Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Nameless Girl Is Named

Those of you interested in mining Daria's Highland years for new fanfic characters can add Kimberly to the list. It turns out there are two girls named Kimberly in David Van Driessen's classes with Daria (per Beavis and Butt-head). One is a redhead who was being bothered by B&B in "Sexual Harassment." The other is the punk girl to the left of Daria in this picture (sitting next to Cassandra).

I had thought for ages that the punk girl had no name, but it turns out that alert fan Napalm Kracken knew the girl's name from having played the computer game Beavis and Butt-head Do U, in which the punk girl appears and in the instruction book is named Kimberly. An image of her is available online, but note that her image is flopped left-to-right. (Someone in the computer graphics department wasn't paying attention.) Multiple sources online also name her (see here and here, for instance). Thank you, Napalm Kracken!

There is one teensy problem, which is that I strongly suspect that the redhead from "Sexual Harassment" really was, initially, the only girl named Kimberly in Daria's class, and whoever did Beavis and Butt-head Do U grafted the name onto the punk girl. It has been reported that the punk girl makes a smart remark to B&B in the computer game, and the remark appears to have been lifted whole from something the redhead says to B&B in another B&B episode No matter now if it was all in error: the punk girl is now officially named Kimberly.

There you have it. Enjoy your Saturday.

P.S. The episode "Sexual Harassment" is available for viewing online here (after the episode "Spanish Fly").

  • Is It Graduation Yet? by MandeeMistress (Part 4): She still felt her arms tremble when she had felt Trent’s touch, and she could still taste his kiss on her lip.


legendeld said...

FYI All three parts of Last Man are in that post.

The Angst Guy said...

Um . . . that's what I wrote. Yeah, see? I didn't make a mistake!