Daria: That Was Then, This Is Dumb (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The idealistic hippy past of yuppie parents Helen (voice of Wendy Hoopes) and Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo) once again comes back to haunt them, this time in physical form, in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. Trouble arrives in the form of Coyote and Willow Yeager, fellow "summer of love" alumni who have retained their macrobiotic habits and can't find enough ways to criticize the Morgendorffers' lifestyle. Ethan, their surly son, proves an enchanting challenge to Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes), but Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) is less than impressed; she takes refuge with Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) for the weekend and ends up assisting Jesse (voice of Willy Schwenz) and Trent (voice of Alvaro J. Gonzalez) in their attempt to unload a stack of old LPs at a flea market. Back home, Jake and Helen are relieved to learn that Willow and Coyote, too, want to shed some of their dusty '60s nostalgia. A delighted Helen promptly ceases her attempts to get in touch with nature and instead purchases her old friend an electric bread maker in hopes of selling her on the feminist emancipation of modern appliances. Hubby Jake meanwhile gives the countercultural Coyote some tips on his golf swing and his management techniques. Quinn never does manage to elicit much romantic interest from Ethan, but he does give up some dirt on embarrassing incidents from her parents' past -- ammo Daria uses to get out of being grounded for her extended absence.

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