The Daria Annotation File:
Prize Fighters

Quinn's comment about "Angela's Ashtray" has some relevance. She's thinking of the movie "Angela's Ashes", where the family often has nothing more than a baked potato to eat.

The name of the store Jake's buying from is Basement Bob's Bulk-rate Steak and

Daria's comment about the prime ribs ringing the doorbell might be a reference to a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book, "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe". In that book the title restaurant features meat animals that come out to the table and talk with the diners while they pick their cuts.

Daria's having a very hard time finding academic scholarships, for no readily apparent reason. There are a number available simply on class ranking, GPA or SAT scores. There's even more for females.

The recipes Jake mentions for using up his hot-dogs are Hot-dog Halapeño Hotties and Caramel Popped Popcorn Dog.

Jake seems to need glasses, at least reading ones, with all his talk of fuzzy computer screens. Either that or a new monitor. Or maybe video card.

This isn't the first time we see Daria eating pop-tarts, although the were referred to as "sugar tarts" before.

The interview coach is called Dr. Denada. De nada is Spanish for (more or less) "it was nothing". In other words, his name and title could be translated as "Doctor of nothing".

The founder of Wizard was named Mark Stron (or Strong, I didn't quite catch that), and he has a weakness for wasabi flavored gummi-fish.
Wasabi is an Asian herb similar to horseradish.

The interviewer is named Mr. Brower, and the interview lasts from 11:00 to 11:30

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