The band later created original themes for the two Daria TV movies, "Turn the Sun Down" (for Is It Fall Yet? Though elements from Splendora's theme were used on occasion, Daria's incidental music was taken from pop music songs.
) and "College Try (Gives Me Blisters)" (for Is It College Yet? Most of these were contemporary, inserted over exterior shots and some scenes, with rarely any story relevance or awareness from the characters.
, and the relationship between Tom and Daria fueled several of season five's stories.
Daria's theme song is "You're Standing on My Neck", written and performed by Splendora.
A number of secondary characters round out the regular cast.
The plots of Daria largely concern a juxtaposition between the central character's jaded, sardonic cynicism and the values/preoccupations of her suburban American hometown of Lawndale.
Daria was originally broadcast from 1997 to 2002, and is a spin-off of Mike Judge's earlier animated Beavis and Butt-Head series, in which Daria appeared as a recurring character.
For example, one episode depicts characters dancing to Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" mere weeks after the song's release, whereas the sequence itself was designed and animated months earlier.
Some story points were built around specific songs, such as in "Legends of the Mall", where Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" became a major plot point for a fantasy sequence.
As the show's eponymous protagonist, Daria Morgendorffer appears in most scenes.
Her immediate family (mother Helen, father Jake, and younger sister, Quinn) and her best friend Jane Lane appear in nearly every episode.