On their first day at Lawndale High, Daria and Quinn have to take a mandatory psychological exam, where perky, popular Quinn passes with flying colors, while sarcastic loner Daria is forced to enroll in a self-esteem course, where she meets the equally sarcastic Jane. Meanwhile, Quinn goes to great lengths to prevent people from knowing she's related to Daria, since she thinks that it will ruin her popularity.
Original Air Date:
March 3, 1997
Other Information (Trivia, Fun Facts, etc):
Helen's reference to Highland and Daria's quip about uranium in its drinking water, would be the only direct reference to Daria's tenure on Beavis and Butt-head to ever be made in the series.
When Jane and Daria are walking past Quinn in the hallway, the sign behind them on the door says "Self Esteem Class 3:30." But in the next scene when Daria and Jane are at the self esteem class, the clock above the door says 10:00.
This episode marks the beginning of the "she's my cousin" running gag between Daria and Quinn. It will eventually be resolved in the episode, “Lucky Strike”.
One of the boys in the self-esteem class is wearing a T-shirt with a picture of the title character from “The Head,” a series of stories from MTV’s animated series Oddities
The poster of the duck behind Mrs. Manson is blank when she says, "Very good, Quinn."
When Daria and Jane are taking the test, the bridge of Daria's glasses is missing.
Anthony DeMartino, Daria's history teacher, asks Daria, to explain what Manifest Destiny is. This later becomes important when Quinn has a similar experience in the last show.
Jane: Oh, I could pass the test. But I like having low self-esteem. It makes me feel special.