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Lesotho_Leela

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« on: 05-06-2002 06:44 »

Well, whaddya think?

I like it. Its pretty funny, me thinks, but then I like wierd stuff.   big grin
Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #1 on: 05-06-2002 07:05 »

I like it too, particularly Daria and Jane's habit of going to the pizza parlour, then to a movie, then back to the pizza parlour just so no one will see them eat two pizzas each. That's such a good idea  big grin
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #2 on: 05-06-2002 07:13 »

It's probably a perfectly fine show in its own right--many seem to like it--but I could never get past the fact that this was NOT the Daria Morgendorffer I remembered from Beavis & Butt-Head.

I liked that Daria; she was clever and bitingly witty, but the "new" Daria was a whiny pain in the ass that made me want to say, "Okay, fine: you don't know or do one damn thing except crap on people, yet the whole world's not fit to sniff your s***. Everything sucks, and everyone's stupid. Your parents take care of you, yet deserve nothing but your contempt. Poor baby. Here's a bottle of pills; go end our misery, ya cow."

Watching this one pilot episode said to me: "Remember the Simpsons episode Moaning Lisa? This is the series. It's the animated version of My So-Called Life. Screw it, let's watch Cops--at least it has dumbasses I can laugh at."

Maybe later episodes were better. Maybe I'm just the wrong generation for that kind of thing--the whole disaffected-teen routine was never my bag anyway. (It wasn't long before MTV dropped off my channel list, anyway. God, I miss Liquid Television.)

Maybe I'm just an old fart...(pulls pants up high) Hey you kids!! Get offa my lawn!.

Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #3 on: 05-06-2002 09:00 »

Daria is still witty, but she is now too expressionless. She is funny, but in a sarcasticsense, which is why I love the show. Im a sarcy old twat.

Tweek

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« Reply #4 on: 05-06-2002 11:51 »

I enjoy it, her and Jane crack me up  laff
Erdrik

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« Reply #5 on: 05-06-2002 13:18 »

I loved that show! Daria is sarcastic, and blunt. Yes the world isn't as bad as she makes it out to be, but its pretty close.

And her parents don't really take care of her. Her father actualy tries to stay out of the parenting and her mother is too busy at work.

Anywho I liked the show alot  smile

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Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #6 on: 05-06-2002 13:28 »

Its a shame that they stopped making it really...
Kryten

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« Reply #7 on: 05-06-2002 13:41 »

If you were almost completely surrounded by morons, you'd be sarcastic too.
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #8 on: 05-06-2002 13:51 »

Thats true. Maybe its why Im sarcastic, you know, surrounded by poeple who cant speak english...
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #9 on: 05-06-2002 15:53 »

One of the best modern cartoon series I have ever seen.  It's honestly the most truthful representation of high school that I have ever seen on television. 

Daria isn't a whiner, she does things for herself and just tells it like it is.  People are moronic jerks and they ususally get away with any stupid crap they feel like doing with out any fear of the consequences.  Sarcasm is her defesne against the insanity in the world.

Plus, as the show went on and the characters developed they showed how everyone on the series had their flaws and positive personality aspects, even Daria.

They need to release this series on DVD like they doing so much these days.
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #10 on: 05-06-2002 16:38 »

Hey! Another hardened fan! WE shall unite to overthrow the whiny and overemotional!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!
TSN-Bot
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« Reply #11 on: 05-06-2002 18:46 »

Jake is the best, although sometimes he kind of turned into Homer.
the musical episode ruled, despite what other people say.
what the hell was with that episode where se saved the holidays? worst episode ever.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #12 on: 05-07-2002 02:50 »
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Not trying to pick a fight--but I love a good rant. Forgive me.

 
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Originally posted by Erdrik:
And her parents don't really take care of her.

O Lord, smite this person one day with An Ungrateful Bitch-Child, that this person might toil long and hard to provide for it, shelter and protect it from harm, feed it, clothe it, educate it, love it and keep it entertained; that it might catalogue each and every mis-step this person makes in rearing it, such as all mortals may make in their foolishness; that one Thanksgiving dinner it might stand up, and address this person in front of all kith and kin, and scream; "Depart from me, ye cursed, ye filth! I know ye not! What hast thou done for me lately?" and run into its room and slam the door, mortifying this person unto death in front of everyone.   smile

What you mean is, they don't nuture her by making her the center of their lives and listening to everything she says, no matter how ass-stupid it may be. American culture's biggest mistake may turn out to be its idolization of self-absorbed, shallow teenagers. 

Humor me here: because they both feature volleyball games in the opening moments, let's compare Daria's pilot and Brian DePalma's adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie:

Carrie White gets physically and emotionally abused by almost every person at school. She tries to hit the ball, but we see right away she is too withdrawn as a result of all the abuse--which invites more abuse. Then it's home to Momma, and a never-ending cycle of pain, humiliation, and terror.

Daria sticks out her hand after the ball passes--deliberately. The camera zooms in for the title shot, capturing Daria's smug, self-satisfied smile. I f****d up your game for my own amusement. Eat me. She then returns to her nice home to sit in her comfy room with Jane, passing judgment on all the stupids and phonies--in other words, everyone outside the door.

Poor, poor Daria. Poor poor poor poor Daria. Give her a thousand years, and she'll be Mom.

Everyone, do yourself a favor: if your parents are still alive and didn't abuse, molest, sell, or try to kill you--find them and thank them for all they did for you.

...I still like Zits, which is kind of the same thing without the bitterness, lovelessness, and narcissism.
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« Reply #13 on: 05-07-2002 02:55 »

holy crap, BrainSluggo talks alot.
he or she (?) is right though.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #14 on: 05-07-2002 03:07 »

I have a lot to say--even if most of it is belch-gas. The strange thing dangling betwixt my legs tells me I am a boy--and to burn things. (just being silly now)
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« Reply #15 on: 05-07-2002 06:07 »

 
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Originally posted by TSN-Bot:
...what the hell was with that episode where se saved the holidays? worst episode ever.
That episode was embarassingly bad  frown

Erdrik

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« Reply #16 on: 05-07-2002 09:27 »
« Last Edit on: 05-07-2002 09:27 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
Not trying to pick a fight--but I love a good rant. Forgive me.
...A buncha blah-b-da-blah blah...

I never said she was in the worst situation in the world. I simply ment she has something to be pissy about because of her surroundings. Sure this Carrie character may have had it worse, but do they live in the same town? do they have the same parents? were they friends as children? do they even know of each others existance? noooo
its a comparative regional standard of living. Daria live in one little pocket of the world were the standard of living is different then another. And in her little pocket as she was raised/ grew/ matured/ whatever she made her observations about her enviroment. And since(I'm assuming) she has never really traveled to a different enviroment, she naturaly assumes the rest of the world is the same. As most teenagers do at that age.

And I don't idolise self-absorbed, shallow teenagers! In fact I hate those kind of people! They should all be fired... out of a cannon... into the sun!
Daria actualy makes fun of those types of people. Belittles them and insults them in anyway. Which is one of the reasons I like the show.   big grin

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And I am quite grateful for my parents raising me.(Even if I dissagree with every word my father spews, I'm still grateful)

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PCC Fred

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« Reply #17 on: 05-07-2002 09:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
If you were almost completely surrounded by morons, you'd be sarcastic too.

Must...resist...smartarse...r eply...

The first couple of seasons of Daria were pretty good, but that one with the holidays gave me a headache.

B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #18 on: 05-07-2002 14:34 »

I see your point BrainSluggo, I just don't think all of her comments on the show are really supposed to be taken seriously.  Much of the dialog the Daria and Jane speak is tounge in cheek.  I think they have done quite a few episodes where they show that she degrades her parents and then in the end sees that she shouldn't.  That's what I like about the show, it's pretty realistic with the relationships between all the characters.

I do agree with the affection for dissaffected youth, but I don't think she is one of those type of people.  Someone like Trent on the show is more like that.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #19 on: 05-07-2002 17:08 »

Well then, perhaps I should've hung around for a few more episodes...

Please, Erdrik, I'm not trying to whale on you or anything; I just couldn't help myself. You see, one of the reasons I probably didn't like the "new" Daria is that she hits too close to home: I can't resist being an alienating smartass either. Peace?
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #20 on: 05-07-2002 18:26 »

There's no need for people to get angry at each other for their TV likes and dislikes.  If we wanna disembowel each other it should at least be for something important...


..like Coke vs Pepsi!

I like Coke better!
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #21 on: 05-07-2002 20:27 »

COKE!?!? Why you...I KEEL YOU DED! KREEGAH!  big grin
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #22 on: 05-07-2002 20:30 »

Did you guys saw the movie?
Erdrik

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« Reply #23 on: 05-07-2002 23:45 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:...snip...
Please, Erdrik, I'm not trying to whale on you or anything; I just couldn't help myself. ...snip... I can't resist being an alienating smartass either. Peace?

I wasn't angery. I just like yammer on about my opinions  big grin lol
I didn't think you were whaling on me  tongue You'll need to try harder to do that!  laff lol

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BrainSluggo

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« Reply #24 on: 05-08-2002 00:16 »

Thanks.

Now let's gang up on B. Frankendorfer! He drinks COKE!!
Erdrik

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« Reply #25 on: 05-08-2002 00:28 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
Thanks.

Now let's gang up on B. Frankendorfer! He drinks COKE!!

but... I drink coke  hmpf ...

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B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #26 on: 05-08-2002 00:30 »

At least you don't snort it...
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #27 on: 05-08-2002 11:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr. Potter:
Did you guys saw the movie?

Ive seen both of em, and theyre both cool.



BOO!
bartman

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« Reply #28 on: 05-08-2002 14:00 »

daria?thats worse than dexters lab
Erdrik

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« Reply #29 on: 05-08-2002 14:18 »

 
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Originally posted by bartman:
daria?thats worse than dexters lab

Firstly it is not worse than Dexter!
Secondly whats wrong with Dexter?!

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« Reply #30 on: 05-08-2002 14:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Lesotho_Leela:
 Ive seen both of em, and theyre both cool.

I've only seen the first one, it was OK but seemed more like an extended episode than a movie.

Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #31 on: 05-08-2002 15:19 »

"Is it college yet" Is better.
Kryten

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« Reply #32 on: 05-08-2002 22:16 »

 
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Originally posted by bartman:
daria?thats worse than dexters lab

You don't like Dexter's Lab? You are stuuuuupid. You are stuuuuupid. And don't forget, you are stuuuuuupid.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #33 on: 05-08-2002 22:32 »

I didn't know there where two movies. I have only seen "Is it fall yet"
Erdrik

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« Reply #34 on: 05-09-2002 09:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 You don't like Dexter's Lab? You are stuuuuupid. You are stuuuuupid. And don't forget, you are stuuuuuupid.

HA HA! lol  laff I loved that!  laff

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Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #35 on: 05-09-2002 15:15 »

There was the one that ended the programme called "Is it college yet?"
bartman

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« Reply #36 on: 05-11-2002 13:16 »

dexters lab,i used to like that crap,but the drawings are so poor,and its not funny anymore
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #37 on: 05-11-2002 14:39 »

Thankyou for your input.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #38 on: 09-16-2004 20:09 »

I used to watch Daria all the time a few years ago, and I got most of the episodes on tape.  Then for some reason I went right off it and taped over the episodes.

But now I'm getting back into it since MTV2 started repeating it, and I find that there are parts of it I can relate to.  At school I was the social outcast.  I had a couple of good individual friends, but I never fitted into any of the groups, not even the sci-fi nerds' group.

And the show's frickin' hilarious as well.  The two funniest characters are probably the two most stressed out, Daria's dad and Mr. DiMartino.
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« Reply #39 on: 09-16-2004 20:38 »

I remember it was on here ages ago, I never watched it, but my sister loved it. Now from what I've read of it, it sounds great. I'll try to acquire some episodes, but searching on a certain P2P program brought up a result called 'Big Mouthfuls - Daria', which I doubt is anything to do with the show.

Does anyone have an episode to recommend for me?

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
At school I was the social outcast.  I had a couple of good individual friends, but I never fitted into any of the groups, not even the sci-fi nerds' group.
It's the same as me, and this was especially true at my old school. I'm too cool for the nerds, but not cool enough for the cool people.
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