Daria talks Kevin into buying a motorcycle when she sees him buying a leather jacket in order to impress Brittany, but instead he settles for a moped. When he tries to perform a stunt on the Lawndale High School grounds(thanks to the prodding of his fellow pupils), he sustains a minor injury, and collides with a tree honoring former football great Tommy Sherman(see episode #1.13), causing a decline in the LHS football season, and rumors of a curse throughout Lawndale High, and beyond.
Inspired by a lecture and the tribulations of Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers, Mr. O'Neill encourages his class to pick something to fail at for personal growth. All his pupils get out of it instead are misery, grief, and despair, including Daria who may be forced to supervise Quinn at an upcoming mall fashion exhibit, and Jane, who's becoming so popular that she might replace Brittany as... a CHEERLEADER!!