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"Daria" Of Human Bonding (2000)

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Daria: Season 4: Episode 7 -- When Helen has to cancel out of a business junket with Jake, guess who is coerced into taking her place?


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Original Air Date:
14 April 2000 (Season 4, Episode 7)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Tracy Grandstaff ... Daria Morgendorffer (voice)

Wendy Hoopes ... Jane Lane / Helen Barksdale Morgendorffer / Quinn Morgendorffer (voice)
Julian Dean ... Jake Morgendorffer (voice) (as Julián Rebolledo)
Ashley Albert ... Tiffany Blum-Deckler (voice) (as Echo/Petunia)
John Lynn ... Sick, Sad World Announcer (voice) (as John Worth Lynn Jr.)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Drew ... Stacy Rowe (voice)
Bart Fasbender ... Andrew Landon (voice)
Steven Huppert ... Joey (voice)
Janie Mertz ... Sandi Griffin (voice)
Tim Novikoff ... Jeffy (voice)
Marc Thompson ... Jamie White (voice)
Laurine Towler ... Michele Landon (voice)
Wes Spencer ... Dog (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Patrick Smith  (as Pat Smith)
Karen Disher (supervising director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anne D. Bernstein  writer
Glenn Eichler  creator
Glenn Eichler  developer

Produced by
Glenn Eichler .... supervising producer
Production Management
Karen Kunkel .... post-production supervisor
Adam Liggio .... production manager
Art Department
Kim Arndt .... storyboard artist
Bob Suarez .... storyboard artist
David Trexler .... design coordinator
Sound Department
John Bowen .... sound re-recording mixer
John Bowen .... supervising sound editor
Animation Department
Michael C. Breton .... layout artist
Evan Cheng .... layout artist
Editorial Department
Robert Leaton .... colorist
Music Department
Splendora .... music performers: theme song "You're Standing On My Neck"
Janet Wygal .... composer: theme song "You're Standing On My Neck" (uncredited)
Other crew
Chris Siemasko .... intern
Series Cast
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Katie Kingston ... Marianne (voice)
Stefanie Layne ... Lisa the cheerleader (voice)
Marjorie Frantz ... Daria (voice: French version)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Directed by
Karen Disher (episode "Sealed with a Kick")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Glenn Eichler  co-creator
Sam Johnson  (episode "Sealed with a Kick")
Susie Lewis  (as Susie Lewis Lynn)
Susie Lewis  co-creator (as Susie Lewis Lynn)
Chris Marcil  (episode "Sealed with a Kick")

Produced by
Cindy E. Brolsma .... producer (2000-2001)
John Lynn .... studio supervising producer (2000-2001)
Amy Palmer .... producer (1997-2000)
Maria Rodas .... associate producer (1999-2001)
Film Editing by
Karen Sztajnberg (1999-2001)
Animation Department
Karen Disher .... original character designer
Other crew
Susie Lewis .... creative consultant (2000) (as Susie Lewis Lynn)
Susie Lewis .... creative supervisor (1997-1999) (as Susie Lewis Lynn)
Ben McCrea .... voice director (2001)
Peggy Nicoll .... executive story editor (2001)
Peggy Nicoll .... story editor (2000)
Matt Noce .... studio production assistant (2000-2001)
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Of Human Bondage (1934)See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Sad but very insightful., 11 March 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I nearly gave this episode a 10--it's exceptional and also, in a way, quite sad and insightful.

The show begins with Jake and Helen planning on going to a franchising expo, as Jake wants to find some business opportunity. However, not surprisingly, Helen drops everything for her job when she's asked to do something and Jake, as usual, comes second. However, he still has tickets for Helen and is convinced to instead to take Daria. During this trip, you can occasionally hear Jake's and Daria's thoughts--and this is pretty sad, as each wants to desperately reach out to the other but is too scared. It's a very poignant moment, but they show does not dwell on this--instead focusing then on the ridiculous and comedic aspects of the expo--and the supposed guru of high finance--an idiot who, supposedly, tore apart a hot air balloon with his teeth to save others! His insensitivity and annoying manner make him pretty funny to watch--as are Daria's insightful zingers (as usual).

There is a small subplot about Helen spending time with Quinn and her Fashion fascists. It was not that important to the overall episode but featured some nice barbs exchanged between Helen and Sandi.

Well written and showing a greater sense of depth than usual for the show--this is one a must-see.

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