Daria: Ill (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A mysterious illness allows Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) to connect with her parents, sister, and fellow students, but it doesn't do much for her romantic aspirations in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. The sickness, which first crops up during a Mystik Spiral gig, seems pretty minor: just an uncomfortable facial rash. But its recurrence leads Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes) to provide uncharacteristic sympathy -- and convinces Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo) that Daria is on drugs. With both the school nurse and her own pediatrician unable to provide a proper diagnosis, Daria ends up at the hospital for a battery of tests. Sworn to secrecy about the girl's whereabouts, Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) nevertheless lets the information slip to Brittany (voice of Janie Mertz), Kevin (voice of Marc Thompson), Jodie (voice of Jessica Cydnee Jackson) and Mack (voice of Paul Williams). The kids surprise Daria with a worried visit to the hospital to find out how she's doing. When the doctors finally conclude that Daria is merely suffering from anxiety, her parents' support helps her overcome some of her resentment about their clueless parenting. Everything soon seems to be back to normal -- until Daria's next face-to-face encounter with Mystik Spiral frontman Trent (voice of Alvaro J. Gonzalez) provides the final clue to the source of her anxiety. Proximity to the babe-a-licious brother of her best friend Jane, it seems, is all it takes to set Daria's face itching all over again.

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