The Daria Annotation File:

Loose Threads:

When confronted with the question of why she's assuming they are Jodie's parents, why doesn't Helen just say "because she said you'd be late, and you're the only people who came late"?


Brittany mistakes "The Tell-Tale Heart", a story about a murderer who hides the heart of his victim beneath the floorboards and eventually gives himself up when he hears it beating, for a trashy romance.

Study Hall is around 10 for Daria, Jane, Jodie, Brittany and Kevin.

Grove Hill is the elite school nearby.

Jane is getting straight Cs in math.

Quinn has had a keg party when her parents were out of the house for the weekend before.

Daria's litany of things Quinn should be afraid of echoes one of Rincewind's comments about the Shades in "Sourcery", although he doesn't mention puppy-kickers.

Linda (Sandi's mother) appears to be a saleswoman of some sort, and is on the board of the Lawndale Business Woman's Alliance.

Jodie's parents just got into a new club.

Jodie is President of the French Club, Vice-president of Student Council, Editor of Yearbook, and is on the Tennis Team.

The table in the Griffin's living room resembles the Federation emblems from Star Trek.

The door popping open when Sandi points to it is a reference to an old witchcraft standard.

Grove Hill is a heavy-handed parody of elite boarding schools.

Jodie's father, Andrew, drives a Jaguar.

Jane's suggestion to Quinn about the nail-polish question is a play on Barbara Walters, who became known for asking her interviewees "If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?"

Jodie finds Ayn Rand disturbing.

The "no, no, no, no" "Yes." conversation in the car is similar to a Monty Python skit ("wink, wink, nudge, nudge").


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