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The Best Episodes of Daria

Every episode of Daria ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Daria!

After moving to a new town with her stressed-out parents and relentlessly popular little sister, Daria uses her acerbic wit and keen powers of observation to contend with the mind-numbingly ridiculous world of Lawndale High.

Genres:ComedyAnimation
Network:MTV

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Daria" is "Boxing Daria", rated 9.3/10 from 392 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by Glenn Eichler. "Boxing Daria" aired on 6/25/2001 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Arts 'N Crass".

  • Boxing Daria
    9.3/10 392 votes

    #1 - Boxing Daria

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2001-06-25

    Daria becomes obsessed with a big carton. Who wouldn't?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Glenn Eichler

  • Arts 'N Crass
    9.0/10 384 votes

    #2 - Arts 'N Crass

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1998-02-16

    Daria reluctantly gets involved in a poster contest in which she and Jane depict "Student Life At The Dawn of the Millennium"... rather negatively.

    Director: Karen Disher

    Writer: N/A

  • The Misery Chick
    8.8/10 379 votes

    #3 - The Misery Chick

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 1997-07-21

    Lawndale High is abuzz with homecoming preparations. The quarterback who led the team to a state championship three years ago is returning! Then he has a tragic accident, which ironically leads to sudden popularity for our Daria.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dye! Dye! My Darling
    8.8/10 293 votes

    #4 - Dye! Dye! My Darling

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2000-08-02

    Daria helps Jane dye her hair with less than stellar results.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Glenn Eichler

  • Lucky Strike
    8.7/10 265 votes

    #5 - Lucky Strike

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2001-03-26

    The teachers of Lawndale High demand their rights.

    Director: Ted Stearn

    Writer: Peter Elwell

  • Pierce Me
    8.5/10 289 votes

    #6 - Pierce Me

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 1998-07-27

    When Daria agrees to help Trent find a birthday present for Jane, they somehow end up at a piercing parlor offering a two-for-one special. Hmm.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Write Where it Hurts
    8.5/10 280 votes

    #7 - Write Where it Hurts

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 1998-08-03

    Daria is assigned to write a short story turning people she knows into fictional characters. Like they're not unbelievable enough already.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Lane Miserables
    8.5/10 294 votes

    #8 - Lane Miserables

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 1999-07-14

    All the prodigal Lanes come home at once, forcing Jane to temporarily move in with Daria.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Psycho Therapy
    8.4/10 253 votes

    #9 - Psycho Therapy

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2000-06-28

    The Morgendorffers visit a "spa for the soul" to get their psyches massaged.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fire!
    8.4/10 249 votes

    #10 - Fire!

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2000-07-26

    When Jake suffers a slight kitchen mishap of the inferno variety, the Morgendorffers must move to a hotel.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Peggy Nicoll

  • My Night at Daria's
    8.4/10 256 votes

    #11 - My Night at Daria's

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2001-06-18

    Daria and Tom enjoy a not-so-quiet evening at home.

    Director: Ted Stearn

    Writer: Peggy Nicoll

  • Road Worrier
    8.3/10 328 votes

    #12 - Road Worrier

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 1997-07-07

    Daria and Jane hitch a ride to the "Alternapalooza" festival with Jane's brother Trent (Daria's heartthrob!) and his friend Jesse. Their van doesn't work so well, but it's an interesting trip.

    Director: Eric Fogel

    Writer: N/A

  • Through a Lens Darkly
    8.3/10 253 votes

    #13 - Through a Lens Darkly

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 1999-02-24

    Daria debates whether to get contact lenses.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Pinch Sitter
    8.2/10 325 votes

    #14 - Pinch Sitter

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 1997-06-09

    Quinn gets Daria to babysit for her. Daria, who has no interest in being an authority figure since she doesn't respect authority, is stuck with two well-behaved "PC" kids.

    Director: Karen Disher

    Writer: N/A

  • Quinn the Brain
    8.2/10 271 votes

    #15 - Quinn the Brain

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 1998-03-02

    A (very) brief burst of intellectual activity by Quinn gets her an instant reputation as a "brain."

    Director: Sue Perrotto

    Writer: N/A

  • Gifted
    8.2/10 267 votes

    #16 - Gifted

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 1998-06-29

    Daria and Jodie are invited to visit a school for the gifted and talented.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • See Jane Run
    8.2/10 263 votes

    #17 - See Jane Run

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 1998-07-20

    Jane surprises everyone by deciding to try out for the school track team. Daria makes no such surprising decision.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • It Happened One Nut
    8.2/10 265 votes

    #18 - It Happened One Nut

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 1999-07-07

    Daria is forced to work side by side with Kevin at a mall nut stand.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jane's Addition
    8.2/10 264 votes

    #19 - Jane's Addition

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 1999-08-18

    Jane starts dating a guy, to the annoyance of her misanthropic friend Daria.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I Loathe a Parade
    8.2/10 253 votes

    #20 - I Loathe a Parade

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2000-04-07

    An ill-timed trip to the store results in Daria's becoming trapped in Lawndale's homecoming parade.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Dan Vebber

  • Fizz Ed
    8.2/10 251 votes

    #21 - Fizz Ed

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2001-02-19

    Lawndale High is low on funds and the students and Faculty need to start cutting corners.

    Director: Karen Disher

    Writer: Glenn Eichler

  • Art Burn
    8.2/10 219 votes

    #22 - Art Burn

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2001-04-02

    The members of Mystic Spiral are traumatized by an exploding fog machine.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Dan Vebber

  • One J at a Time
    8.1/10 222 votes

    #23 - One J at a Time

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2001-05-21

    Another family dinner at the Morgendorffer household.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Ron Corcillo, A.J. Poulin

  • Esteemsters
    8.0/10 538 votes

    #24 - Esteemsters

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1997-03-03

    Daria and Quinn arrive at their new school. Quinn makes friends easily. Our Daria does not. We meet Daria's teachers, her family, and her new best friend, Jane.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil

  • The Teachings of Don Jake
    8.0/10 295 votes

    #25 - The Teachings of Don Jake

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 1997-07-14

    Jake's stress level is reaching critical mass, so the Morgendorffers go on a camping trip. Like that's gonna help.

    Director: Karen Disher

    Writer: N/A