Daria: Jane's Addition (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) and Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) face the first major hurdle to their friendship in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. The trouble begins when sensitive new-age teacher Mr. O'Neill (voice of Marc Thompson) assigns the girls a multimedia project. They decide to hit a Mystik Spiral gig to ask Jane's brother Trent (voice of Alvaro J. Gonzalez) to provide some music for their presentation. At the club, however, Jane becomes distracted by a cute guy named Tom Sloane (voice of Russell Hankin). Peeved at being ditched, Daria nonetheless secures Trent's participation. Over the ensuing days, though, the music isn't forthcoming, and Jane begins to spend more and more time with Tom. By the time Daria and Jane are ready to give their multimedia presentation, a serious rift has developed between them -- and they're both angry that Trent failed to come up with the goods. Eventually, Daria stops projecting outright hostility at Jane's new boyfriend, but she's still depressed at being edged out of her friend's life at the same time she's realizing what a flake heartthrob Trent is. "Jane's Addition" marked the first appearance of new regular character Tom Sloane, who would appear throughout the rest of the series' run. The episode was originally promoted by MTV as "Jane's Addiction," but the final title was a more subtle play on the seminal alt-rock band's name.

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