Daria Morgendorffer is a main character from Beavis and Butt-head who got her own spinoff in 1997. Usually called "Diarrhea" by Beavis and Butt-head, she was one of the few characters who tolerated the pair (at least to a degree) and they, in turn, seemed to respect her intelligence for the most part. For example, Beavis and Butt-head once called her "cool" and she at one point, even helped them with their homework. She is also one of the few younger female characters whom Beavis and Butt-head never tried to hit on.
At the end of "Beavis and Butt-head Are Dead", Daria said that the two didn't have bright futures. After Season 7, she moved out of Highland to Lawndale with her family, and does not appear in any subsequent episodes, with Daria now headlining her own titular show. The series has its own unique animation and humor style and makes no reference to the world of Beavis and Butt-head aside from a brief mention of Highland in the first episode.
She made a non-speaking appearance in Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, where the ATF busted in the classroom and beat up Mr. Van Driessen presumably got cavity search.
Daria also appears in Beavis and Butt-head: Virtual Stupidity as one of the minor characters.
In "Drones," Beavis and Butt-head argue about her absence. Beavis thinks she killed herself, while Butt-head knows that Daria actually just moved away.
According to an August 2011 Rolling Stone interview with Mike Judge, Daria will not be returning to the new episodes of Beavis and Butt-head as a regular character, but will make at least one appearance. She's voiced by Tracy Grandstaff.
She makes a appearance, in the Sega Genesis video game. If you couch fish the government folder, out the window, you will catch Daria. Afterwards, she will tell you "many important items stick to gum", which hints to couch fish with the gum, found in the school, to catch a ticket piece.
Daria appears in the series as a relatively short and slightly stocky young girl. She has neat brown hair that extends past her shoulders, visible lips and glasses. She wears a variety of outfits across the series but most commonly dons a black coat over a white shirt, with a red skirt, black leggings and brown boots.
Daria has a very sarcastic and blunt personality. She is rarely shown smiling or expressing very strong emotions, especially later into the series. Due to her remarkably high intelligence, she is one of few characters who comes off as rational, fully aware that Beavis and Butt-head are—in her own words—“complete imbeciles”. She approaches most situations apathetically, usually adding in snark or simply explaining what is not obvious to others. But she is not incapable of being irritated or nervous as well. She is also shown to be somewhat sneaky, as she has taken advantage of Beavis and Butt-head’s stupidity on more than one occasion.
Relationship with Beavis and Butt-head
Daria goes to Highland High with Beavis and Butt-head. She was one of the few people who could actually stand to be around them at times. They had their first significant encounter in "Scientific Stuff", where they were forced to work together on a science project. She sometimes found their idiocy amusing and would sometimes use it for her own gain (Scientific Stuff, Walkathon), while at other times just being happy to snark at them (Spare Me), and at other times they simply ticked her off (Babes 'R' Us, Discoverin' Stuff Sucks).
She sometimes had to explain to them basic facts, such as that seeds had to be planted in the ground (Sprout) and that graduation existed (U.S. History); sometimes she offered straight advice to the duo without any sarcasm (Putting the X in Xmas), something she rarely bothered to do with anyone stupid at Lawndale. She would even try to reason with the duo, even though she had to know this wouldn't work (Dental Hygiene Dilemma, Career Day). One time she even ranted in their presence about being forced to be a fashion reporter for the school newspaper, as if they were the only ones she could express her irritation too (Sporting Goods). Whatever her reaction to them, she still went out of her way to encounter and talk to them, even though this encounters were often irritating or bemusing.
Beavis and Butt-Head usually referred to her as "Diarrhea", though Butt-Head would usually call her by her real name to her face. He seemed to vaguely respect her, taking her advice on some things. Daria, for her part, seemed to be more annoyed by Beavis than Butt-head. However, the duo has shown that they have a lot more respect towards Daria, than everyone else in the whole school.
Despite going out of her way to talk to them and an early instance where she tried to stop them taking a beating ("Citizen Butt-head Part 2"), she didn't think much of them. She was amused by the idea of them getting expelled and sent to Hope High ([[where they'd get beaten up (No Laughing Part 2), she tried to ensure they were left behind on a field trip ("Witless"), and as noted above she took advantage of them. When they were thought to be dead in "Beavis and Butt-head Are Dead", Daria was hardly bothered at all. Daria even admitted that neither Beavis and Butt-head had bright futures ahead of them. Why she kept talking to them when she didn't like them was never stated. Although fans have theorized that Daria, being friendless, was seeking out the company of Highland High's other big outcasts, out of desperation.
Daria was mentioned in Drones when Beavis assumed she had committed suicide. However, Butt-head told him that she didn't die, but moved away with her family to Lawndale.
Daria made a brief silent appearance in "Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe" as one of the people at the duo's trial, and was seen to be annoyed when the two were let off and sent to Space Camp. In this appearance, Daria's physical design was similar to that from her own series although she wore clothes similar to those she wore while attending Highdale High.
- Scientific Stuff
- No Laughing
- Babes 'R' Us
- Sign Here
- Sporting Goods
- The Trial
- Citizen Butt-head
- Dental Hygiene Dilemma
- Water Safety
- The Great Cornholio
- Held Back
- Putting the X in Xmas
- Spare Me
- U.S. History
- Discoverin' Stuff Sucks
- Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
- Beavis and Butt-head Are Dead
- Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe
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