Daria: Season 2, Episode 5

That Was Then, This Is Dumb (16 Mar. 1998)

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Willow and Coyote Yeager, some former hippie friends of Helen and Jake, come to visit the Morgendorffer household, causing them to doubt their own value system. Daria and Quinn stick around... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Tracy Grandstaff ...
Julian Dean ...
Jake Morgendorffer (voice) (as Julián Rebolledo)
John Lynn ...
Sick, Sad World Announcer (voice) (as John Worth Lynn Jr.)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Bennett ...
Mrs. Johansen (voice)
Coyote (voice)
Alvaro J. Gonzalez ...
Trent Lane (voice)
Louis Hirsch ...
Ethan Yeager (voice)
Cookie Rufino ...
Willow (voice)
Willy Schwenz ...
Jesse Moreno (voice)
Marc Thompson ...


Willow and Coyote Yeager, some former hippie friends of Helen and Jake, come to visit the Morgendorffer household, causing them to doubt their own value system. Daria and Quinn stick around to use their protest activities against them, and so Quinn can flirt with their son, until Jane invites her to help Trent and Jesse sell their parents' old records at a flea market. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Let's laugh at hippies!
6 March 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Jake and Helen have a couple old friends come to visit. However, it's like time stood still with these friends--and they are firmly stuck back in 1968 and are living hippie environmentalists. It's so extreme that it's very funny. Oddly, however, their son is very disconnected--choosing to live inside himself to avoid dealing with his flaky folks. It's so bad there that Daria goes to stay with Jane and spends a lot of her time hanging with Trent and his Mystik Spiral bandmate. By the time the show ends, however, definite chinks in the hippies' armor begin to show--and the Morgendorffers end up rubbing off on their old friends--turning them into middle-class capitalists.

This is a nice little send up of the 1960s-70s hippie movement--but I am sure it ruffled a few feathers! So, your perspective definitely will impact how much you enjoy it--I know I sure did.

By the way, at the flea market, get a load of the guy who sounds just like Christopher Walken--it's a hoot!!

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