Meet the psychic Nazi hunter who says the Fuhrer's
been reincarnated... as a madcap leggy blond! There's something about
Hitler, tonight on Sick, Sad World.
The Fashion Club is reviewing their entrance requirements, and Sandi
decrees that the weight limit be reduced by three pounds. During the
meeting, the girls are disturbed by Sandi's brothers, and when she
goes to chase them off she ends up falling down the stairs and breaking
Daria and Jane, at this point, are engaged in a series of bets, with
Daria coming out way ahead. At the dinner table, Quinn tries to tell
everyone about Sandi, but no one pays attention so she storms off
to her room.
Sandi is absent from school for several weeks, and runs the Fashion
Club meetings over the speaker phone in Quinn's room. Stacy and Tiffany
get used to having Quinn run things, as Sandi seems to get interrupted
by calls from places like Cashman's often. Sandi finally comes back
to school, but she's put on a (very) few pounds. After encountering
the other Fashion Club members in the hallway, she makes a run for
it on her crutches.
Later, Sandi calls Quinn and asks her to come over. When Quinn does,
Sandi announces her resignation from the Fashion Club. During their
talk, Sandi manages to get Quinn to promise to resign as well.
Quinn, angry over this, tries to talk to Daria and Jane. They don't
care, but they do place a bet on whether or not the Fashion Club will
Quinn tells Stacy and Tiffany about Sandi's resignation, and at first
the two are pretty excited to have Quinn as their new President. Unfortunately,
she has to announce her promise, leaving Tiffany as President of the
Stacy and Tiffany run into problems with the meetings, as Tiffany
can't seem to think long enough to bring up a topic. They try to beg
Quinn to return, and she promises to think about it, but Jane -- who
has forty bucks riding on the breakup -- overhears them. She loudly
talks to a nearby Brittany about friendship and stabbing people in
the back, which confuses Brittany into thinking Kevin's cheating on
her at the same time it scares Quinn into not rejoining the Fashion
Tired of Tiffany, Stacy tries to run the Fashion Club, and seeks advice
from Quinn on who should be the new members. Unfortunately for them,
they can't find any.
Daria, who has forty bucks riding on the Fashion Club staying together,
gives Quinn this big long speech about what a great friend she was
for risking her popularity like that, and how someone shallower would
help Sandi lose weight so they could both go back. Quinn falls for
it, and immediately goes to help Sandi lose weight.
Tiffany and Stacy, desperate for new members, try inviting Joey, Jeffy
and Jamie, but it doesn't quite work out. Daria and Jane go doubles
on their bet as the club drags on, and the two are present in the
girl's bathroom when Stacy gets fed up with Tiffany and yells at her,
and ends by quitting the Fashion Club.
Jane makes Daria pay up, but as they walk back out into the hall the
see a crowd... the thin Sandi is back, and the Fashion Club survives.
The show ends with another Fashion Club meeting, where Sandi (slightly)
relaxes the weight requirements, then gets outvoted by the other three
on eyelash density standards.
Sandi: Obviously I'm the only one in this room concerned with
the burgeoning obesity problem tearing apart the very fabric of our
Stacy: Not the fabric!
"Brittany, explain something. Do you perhaps harbor a powerful
phobia that it might actually hurt to think?" -- Mr. DeMartino
("Fat Like Me")
Sandi: Gee, Tiffany, why don't you take a picture? It'll last
Tiffany: But I don't have a camera.
Quinn: Sandi resigned from the Fashion Club because she's
fat, and then I had to resign to show Sandi my support, although I
didn't really mean to resign, and now I don't know what's going to
happen because there's no way there could even be a Fashion
Club without me and Sandi!
Daria: Um, Quinn. It's me. Daria.
"Yeah, that's awful. Oh well." -- Tiffany ("Fat Like
"Long live the Quinn. Hey..." -- Tiffany ("Fat Like
"Brittany, let me ask a hypothet... make-believe question."
-- Jane ("Fat Like Me")
Quinn: Stacy, I want to come back, but I just can't wear drawstring
Stacy: Tiffany, that's a great idea!
Stacy: About the boys.
Tiffany: Boys? Where?
Tiffany: You surprise them by looking really hot.
Joey: He's talking about war.
Tiffany: So am I.
"Do you think we should tell her it's easier to talk if you
open your mouth?" -- Jane ("Fat Like Me")
Best episode of this season so far.
Also see my Rambling of 03-03-2001