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Daria: The Story of D

Daria writes a story that she wants to get published, but only lets Jane and Tom read it. Tom encourages her to submit it, but when she does, the story gets rejected and Daria becomes discouraged. The Fashion Club set out to win a humanitarian award by donating a mirror to the school, but can't come up with the money to do so. Meanwhile, Helen worries that Daria may rush into having sex with Tom.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x5
Production Number: 505
Airdate: Monday March 19th, 2001

Director: Guy Moore
Writer: Jacquelyn Reingold

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Episode Notes
Non-Speaking Characters: Mack, Andrea

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
At the Drive InInvalid Litter Department 
Big PunIt's Alright 
Catherine WheelSparks Are Gonna Fly 
GomezBring It On 
NickelbackLeader of Men 
Pharoahe MonchThe Light 
Save FerrisEverything I Want to Be 

Episode Quotes
Quinn: Why don't we do what we do best?
Sandi: Quinn, no one is going to pay us to eat carrot sticks.

Helen: Oh, Tom! I didn't know you were here. Are you two hungry? I could get you some chackers and creese. Um, crackers and cheese! And crackers! I'll be right back!

Helen: Where's your sister?!
Quinn: In her room.
Helen: Is Tom in there with her?
Quinn: Mo-om! I'm not J. Edgar Winter!

Episode Goofs
Helen refers to Daria as Quinn's sister in front of the Fashion Club, but none of the other members seem surprised. However, in "Lucky Strike", Quinn admitting that Daria is her sister shocks the club members.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Story of D

The episode title comes from the Pauline Reage novel, The Story of O.

Quinn: I'm not J. Edgar Winter!

Quinn is trying to make a reference to J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the F.B.I. from 1924 until 1972.

Warning: Daria season 5 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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