Recap: Daria Pilot

In the unaired pilot, Daria fakes a relationship with Kevin after he brings up and dismisses her as a romantic partner. This 5-minute pilot is in black and white with different character designs and other elements different from the series.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Daria does this on purpose to Kevin to punish him for dismissing her as an object of desire.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Daria's plan to get back at Kevin. When she's done, there'll be "nothing left but jelly."
  • Stepford Smiler: Daria's horrific forced smile when she brings Kevin cookies.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Played with, as Daria isn't interested to begin with. She lays it on thick with Kevin, getting Britney to dump him. When he asks Daria out because she's "next on the list," she very publicly turns him down.