The Best Daria Episodes of All Time

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List of the best Daria episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Daria episodes of all time are. Fans of Daria are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list includes "Ill," "College Bored," and more episodes. What is the best Daria episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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  • Desperate to avoid a meeting with a family therapist, Daria substitutes for Quinn on a babysitting gig. The family she ends up sitting for are the sickeningly-sweet Lester and Lauren Gupty, who have ...more
  • Mrs. Dafoe, the art instructor, asks the talented Jane to submit a poster about student life and submit it into a contest. Jane draws a pretty girl looking into a mirror, with Daria adding a very ...more
  • Tommy Sherman, former Lawndale High football star, visits the school when a goalpost is named after him. He turns out to be a complete jerk that insults or propositions everyone he meets, ...more
  • Quinn writes a paper in Mr. O'Neill's English class that the teacher really likes and recites to the class. Quinn becomes scared that she will now become an outcast because people think she's a ...more
  • Ill


    Season 2 Episode 9: Daria develops a mysterious rash and has to check into the hospital for tests.
  • Trent asks Daria to help him find a birthday present for Jane, and the enraptured Daria lets him talk her into getting her navel pierced, which she later regrets. Helen, meanwhile, agrees to ...more
  • Mart Of Darkness

    Mart Of Darkness

    Season 4 Episode 9: There's this big warehouse store, see, and Daria needs bootlaces...
  • Mr. O'Neill assigns his class to make short films. Daria and Jane decide to do theirs on a day in the life of Quinn, the purpose being to show everyone how shallow Quinn is. They get some great ...more
  • Daria and Jane head off to Alternapalooza with Jane's brother Trent and his friend Jesse. Daria finds this to be an awkward experience due to her strong attraction to Trent. The Fashion Club, ...more
  • Too Cute

    Too Cute

    Season 1 Episode 9: Quinn decides she needs cosmetic surgery, and drags Daria to the doctor with her. She is happy to consult with Quinn, but very interested in Daria, whom she views as a long-term project and potential masterpiece.
  • The Teachings of Don Jake

    The Teachings of Don Jake

    Season 1 Episode 12: Jake's stress level is reaching critical mass, so the Morgendorffers go on a camping trip. Like that's gonna help.
  • The Lane house gets a little too crowded when Jane and Trent's siblings and dad all move back home, at the same time. Unable to handle it, Jane and Trent stay with Daria's house--which puts Daria at ...more
  • Daria becomes upset by memories of an argument her parents had when she was a child, which may have been caused by one too many parent/teacher conferences over her refusal to socialize. She later ...more
  • Helen suggests that Daria get contact lenses after a bad driving lesson, which Daria eventually agrees upon. However, Daria finds the contact lenses extremely uncomfortable and doesn't want to wear ...more
  • As an assignment from her law firm to determine if she has the makings of a partner, Helen takes the family to a therapy spa. The psychologists there evaluate them, and it is revealed that Daria is ...more
  • 16

    One J At A Time

    Season 5 Episode 8: Quinn has decided she needs a steady boyfriend, and the winnowing process could take years.
  • Daria is asked by Mr. O'Neill to write a story featuring people she knows as fictional characters. She develops a serious case of writer's block, and after several aborted story attempts (including ...more
  • MTV's favorite disaffected teen stumbles through her first romance, suffers through an awful summer job, and pines away for witty banter with her absent and estranged best friend in this ...more
  • Jane plans to dye her hair to resemble tiger stripes, and to do it she enlists the help of Daria, who is reluctant for fear she will screw it up. While Daria is applying dye, Jane asks her why she ...more
  • Daria Dance Party

    Daria Dance Party

    Season 3 Episode 4: Quinn gets roped into organizing the school dance; she fobs the job off on Jane.
  • See Jane Run

    See Jane Run

    Season 2 Episode 11: Jane surprises everyone by deciding to try out for the school track team. Daria make no such surprise decision.
  • Arts 'N Crass

    Arts 'N Crass

    Season 2 Episode 1: Daria reluctantly gets involved in a poster contest which she and Jane depict "Student Life at the Dawn of the Millennium"...rather negatively.
  • Esteemsters


    Season 1 Episode 1: Daria and Quinn arrive at their new school. Quinn makes friends easily. Our Daria does not. We meet Daria's teachers, her family and her new best friend, Jane.
  • Daria finally gets her driver's license, and soon thereafter has to drive to a nearby town to bail Jane and Mystik Spiral (Trent's band) out of a traffic violation. Unfortunately, she makes the ...more
  • Jake suffers a mild heart attack, which makes Daria aware of his mortality for the first time. She then has to deal with his judgmental mom coming to stay with them while he recuperates, and Jake ...more