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  • TV-PG
  • 1997
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.1  (26,659)

Daria was an animated television show that aired on MTV from 1997 to 2002. The series was a spin-off of Beavis and Butt-Head and followed the life of an intelligent and sarcastic teenage girl named Daria Morgendorffer. The show takes place in the fictional town of Lawndale, where the main character, Daria, attends high school with her best friend, Jane Lane. The show's tone is often cynical and satirical, with a focus on the flaws and contradictions of American suburban life.

Throughout the series, Daria comments on the various absurdities of high school existence, such as popularity contests, fashion trends, and social cliques. However, the show also explores deeper issues such as mental health, sexuality, and family dynamics.

The supporting cast includes Daria's parents, Jake and Helen Morgendorffer, who often struggle to understand their daughter's personality and interests. Her younger sister, Quinn, is the stereotypical popular girl, which presents a stark contrast to Daria's personality.

Another frequent character is Kevin Thompson, a jock who is not the brightest bulb in the box but a loveable character nonetheless. Jodie Landon is a student who, like Daria and Jane, is highly intelligent and socially aware, but also struggles with some of the same issues of race and class that many high school students face.

Other characters on the show include Brittany Taylor and her constantly annoyed boyfriend, J. T. The Fashion Club, which is made up of Sandi Griffin, Stacy Rowe, Tiffany Blum-Deckler, and Quinn, also make regular appearances in the show.

Overall, Daria is a show that often pokes fun at the absurdity of high school while also tackling serious issues at the same time. With its unique humor and well-drawn characters, the show has continued to be a cult favorite for over two decades since its initial airing.

Daria is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (67 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 1997.

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Look Back In Annoyance
14. Look Back In Annoyance
January 14, 2002
A clip filled episode that looks back at the past 5 seasons. The episode also features a preview of Is It College Yet?, a movie based on the show.
Boxing Daria
13. Boxing Daria
June 25, 2001
After going through a box of old stuff, some of the items trigger Daria's childhood memories. The memories, which were about her parents arguing over Daria's antisocialness, upset her. Daria then has to come to terms with her problems as a child.
My Night at Daria's
12. My Night at Daria's
June 18, 2001
Daria and Tom study alone and they both end up falling asleep in Daria's room. Tom wakes up at 4:00 AM and tries to sneak out of the house, but Jake catches him. Daria has to convince Helen that nothing happened but Quinn overhears part of their conversation and assumes that Daria had sex with Tom. The rumor gets out at school and Daria begins to wonder if they should have sex or not.
Prize Fighters
11. Prize Fighters
June 11, 2001
Helen wants Daria to apply for a scholarship and Daria reluctantly enters an essay contest. She is chosen as a finalist, but is unhappy with the business's racist and sexist practices and has to decide if she wants to drop out of the contest or not. Meanwhile, Jake buys hot dogs in bulk by mistake, but tries to make the best of his error.
Aunt Nauseam
10. Aunt Nauseam
June 4, 2001
Helen agrees to be the lawyer for her sister's divorce. But the two end up fighting over whom their mother favored and Jake, not being able to handle the fighting, leaves. Aunt Amy, who is very similar to Daria, is called to mediate, but is sucked into the fight as well. Daria and Quinn are affected by the fighting; leading Daria to wonder if she should be with Tom and Quinn to wonder if she and Daria will end up like their aunts have.
Life in the Past Lane
9. Life in the Past Lane
May 28, 2001
Jane starts to date Nathan, a retro guy, but Daria and Tom don't like him as well as Jane. Later, Jane sees how far Nathan takes his retro lifestyle and decides that he isn't right for her. Meanwhile, Upchuck finally attracts Stacy when he performs magic tricks at school.
One J at a Time
8. One J at a Time
May 21, 2001
Helen wants Daria to invite Tom over for dinner, but Daria is afraid that Jake will embarrass her and Tom. Quinn sets out on a mission to find one guy to date exclusively and finally settles on Jeffy. At dinner, Jake ends up bonding with Tom and Jeffy when they all try to capture the squirrel that's been bothering Jake.
Art Burn
7. Art Burn
April 2, 2001
The Lane's gazebo falls apart and Lane and Trent decide to rebuild it. To earn money for the repairs, Lane sells some artwork and ends up being hired to recreate famous paintings for a gallery in town. Trent tries to hire guys to help them fix the gazebo, but he can't get the slackers he hired to do any work.
Lucky Strike
6. Lucky Strike
March 26, 2001
The teachers at Lawndale High go on strike and substitutes are hired to replace them. After one substitute is fired, Daria replaces him, which makes Quinn worry that people will find out that Daria is related to her. The secret gets out when Quinn does well on a test and the Fashion Club ask her about her real relation to Daria. Meanwhile, Jane and Trent help with the strike by making posters and writing lyrics for the campaign.
The Story of D
5. The Story of D
March 19, 2001
Daria writes a story that she wants to get published, but only lets Jane and Tom read it. Tom encourages her to submit it, but when she does, the story gets rejected and Daria becomes discouraged. The Fashion Club set out to win a humanitarian award by donating a mirror to the school, but can't come up with the money to do so. Meanwhile, Helen worries that Daria may rush into having sex with Tom.
Camp Fear
4. Camp Fear
March 12, 2001
Daria and Quinn return to Camp Grizzly for a reunion. At the reunion, Quinn's old friends are similar to the Fashion Club, and Daria sees how antisocial she still is. Meanwhile, after Trent and Jane drop off Daria and Quinn, they meet an elderly storekeeper who becomes the inspiration for one of Trent's songs. Back in Lawndale, Helen and Jake clean out their garage.
Fat Like Me
3. Fat Like Me
March 5, 2001
Sandi gains weight after being on crutches. Since she is in violation of the Fashion Club's weight policy, Sandi resigns as president, leaving Quinn to head the club. However, Quinn resigns out of respect for Sandi and the club can't function without either of them. Meanwhile, Daria and Quinn bet on whether or not the Fashion Club will completely fall apart and both Daria and Jane try to influence the members so they'll win the bet.
Sappy Anniversary
2. Sappy Anniversary
February 26, 2001
Daria feels like Tom is taking her for granted as they near their 6 month anniversary. Daria talks to Helen about how she feels, but Helen doesn't give her too much help. Tom admits to Daria that he isn't the romantic type and was only romantic with Jane to save their relationship. Meanwhile, Jake gets hired at an internet start-up company. However, the other employees are younger than him and he can't understand their lingo.
Fizz Ed
1. Fizz Ed
February 19, 2001
Facing low funding, Ms. Li takes money from a soda company in exchange for advertising at the high school. Daria objects to the advertising, but no one else feels the same way. However, Ms. Li can't meet the quota the company set and is forced to get out of the deal.
Where to Watch Daria
Daria is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Daria on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 1997
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (26,659)