Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
Against her will, Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) experiences some remarkably conventional feelings about romance in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. It's almost six months since Daria and Tom (voice of Russell Hankin) started dating, and Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes), with her frequent gifts from her many suitors, makes Daria realize that she'd actually like Tom to do something to commemorate the occasion. The trouble is, Tom and Daria's entire relationship is based on just hanging out -- on studiously avoiding the courtship rituals of their peers. It doesn't help that Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) has memories of romantic dinners back when she and Tom were an item. Daria's passive-aggressive behavior eventually gets through to Tom, but he refuses to play guessing games about why she's so upset. He's also oblivious to Quinn's hints. Finally, with some prodding from Jane, Daria confesses her latent conventionality, and the couple celebrate their anniversary in typically atypical fashion. Meanwhile, Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo) finds himself in yet another mid-life crisis when a stint working for an Internet start-up called Buzzdome.com reveals his essential technological incompetence.