What do those Supreme Court judges wear under their
robes? Declassified government polariods next, on Sick, Sad World
Daria and Quinn are caught out late, and Helen comes up with a new
set of family rules. They are tried and sentenced to one month of
At school, Jodie is selling tickets to the Teachers vs. D.J. Roller
Hockey game, and Jane and Daria both get tickets (there's a pool about
when Mr. DeMartino will have a heart-attack).
Quinn spends all her time on the phone while grounded, and Daria reads
books, plays her harmonica (not very well, mind), and trounces her
parents at various board games (the Scrabble board they showed had
variations on 'incarceration' all over it).
Kevin gets really freaked out at school (he thinks her parents are
conducting strange experiments on her). Daria finally gets sick of
it, and decides to break out.
Jake and Helen both call leaving messages they'll be late, so Daria
just walks out and goes to the Roller Hockey game, where Miss Barch
beats up the big DJ (Rock and Roll Randy) that's been ticking off
Mr. DeMartino. When her parents find out about it from Quinn (her
date was late showing up) they go ballistic, but Daria manages to
convince them to let her go out and call if she'll be late.
"But a voice in his head told him his work here on Earth wasn't finished.
Some of his students weren't wetting the bed yet." - Jane ("The
Daria: I didn't even know we had a curfew.
Jake: That's interesting, Daria, I didn't either. But
according to your mother...
"Rule number one: Persistent questioning of parental
judgment is punishable" - Helen ("The Big House")
"Hey, does this mean we get to wander in the desert for forty years?"
- Daria ("The Big House")
"Careful. Don't fall off the accouterments." -
Daria ("The Big House")
"The only thing worse than actually reading is watching
somebody else read." - Quinn ("The Big House")
"Dad, these tired bones may be locked behind prison walls, but when
I play this rusty old harp my soul flies, free as a bird." - Daria
("The Big House")
"Although, the clothing would disguise any electrodes
below the neck." - Jane ("The Big House")
Kevin: They did mental stuff to her. I
Brittany: Nobody better try that on me!
Jane: So, basically you convinced them that
you were too dull to be worth grounding?
Daria: Exactly. And the sad thing is, it's kinda
Some good coverage of Daria's reading, although I wouldn't really
have expected her to be a big blues fan (I can see how she'd play
off it in that situation, however). Kevin comes out very heavily as
a puppy-dog; cute, likable, friendly, and dumb as a post. Jodie starts
hanging around with Daria and Jane (or at least talking to them) some,
and we get some more exploration of Daria's family (Helen quotes Stalin...
Ms. Li would approve). I'm still a bit irritated at the opening, however,
as there doesn't seem to be any intention of clearing up where she
Also see my Rambling of 7-2-97.