Daria: The Big House (1997)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Morgendorffer girls get put on lockdown with typically humorous results in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. Popular sister Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes) has long since perfected the art of sneaking in late without getting caught, but her misfit sibling, Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff), isn't quite so skilled. When Daria actually has occasion for a night of AWOL hijinks, she accidentally gets caught, and Quinn with her. Helen (voice of Wendy Hoopes) and Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo) go typically overboard in their reaction, creating a simulated family court in the living room and delivering unworkable pronouncements and restrictions from on high. Grounded for a month, the girls suffer immeasurably, Quinn because her social life has been ruined and Daria because the only thing she can do to amuse herself is whip her parents at board games and generally try to undermine their sanity. On the night of the school's big faculty roller-hockey game, Daria resolves to sneak out so she and Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) can go root for Mr. DeMartino (voice of Marc Thompson) to work himself up into a public heart attack. But Daria's elaborate escape plans prove unnecessary when her folks get held up away from home. She strolls right out the door and enjoys her insane teacher's athletic endeavors and inevitable ambulance ride, then returns home to find her irate parents waiting. Taking her cues from Helen's legalistic claptrap, however, she successfully negotiates a get-out-of-jail-free card and new house rules for all concerned.

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