Daria (1997–2001)
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Whenever Jane isn't painting or creating other works of art, she like to run. So in order to spite the wrath of a tyrannical P.E. teacher, meet a cute boy, and keep herself and Daria from ... See full summary »


Glenn Eichler (story editor), Rachelle Romberg




Episode credited cast:
Tracy Grandstaff ... Daria Morgendorffer (voice)
Wendy Hoopes ... Jane Lane / Helen Barksdale Morgendorffer / Quinn Morgendorffer (voice)
Julian Rebolledo Julian Rebolledo ... Jake Morgendorffer (voice)
John Lynn John Lynn ... Sick, Sad World Announcer (voice) (as John Worth Lynn Jr.)
Paul Williams Paul Williams ... Michael Jordan 'Mack' Mackenzie (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brett Barsky Brett Barsky ... Sam
Katie Kingston Katie Kingston ... Ms. Morris (voice)
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ... Mr. Anthony DeMartino / Mr. Timothy O'Neill / Kevin Thompson / Jamie White (voice)


Whenever Jane isn't painting or creating other works of art, she like to run. So in order to spite the wrath of a tyrannical P.E. teacher, meet a cute boy, and keep herself and Daria from getting a failing grade in gym, she goes out for Lawndale High's Track & Field team and becomes an instant jock, much to the dismay of Daria, the quintessential anti-jock. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Release Date:

20 July 1998 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Quinn is asked to hang out with Daria, one of the things she said was for her mom to lock her in the attic for 20 years. This is possibly a reference to Blanche Monnier, a woman who was imprisoned in her attic bedroom for 25 years after refusing to fall out of love to her broke lawyer fiance that her mother and brother felt would ruin their social status if marriage happened. See more »


While Jane and Daria are eating pizza, the top and straw on Daria's cup disappears before Jane leaves. See more »


Daria: Jane. On a school team. That's pathetic. Hey, if she's the pathetic one, why am I talking to myself? And more importantly, why am I waiting for a reply?
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Spoofs See Jane Run (1995) See more »


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Proof that jocks are like a cult...big surprise.
7 March 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In a very odd twist, Jane is coerced into joining the track team. And, unlike her best friend Daria, she actually turns out to be a natural athlete. However, something unexpected occurs--Jane learn that being a jock is like joining a secret club or a cult. In other words, as a jock you get special 'perks'--such as automatic passes on tests! While Jane likes the idea of not having to study and getting by, she doesn't like the sort of jerks that she now comes into contact with every day. So she now has a choice--should she 'play the game' and be a runner or should she stay true to herself and remain the same slacker she's always been? An interesting episode, yes, but not a particularly funny one. It did have some good things to say about athletes and scum-bag coaches, though, and is still well worth seeing--even if it is a tad weak.

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