Mar 10, 1998
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This episode was good, but not great. The family background
was nice, but the fashion expo subplot was almost totally worthless.
The only good thing to come out of that was the use of Jodie and Mack,
and a highlighting of Jodie's growing acceptance of Daria's viewpoint.
The only problem with that is that we haven't seen enough of her to
find out who she is yet, so a transition towards Daria's paradigm
is pretty meaningless. The plot was also fairly predictable, and there
wasn't any classic Daria-esque happenings. Still, the reception blew
up on it's own, there wasn't really a need for her to meddle.
Helen's family background was nice to see, since we finally
have some sort of possible genetic connection between Daria and her
mother (by way of Aunt Amy).
The extras were great, especially Lerman (he got the
best line, too). I'd love to see him again, but it might be hard to
explain why this monotone (see, Daria is NOT a monotone... that was
probably his main purpose) cousin is hanging around. The bridesmaids
were pretty stereotypical (who'd have thunk it?), but at least they
provide a nice sounding board for some good jokes.
Next week, Trent takes Daria and Jane to a Flea Market while Helen and Jake meet some old friends. Those of you waiting for Trent scenes, here's your chance.