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Trivia: Daria
  • Fan Nickname: Mack is also known as "Saint Mack," due to him being one of the few characters to be both nice and generally together.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Subverted; Despite many people insisting otherwise, Janeane Garofalo is not the voice of Daria note  and Ms. Li is not voiced by Nora Dunn from Saturday Night Live note . Nora Laudani — the actual voice actress for Ms. Li — appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and did her Ms. Li voice to prove it.
    • Played straight with Wendy Hoopes, the voice of Jane (who played Mona Sax from Max Payne).
    • Marc Thompson (Kevin, O'Neill, DeMartino) would go on to voice other characters like Duke Devlin and Casey Jones, so this may come off as Retroactive Recognition.
    • In the translation for Latin America, Jane Lane has the same voice than the Black Cat from Spider-Man: The Animated Series (also in its Latin American translation). It was really odd, Jane does not seem the type who would fight with criminals in the street dressed with a black leather suit with Cleavage Window and domino mask. Or perhaps it's the best secret identity ever devised...
    • Meanwhile, Daria's Latin American voice actress is the same one as Tommy Pickles and child Goku/Gohan/Goten.
    • Played straight in the italian translation, where Marina Massironi, the voice of Daria, is a well-known comedic actress.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Even though MTV released the entire series uncut and uncensored, a lot of purists are still trying to get the episodes via tape-trading and torrent downloading, as the DVD version has a lot of the soundtrack replaced with generic music. Quoting the DVD's insert:
    99 percent of the music has been changed, because the cost of licensing the many music bites we used would have made it impossible to release the collection (and for many years did). [...] To put it bluntly, replacing the music had to be done.
    • Both the stand-alone DVD release of "Is It College Yet?" and the version on the full series set is cut and censored. The original master had music that wasn't licensed for DVD, and MTV lost the audio edit points that would allow re-integration of the clipped material into a releasable product. The extra material was included in re-airings of the movie on The N in exchange for censored content; The N had the rights to the original music.
  • No Export for You: Unlike Beavis And Butthead, the series was dubbed in very few languages (and all of them from Western countries). Other countries only showed a subbed version (like South Korea and Israel) or never bothered to broadcast the series in first place (like Japan).
  • The Other Darrin: Mack Mackenzie had a total of 4 (count 'em FOUR) different voice artists over the 5 seasons of the show. Another example was Sarah Drew (yes, the same Sarah Drew that is currently on Grey's Anatomy) replacing Jessica Zaino as the voice of Stacy mid-way through season 1.
  • Screwed by the Network: Even though there were five seasons and two made-for-TV movies (and the creative team decided when the series was to end), fans would argue that this still fits because the entire series wasn't released on DVD until 2010 (and, even then, some purists will argue that MTV should have kept the licensed music instead of redubbing it with generic production music), not to mention the reruns that aired on Noggin/The-N that edited out the more disturbing, sexual, and/or depressing content, yet they let Degrassi reruns air uncut and uncensored. Even though the reason the DVDs took so long was to get as much of the licensed music as possible and getting all of it had, clearly, become a legal impossibility.
  • Talking to Himself: Many of the regular characters are voiced by the same actors & actresses:
    • The aforementioned Wendy Hoopes, who played Helen and Quinn Morgendorfer as well as Jane Lane.
      • According to the Daria Wiki, Jane is the closest to her normal speaking voice.
    • Marc Thompson voiced Mr. Anthony DeMartino, Mr. Timothy O'Neill, Kevin Thompson, Jamie, and Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer III (during the first season only).
    • Janie Mertz voices Brittany Taylor, Sandi and Linda Griffin, and goth girl Andrea in her last two appearances ("Mart of Darkness" and "Is It College Yet?")
  • Unintentional Period Piece: In general, the technology, fashion, and music featured in the show were distinctively from the late 1990s/early 2000s. The fan wiki points out many specific examples of the show's datedness.
  • What Could Have Been: Glenn Eichler was offered, after season five, either a TV movie to wrap up the series or a half-season extension to keep Daria going. He chose the former (MTV at the time had started producing TV movies and Daria's first tv movie was a huge hit for the network), which is a good thing as shortly after Daria ended, MTV killed it's animation division and the remaining animation shows on the network all got royally screwed over with them airing at random times and having episodes never air at all, which is why Clone High, 3 South, and the later episodes of Celebrity Deathmatch (not the revival that was on MTV 2, the episodes after Stacy Cornbread died) all ended suddenly or were phased out in favor of other shows.
    • When the show began production, there were contingency plans conceived to have cameos by Beavis And Butthead as a Ratings Stunt in case the show did not take off right away. Luckily, the show was a hit from day one and kept this from ever happening.
      • Speaking of which, plans to have Daria cameo on the revived Beavis and Butthead were conceived but shelved due to MTV declaring her off-limits to Mike Judge (who gave up all claim to her when the character got her own show). MTV wanted to keep the option open to one day reviving Daria and Judge wanted to ignore the series. MTV won and Daria and her series were left untouched.
    • Jane went through a huge number of revisions to her character before the pilot was filmed. She was originally going to be a much angrier Riot Grrrl type (and thus even easier to mistake for a lesbian than the one they wound up with!) rather than the lugubrious, artsy stoner chick we all know and love. Her final character design is actually a younger version of the first draft of Principal Li of all people (which is probably why a lot of people think Jane sort of looks Asian), who incidentally was originally going to be an overly cheerful Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher.
    • At one point in time there were plans for a Mystik Spiral spin-off. The script was included as a bonus feature in the DVD.
  • Write Who You Know: Daria's assignment in "Write Where It Hurts", where she must write a story using people in her life. She struggles pretty hard to think of anything besides Macbeth rip-offs and card games.
    • A few of the characters were based on people the staff worked with at MTV. Mostly backgrounders, but Brittany was based on then-VJ Jenny McCarthy and Jake was inspired by the legions of clueless business consultants that were attached to the MTV offices like barnacles on a humpback whale.

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