Daria and Jane create an iconoclastic poster for a contest, only to find that the school demands it be altered against their wishes.



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Episode credited cast:
Tracy Grandstaff ...
Julian Rebolledo ...
Nicole Carin ...
Lisa Kathleen Collins ...
Brittany Taylor (voice) (as Janie Mertz)
Jessica Cydnee Jackson ...
Katie Kingston ...
Marianne (voice)
Nora Laudani ...
Ms. Angela Li (voice)
John Lynn ...
Sick, Sad World Announcer (voice) (as John Worth Lynn Jr.)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alvaro J. Gonzalez ...
Trent Lane (voice)
Marc Thompson ...


Daria and Jane create an iconoclastic poster for a contest, only to find that the school demands it be altered against their wishes.

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16 February 1998 (USA)  »

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After Mr. O'Neill "changes" the poem on Jane's painting, the original "vomits up dinner" poem is still there. See more »


Mr O'Neill: So you see, girls, I don't want to change the intent of the poster, I just want to make it more palatable. You know what they say: "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down."
Jane: Not if you're diabetic.
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »


Performed by LL Cool J
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Wow, season two starts out with a bang!
6 March 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The first several episodes of season two are among the very best of the "Daria" series. One after another are pure gold and it sure starts off well with "Arts 'n' Crass".

Jane and Daria are convinced to enter a poster for a district contest. Jane does the art and Daria provides the poem. However, their statement about bulimia and the shallowness of the pursuit of attractiveness is simply too intelligent for the idiots in charge of judging the contest. Mr. O'Neill and Ms. Li are simply appalled by the poem about puking--totally ignoring the message behind it. They also are looking for a poster with a superficial and happy message--two things you will never imagine happening with anything associated with Daria and Jane! However, when the girls refuse to allow their poster to be entered, Ms. Li way oversteps her authority--and so it's up to the Terminator (Helen) to come to the rescue! This is a great episode and I sure loved Daria and Jane's brilliant poster. I also loved Daria's mom coming to the rescue--this is one time when she is simply great. Extremely intelligently written--this one is not only brilliant but has several great messages about popularity, conformity, mediocrity and the abuse of authority. A must-see!

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