The Daria Annotation
Chechen doesn't seem to have actually had its independence recognized by other nations since WWII.
This episode was probably set in the year 2000, as the Super Bowl was on Sunday, January 30th that year.
Dr. Faust was the title character of Faust, by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. He sold his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge, but the bargain didn't quite turn out like he planned.
VE-Day was May 8, 1945. On May 7th, General Jodl of the German army signed for the unconditional surrender of all German forces, which was to take effect on May 8th.
Since when are public schools supposed to run a surplus? And how did Ms. Li get the authority to sign the contract?
The Superintendent's name is Cartwright.
Li's "I love the smell of cola in the morning" is a play on the line "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" from the movie "Apocalypse Now"