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In Praise of 'Daria': 20 Years Later

In Praise of 'Daria': 20 Years Later
This year marks 20 years since the debut of Daria, the MTV series about a bespectacled, combat boot-wearing misfit whose defining trait was, on the surface, a deep disdain for those around her. In the years since viewers were first introduced to Daria Morgendorffer, she's become a heroine of sorts for many who saw (or still see) themselves as outsiders – particularly women – for whom mainstream depictions of non-traditional characters were, at the time, few and far between. (Cher from Clueless and the Spice Girls weren't exactly relatable if you were a weird girl in the 1990s.
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Daria: On the 20th Anniversary, Series Creators Recall the End of the MTV Series

It's been 20 years to the day since Daria premiered in 1997. In honor of the anniversary, the creators spoke with Variety about the history of the MTV series.Created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis, the animated show followed Daria Morgendorffer, a smart and sarcastic teenage girl who observes life in the suburbs with her friends and family. The voice cast included Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Alvaro J. Gonzalez, and Marc Thompson. The show ran five seasons before ending in 2002.Read More…
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Watch: Aubrey Plaza Teases Your Nostalgia in 'Daria: High School Reunion'

Why oh why is this Daria: High School Reunion trailer not a real thing? College Humor has outdone themselves and inspired a case for another Kickstarter fan project. Aubrey Plaza takes on the role of the deadpan Daria from the beloved Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn MTV series. The story picks up after our sardonic heroine graduated from Lawndale High and invites us to the school's 10-year reunion. It's great to see the old gang back together and bursting with sarcasm. Plaza is perfection, and we think Daria voice actress Tracy Grandstaff would be proud. Now, if we can just get this thing into production — but with a much hotter Trent Lane, please. Daria's earned it. In 2011, fans on MTV Clutch nominated Plaza for the part of Daria in a live-action...

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Evan Shapiro: Too Hipster For TV?

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Evan Shapiro: Too Hipster For TV?
For the past two years, I've been lucky enough to be a small part of a show called Portlandia. The series -- created by the prolifically talented Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and returning on Friday for a second season -- has been described by many a stinging satire of Hipster culture. While it does parody Hipster earnestness, the show pays loving tribute to communities Like Portland everywhere -- Silver Lake, Austin, Bolder, Williamsburg, Minneapolis, Northampton, Berkeley, etc, etc, etc -- and much has been made about how the show has puts Hipster Culture in the spotlight.

I must say, however, Hipsters are not a new TV phenomenon. With thick glasses, just-so-avant-garde fashion and knowing smirks, Hipsters have had a special place on TV since the beginning of the medium -- even before the birth of the term. For more than half a century, TV Hipsters have had a profound effect on American culture.
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Watch The Complete First Episode of Beavis and Butthead

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Watch The Complete First Episode of Beavis and Butthead
Watch the complete first episode of MTV’s new season of “Beavis and Butthead” from creator Mike Judge (Extract, Idiocracy, Office Space) and starring Mike Judge, Dale Revo and Tracy Grandstaff (Daria). New episodes air on Thursdays only on MTV. Episode Synopsis: Beavis and Butt-Head try to become vampires like Robert Pattinson in Twilight to score chicks, and Butt-Head catches Beavis crying. Series Synopsis: Animated MTV series about two teenaged heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they are bored. For them, everything is “cool” or “sucks.” Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “Beavis and Butthead” and “Twilight”.
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Beavis And Butt-Head San Diego Comic-Con Teaser Clip!

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Beavis And Butt-Head San Diego Comic-Con Teaser Clip!
Watch the official San Diego Comic-Con sneak preview of the upcoming MTV series “Beavis and Butt-Head” from Mike Judge and starring Mike Judge, Dale Revo and Tracy Grandstaff. Series Synopsis: Beavis and Butt-head was first aired on the U.S. cable network MTV in March 1993. This show, which combined animation and music videos, was an example of the unique programming that MTV has consistently provided for its youthful demographics. The half-hour program alternated between a simple narrative, which focused on the exploits of two low-life adolescents, and clips from music videos, which the two teens commented on. Creator Mike Judge had penned the aimless duo for a festival of animation...
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11 Legendary Musical TV Episodes

Grey's Anatomy's emotional musical episode was Thursday night's TV event. But it's not the first unsuspecting series to do a song and dance. From Gilligan's Island to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, see 10 other shows with singing specials!

Grey's Anatomy: "Song Beneath the Song" (2011)

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Throughout its seven seasons, ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy has had few light moments-from the traumas in the hospital to the dramas of their romantic lives. When its creator Shonda Rhimes announced plans for a musical episode last November, many were therefore skeptical about how the Broadway tropes would work on the hour-long show. But Rhimes had a formula to make the episode, which aired Thursday night, work-Grey's used songs from Snow Patrol, The Fray, and similar indie bands that were popularized in earlier episodes instead of trying to go the route of the Great White Way.
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Daria Left Out of 'Beavis and Butt-Head' Reboot

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" Beavis and Butt-Head " have been given a second chance at life by the people at MTV ... but it doesn't look like their trusted sidekick Daria will be joining them. New episodes of "B&B" are supposed to hit MTV this summer. Sources close to the production tell TMZ that some episodes have been voiced already, but so far ... no efforts have been made to reach out to Tracy Grandstaff, the girl who voiced Daria Morgendorffer
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Daria: The Complete Animated Series DVD Review

Release Date: Available Now Creators: Glenn Eichler, Susie Lewis Starring: Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo Network: MTV The Og alternagirl ur-text After nearly a decade of fever-pitched fan demand, MTV has released the legendary cult animated show Daria in one series-encompassing eight-dvd box set. Spanning 65 episodes, the pilot and two TV movies, this brilliantly realized and before-its-time portrait of teenage disaffection would be completely formulaic if it hadn’t, you know, done it first and best. Dysfunctional family life, moronic and status-obsessed peers, psychotic teachers—so goes the über-sarcastic Daria Morgendorffer’s quiet desperation in the suburban wasteland known as Lawndale....
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Daria Animated Series DVD T-Shirt Contest (5 Available)

MTV's Daria: The Complete Animated Series finally comes to DVD on May 11 after 12 years of requests, petitions and polls from the show's faithful fans.

To support the release, we are awarding five of you the cool Daria t-shirt pictured below. For a chance to win one, fill out and submit the entry form below. This is a daily entry contest so you can return any or every day to enter again and increase the odds of winning each time.

The people of Lawndale just don't get Daria Morgendorffer, but she's cool with that. Daria was born alienated, and now she's just trying to make it through high school with as little human contact as possible. Popularity, friends, activities... whatever. Daria lacks enthusiasm, but she makes up for it with sarcasm.

Cast includes Tracy Grandstaff (as Daria Morgendorffer), Wendy Hoopes (as Jane Lane), Julián Rebolledo (as Jake Morgendorffer), Janie Merta
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