Daria: Gifted (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) and Jodie (voice of Jessica Cydnee Jackson) confront the possibility of escaping Lawndale High while Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) desperately tries to escape the irritating company of Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes) in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. Grove Hills, a magnet school for the gifted and talented, provides the beacon of hope for academically rigorous Daria and Jodie. On a weekend trip to check out the institution, however, the girls clash with the academy's obnoxiously brainy students. Helen (voice of Wendy Hoopes) and Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo), too, experience a tension-fraught weekend when their well-meaning liberal views offend Jodie's bigwig parents. As for the youngest Landon, the typically earnest and establishment-minded Jodie, she tries her best to give her prospective classmates a chance. But eventually she snaps, appalled by the cliquishness and intellectual pretensions of Grove Hills' students. And Daria, for once, finds herself following Jodie's lead as they jointly reject the school's offer of admission. Meanwhile, back in Lawndale, Quinn begs for admission into the Lane household after her plans to stay with her fellow Fashion Club overlords lead to one canceled sleepover after another. Tossed out by the jealous Sandi (voice of Janie Mertz), incensed by the insecure Tiffany (voice of Ashley Albert) and grossed out by the unbelievably needy Stacy (voice of Sarah Drew), Quinn takes refuge with sister Daria's amused best friend. Soon, though, Quinn's own less-than-stellar qualities as a guest have the artsy Jane crawling the walls anxiously as she awaits Daria's return.

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