Thursday, June 25, 2009
Disasters the result from Jake's cooking have become a fanfic trope in the Daria community. Granted, there is canon justification for some of them, "Helen, my tongue is turning black!"
But in other cases, the Morgendorffers are shown eating his cooking without ill effects for distress (Helen stressing out and dumping the Penne a la Pesto on Jake's head really wasn't a result of his cooking). If nothing else, the family got a welcome break from the lasagna and unidentified vegetables that Helen always served.
Jake may have had a few disasters, but at least he showed a willingness to try something new. Something Helen never did.