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Daria gets approached on the street by two people claiming to be
the Saint Patrick's Day leprechaun and Cupid. They say they're on
a secret mission, and ask Daria to help them get Christmas, Halloween,
and Guy Fawkes Day to return with them to Holiday Island, who left
to start a band. Daria asks them to prove that they're who they claim,
and Cupid gets her to say the name of who she's got a crush on (Trent,
of course). Daria runs home, and they follow.
Helen and Jake are worried about her running home like that, but Cupid
comes up to the window and zaps them with his tazer of love, and they
forget all about Daria. Helen and Jake start kissing and being generally
affectionate towards each other, which really worries Quinn, who decides
they're trying to have a baby. The two holidays then bug Daria in
her room, and she finally agrees to help them.
Daria goes over to Jane's house and tells her all about it. She accepts
everything, and as soon as Trent walks in she asks if he knows of
any new bands. He does, and the three holidays walk in behind him,
they've picked Trent for their guitarist. Daria ends up taking everyone
out for pizza, where Jane gets fond of Guy Fawkes Day, especially
his slang. Then Cupid and the leprechaun show up, but Daria refuses
to help them any more. Christmas (he prefers X), Halloween and Guy
Fawkes Day all decide to crash at Daria's.
Quinn starts complaining to Sandi about her parents, and decides to
follow them around to make sure nothing happens. She gets so little
sleep that she looks horrible and gets put on temporary leave from
the Fashion Club.
Cupid and the leprechaun go to Lawndale High and try to find someone
else to help them. After approaching Kevin and Brittany they decided
that they really need Daria. Cupid and the leprechaun take Daria and
Jane out to the mall and try to convince them that life would be horrible
without the holidays, but Daria and Jane's relentless cynicism is
more than a match for them.
Daria and Jane go back to Daria's house, where the have an argument
with the holidays. Then Helen and Jake come in and do nothing more
than race to their bedroom. Daria decides then that she needs to get
rid of those freaks, and rescues Cupid and the leprechaun, who take
her and Jane to Holiday Island, which very much resembles a high school.
It turns out that Halloween and Christmas were the two "big fish"
of the school, and now that they're gone President's Day has taken
Daria gets an idea, so she tells the band she's found a paying gig
for them. She gets them to go play at the Holiday Island High School
prom. It ends up being a big success, but Trent can't stick around.
Luckily one of the Presidents plays harpsichord (acoustic and electric).
Daria gets home just as Cupid's love spell is wearing off and Jake
and Helen are arguing about not being pregnant, an argument Quinn
"The more debased they become, the less reason there is to celebrate
them; that means the less reason for my family to get together, until
presto, I'm finally alone on Thanksgiving with a TV dinner."
-- Jane ("Depth Takes a Holiday")
Leprechaun: That girl mustn't know about us.
Daria: Right. Because you can't be seen by other mortals.
Leprechaun: Seeing's okay, it's having to talk to that little
twit that'd drive us crazy.
Leprechaun: I'm warning ya, this is gonna screw up the natural
Jane: That's Daria's life mission.
Ouch. I think someone was poking my brain through my eyeballs. I don't
understand how this episode ever got made. It is totally inappropriate
for the series, and doesn't even have the redeeming grace of being
funny. Avoid with extreme prejudice.
Also see my Rambling of 10-29-00.