When these ballerinas work out at the bar, they
work out at the bar. Tanked in a Tutu, when Sick, Sad World returns.
The Morgendorffers are watching home movies of Daria and Quinn, and
Jake announces that he's having films of his childhood transferred
over to video tape, and gets all excited about reliving his childhood.
Then Daria and Jane go to a foreign film festival at Playhouse 99,
and end up running into Mr. O'Neill on the way out (well, okay, he
chases them down). He offers them a ride, and since it's starting
to rain, they accept. They talk about the film, and after Daria makes
some nasty comments about how people would rather watch a movie than
read Mr. O'Neill decides she suggested the English class should make
films, and falls in love with the idea.
Daria borrows Jake's video camera, and she and Jane set out to film
something. Anything. Starting with anyone walking by a tree, from
the tree's viewpoint. After a few false starts (and gratuitous embarrassment-in-front-of-Trent
scenes), they decide on filming a Day in the Life of Quinn. They get
the idea when Quinn borrows one of Daria's outfits for the "Fashion
Don'ts Costume Gala". Meanwhile, Jodie, Mack, Brittany and Kevin
end up teamed up, and film a documentary about the supermarket strike
(after they blow off the love story Brittany wants to do). Jake gets
all nostalgic about his videos, and sets out to write a narration
for them, while Helen goes and "hints" that Daria should go easy on
Quinn with the film.
Next morning, they go to tape Quinn, and find she's done some early-morning
prep work to make sure she looks good. They follow her to her Power
Yoga session, where she tries to sound profound. Meanwhile, Jake is
watching his videos, and is starting to remember what his childhood
was really like.
Daria and Jane then follow Quinn and the Fashion Club to the pizza
place and then the mall, where Quinn throws a hissy fit about her
pores and the camera's zoom lens. Then there's a little dream sequence
where Daria has nightmares about being Quinn. Since she's awake, she
wanders downstairs for a drink, and finds Jake on the couch watching
his video. They talk a bit about parent/child bonding and watch the
Daria and Jane meet at the donut place in the morning, where there's
another gratuitous embarrassment-in-front-of-Trent scene. Later, Helen
finds Daria and Jane editing their video (apparently the Morgendorffers
have some pretty fancy video gear), and tries to guilt Daria into
going easy on Quinn. Then Quinn shows up, totally nervous, and tries,
with rather more success, to guild Daria into being nice.
Back in class, they watch the videos (The Depths of Shallowness),
with Quinn peeking in from the door. Daria's changed the ending by
taking out the pores hissy, and putting in a stupid little bit where
Quinn tries to sound deep. The video, of course, makes Quinn even
more popular than before.
Jane: He wanted you to watch your birth? That could scar you
Daria: The birth itself did that.
Kevin: I don't see any vegetables!
Daria: You should have my view.
Mr. O'Neill: Don't you want to sit in front, Daria?
Daria: I'd love to, but, uh... you know, I'm afraid of an airbag
Mr. O'Neill: Oh my gosh, I'm sorry, what was I thinking? Of
course you must sit in the back.
"Let's face it. Most people would rather watch a movie than read
a book. It's fast, it's easy, and you don't have to worry about your
lips moving." -- Daria ("Monster")
Kevin: I was trying to do it in slow-motion, like Jodie said.
Brittany: You add the slow-motion part after, you idiot! Don't
"When these ballerinas work out at the bar, they work out at the
bar. Tanked in a tutu, when Sick, Sad World returns." ("Monster")
Daria: I guess I could go easy on her.
Helen: Thanks, sweetie. (Leaves)
Daria: But don't hold your breath.
Brittany: I'm getting a craving, babe.
Sandi: Are your cousin and her friend going to follow us
everywhere we go?
Quinn: I told you, just ignore them.
Tiffany: You always say that about them, but they don't usually
have a camera.
"Oh my God, they've been... they've been zooming! You better not
zoom that thing. Stop zooming, I mean it! If you can see any of my
pores on camera, I sear I'll kill you. Stop the tape! I do not have
pores, my pores are cute, my pores are tiny! You're fired!" -- Quinn
This was a good episode over-all, and there were some nice animation
touches (like Quinn nervously swinging her hands together). The ending
was rather unfortunate, however, in light of the way Quinn has been
treating Daria in the last several episodes.
Also see my Rambling of 3-24-98.