Back from beyond the grave... and he still won't pay
child support. A dead deadbeat dad, next on Sick, Sad World
Quinn starts watching soppy programs and starts getting really worked
up about angels (she even reads a book!). After almost being hit by
a falling light fixture (that Jake had been working on), she becomes
convinced she has a guardian angel. Much to Daria's surprise, Helen
claims that Quinn takes after her mother (Helen) in the spirituality
Brittany gets a C-, so her parents plan a party for her, and Brittany
invites everyone, "even the unpopular people". And there's
going to be a live band, which turns out to be Mystik Spiral. The
band manages to convince Jane (who convinces Daria) to go to the party.
Quinn then starts receiving fashion advice from her guardian angel,
who saves her from buying a sweater Sandi already had. Quinn's stories
get her even more attention from the guys (and even the other Fashion
Club members), and Sandi gets even more jealous of Quinn and claims
she has a guardian angel too (until she gets food poisoning).
Daria and Helen have a little talk about beliefs, and Quinn goes into
a panic when her new pants are ruined (but it turns out okay, because
she gets fifty bucks from Jake out of it).
At the party, Mystik Spiral is sort of a hit, although Trent doesn't
seem to want the party goers to find out who they are.
During the party, Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie are looking for Quinn's guardian
angel, so they can beat him up (they think he's a pervert for watching
her all the time, and too old for her). They pick out Mr. O'Neill
as the only old guy there and try to talk to him.
Quinn gets some soda spilled on her pants, and while she's leaning
against the mixing board trying to clean it off she accidentally leans
on some levers and ends up breaking Brittany's present (a crystal
bullhorn). Sandi insults Quinn's guardian angel, and Quinn runs out
Back at home, Daria has a little talk with Quinn, where Quinn asks
her what she believe in. Daria calms Quinn down, and Helen overhears
part of their conversation.
Quinn: You shouldn't make fun, Daria. There are some mysteries
that are just beyond our knowledge.
Daria: Like the fact that the human ego is bloated enough to
believe the force that created the universe gives a crap about our
Quinn: You wouldn't say that if your life was touched by an
Daria: I'd be too busy suing for sexual harassment.
Trent: That doesn't make sense. How can the temperature drop
Max: What do you mean? Subzero means below zero!
Trent: That's what I'm saying. If subzero means below zero,
how can it be below subzero?
Max: You guys should come.
Trent: We could use the moral support.
Jane: All right. But the support will be amoral at best.
Jane: I'm giving Tom the night off, I want to spend some time
Daria: How long is he out of town?
Jane: A week.
Helen: Quinn, is that a book you've got?
Daria: Sorry to give away the surprise, but in the end he eats
the green eggs and the ham.
Jane: Guardian angel, huh?
Daria: At least he doesn't leave the milk out like when the
Trix rabbit was staying with us.
Helen: Oh, Daria, must you be so quick to judge?
Daria: You're reading a book about cats with wings.
"Carrying an amputated animal foot for good luck is far-fetched.
Celestial middle-managers changing the course of human events is ludicrous."
-- Daria ("Groped by an Angel")
Daria: And now my once rational mother is telling me I should
respect Quinn's beliefs.
Jane: Hm. I suppose the earth could be flat.
Stacy: You know, I was thinking. If people in really poor
countries can't get food, does that mean they can't get diet soda
Tiffany: But then, how would they stay thin?
Sandi: Stacy, you were what?
Quinn: But there's nothing watching over us? Nothing keeping
Daria: Well, there's the IRS, and those guys with the black
Philosophy Lite, lots of characters, some Spiral, and Daria makes
a comment that could scar Quinn for life. Decent episode that could
have easily been better.
Also see my Rambling of 11-16-00.