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Daria: Pinch Sitter

Daria helps out Quinn by babysitting for her while Quinn goes on a date. The kids have been brainwashed by the parents into being the perfect children, so Daria has Jane come over to help undo the brainwashing.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Monday June 09th, 1997

  • Currently 10/10
10/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Eric Fogel
voiced Various
John W. Lynn, Jr. (1)
voiced Sick, Sad World Announcer
Ken Schatz
voiced Various
Merle Becker
voiced Various
Nicole Carin
voiced Various
Alex Eichler
voiced Various
Gabriel Lockwood
voiced Various
John Bowen
voiced Various
Laura Santangelo
voiced Various
voiced Various
Episode Notes
Non-Speaking Characters: Andrea

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
60 Ft. DollsStay 
After 7Sara Smile 
Bally SagooTum Bion Jiya 
The CardigansBeen It 
Celine DionAll By Myself 
Dionne FarrisHopeless 
Dis N DatFreak Me Baby 
Local HFritz's Corner 
OrbitalThe Saint Theme 
PortisheadGlory Box 
TrickyBlack Steel 

Episode Quotes
Quinn: People are so weird!
Daria: Some are weird. Some are just astonishingly self-centered and deceitful.

Tricia: We're supposed to be discussing current events.
Daria: I have a headache. Is that current enough for you?

Tricia: Sugar is bad.
Tad: Sugar rots your teeth.
Tricia: Sugar makes you hyper.
Tad: Hitler ate sugar.

Tad: But too much TV is bad for you.
Tricia: It can turn you into a zombie, Daria.
Daria: Well, that'll make three of us.

Mr. DeMartino: Can anyone give me another example of a group using coercive techniques such as peer pressure, chanting, and social isolation to achieve control over its members? Brittany?
Brittany: Cheerleading?
Mr. DeMartino: Ah, Brittany. Sometimes, despite a complete lack of insight, you stumble upon an interesting answer.

Episode Goofs
On TV, the announcer says that the low will be 41 degrees, but on the screen, none of the lows read below 50 degrees.

When Jane reads the kids "The Little Engine That Could", her tights disappear, then reappear.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Pinch Sitter

The episode title is a play on the term "pinch hitter" used in baseball meaning a batter that takes the place of another.

Warning: Daria season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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