressure to make her (first) decision and although she dumped one after another, Quinn never attempted to get steady with any other males aside from them and in Daria's short story about her family in the future (in Write where it hurts), it was Jamie who had won Quinn's hand in marriage.

One of the show's running gags was that other characters had extreme difficulty remembering Jamie's name; he was referred to as Jeremy, Jimmy, and Jameel, among other names. Despite this fact, Jamie is the only one of the trio whose surname - "White" - has been revealed on the show. The Three J's can be distinguished by their hair: Joey has black hair, Jeffy has auburn hair and Jamie has blond hair. When Daria was drafted as a substitute teacher, she couldn't tell them apart and simply referred to each individual by all their names. However, she and the boys seemed to build a rapport when Daria praised their interesting if odd theories about Romeo & Juliet, and one of them said she was a pretty good teacher.

Joey is voiced by Steven Huppert.
Jeffy is voiced by Tim Novikoff.
Jamie is voiced by Marc Thompson.

Lawndale High Faculty
Ms. Janet Barch - (First Appearance: "The Lab Brat") Science teacher. She is psychotically aggressive towards all males due to a rather messy and bitter divorce--even Mr. DeMartino fears her (as seen in "The Daria Hunter," "The New Kid" and "Is It College Yet?"). However, on "The Daria Hunter", Ms. Barch falls for Mr. O'Neill after Mr. O'Neill encourages her to vent her feelings. As a result, Ms. Barch makes out with him and begins a relationship where she definitely wears the pants (which became a running gag in such episodes as "Fair Enough", "Just Add Water", "Murdered She Snored", "The F Word", and the series finale movie "Is It College Yet?"). Ms. Barch was voiced by Ashley Albert.

Ms. Diane Bennett - (First Appearance: "Malled") Economics Teacher. She is known primarily for genial disposition, love of knitting, and, for some obscure reason, her hatred of pennies. Her blackboard diagrams resemble football plays. She is usually seen executing a plan to undertake some vaguely, or barely, educational field trip or discussing the school budget with Ms. Li. However, she had a great class project in "Partner's Complaint" when she had her students team up to undertake a real-world economic activity (applying for a loan, trying to buy a car) and give a presentation about how it went. Voiced by Amy Bennett.

Ms. Claire Defoe - (First Appearance: "The Invitation") Art Teacher. The most down-to-earth of the Lawndale High faculty, and patient to a fault. Probable hippie past. She favors Jane Lane highly as a student and in Lucky Strike she even consults Jane for advice with their signs during the teachers' strike.

Mr. Anthony DeMartino - (First Appearance: "Esteemsters") History Teacher. DeMartino is stressed to the point of being put in a straitjacket. He has the habit of shouting every fifth word or so, causing one of his eyes to bulge out of its socket. Dimwits like Kevin and Brittany really upset him. He seems to be an amalgam of Christopher Walken (in appearance; like Walken, DeMartino has one blue eye) and Kirk Douglas (speech pattern). On "The Daria Hunter", it's revealed that Mr. DeMartino was sent to military school (just like Daria's father, Jake) and was neglected by his mother who didn't want her dates to know she was a single mother. In "Antisocial Climbers," it's also revealed that DeMartino's mother married his best friend, which didn't sit well with him. The episode "Just Add Water" reveals that DeMartino is a gambling addict who quit after he lost his car to "some yokel with beginner's luck", but became addicted again while hired as a chaperone on a casino cruise; he ends up giving his chips to Daria and Jane because they basically make him less insane with rage than the rest of their classmates. In "Lucky Strike", it's revealed that DeMartino is the head of the Lawndale Teachers' Union, though his negotiation skills once landed him a job as a sewing teacher in order to keep the teachers' dental plans from being cut. In the episode "Is It College Yet?" he admits to Mr. O' Neill that he thinks they are best friends and helps O'Neill be more assertive to get out of marrying Ms. Barch (whom he despises and fears, according to "The Daria Hunter" and "The New Kid"), but the plan backfires when Barch attacks DeMartino and becomes more attracted to O'Neill's new assertive attitude. Anthony DeMartino was voiced by Marc Thompson.

Ms. Angela Li - (First Appearance: "Esteemsters") Principal of Lawndale High. She is obsessed with fund raising and the school's image. Many fans assume that the interest in fund raising comes from her raiding the regular budget on security measures for the school, such as drug dogs, closed circuit cameras, and bulletproof skylights over the swimming pool. She will do anything to bring fame and money to Lawndale High, even signing an exclusive soft-drink vending contract and screaming at everyone to drink soda all the time and bring in more revenues. The obsession over security reflects her desire to control the school. Her self-aggrandizement frequently brings her into conflict with Daria and Jane, who rarely see eye to eye with either her goals or her methods of achieving them. She never says the name "Lawndale High" without effecting a tone of awe and reverence in her voice. In "Arts and Crass" and "The Daria Hunter", it's revealed that Helen Morgendorffer (Daria's mother) doesn't like Ms. Li and the way she rules the school with an iron fist. Ms. Li was voiced by Nora Laudani, however there was a rumor that she was voiced by former SNL comedienne Nora Dunn, until she appeared in an episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and did a "Ms. Li" impersonation for host Regis Philbin.

Mr. Timothy O'Neill - (First Appearance: "Esteemsters") English Teacher. Sensitive "new age guy" who is always talking about feelings but doesn't have a very good grip on his own emotions, as he tends to break down and cry quite frequently. He became romantically involved with Ms. Barch during a school-wide field trip to a paintball course on "The Daria Hunter" and submits in the face of her sexual voraciousness (even when DeMartino trained him to be more assertive towards Ms. Barch, she still fell for Mr. O'Neill, as seen in "Is It College Yet?"). He also tends to have a problem remembering students' names, or faces. More than any other aspect of his personality, Mr. O'Neill is apparently trapped in his own personal "black hole," unable to relate to anyone at the school, or in his personal life. He reflects everything he experiences through his own twisted lens of spinelessness and over-compensation for his desire to avoid even the appearance of conflict at all costs. This usually leads to his being either utterly misunderstood, effectively told to shut up, or simply ignored. He agrees with Mr. DeMartino in the episode "Is It College Yet?" that they are best friends. Mr. O'Neill was voiced by Marc Thompson.
Ms. Margaret Manson - (First Appearance: "Esteemsters") School psychologist. She only has one speaking role, in episode 101 "Esteemsters", in which she declares Daria has self-esteem issues. Ms. Manson was voiced by Jessica Zaino.

Other

Recurring Characters
Rita Barksdale - (First Appearance: Episode #204, "I Don't") Helen's sister. Rita and Helen have an ongoing fight from childhood, and never get along. Helen is still bitter about the fact that Rita was the favorite child, and that she is always receiving financial assistance from their mother while Helen has had to work hard for everything she has. Aunt Rita was voiced by Barbara Soehner-Layton. She appeared in two episodes of the show, "I Don't" (#204) and "Aunt Nauseam" (#510) and was mentioned in "The Story of D" (#505).

Amy Barksdale - (First Appearance: Episode #204, "I Don't") Helen's other sister. Daria sees her as the "cool one." She stays out of Helen and Rita's fights, for the most part. In "I Don't," she's revealed to be just like Daria in appearance and personality (only Amy doesn't wear glasses as often as Daria does). She is seen by many fans as a foreshadowing of what Daria may grow up to be. Amy drives a 1977 Triumph Spitfire Mark IV Convertible. She often blasts alternative-type music from her stereo system, including bands like The Cramps. Aunt Amy is voiced by Rita Pietropinto. She appeared in three episodes of the show, "I Don't" (#204), "Through a Lens Darkly" (#302), and "Aunt Nauseam" (#510).

Tom Sloane - (First Appearance: Episode #313, "Jane's Addition") First appeared as Jane's boyfriend and later became Daria's boyfriend. He belongs to one of Lawndale's richest families, but this isn't apparent from his appearance. Tom and Daria ended their romantic relationship, but remain friends, in the series finale Is it College Yet? Tom is voiced by Russell Hankin.
He initially appeared in the 3rd season finale, "Jane's Addition," when Jane began a relationship with him. Daria felt deeply threatened by this intruder into her cherished friendship with Jane and made no secret of her disdain for him. However, Tom confronted and reassured her that Jane deeply values her friendship and he never intended to change that. Although it took some time, Daria eventually warmed to him.

As the 4th season progressed, Jane and Tom's relationship deteriorated through a growing mutual boredom punctuated by some bitter arguments and an equally growing attraction with Daria and Tom. This came to a head in "Dye, Dye My Darling" when Tom and Daria impulsively kissed with an unexpected passion. This development caused a traumatic rift in Daria and Jane's friendship, but all three parties reconciled in the film Is It Fall Yet?."

Tom continued to be the love interest for Daria throughout the final season, displaying considerable patience and humor with the young cynic's unaccustomed romantic struggles and self doubts. However, in the series finale, Is It College Yet?, Daria unilaterally broke up with him because she felt they were too different and their relationship would not survive while they studied at different colleges. Tom was deeply upset at this rejection while Daria was guilt ridden over this decision; however, the pair partially reconciled again and agreed to keep in touch as friends.

Ted DeWitt-Clinton - (First Appearance: Episode #207, "The New Kid") A student at Lawndale High who began attending after prompting his parents (Leslie DeWitt and Grant Clinton) to let him experience a non-home schooled education. In the series, Ted had a very friendly and accepting personality, but was a product of a severely sheltered existence, having never consumed either pizza or chewing gum, visited a video arcade, listened to any music created after the Eighteenth century or watched television. Ted also appeared in episodes #403 ("A Tree Grows in Lawndale") and #406 ("I Loathe A Parade"). Ted is considered by many to be Daria's unofficial first boyfriend, and is voiced by Sky Berdahl. He is likely named after New York Governor DeWitt Clinton.
Jesse Moreno (see Mystik Spiral).

Max Tyler (see Mystik Spiral).

Nick Campbell (see Mystik Spiral).

Mrs. Johanssen (First Appearance: Episode #104, "Cafe Disaffecto") A local, morbidly obese Lawndale resident whose notable character traits were that she was never seen wearing anything but a muumuu and was hypoglycemic. In her first appearance, she passed out in front of characters Daria and Jane while trying to persuade them to sell her chocolate. Her following appearances on the show were in episodes #205 ("That Was Then, This Is Dumb"), #302 ("The Old and the Beautiful"), #408 ("Psycho Therapy") and #409 ("Mart of Darkness"). Like Lawndale High's economics teacher, Mrs. Johannsen is voiced by Amy Bennett.

Monique (First Appearance: Episode #212, "Pierce Me") Trent's on again, off-again girlfriend with an affinity for piercings. She was once in a band with Trent, and is now in a band named The Harpies, but dreams of going solo. She also appeared in episode #308 ("Lane Miserables").

Artie - (First appearance: Episode 101, "Esteemsters") Young local resident pizza employee and self-proclaimed alien abductee, evidently in his late-teens or early-20's. Though he often tells anyone he can about his ordeals with aliens, his tales are anything but standard close encounters, and tend to be a mix of terrifying and courteous. Artie also appeared in episodes #311 ("The Lawndale File") and #403 ("A Tree Grows in Lawndale").

Eric Schrecter - (First Appearance - Episode #212, "Pierce Me") Helen's domineering colleague. Eric was only seen in the show twice, in two different episodes. He was referred to far more frequently; whenever Helen was on the phone, it was usually to Eric, debating over a legal matter of some kind. He always monopolized her time and in the musical episode, declared that he is in love with Helen. He also appears to have some sort of addiction as shown in Episode #510 ("Aunt Nauseam"), when he takes a 28 day "holiday". Eric is voiced by Evan Farmer.

Notable Guest Appearances

Tommy Sherman - (First and Only Appearance: Episode #113, "The Misery Chick") An ex-student of Lawndale High and star quarterback of the football team. In his only appearance, Tommy was portrayed and perceived by many as an insensitive, contemptible and narcissistic person, and half way through the episode he was killed by a collapsed football goal post. He was mentioned again in the episode "A Tree Grows in Lawndale", where Kevin destroyed the Tommy Sherman Memorial Tree after crashing into it on a motorcycle. Through the rest of the episode Brittany and the Cheerleading Squad thought his ghost was haunting the girls bathroom. The late Tommy Sherman was voiced by Ken Schatz.

Tad and Tricia Gupty - (First Appearance: Episode #108, "Pinch Sitter") The two Gupty children appeared in two episodes, although Tad got a more prominent role than his sister in episode #406 ("I Loathe A Parade"). The Gupty family, including parents Lester and Lauren, only appeared in the show twice, but were succinctly established as being disturbingly nice and wholesome (see the Flanders family). Lester and Lauren Gupty actually made their first appearance in Episode #105: "Malled", as random extras standing on the shuttle escorting Daria and Jane's economics class through the parking lot of the Mall of the Millennium. Tricia Gupty is voiced by actor Sarah Drew, who also provides the voice for Stacy Rowe (see Lawndale High Students/The Fashion Club).

David Sorenson (First and Only Appearance: Is It Fall Yet?) - Quinn's summer tutor in the Daria telemovie Is It Fall Yet?. A scholared intellectual, David was hired by Helen to tutor Quinn over the summer in between seasons 4 and 5. David was Quinn's first and only truly romantic interest shown in the series, although he politely turned her down when she asked him out, and his tutorings found Quinn harbouring a hidden intellectuality that changed her perspective of herself. David was voiced by famous American talk show host Carson Daly.

Daniel Dotson (First and Only Appearance: Is It Fall Yet?) - Jane's art camp teacher in the Daria telemovie Is It Fall Yet?. Daniel was a self-proclaimed artistic genius who held art colony seminars to discuss his own brilliance with students who shared his view of himself, and to seduce female students. In the telemovie that he featured in, Daniel's work was deliberately portrayed as of a mediocre standard, and hence he was portrayed as highly pretentious. Daniel was voiced by rock musician Dave Grohl.

Alison - (First and Only Appearance: Is It Fall Yet?) Jane's temporary friend in the Daria telemovie Is It Fall Yet?. Never given a last name, Alison was an older artist who confided in Jane her envy of Jane's youth and talent. Her relationship with Jane was severed at the end of the telemovie, following but not as a direct result of Jane's discovery of Alison's bisexuality and romantic interest in Jane. Alison's appearance was modeled on and was voiced by punk rock singer Bif Naked.

Lindy - (First and Only Appearance - Is It College Yet?) Quinn's temporary colleague and consequential friend in the Daria telemovie Is It College Yet?. Lindy was a hostess at the Governor's Park restaurant when Quinn applied for work there in the film, and the two bonded. Lindy was later revealed to be an in-denial alcoholic, which put a momentary strain on her friendship with Quinn.

Link - (First and Only Appearance - Is It Fall Yet?) Main character Daria's nihilistic charge while at Mr. O'Neill's "O.K. to Cry Corral" in the Daria telemovie Is It Fall Yet?. In the film, Link was an unwilling participant in the self-examination camp, and his attitudes and belief reflected in the extreme those of Daria's, resulting in an attempt on her part to reach out to him, metaphorically. His initial reaction was bitter dejection, but he later sent Daria a letter saying she could e-mail him if she wanted to.

Cupid - (First and Only Appearance - "Depth Takes A Holiday") The spirit of Valentine's Day, taking the appearance of a large man with wings wearing a toga. Has the ability to inspire affection in anyone. He and St. Patrick's Day work together as a team.

St. Patrick's Day - (First and Only Appearance - "Depth Takes A Holiday") St. Patrick's Day is a man dressed all in green who speaks with an Irish accent. Since he's Irish, he hates Guy Fawkes Day.

Christmas - (First and Only Appearance - "Depth Takes A Holiday") A native of Holiday Island, and one of the most popular students at Holiday Island High School. Things were thrown into chaos when he, Halloween, and Guy Fawkes Day left to form a band, forcing a very reluctant Daria to help track them down. Christmas is a young, clean-shaven blond man wearing a Santa Claus hat. He is in good physical condition and prefers to be called "X" ("short for 'XMas'").

Halloween - (First and Only Appearance - "Depth Takes A Holiday") The spirit of Halloween, who left her home with Christmas and Guy Fawkes Day to form a band. She takes the appearance of a dark gothic teenage girl who likes to commit vandalism.

Guy Fawkes Day - (First and Only Appearance - "Depth Takes A Holiday") The spirit of Guy Fawkes Day, who wears black leather and spouts off stereotypical British phrases, ranging from mild expletives such as 'bollocks' to highly offensive phrases such as 'wanker'. He and St. Patrick's Day do not like each other. Jane thinks he's cute, but reflects that she wants to deck him. He bears a strong resemblance to Sid Vicious, and even has Sid's chain and padlock necklace.

Daria episode guide

Pilot Sealed with a Kick
1 Esteemsters
2 The Invitation
3 College Bored
4 Cafe Disaffecto
5 Malled
6 This Year's Model
7 The Lab Brat
8 Pinch Sitter
9 Too Cute
10 The Big House
11 Road Worrier
12 The Teachings of Don Jake
13 The Misery Chick
14 Arts 'n' Crass
15 The Daria Hunter
16 Quinn the Brain
17 I Don't
18 That Was Then, This is Dumb
19 Monster
20 The New Kid
21 Gifted
22 Ill
23 Fair Enough
24 See Jane Run
25 Pierce Me
26 Write Where It Hurts
27 Daria!
28 Through a Lens Darkly
29 The Old and the Beautiful
30 Depth Takes a Holiday
31 Daria Dance Party
32 The Lost Girls
33 It Happened One Nut
34 Lane Miserables
35 Jake of Hearts
36 Speedtrapped
37 The Lawndale File
38 Just Add Water
39 Jane's Addition
40 Partners in Complaint
41 Antisocial Climbers
42 A Tree Grows in Lawndale
43 Murder, She Snored
44 The 'F' Word
45 I Loathe a Parade
46 Of Human Bonding
47 Psycho Therapy
48 Mart of Darkness
49 Legends of the Mall
50 Groped by an Angel
51 Fire!
52 Dye! Dye! My Darling!
TV Movie Is It Fall Yet?
53 Fizz Ed
54 Sappy Anniversary
55 Fat Like Me
56 Camp Fear
57 The Story of D
58 Lucky Strike
59 Art Burn
60 One J at a Time
61 Life in the Past Lane
62 Aunt Nauseum
63 Prize Fighters
64 My Night at Daria's
65 Boxing Daria
Special Look Back In Annoyance
TV Movie Is It College Yet?

Daria lyrics

La la la la la
This is my stop
Got to get off
I may go *pop*
Excuse me (repeat once)
I've got to be direct
La la la
If I'm wrong please correct
La la la
You're standing on my neck
La la la
You're standing on my neck (short guitar cord)
La la la la la (repeat)

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