PUT YOUR PAWS UP LITTLE MORGENDORFFERS!
After the definite return of Beavis And Butthead, with preview footage and an October air date scheduled, people are wondering if there is achance for a Daria reunion. And you’ll be thrilled to know that there is certainly a chance.
At the Television Conference Critics Association panel for Beavis And Butthead on July 29th, Van Toffler, the president of MTV Networks Music Group was asked about a possible new season of Daria. He responded by saying,
“Daria still airs on MTV2 and Logo now and it’s done quite well on both…We’ve talked to the creators and there’s not as long a shot as you might think that Daria might be back on one of our channels.”
The answer, though cryptic, made me personally think that this will happen. Or maybe I just want it THAT bad. The fact that they’ve even talked it over with the creators is a very good sign.
Daria, a spinoff of the more squiggly character from Mike Judge’s Beavis And Butthead, lasted for five seasons. It started in 1997, when I was in 7th grade, coincidentally. I still remember watching marathons of it whenever I had the chance at friend’s houses that had cable.
The show ended in 2002, and was the brainchild of Susie Lewis and Glenn Eichler. The famously gloomy/sarcastic character lived in society she could simply not come to terms with. Constantly faced with the blind-moronic optimism of her family, teachers, and classmates, she was THE classic alienated teenager. Daria Morgendorffer was iconic, she represented every outcast at that place and time for god’s sake. That was me, that was you, that was your friend. We all “knew” her.
I’m sure after the eight-disc Daria: The Complete Animated Series DVD was finally released on May 11, 2010 that the creators felt some sentiment towards the show. And of course, it wouldn’t be Daria without Tracy Grandstaff, voice actress for the beloved queen of monotonous wit. They’d have to get her on board, but how difficult would that be? What is she doing? According to IMDB, nothing since a writing gig in 2005 on something called Xbox, The Next Generation Revealed. 3/10. Hmmmm. Dear MTV reps: CALL HER.
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