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Daria: Depth Takes a Holiday

In a fantasy episode, Daria meets two guys, Cupid and a leprechaun, that tell her that Christmas, Halloween, and Guy Fawkes Day have left Holiday Island to start a band in Lawndale and want her to help them find the missing holidays. She doesn't believe it, but once she's convinced, she sets out to find the runaway holidays.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x4
Production Number: 303
Airdate: Wednesday March 10th, 1999

Guest Stars
Danielle CarinDanielle Carin
voiced Halloween (as Danielle Acarino)
Episode Notes
The view from Daria's bedroom is shown for the first time.

When this episode was aired in Great Britain, several parts were edited out, especially lines that included the words "bollocks" or "wankers".

Non-Speaking Characters: Jeffy

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
CakeNever There 
FastballFire Escape 
Fatboy SlimGangsta Trippin' 
George MichaelOutside 
Gomez78 Stone Wobble 
Jay ZCan I Get A 
Lauren HillEx-Factor 
The Lightning SeedsPure 
Mariah CareyVision of Love 
Planet P ProjectWhy Me? 
The PosiesWill You Ever Ease Your Mind 
PulpLike a Friend 
ZebraheadGet Back 

Episode Quotes
(Cupid drops St. Patricks Day, making a loud thump)
Quinn: (from downstairs) What was that!!
Daria: Uh ... my imaginary friend just fell out the window.
Quinn: God Daria! Your imaginary friends are more embarrasing than you are!

Jane: The more debased [the holidays] become, the less reason to celebrate them, and the less reason for my family to get together, until presto! I'm finally alone on Thanksgiving with a TV dinner.
Daria: Sometimes I wonder if you're too cynical, even for me.

St. Patrick's Day: Some friends of ours have come to Lawndale and we're hoping you can talk them into going home with us.
Kevin: No problem. I can talk anybody into anything.
Brittany: Yeah. He does it to me all the time.

St. Patrick's Day: I'm warning you! This is going to screw up the natural order.
Jane: That's Daria's life mission.

Guy Fawkes Day: Shut your gob, you little green--
St. Patrick's Day: Sod off, you British wanker!
Cupid: Soccer riot!

Christmas: Have you ever been forced to spread love and joy 24 hours a day?
Daria: I believe on that one I can go with a definite "no."

Episode Goofs
During the scene with Daria at her computer, her notes and keyboard disappear and reappear during the scene.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Depth Takes a Holiday

The episode title is a reference to the 1934 Death Takes a Holiday, starring Fredric March.

Daria: God bless us, everyone.

Daria is quoting a famous line by Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

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