Daria: Season 2, Episode 3

Quinn the Brain (2 Mar. 1998)

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Quinn needs a quick passing grade in English, and ends up writing a impressive essay(by Lawndale standards, that is), but fears that it might give her a reputation as a nerd. Instead it ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Tracy Grandstaff ...
Julián Rebolledo ...
John Lynn ...
Sick, Sad World Announcer (voice) (as John Worth Lynn Jr.)
Janie Mertz ...
Sandi Griffin (voice)
Marc Thompson ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Albert ...
Stacy Rowe (voice)
Steven Huppert ...
Joey (voice)
Tim Novikoff ...
Jeffy (voice)


Quinn needs a quick passing grade in English, and ends up writing a impressive essay(by Lawndale standards, that is), but fears that it might give her a reputation as a nerd. Instead it gives her a new following as a trendy intellectual, something that Daria, a true intellectual can't stand. Since desperate times call for desperate measures, Daria is willing to consider such measures in order to persuade her sister to give up this facade. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Sandy is the only character to permanently change her outfit throughout the course of the shower. In season one she wore a short dungarees with a green t-shirt and sandals. From season two onwards she wore a blue t-shirt, Burgundian jeans and sport shoes. See more »


Jane Lane: By the way, anything eating away at your soul?
Daria Morgendorffer: Her writing is BAD. Don't people know the difference between good and bad?
Jane Lane: She's cute, there are different standards for cute people.
Daria Morgendorffer: You mean no standards.
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Quinn gets a reputation for intelligence!
28 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After getting one too many poor grades Quinn is told she will need to get an A on her next essay if she is to avoid failing English. Not being totally stupid she asks Daria to write if for her but after one insult too many even a $15 bribe won't get her sister's help. Amazingly she writes an essay herself, even cancelling a date to do the work; even more amazingly Mr O'Neill is very impressed with it. Soon it is printed in the school newspaper, her father is giving her a financial reward and she suddenly has a reputation as a brain! Not everybody is pleased though; the fashion club aren't pleased when she stops following their dress rules, her boyfriends are intimidated and Daria isn't pleased that her reputation has been stolen… something must be done!.

Three episodes into the second season and there hasn't been a duff episode. Seeing people think Quinn is intellectual was pretty funny especially when her essay isn't that great. It was fun seeing Daria's reaction to her father giving money to Quinn when he never gives any to Daria when she gets an A. The biggest laugh was seeing Daria dressing like Quinn and acting as though she was going on a date just to get Quinn to revert to normal again. I hope the series continues to be as good as it has been so far.

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