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Daria: Fizz Ed

Facing low funding, Ms. Li takes money from a soda company in exchange for advertising at the high school. Daria objects to the advertising, but no one else feels the same way. However, Ms. Li can't meet the quota the company set and is forced to get out of the deal.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x1
Production Number: 501
Airdate: Monday February 19th, 2001

Director: Karen Disher
Writer: Glenn Eichler


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Guest Stars
Kiki Barrera
voiced Superintendent Cartwright (as Sydney Perez)
Recurring
Episode Notes
Non-Speaking Characters: Joey, Jeffy, Lisa, Angie, Nikki



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Crazy TownDarkside 
Finger ElevenDrag You Down 
Naughty By NatureFeels So Good 
The OffspringOriginal Prankster 
Queens of the Stone AgeThe Lost Art of Keeping a Secret 
SadeBy Your Side 
SadeLovers Rock 
ScarfaceIt Ain't Part II 
Vitamin CMoney 
Wyclef Jean911 


Episode Quotes
Brittney: (while in a soda can costume crying) I cant take it! The cheerleaders ... we cant even do a pyramid anymore! We all just roll over!

Kevin: Ultra... Ultra Thompson. "Now starting for the Miami Dolphins at quarterback, Ultra ... Cola ... Thompson. Hooray!" Yeah, it's cool.

Jane: You owe me hugely for making me get involved in school district politics.
Daria: What are you talking about? I just asked you to walk me here. You're not even going in.
Jane: Hey! Don't try any of your rhetorical gymnastics on me, Morgendorffer.

Ms. Barch: Class, our planetarium trip has been canceled due to lack of funds. So your assignment tonight is to locate Orion the Hunter in the sky, then write an essay on why you think he needs to carry a weapon to feel like a man.

Daria: Do you think I complain a lot?
Tom: What are you bitching about now?



Episode Goofs
The Lawndale football team plays a game on Super Bowl Sunday. Since the Super Bowl is typically in January and high school football schedules are normally done by late October/early November, it's unlikely that the team could have played.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Fizz Ed

The episode title is a pun on the phrase "Phys Ed", the shortened form of "Physical Education".

Ms. Li: I love the smell of cola in the morning.

This is a take on the line " love the smell of napalm in the morning" from the movie Apocalypse Now.



Warning: Daria season 5 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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