The Daria Annotation
Is It Fall Yet?
The Fashion Club PSAT scores:
Jodie's summer plans: Two internships, volunteer community service (the soup kitchen and the crisis center), a part-time job, and golf lessons.
Daria spends the first part of the summer mostly in bed. It's not her normal habit to sleep in past noon. She's said several times before that she's not depressed, but after DDMD who'd blame her for being that way?
Eric has a niece named Jasmine.
One of the campers observes that Daria bites her nails.
Daria's reading during the lanyard making is Fifth Business,
by Robertson Davies (volume 1 of the Deptford Trilogy).
During one of the scenes where Jodie is talking to Mack on the phone, there's a poster behind her that reads "8th Annual Carvinal for Dyslexia." Note spelling.
Mr. DeMartino's outburst about "I can't take it anymore"
may be a reference to the Network, a 1976 movie about a TV network
that exploits the ravings of a tired-of-it-all reporter for ratings.
Features some very memorable moments ("Yesterday, I announced
on this program that I was going to commit public suicide, admittedly,
an act of madness. Well, I'll tell you what happened. I just ran out
Mr. DeMartino throwing the sink out the window is a reference to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a book about a mental institution and what goes on inside. In the book, a great big indian guy pulls up a water fountain and tosses it through a window to escape.
Daria was reading Orwell at age 12. Not really surprising, she's make Orwell references before.
Kevin and Brittany are really pale for having done life-guard duty most of the summer.
Trent's inspiration in the van:
At the conclusion, Quinn answers a question from Mr. DiMartino about Manifest Destiny. This is the same question that Daria answers on her first day of school in "Esteemsters."