Recap / Daria S 2 E 04

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The Morgendorffers are invited to a wedding, where Daria meets her like-minded (and similar-looking) aunt named Amy, Helen gets drunk, Quinn gets hit on by a priest, and Jake tries to play golf without his wife knowing.


This episode provides examples of:

  • Everyone Has Standards: Daria's even drier witted escort Luhrman asks Daria at one point if she wishes to share a bottle of drain cleaner with him, which silently alarms Daria. Subverted in that Luhrman quickly explains his remark was meant solely as a joke and not an indicator of self-destructive behavior.
  • Generation Xerox: Aunt Amy is basically an older Daria, both in appearance and personality. Aunt Rita is a lot like Quinn in personality, though not physically.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Helen and Rita slowly boil over throughout the wedding until the whole thing ends up in a screaming match between the whole family in the middle of the reception.
  • Has a Type: Rita is implied to have dated a series of adventurous but unstable men; as such, their surprise by her current boyfriend, who's a dull (but self-obsessed) businessman.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Aunt Rita's list of recent significant others: the sculptor was dumped, the skydiving instructor had a horrible accident, and "Bruno" is in a federal prison somewhere.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Helen spends the reception drinking.
  • Mandatory Line: Jane only appears in two early scenes and gets no subplot of her own.
  • Mistaken for Gay: When Mack and Kevin hang out at the bridal expo, a wedding ring salesman mistakes them for a gay couple by saying that he sells rings for same-sex couples and "what [they] do with them is [their] business".
  • Only One Name: Daria asks if "Luhrman" is his first or last name. His only response is "Does it matter?"
  • Pedophile Priest: The minister's disturbing advances toward the fourteen year old Quinn.
  • Running Gag: Daria's ill-fitted bridesmaid dress doesn't look of the same design as the other bridesmaids.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: The tailor at the bridal shop insults Daria's body to her face.
  • Spear Counterpart: Luhrman to Daria.


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