• Daria at her deadpan best. (MTV)Source: MTV
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By
Shane Cubis

11 Jul 2017 - 12:03 PM  UPDATED 11 Jul 2017 - 12:03 PM

For viewers who couldn’t take the endless huh-huh-huhing of Beavis and Butt-Head, their schoolmate Daria was a breath of fresh air. Today, you’ll find a generation of drily hilarious women who defined themselves by her lacerating deadpan wit and struggle against the fools surrounding her.

Here, in GIF form, are 15 of her finest moments. 

 

When she defined a generation’s dreams

 

When she neatly encapsulated vacuity

 

And what it meant to be a 90s slacker

 

Even if she went against that decade’s most popular body modification

 

When she summed up every morning for some of us

 

And refused to go along with the crowd

 

When she summed up life as a teenage girl

 

And pre-empted emo culture

 

As well as corporate culture

 

When words said what her face couldn’t

 

When she spoke tragic truths

 

And dealt out the pain without mercy

 

When she maintained a commitment to lifelong beliefs

 

When she showed a rare glimmer of positivity

 

And finally, when she used her platform to say something especially meaningful

 

Watch Daria on Saturday night at 6:40pm on SBS VICELAND. 

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