The Daria Annotation
The title and early fire may be a play on the old expression "getting on like a house on fire".
The Morgendorffer's have a gas stove.
Jake actually has clients; La Grande Hotel is one of them.
La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini:
Mr. O'Neill has the class reading The Red Badge of Courage,
which is about a Union soldier in the Civil War who comes to grips
with his early cowardice to return to combat.
Daria is reading Machiavelli's The Prince, which is a book
of his recommendations on how a leader should gain and hold power.
The particular brand of amorality recommended in the book was a big
influence on later leaders, including Hitler. It gave rise to the
term "machiavellian", but common usage of the word doesn't
really square with his actual recommendations.
Quinn seems to care more about the guy being a computer geek than
about all her friends thinking he's cute.
The scene at the end, with the trees reflecting off of Daria's glasses as she's in the car, is a reference to the end of "Queen Christina" starring Greta Garbo.