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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)
Julian Rebolledo ... Jake Morgendorffer (60 episodes, 1997-2001)
John Lynn ... Sick, Sad World Announcer (57 episodes, 1997-2001)
Lisa Kathleen Collins ... 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)
Patrick Worlock .... storyboard supervisor (13 episodes, 1998)
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) | Canada:G (Manitoba) | Chile:14 | Colombia:12 | New Zealand:G (some episodes) | New Zealand:PG (some episodes) | Peru:14 | UK:12 | USA:TV-14 | Venezuela:PG-13

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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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81 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
One of the best cartoons of the 90's, 11 July 2004
Author: Clara B.

I've read the user comments for "Daria" and I noticed one thing. All the bad reviews are written by elitist goth kids who disliked that an "alternative" show like it was aired on a "mainstream" TV channel like MTV. Don't let yourself fooled by these comments.

Sure, this show aired on MTV. Doesn't it seem a bit weird that it bashes everything MTV is all about? Sure, it is trendy to be different and artsy to some extent. Didn't MTV just want to take advantage of this? Personally, I think that Daria is one of the best and funniest shows that I've ever seen.

This show might seem like it's about teen angst. It might seem like Daria is your typical high school outcast with her artistic friend who are proud of being "different" yet aren't that much different after all. But this is not at all what it's like.

First, this show isn't particularly aired at teenagers. It's aired at any young people, I'd say anyone from 12 to 35 but people in their late teens and 20's can enjoy it more since they've gone through high school or are still in high school. Daria criticizes high school life. Aside from the "be yourself and screw what others think" moral, the goal of the show is to make it's watchers laugh. Daria lives in an exagerated version of reality where teenagers and adults are completely brainwashed by society and often act in ridiculous ways. This is what is so funny. Even though the show is so realistic, the fact that it's exagerated reminds us that it doesn't take itself too seriously and that the goal isn't to be preachy but to be humorous.

As I said earlier, Daria is not your typical rebellious teenager. Daria and her friend Jane are spectators in the show and their only roles are to let us see the world through their eyes. However, Jane and Daria are two completely different characters. Jane is a lot less negative than Daria about a lot of things, by example. This only makes the show more interesting because they aren't just two goth teenagers whining about the world around them. Daria is a realistic character while not being a stereotype. Many people view her as a person who's unconfident but I think she's more confident than most characters in the show. She just views things as they are, with a tint of bitterness, without falling into the "gothic" category, yet she still treats her surroundings with respect.

If you disliked the superficial world that is high school, I suggest this show for a lot of laughs.

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