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.


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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