Daria: Aunt Nauseam (2001)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Sisterly dynamics complicate the lives of two generations of Morgendorffers in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. Helen (voice of Wendy Hoopes), relieved to have some time off from her high-pressure job in corporate law, grows horrified at the intrusion of her bossy sister Rita (voice of Rita Pietropinto), who demands that Helen handle her daughter Erin's divorce. (Rita and Helen previously feuded during Erin's recent wedding -- see "I Don't"). Helen reluctantly agrees to take the case but gets even angrier when Rita, not Erin, turns up in Lawndale to supervise the case. Rita's unexpected visit turns the Morgendorffer home into a war zone and disrupts the lives of Helen's family. Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo) decides to hide out in a sleeping bag in the garage. Meanwhile, Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes) grows strangely solicitous of Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) and even takes to mediating the Fashion Club's petty little tiffs. Daria gets annoyed by the concerned ministrations of boyfriend Tom (voice of Russell Hankin), which she mistakenly interprets as interference in her family business; she also grows convinced that Quinn wants something from her. As it turns out, Quinn just wants to make sure she and Daria don't end up bickering for life like their mother and Rita -- and like Aunt Amy (also voice of Rita Pietropinto), who arrives to referee the melee but ends up getting drawn into it herself. Exasperated, Daria and Quinn mock their squabbling aunts and mother, leading to outrage, then epiphanies and group hugs all around.

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