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Release Date:
3 March 1997 (USA) See more »
Talks Slow, Thinks Fast
A smart & cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic teens and condescending adults. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 41)
Tracy Grandstaff ... Daria Morgendorffer (65 episodes, 1997-2001)

Wendy Hoopes ... Jane Lane / ... (65 episodes, 1997-2001)
Julián Rebolledo ... Jake Morgendorffer (60 episodes, 1997-2001)
John Lynn ... Sick, Sad World Announcer (57 episodes, 1997-2001)
Janie Mertz ... Brittany Taylor / ... (55 episodes, 1997-2001)
Marc Thompson ... Kevin Thompson / ... (51 episodes, 1997-2001)
Ashley Albert ... Tiffany Blum-Deckler / ... (43 episodes, 1997-2001)
Jessica Cydnee Jackson ... Jodie Abigail Landon / ... (36 episodes, 1997-2001)
Wes Spencer ... Dog (35 episodes, 1997-2001)
Alvaro J. Gonzalez ... Trent Lane / ... (31 episodes, 1997-2001)

Series Directed by
Karen Disher (57 episodes, 1997-2001)
Guy Moore (13 episodes, 1998-2001)
Tony Kluck (13 episodes, 1998-2000)
Ray Kosarin (12 episodes, 1997)
Eric Fogel (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Patrick Smith (7 episodes, 2000-2001)
Gloria De Ponte (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sue Perrotto (5 episodes, 1998)
Ted Stearn (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Paul Sparagano (3 episodes, 1997)
Joey Ahlbum (3 episodes, 1999)
Karen Hyden (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Ken Kimmelman (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Writing credits
Glenn Eichler (65 episodes, 1997-2001)
Peggy Nicoll (10 episodes, 1997-2001)
Anne D. Bernstein (8 episodes, 1997-2001)
Neena Beber (6 episodes, 1997-2001)
Peter Elwell (6 episodes, 1998-2001)
Sam Johnson (5 episodes, 1997-1999)
Chris Marcil (5 episodes, 1997-1999)
Rachelle Romberg (4 episodes, 1998-2000)
Dan Vebber (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Rachel Lipman (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Peter Gaffney (2 episodes, 1998)
Jonathan Greenberg (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jacquelyn Reingold (2 episodes, 2001)

Susie Lewis (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Glenn Eichler .... supervising producer / executive producer (65 episodes, 1997-2001)
John Andrews .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1997)
Abby Terkuhle .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1997-1999)
Susie Lewis .... producer (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Amy Palmer .... producer (1 episode, 1997-2000)

Maria Rodas .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1999-2001)
Cindy E. Brolsma .... producer (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
John Lynn .... studio supervising producer (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Original Music by
George Brennan (1 episode, 1997)
Janet Wygal (1 episode, 1997)
Series Film Editing by
Karen Sztajnberg (unknown episodes, 1999-2001)
Series Art Direction by
Tom Marsan (1 episode, 1997)
Series Production Management
Adam Liggio .... production manager (65 episodes, 1997-2001)
Leslie Carangi .... studio production manager (42 episodes, 1997-2000)
Karen Kunkel .... post-production supervisor (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
David Trexler .... production manager (14 episodes, 1997-2001)
Series Art Department
David Trexler .... design coordinator (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bob Suarez .... storyboard artist (18 episodes, 1999-2001)
Tony Eastman .... storyboard consultant (13 episodes, 1997)
Sophie Kittredge .... color design supervisor (13 episodes, 1997)
Charles Foulds .... storyboard revisionist (13 episodes, 2001)
Pat Giles .... design supervisor (13 episodes, 2001)
Kim Arndt .... storyboard artist (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Maurice Fontenot .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2000)
Series Sound Department
John Bowen .... supervising sound editor / sound re-recording mixer (65 episodes, 1997-2001)
Regina Mullen .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1997)
Series Animation Department
Michael C. Breton .... layout artist (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
Gloria De Ponte .... storyboard artist (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Evan Cheng .... layout artist (20 episodes, 1998-2000)
Aaron Augenblick .... designer / layout artist (13 episodes, 1997)
Sophie Kittredge .... background artist (13 episodes, 1997)
Bill Moore .... layout artist (7 episodes, 1998)
Euralis Weekes .... layout artist (6 episodes, 2000)
Eileen K. Kohlhepp .... layout artist (6 episodes, 2001)
Karen Carnegie Johnson .... layout artist (4 episodes, 1999)
Sal Zaffino .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1997-1999)

Karen Disher .... original character designer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Robert Leaton .... colorist (38 episodes, 1999-2001)
Series Music Department
Janet Wygal .... composer: theme song "You're Standing On My Neck" (65 episodes, 1997-2001)
Splendora .... music performers: theme song "You're Standing On My Neck" (39 episodes, 1997-2001)
Series Other crew
Glenn Eichler .... creative supervisor / story editor (39 episodes, 1997-1999)
David Trexler .... production assistant (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Ed Lim .... intern (13 episodes, 1999)
Chris Siemasko .... intern (9 episodes, 2000)
Susie Lewis .... creative supervisor (1 episode, 1997-2000)

Peggy Nicoll .... executive story editor / story editor (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Matt Noce .... studio production assistant (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Ben McCrea .... voice director (unknown episodes, 2001)

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Additional Details

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30 min (65 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Chile:14 | Colombia:12 | New Zealand:G (some episodes) | New Zealand:PG (some episodes) | Peru:14 | UK:12 | USA:TV-14 | Venezuela:PG-13

Did You Know?

The last episode of the show's half-hour series, the fifth season's "Daria: Boxing Daria (#5.13)" (2001), was written to close out the show. After the creators were offered by MTV an option for another half-season (6-7 episodes) and fans begged for more, co-creator Glenn Eichler decided instead to make a 90-minute TV-movie, Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (2002) (TV), as the official finale.See more »
Continuity: When Tiffany Blum-Deckler is introduced in "The Invitation", she talks in a valley girl voice. In all subsequent episodes, she speaks in a monotone voice.See more »
Trent Lane:[his breathy greeting to everyone] H-hey.See more »
Movie Connections:
You're Standing On My NeckSee more »


Why do the fashion Club accept Daria as Quinn's cousin,etc, even after her revelation as her sister in episode 1?
Why aren't Beavis and Butt-Head on the show?
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
The best show MTV ever ran, 26 October 2003
Author: eskovan1 from NY, USA

Most of what should be said about Daria has already been (in previous reviews) so let me just add a few things.

First, contrary to what everyone keeps saying Daria was NOT canceled by MTV. Glenn Eicler, the creator & exec producer, decided to stop at five seasons (actually five 13-episode half seasons & two 90 min episodes). MTV would have ordered a sixth, but he felt the show had run its course. And to MTV's credit they didn't hand the show over to someone else just to try and milk some more money out of it with what would have undoubtedly been inferior episodes.

Not to MTV's credit however, Daria reruns were yanked from the schedule almost immediately after the series finale. I guess its just the nature of the beast. MTV just doesn't 'do' reruns. They're so last season...

What really annoys me though is that they decided to rerun Daria on Noggin', a cable channel which is a joint venture between PBS & Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon is owned by Viacom which also owns MTV. Which means Daria reruns were essentially 'dumped' there (i.e. since they own Noggin' they didn't sell it to them and since Noggin' is non-commercial it isn't generating any revenue for them). A very indignant way to treat a show that was both a critical and ratings success, to essentially treat it as worthless filler material.

And to really add insult to injury Noggin' is absolutely the wrong place for Daria. Yes it features a very smart, semi-realistic, teenage girl lead character, but again contrary to what others have said, Daria is not and never was a show for teenage girls (let alone pre-teens)!! It was always aimed at a 20-something and up audience. And not just female. Its true that most of the main characters were women (and a lot of the male characters had 'interesting' eccentricities) but the show never, EVER pushed any kind of feminist agenda (or any other kind of agenda except for maybe 'damn what others think, just be yourself').

And since Noggin' IS aimed at pre-teen girls Daria episodes have not just been edited, they've been emasculated. They've been stripped of all the adult wit and gritty, biting satire that was the essence of the series. Airing them this way is, IMO, worse than not showing them at all. In fact at least a half dozen episodes are so adult that Noggin' has never shown them. Please, PLEASE Viacom sell the series to Cartoon Network. They'd buy & air it (unedited) in a heartbeat!

If you've never seen Daria I beg you, don't watch it on Noggin'! A few episodes are out on video & DVD (search for 'daria DVD' on eBay).

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