Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
Medieval lifestyles and just plain evil rivalries engulf the Lawndale community in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. When the school library's roof collapses, authoritarian principal Ms. Li (voice of Nora Laudani) orders her students to raise funds for a new one by staging a recreation of the Middle Ages, complete with a production of The Canterbury Tales. Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes) beats out both Fashion Club rival Sandi (voice of Janie Mertz) and dim cheerleader Brittany (voice of Janie Mertz) for the lead opposite Kevin (voice of Marc Thompson), Brittany's equally stupid quarterback boyfriend. On the day of the fair, however, Brittany gets back at Quinn by sending Kevin on a detour so epic that it precludes his participation in the drama. Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) and Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes), too, do their best not to take part in any of the activities, though they don't need Brittany to trick them into skipping out. Conscientiously objecting to the spirit of the occasion, they nevertheless respond to the latest romantic crisis of Fashion Club underling Stacy (voice of Sarah Drew) with some compassionate advice. Meanwhile, Quinn succumbs to some less altruistic advice when the vengeful Sandi plants a seed of doubt in her mind about how best to read her lines. Stuttering like a retarded robot, Quinn ruins the play -- with help from Jeffy (voice of Tim Novikoff), Kevin's ill-prepared stand-in, whose own performance is the victim of foul play at the hands of Quinn's rival suitors. The audience's callous reaction to the botched performance leads Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo) to unleash some strong words on the assembled crowd. A riot ensues, leaving Daria and Jane free to warp the minds of the little kids who've gathered to hear real-life medieval tales.