Daria: Season 2, Episode 2

The Daria Hunter (23 Feb. 1998)

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Lawndale High School goes on another field trip, this time to a local paint-ball course, with Helen & Jake as parental chaperones. The true savage nature of everybody's personality is ... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview:
Tracy Grandstaff ...
Julian Dean ...
Jake Morgendorffer (voice) (as Julián Rebolledo)
Ashley Albert ...
Ms. Janet Barch / Tiffany Blum-Deckler (voice) (as Echo/Petunia)
Jessica Cydnee Jackson ...
Nora Laudani ...
Ms. Angela Li (voice)
John Lynn ...
Sick, Sad World Announcer (voice) (as John Worth Lynn Jr.)
Janie Mertz ...
Marc Thompson ...
Paul Williams ...


Lawndale High School goes on another field trip, this time to a local paint-ball course, with Helen & Jake as parental chaperones. The true savage nature of everybody's personality is revealed on this trip. Daria and Jane opt to sneak out toward another nearby tourist attraction that proves to be a complete rip-off. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Brittany Taylor: Excuse me, Ms. Barch? Since they can't see us very well because of the terrain, we can split up and they won't know where we are, then we can attack them from three sides, drive them out to the one side that they think is safe, and then set up an ambush so we can capture them all at once! Probably be a good idea to set up a secret observation post on the high ground so we can watch them without them seeing us.
[Brittany's team mates stare at her, stunned by her knowledge of combat]
Brittany Taylor: What?
Ms. Janet Barch: That's ...
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The students go paint balling
27 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When teachers ask students to ask their parents to volunteer to accompany them on a paint-balling trip Daria and Quinn are unusually united in their determination that their parents would not be coming; unfortunately they didn't count on Mr. O'Neill calling them! As the classes divide into two teams Jane and Daria decide to slip away and visit the great white shark exhibit they had seen advertised on the way; not surprisingly it wasn't as impressive as the signs suggested. While they are gone everybody else carries on with the paint-balling; the fashion club end up shooting each other; Jake and Mr. DeMartino turn to drink and in the greatest surprise of the episode Brittany proves to be a tactical genius!!.

This episode was packed with laughs; a surprising number coming from Quinn and the fashion club; I love how she lets them believe her immediate family are really just distant cousins. There are plenty of film references to please movie buffs including 'Jaws', 'Platoon' and 'Apocalypse Now'; that said you don't need to have seen the films to find the episode entertaining; it is just a bonus. The way the staff behaved was even more amusing than the students; Ms Barch always ranting about how she hates men and DeMartino getting drunk with Jake being particular highlights.

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