It's 911 in the morning and 1-900 in the evening,
the phone-sex EMS dispatcher, when Sick, Sad World returns.
Daria's science class gets assigned a project: make a maze, and train
a rat to run through it. Miss Barch, the science teacher, pairs Daria
with Kevin, and Brittany with Upchuck.
Daria distracts Kevin with their cable TV, and he watches the Pigskin
Channel while Daria works on the project. Quinn tries to get Kevin
to date her, but he doesn't seem to notice.
Brittany becomes convinced that Daria and Quinn are trying to steal
Kevin from her, and a rumor goes around school about Kevin dating
Daria and Quinn. Upchuck does their project, while using Brittany
as his personal slave after blackmailing her with a picture of her
with the quarterback of the rival football team.
Brittany steals Daria's rat to get back at her, and then gives it
to her little brother.
Daria figures out who stole it, and gets it back by telling Brittany
that Kevin will have to help her with a make up project. It's been
traumatized by Brittany's brother, and won't move when placed in the
maze, but Daria gets an A on the project anyway because of her spiel
Daria makes several pointed comments about conditioning to both Miss
Barch and Helen, but neither of them notice.
Jane: Maybe you could get a wind-up toy to distract
Daria: His wind-up toy's working with Upchuck
"I can't. I signed a confidentiality paper. The other
scientists would be mad." - Daria ("The Lab Brat")
Daria: Kevin, what are you doing here? Did
you get lost?
Kevin: No. I mean... sorta.
Brittany: Kevin, the new Whitney Houston
movie is out, and I want you to take me, tonight.
Kevin: Can't, babe. Gotta work with Daria. You
Daria: That's all right, Dr. Pasteur. You can take
the night off.
Kevin: Daria, that's a chick movie.
Jane: Psst, Kevin. Brittany's a chick.
Miss Barch: Excellent job, Daria. You
get an A.
Miss Barch: Not you, you man. You get a D.
We start exploring the minor characters some in this episode, mostly
Kevin and Brittany but a nice (but even more minor) part for Charles.
We're also introduced more to Ms. Barch. All four of them are pretty
basic stereotypes, so there's not all that much introduction necessary.