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Daria: Life in the Past Lane

Jane starts to date Nathan, a retro guy, but Daria and Tom don't like him as well as Jane. Later, Jane sees how far Nathan takes his retro lifestyle and decides that he isn't right for her. Meanwhile, Upchuck finally attracts Stacy when he performs magic tricks at school.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Production Number: 509
Airdate: Monday May 28th, 2001

Director: Ted Stearn
Writer: Anne D. Bernstein

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Episode Notes
Non-Speaking Characters: Mrs. Manson, Ms. Morris, Dawn

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
8½ SouvenirsSharp Dressed Man 
IdlewildLittle Discourage 
Jon B. (1)Don't Talk 
Olivia (2)Bizounce 
SalivaYour Disease 

Episode Quotes
Nathan: I just don't think you're ready to mix eras yet.
Jane: You do know you're wearing a 40's zoot suit to a 60s club right?
Nathan: Oh God, you're right! I have to change!

Nathan: I mean, the '60s are over.
Trent: The '40s were over first.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Life in the Past Lane

The episode title is a take on the phrase "life in the fast lane", which is also the title of a popular Eagles song.

Warning: Daria season 5 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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