The Worst Episodes of Daria: Cringe-worthy Moments You Can’t Unsee

Hey there, fellow TV show enthusiasts! If you’re a fan of witty, sarcastic humor and high school drama, then you’ve probably watched (or heard of) the classic animated series, Daria. The show follows the life of a smart and sassy teenage girl as she navigates through the absurdity of high school and the hilariously dysfunctional world around her. While the show was a hit with audiences and critics alike, not every episode was a winner. In fact, some episodes were downright cringe-worthy. So, grab some popcorn and get ready to cringe as we count down the worst episodes of Daria.
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“Daria!” – The Musical

Season 3 – Episode 1

Air Date: 1999-02-17

The threat of a Lawndale hurricane causes people to start singing and dancing!

Depth Takes a Holiday

Depth Takes a Holiday

Season 3 – Episode 4

Air Date: 1999-03-10

A fantasy show wherein Daria and Jane have to convince Christmas, Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day to return to Holiday Island.

Antisocial Climbers

Antisocial Climbers

Season 4 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2000-03-03

While on a hill trek, Daria’s class gets caught in an unexpected snowstorm.

Legends of the Mall

Legends of the Mall

Season 4 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2000-07-12

Is Lawndale a pretty little suburb, or an unholy nexus of evil haunted by the tortured denizens of the Beyond?

Camp Fear

Camp Fear

Season 5 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2001-03-12

Daria and Quinn attend a camp reunion where a greased watermelon lies in wait.

Daria Dance Party

Daria Dance Party

Season 3 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1999-03-17

Quinn gets roped into organizing the school dance; she fobs the job off on Jane.

Partner's Complaint

Partner’s Complaint

Season 4 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2000-02-25

For an economics project, Daria and Jodie team up to start a company.

A Tree Grows in Lawndale

A Tree Grows in Lawndale

Season 4 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2000-03-10

A football injury sidelines star quarterback Kevin, forcing him to re-evaluate his life for a minute or two.

Mart of Darkness

Mart of Darkness

Season 4 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2000-07-05

There’s this big warehouse store, see, and Daria needs bootlaces…

Sappy Anniversary

Sappy Anniversary

Season 5 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2001-02-26

Quinn reflects on anniversaries and her many admirers.

Fat Like Me

Fat Like Me

Season 5 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2001-03-05

The fashion club sets new membership guidelines.

The Old and the Beautiful

The Old and the Beautiful

Season 3 – Episode 3

Air Date: 1999-03-03

During Volunteer Week, Daria reads to old people – who are thrown into a depression by her voice.

The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls

Season 3 – Episode 6

Air Date: 1999-03-24

The publisher of a “Savvy”-like teen magazine comes to Lawndale to hang out with Daria.

It Happened One Nut

It Happened One Nut

Season 3 – Episode 7

Air Date: 1999-07-07

Daria is forced to work side by side with Kevin at a mall nut stand.

Jake of Hearts

Jake of Hearts

Season 3 – Episode 9

Air Date: 1999-07-21

Jake has a heart attack; a radio “party van” parks itself outside the school for a week.

The Lawndale File

The Lawndale File

Season 3 – Episode 11

Air Date: 1999-08-04

A series of strange events leads Daria to wonder whether aliens have taken over the town.

Just Add Water

Just Add Water

Season 3 – Episode 12

Air Date: 1999-08-11

The whole school goes on a mandatory-voluntary harbor cruise to raise money via casino gambling.

Murder, She Snored

Murder, She Snored

Season 4 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2000-03-17

When a history test is stolen, Daria alone can solve the crime – provided she doesn’t wake up.

The F Word

The F Word

Season 4 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2000-03-31

Mr. O’Neill finds a way to make self-discovery even more painful than usual.

Of Human Bonding

Of Human Bonding

Season 4 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2000-04-14

When Helen has to cancel out of a business junket with Jake, guess who is coerced into taking her place?