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.