Daria: Psycho Therapy (2000)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Helen (voice of Wendy Hoopes) must drag her family to a retreat at a psychiatric "spa" in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. The entire ordeal begins when Eric, Helen's rarely seen but constantly heard (on the phone) boss tells her that in order to make partner, she'll have to submit her entire family to psychological screening at a countryside institution. At the clinic, the Morgendorffer clan behaves pretty much as expected: Helen tries desperately to strike all the right poses, Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo) gets angered or bewildered by everything, Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes) runs around wondering why this spa doesn't offer facials and Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) grouses about the stupidity of the entire exercise while pointing out everyone's dysfunctions, including her own. Her only source of amusement proves to be sneaking onto the internet to watch the "Jane Cam," a video camera that Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) has installed in her bedroom, much to the annoyance of the unsuspecting Tom (voice of Russell Hankin). Meanwhile, back in therapy, the entire family airs its dissatisfactions, leading to hurt feelings and perhaps a little bit of wisdom. In the end, Helen gets her promotion for precisely the same reasons that her family resents her: because she's proven herself permanently willing to put her career ahead of her husband and kids.

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