Friday, October 14, 2005

The divination of Daria

Those with digital cable or satellite service might be pleased to learn that Noggin, a channel mostly for kids and tweeners, airs old episodes of Daria nightly. If you can remember the names of the quarterback and the cheerleader, then you'll believe me when I say that this show was ahead of its time.

55 Fiction Friday was like that cool jock in a John Hughes movie who went for the quirky chick.

A sign was posted on every kiosk and tree.

“By royal decree, all tube tops, high heels, and underwear thongs are hereby banned. Females of all ages must dress in a manner befitting ladylike behavior.”

Single women grumbled. Return policies stiffened. Many clothing chains went out of business.

Most men failed to notice any difference.

8 comments:

Courtney said...

Yay for Daria! Boo to "The N" (nighttime Noggin) for editing the hell -- sorry, the heck -- out of the episodes. Daria Spoilers follow... I guess.



I mean, I disagree with, but understand, refusing to show the episode in which Daria and her boyfriend discuss having sex, and editing out Jane's near-lesbian encounter, or for that matter editing lines such as Jake's "Damn that damn waiter and his damn fake decaf!" (that one's been adopted as a personal tirade of mine on multiple occasions.)

But editing out "Hitler ate sugar" is just wrong!!!!

Phantom Scribbler said...

True story: I once went as Daria for Halloweeen, and no one realized that I was in costume.

Sad, I know.

My husband went as Trent. And, yes, people did get that *he* was in costume.

The Attractive Nuisance said...

Your anti-high heel prejudice must stop.

Neel Mehta said...

PS: Next year, go as Sandi. I love Sandi, and I would so completely notice.

C: "Nobody who speaks German can possibly be bad."

TAN: Oh right, the high heels thing. I'll stand by it. On the average I'd think most women would appreciate the suggestion.

Courtney said...

PS -- if you go as Sandi, remember two bits of advice: Friends don't let short-waisted friends wear hip-huggers, and eggplant is the new neutral this season.

And I so would have gotten a Daria costume... esp. since I thought of doing it myself a few years ago, but decided not to because I figured nobody would notice a change! I've still got the boots.

Phantom Scribbler said...

I don't think I could pull off Sandi. But Daria is, shall we say, not such a stretch.

And, yeah, Courtney. I still wear the boots I got for that costume...

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