Desperate to avoid a meeting with a family therapist, Daria substitutes for Quinn on a babysitting gig. The family she ends up sitting for are the sickeningly-sweet Lester and Lauren Gupty,...
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Desperate to avoid a meeting with a family therapist, Daria substitutes for Quinn on a babysitting gig. The family she ends up sitting for are the sickeningly-sweet Lester and Lauren Gupty, who have raised their kids Tad and Tricia into brainwashed little angels that only watch The Weather Channel on television, and avoid any sugar and junk food. It will take an artist extrordinare(yes, Jane) to rescue Daria from this nauseous night, and the Gupty kids from the sheltered lifestyle they've become so accustomed to. Written by
Daniel Timothy Dey
Quinn has arranged a date on the same night she has agreed to babysit for the Gupty family. She asks Daria to do it but she declines... until Helen mentions that she wants her daughters to attend a couples' get together with her and Jake. When Daria gets to the Gupty house it looks as if she might have made a mistake; it isn't a bad family; in fact quite the opposite is the case... they are saccharine sweet; not sugar; sugar is bad it rots your teeth. The parents clearly have some very twee ideas and have produced two perfectly behaved but incredibly boring children. A phone call to Jane helps though and together the two start deprogramming them! This fits in perfectly with the assignment Daria had to write about cults! Meanwhile Quinn has been made to confront her commitment issues; to this end she has been given a personal organiser... it is just a shame her date reads her plans in it.
This was a pretty good episode; the kids were so perfect they were creepy which made it a delight when Daria corrupted them with modified fairy tales and letting the watch mud wrestling on TV... after Jane had fixed it so it could get more than the weather channel. Quinn's story wasn't as interesting but it still provided a few chuckles. Further laughs were provided by my favourite Lawndale Teacher; Mr DeMartino.
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