History WesternAnimation / Daria

2nd Dec '17 1:30:19 AM foxley
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* CaughtInTheBadPartOfTown: The plot of "Legends of the Mall" is driven by the Fashion Club having to catch a bus from the mall and winding up getting off in a less salubrious part of town. Of course, this being Lawndale, the 'bad part' of town isn't too bad.
30th Nov '17 9:49:31 PM foxley
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* TheCrocIsTicking: In "Legends of the Mall", Metalmouth's approach was heralded by the sound of his metal dentures picking up radio signals and playing music. Oddly, the only thing they ever seemed to play was Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".
29th Nov '17 12:03:30 AM NaphthaTurisas
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* AdultFear: Jake and Helen go through this in the MusicalEpisode, when Daria doesn't come home as the town is dealing with a hurricane, although Helen is calm enough to realize that Daria would know to find shelter. Daria, along with Jane Kevin and Brittany discuss this in the song, "They Must Be Worried".
* AerithAndBob: The Lane. Two of them are named Summer and Wind, but then the next three are given the much more mundane names of Penny, Trent and Jane. Maybe after the first two kids the Lanes were all hippie-named out? (Although Penny was possibly named after a song by Music/TheBeatles.)

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
** In "I Don't," Quinn is cornered away from the reception by the minister, who starts up a lengthy monologue about love and [[ImAManICantHelpIt lack of control over it]]. Her escort found her in time and confronted the minister, but even though she knew they were [[CockFight fistfighting over her]], she didn't seem to realize [[PedophilePriest the implications]] of where things almost headed...
--> '''Minister''' (''to another girl, after being beat up''): Don't worry, [[ImAManICantHelpIt I'm no stranger to pain]].
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Jake and Helen go through this in the MusicalEpisode, when Daria doesn't come home as the town is dealing with a hurricane, although Helen is calm enough to realize that Daria would know to find shelter. Daria, along with Jane Jane, Kevin and Brittany discuss this in the song, "They Must Be Worried".
* AerithAndBob: The Lane.Lane family. Two of them are named Summer and Wind, but then the next three are given the much more mundane names of Penny, Trent and Jane. Maybe after the first two kids the Lanes were all hippie-named out? (Although Penny was possibly named after a song by Music/TheBeatles.)
25th Oct '17 5:15:39 AM LentilSandEater
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Lawndale is never given a specific location. While the general consensus among fandom seems to be that it is located in UsefulNotes/{{Maryland}} ([[WordOfGod the creator says this too,]] but also brings up UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} as a possibility), that doesn't quite explain how it can be day-trip distance away from deserts AND snowy mountains.
** UsefulNotes/{{Oregon}} is actually like this, despite the whole "Other Rainforest" thing. (Desert: John Day area and Kah Nee Ta resort; Mountains: Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor.)
*** Lawndale getting struck by a hurricane would seem to make an Oregon location extremely unlikely, however, and very heavily implies an Atlantic Seaboard or Gulf of UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} setting for the show. Granted, that was the musical episode, which obviously takes even further liberties with realism than the show normally does.
** Another issue: in "Camp Fear" Daria and Quinn visit their old summer camp, which seems to be a fairly short drive from Lawndale (they don't have much problem getting rides from friends). But we know from ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' that they grew up in UsefulNotes/{{Texas}} (a fact that wasn't officially canon until that show's revival), which is quite a distance from Maryland, Pennsylvania, or Oregon.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Lawndale is never given a specific location. While the general consensus among fandom seems to be that it is located in UsefulNotes/{{Maryland}} ([[WordOfGod the creator says this too,]] but also brings up UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} as a possibility), that doesn't quite explain how it can be day-trip distance away from deserts AND snowy mountains.
** UsefulNotes/{{Oregon}} is actually like this, despite the whole "Other Rainforest" thing. (Desert: John Day area and Kah Nee Ta resort; Mountains: Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor.)
*** Lawndale getting struck by a hurricane would seem to make an Oregon location extremely unlikely, however, and very heavily implies an Atlantic Seaboard or Gulf of UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} setting for the show. Granted, that was the musical episode, which obviously takes even further liberties with realism than the show normally does.
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mountains. Another issue: in "Camp Fear" Daria and Quinn visit their old summer camp, which seems to be a fairly short drive from Lawndale (they don't have much problem getting rides from friends). But we know from ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' that they grew up in UsefulNotes/{{Texas}} (a fact that wasn't officially canon until that show's revival), which is quite a distance from Maryland, Pennsylvania, or Oregon.
20th Oct '17 3:05:53 PM thirdscenario
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* KidsPreferBoxes: Deconstructed in "Boxing Daria". It was revealed through triggered flashbacks of seeing a refrigerator box in the backyard that Daria would hide a refrigerator box in her room whenever her parents would fight amongst themselves over Daria's antisocial behavior in grade school.

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* KidsPreferBoxes: Deconstructed in "Boxing Daria". It was revealed through triggered flashbacks of seeing a refrigerator box in the backyard that Daria would hide inside a refrigerator box in her room whenever her parents would fight amongst themselves over Daria's antisocial behavior in grade school.
20th Sep '17 5:48:16 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Mostly on the cynical end, but there is a sense of optimism, especially in the last two seasons.


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Mostly on the cynical end, but there is a sense of optimism that is especially shown in the last two seasons.
20th Sep '17 5:46:53 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Mostly on the cynical end, but there is a sense of optimism, especially in the last two seasons.
20th Sep '17 7:50:37 AM annette12
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Quinn, and possibly Stacy as well. (In fact, it's hinted on several occasions that Quinn is every bit as smart as Daria, but doesn't care.)
** Possibly Brittany too, mainly because despite her seeming ditzy nature she couples "CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass" and Cloudcuckoolander together on occasion.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Quinn, and possibly Stacy as well. (In fact, it's hinted on several occasions that Quinn is every bit as smart as Daria, but doesn't care.)
** Possibly Brittany too, mainly because despite
hides her seeming ditzy nature intelligence to maintain her popularity, though she couples "CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass" and Cloudcuckoolander together on occasion.breaks out of it by the final season.
3rd Sep '17 7:03:13 PM C2
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* HappyEnding: "Is It College Yet?" main story avoids the cynicism of the early seasons and ends on a happy note - Daria and Tom are okay with breaking up and going to different colleges, Jane is accepted to an art college near Daria's, Upchuck gets a girl and even the Fashion Club finally grows up. The only sourish note is Kevin having failed and needing to repeat a year at Lawndale. The end credits (whose canonicity is unclear) reveal an even happier future for all the cast that borders on HappilyEverAfter - Quinn becomes a successful CEO, Daria and Jane become the hosts of a show similar to Good Morning America, Upchuck becomes a stud, the chubby goth girl becomes a successful bikini model, Quinn's fan club become successful TV presenters, Mack and Kevin own a successful ice cream franchise and etc.

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* HappyEnding: "Is It College Yet?" Yet?"'s main story avoids the cynicism of the early seasons and ends on a happy note - Daria and Tom are okay with breaking up and going to different colleges, Jane is accepted to an art college near Daria's, Upchuck gets a girl and even the Fashion Club finally grows up. The only sourish note is Kevin having failed and needing to repeat a year at Lawndale. The end credits (whose canonicity is unclear) reveal an even happier future for all the cast that borders on HappilyEverAfter - Quinn becomes a successful CEO, Daria and Jane become the hosts of a show similar to Good Morning America, Upchuck becomes a stud, the chubby goth girl becomes a successful bikini model, Quinn's fan club become successful TV presenters, Mack and Kevin own a successful ice cream franchise and etc.



* ItRunsInTheFamily: The musical episode shows how Quinn and Helen are actually much more similar than they appear at first. Whether with fashion or with work, they both share a fiery unhealthy obsession with being the best (In the end credits for "Is it College now", Quinn may have even surpassed Helen. Helen is the partner at a law firm, while Quinn becomes the CEO of a company).

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* ItRunsInTheFamily: The musical episode shows how Quinn and Helen are actually much more similar than they appear at first. Whether with fashion or with work, they both share a fiery unhealthy obsession with being the best (In the end credits for "Is it College now", Yet?", Quinn may have even surpassed Helen. Helen is the partner at a law firm, while Quinn becomes the CEO of a company).
3rd Sep '17 7:02:12 PM C2
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* HappyEnding: "Is it College now?" main story avoids the cynicism of the early seasons and ends on a happy note - Daria and Tom are okay with breaking up and going to different colleges, Jane is accepted to an art college near Daria's, Upchuck gets a girl and even the Fashion Club finally grows up. The only sourish note is Kevin having failed and needing to repeat a year at Lawndale. The end credits reveal an even happier future for all the cast that borders on HappilyEverAfter - Quinn becomes a successful CEO, Daria and Jane become the hosts of a show similar to Good Morning America, Upchuck becomes a stud, the chubby goth girl becomes a successful bikini model, Quinn's fan club become successful tv presenters, Mack and Kevin own a successful ice cream franchise and etc.

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* HappyEnding: "Is it It College now?" Yet?" main story avoids the cynicism of the early seasons and ends on a happy note - Daria and Tom are okay with breaking up and going to different colleges, Jane is accepted to an art college near Daria's, Upchuck gets a girl and even the Fashion Club finally grows up. The only sourish note is Kevin having failed and needing to repeat a year at Lawndale. The end credits (whose canonicity is unclear) reveal an even happier future for all the cast that borders on HappilyEverAfter - Quinn becomes a successful CEO, Daria and Jane become the hosts of a show similar to Good Morning America, Upchuck becomes a stud, the chubby goth girl becomes a successful bikini model, Quinn's fan club become successful tv TV presenters, Mack and Kevin own a successful ice cream franchise and etc.
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