Years ago, my college roommate gave me a button of Jane Lane holding her TV remote. It looks down on me at my computer desk. I smile, knowing she is watching "Sick, Sad World."
This past summer, I bought the entire Daria collection, including the two movies. Tonight, I finally got around to cracking the seal on them, and I made it a little over half-way through the first season. Much like the Beavis and Butthead boxset, it doesn't have the music. But, then again, I never watched Daria for the music. I watched it for the sarcastic wit and banter between Daria and Jane. Also, the end-of-show drawings of characters in various crazy guises always crack me up.
Let me share some gems from tonight's episodes:
1) Daria to her parents: I don't have low self-esteem. I have low esteem for everyone else.
2) Daria to Brittney: Can you teach me how to twirl my hair around my little finger and look vacant?
Brittney (the vacuous cheerleader): I don't think that's something you can teach.
3) Daria when daydreaming about college: How come, even in my fantasies, people are jerks?
For all you fans, I give you the opening theme, written and performed by Splendora.