The Daria Annotation File:
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The title is a reference to Peter Pan. The other boys in Never-Never Land are called, as a group, the Lost Boys.

Daria's comment about her psychic hotline being taken away is a play on the garish psychic hotline commercials that often include the line "We're waiting by the phone to hear from you", or a variation thereof.

Daria's story is titled "My So-Called Angst," which is a reference to the popular TV show, "My So-Called Life"

Ms. Li's "giant eye" sounds a lot like the the Eye mentioned in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series.

We find out the Morgendorffers have a dining room, but they never use it.

Daria's line about "Mad, I tell you" is a fairly common one, but the earliest reference I've found is in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson.

"Gidget" is an old movie (eventually, series of movies) involving a very cute teen and a beach.

Ms. Li wanted to be a ballerina, and is a big Garth Brooks fan.

A "fuzzy navel" is a mixed drink. Combine orange juice and peach Schnapps and pour over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with an orange slice, and you've got a Fuzzy Navel.


The intro is cut short again.

Double Meanings:

The title is a play on Val's character. The Lost Boys never grew old and wanted to stay little boys forever; Val, of course, is trying not to grow old and would like to stay a teenage girl forever.

When Val is considering bringing Daria to New York for a day, she makes a comment about it being "Faulknerean and Shakespearean, but mainly Valean." The last word is very close to valium, which is a sedative.

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