The Daria Annotation
Jake of Hearts
The title is a reference to cards, specifically the Jack of Hearts.
This is interesting, as it may be a reference to his standing in the
family, perhaps with Helen as King (and ruler), Quinn as Queen (certainly
drama, and it's what her name means) and Daria probably as Ace (trump
Jane is probably a Punch and Judy fan.
Lawndale does have hidden cameras and bomb-sniffing dogs.
Daria's comment about Marconi is a reference to Gugliermo Marconi, "Father of Radio".
Daria's comment "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Moron" is a reference to a TV show titled "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman."
Daria's comment about bionic limbs is a reference to an old TV show, The Six Million Dollar man.
The Morgendorffer's having Operation was mentioned in "The Big House." Quinn apparently doesn't play much.
Ruth mentions "children." Apparently Jake has at least one sibling we've never met.
Jake's running into the yard and shouting "Merry Christmas you
little old garden gnome" was probably a reference to A Christmas
Carol, by Charles Dickens.