Daria: Season 5, Episode 13

Boxing Daria (25 Jun. 2001)

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A large refrigerator box revives painful memories in Daria that suggest that she is a burden on her parents by being herself.

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A large refrigerator box revives painful memories in Daria that suggest that she is a burden on her parents by being herself.

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Daria: [Giving the freshmen a tour of Lawndale High] Now, over here is the lunch room. As middle school veterans, you already know that this is the center for spit balls, laughing milk up through your nose and food poisoning of every variety.
Jane: Who here wants to slip me a 20 to point out the popular tables so you can start fighting for a seat now?
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Daria: Okay. Let's move on to hell and purgatory, also known as the gym and locker rooms.
Jane: Where, for 20 bucks, I'll show you which showers haven't been peed ...
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A great but rather depressing final regular episode...
15 March 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for a funny way to say goodbye to this series, you may just want to skip this episode. Now I am NOT saying it's a bad one all--but it's terribly depressing and may catch you by surprise.

Daria has an existential crisis. It's finally hit her that she has NOT been a terribly easy daughter to raise--with her cynicism and dark personality. It's all stirred up by, of all things, memories that come flooding back when she sees a refrigerator box! However, after moping about and appearing in STRONG need of antidepressants, she has a heart-warming talk with her parents--and this, as well as a traffic accident, snap her out of her crisis.

This was an odd episode for me to watch, as I had a very different reaction the second time I saw it. The first time, I thought it was dreadfully depressing...period. However, a decade later AND after having raised my own version of Daria, the episode really hit home. Being an extremely bright kid can make fitting in really tough--and for anyone in this situations, this episode is a must-see. Clever and very well written despite its dark tone.


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