Episode Summary:Daria and her family move to Lawndale and Daria gets her first taste of LHS. When she and Quinn take a psychological test, Daria is declared by Mrs. Manson to have low self-esteem. She is forced to take a self-esteem class under O'Neill and there she meets her compadre, Jane Lane. Meanwhile, Quinn has become the most popular girl in school and is named Vice President of the Fashion Club. Daria manages to put her in her place...in front of the whole school.
Episode Summary:A clueless Brittany turns to Daria for help in art class. In return, she invites Daria to a party at her house. Jane convinces her to go and she tags along to get sketches. Trent makes his first appearance driving the girls to the party. Quinn is accompanied by the three J's, and Daria seeks her out in an attempt to embarass her. They meet Upchuck, unfortunately, and the three J's end up fighting over Quinn. The cops break up the party, and Jane, Daria, and Quinn are forced to bum a ride home from Upchuck.
Episode Summary:A college prep course leads to an ill-fated family trip to Middleton College. Daria hangs out with the tour guide and seizes the opportunity to make a little extra money. Quinn seeks out the fraternaties and is named "Keg Queen." Jake almost has a stroke over the "crippling expense" of tuition and Helen is propositioned by a "frat geek." Eventually, the campus police find Daria and Quinn at the frat house and, since the girls are minors, they have the entire family thrown off campus.
Episode Summary:When Lawndale's cyber cafe is trashed, O'Neill gets one of his brilliant ideas. He organizes fundraising to reopen the place as an old-fashioned coffee house, showcasing the talents, or lack thereof, of Lawndale students. Daria and Jane's fundraising attempts fail miserably, so Daria is forced into performing at the opening. She writes a special essay to read for the occassion and ends up enciting an anti-communist riot in the process.
Episode Summary:Mrs. Bennett plans a field trip to the Mall of the Millennium to demonstrate some basic economic principles, much to the dismay of Jane and Daria. The students are each given a $20 merchandise coupon, courtesy of mall management. They split up to do their various assignments. Daria and Jane run into the Fashion Club, who have cut school to go. Daria blackmails Quinn into giving them a ride home and taking over her chores at home. Then, she and Jane go off to spend their coupons and get a little more than they bargained for at the Doo Dad Shop.
This Year's Model
Episode Summary:Ms. Li allows a modeling agency to conduct a class at Lawndale High. Afterwards, one student will be selected to receive a modeling contract. Quinn, of course, enrolls immediately, intent on winning the contract. The entire school, with two notable exceptions, is caught up in the big event. That is, until a mercinary group mysteriously shows up to solicit students as well. Li subsequently cancels the modeling class before the contract winner is announced, but not before the agency discovers the "hidden talent" of Kevin Thompson.
The Lab Brat
Episode Summary:Daria gets paired up with Kevin for an experiment in Ms. Barch's science class. They are supposed to train a mouse to run through a maze, using either positive or negative reinforcment. Meanwhile, Brittany gets paired with Upchuck and is forced to be his slave for a week to prevent him from revealing her "one night stand" with their rival school's quarterback to Kevin. While Kevin is spending so much time at the Morgendorffers', watching the "Pigskin Channel," Quinn starts hitting on him, and Brittany begins to suspect that Kevin is dating BOTH Quinn and Daria. In order to get revenge, she steals Daria and Kevin's mouse, but Daria and Brittany finally come to an understanding and make a trade: the mouse for Kevin. In the end, the mouse is returned to them, but has been traumatized by Brittany's younger brother and is afraid of everything. Still, Daria manages to use this to her advantage with Ms. Barch and ends up getting an A on the assignment anyway, despite the fact that the mouse wouldn't do more than huddle in a corner.
Episode Summary:Daria is suckered into babysitting the Guptey children for Quinn. Quinn is forced by Helen to get "organized" and they attend a mother-daughter session together. Daria, meanwhile, is stuck babysitting the perfect little children, Tad and Tricia. Daria is having a horrible time and eventually calls upon Jane for help. Jane comes over and together they manage to warp the minds of those little angels. They were children who were not allowed to watch anything but "The Forcast Channel" and Daria and Jane felt a little education in thinking for themselves was in order. By the end, Daria is their favorite babysitter...but their parents' worst nightmare.
Episode Summary:When Fashion Club wannabe Brooke gets a nose job, she is instantly accosted by the Fashion Club. Sandi and Quinn have a brief confrontation about it, Sandi twisting Quinn's words around, as usual. Later, Brooke arrives back at school with a whole new look. Lips, butt, everything has been made over by plastic surgeon, Dr. Shar. The rest of the Fashion Club go get nose jobs without Quinn, and Quinn starts to feel that she's not cute enough anymore. She goes for a preliminary visit to Shar, taking Daria with her as an alibi. Dr. Shar announces that she could make Quinn look perfect, for a mere six grand. Quinn can't come up with the money, so she starts taking up a collection at school, even though Daria tells her, in confidence, that she doesn't NEED plastic surgery. Eventually, after Brooke's new nose "caves in," Quinn decides to stay her normal, cute self for awhile longer.
The Big House
Episode Summary:Daria and Quinn are subjected to family court and sentenced to a month-long grounding. Confined to their house, the girls manage to drive their parents crazy. Finally, suffering from cabin fever, Daria sneaks out to go to the roller hockey game with Jane. She gets caught, but plea bargains her way out of her grounding. Plus, her parents where happy to let her off the hook so they would no longer have to listen to her play the harmonica!
Episode Summary:Viva Alternapalooza! Trent and Jesse are going to a music festival and Jane and Daria tag along. Quinn, the Fashion Club, and some of the other Lawndale students also plan on attending but on the way, they decide to go outlet shopping instead. Meanwhile, on the way to the concert, Daria manages to embarass herself in front of Trent in every possible way. Jane reassures her that Trent is oblivious and that she shouldn't be self-conscious around him, but that's easier said than done. When the Tank breaks down on the way to the festival, Jane and Jesse go off in search of a phone, leaving Daria and Trent alone together. By the time the group gets the Tank fixed, the festival is over, so they just turn around and return to Lawndale.
The Teachings Of Don Jake
Episode Summary:Jake is stressed out again...more than usual. In order to reduce his stress, the Morgendorffer family is going on a camping trip together, much to Daria's distress. Jake's outstanding woodland skills cause the family, with the exception of Daria, to eat psychotropic berries. Helen, Jake, and Quinn go loony, talking about buds and doors, tribes, spirit animals and glitter berries. Daria must call for help and have them all evacuated from the woods. Meanwhile, Trent and Jane are sent to the Lane family reunion. The two siblings find out first hand why the family scattered themselves across the country to begin with: to get far away from each other. They end up evacuating THEMSELVES from the whole situation and flying back to Lawndale.
The Misery Chick
Episode Summary:Former Lawndale Quarterback Tommy Sherman has returned to LHS. The school has purchased a new goalpost and is dedicating it to Tommy. Kevin idolizes him, but Tommy is more interested in insulting everyone and propositioning the cheerleaders. When Daria and Jane are confronted by the great hero, they find out how big a jerk he really is, only to have him die moments later when the new goalpost falls on him. Suddenly, Daria is pronouced by all as being gloomy and miserable, and the entire school turns to her for advice about "the dead guy." The only person Daria can turn to, Jane, is avoiding her. Finally, fed up with being called "The Misery Chick" and being ignored by Jane, she goes to Jane's house. They talk about what happened to Tommy and the guilt they felt over the things they said about him. Everything works out in the end, and Daria finds a way to make a profit from her newfound "popularity."