Sunday, July 6, 2008

50,000 Volts Up the Butt!

Ten years ago this fine day, the Daria episode "Ill" was seen for the first time on MTV. However, fifteen years ago today, Daria appeared in the Beavis and Butt-head episode, "Sign Here," and uttered the infamous phrase in the title of this post. She then gave a self-satisfied smirk, seen at left.

"Ill," which presented Daria two years later (her time) with much less self-confidence, is described here on DariaWiki. I keep thinking there were some fanfics that made alternate versions of "Ill" that were significantly different than the episode, but I cannot think of any. If you can, please fix the entry at DariaWiki.

Which appearance of Daria was better, "Ill" or "Sign Here"? Or is it just apples and oranges?

In fanfiction's view of the Dariaverse, eight years ago today Daria and Trent boarded a flight for California in Hikhali's "Changes, Secrets, and Other Disturbing Parts of Growing Up." Helen was happily remarried to Eric, Jake is unemployed and in a halfway house, and Jane is working at some summer job. That's fanfic for you.

More notes soon. Peace, yo!


the bug guy said...

You know, a future husband of Daria's might want to be worried...

The Angst Guy said...

"I'm sorry about your husband, Mrs. Sloane. I just can't imagine why Tom would deliberately do something like that to himself."

"It was shocking, yes."

Anonymous said...

You know, Nick Frost hosts a TV show called Danger! 50,000 Volts!

Raven said...

Two words: Violet Wand.

I leave the rest to you.