This is a little spoof I made off of MTVs Daria. Its about
Daria and Jane at Lawndales Halloween party, and the three movie
monsters that make the dramatic appearance and change the entire evening, especially
for Daria. Have fun!
The school bell rang to signal the end of another week at Lawndale High. Daria
Morgindorffer was eagerly packing her backpack, when the intercom came on suddenly,
sending everyone into and abrupt halt. Ms. Li (the principal) was going to remind them
(for the twentieth time today) to come to the schools Halloween blowout party, later
tonight. Daria sarcastically mouthed the words silently to the announcement, waiting
impatiently to go home for the weekend.
P.A.- " And remember, all students must be in costume to be admitted into the
The three people with the best costumes will be pictured in the Lawndale yearbook, as well
as awarded a 10$ gift certificate to the Mall of the Millenium."
Sandi (from across the room)- " Like we could buy anything decent with that."
Daria thinking - Ah, October 31st. What will I wear?
When the announcement ended, everyone breathed a sigh of relief, and Daria met her
friend Jane Lane in the hallway because they walked home together everyday.
Jane: Hey Daria, will you come with me to the party tonight?
Daria: Youre not actually going to that drunken barn dance, are you?
Jane: Mystic Spiral is playing there, and Trent wants you and me there supporting him.
Daria: Trent? Wants me there?
Jane: Is there an echo in here?
Daria: Shut up. Are you going to wear a COSTUME?
Jane: Yep. You have to wear one, anyway, Ill be there at eight.
Daria: See ya.
The two friends went their separate ways. Later, Daria is standing in front of her
full- body mirror, staring at her pathetic excuse for a costume.
Talking to herself: At least it will get me past Ms. Li. Its not much, but
At around 8:45 she arrived at the Lawndale parking lot, where she could already hear
the music loud and clear. Ms. Li met all arrivals at the gymnasium door, which was
vibrating from all the base. When she first walked in, the music blew her hair behind her,
and all the flashing strobes and blacklights made her dizzy for a moment.
Daria thinking: Phase 1: Find Jane, Phase 2: Stay for Trents performance, Phase
3: Get the hell outta here.
She walked over to the snack bar, trying to ignore the endless cloud of drunk party
freaks buzzing about her. She stood with her hands at her sides, scanning for anybody she
knew, especially Jane. She didnt find her, but this is who she did find;
Jodie and Mac as Robin Hood and Maid Marian, Kevin and Brittany as (you guessed it) a
football player and a cheerleader, Upchuck as a pirate, Quinn, Joey, Jeffy and Jamie as
three Romeos and a Juliet, and this guy in a Scream costume.
" Hey Daria!" Came a voice from behind her. She spun around and saw Jane in a
blue, gold and white dress with high heels and a ribbon in her hair.
Daria: Who are you supposed to be?
Jane: Snow White. You?
Daria: Catwoman. Meow. Hiss. Feel my wrath.
Jane (sarcastically): Black shirt, black pants, boots, fake ears, yep, youre
Catwoman all right.
Daria: Shut up. So where are youre three dwarfs?
Jane: Oh, theyre not dressed as dwarfs..(Laughs)
The guy dressed in the Scream costume runs by.
Daria: Who is that?
Jane: Search me.
Suddenly all the rock music stopped, replaced by these eerie noises in the backround as
Ms. Li took the mike.
Ms. Li: Please congratulate our three costume contest winners, who are ironically also
our special guests! (Points towards dark stage) The DJ plays thunder and creepy sounds as
a spotlight beamed down, and very realistic Wolfman took center stage.
Wolfman: LLLawndale! (Crowd cheers)
Horrific Halloween!!! (Howls) (Crowd cheers again)
Its a real honor to be playn for you tonight, so lets get this show
on the road!!! (Hoots and hollers) Please welcome my brother and drummer, The Creature
from the Black Lagoon! (Cheers)
Another spotlight appeared to his left, onto a large green and blue figure with long
claws and fangs standing next to a drum set. The stage floor was now covered in artificial
smoke, and the crowd of highschoolers below cheered and hollered at the Wolfmans
Daria: This isnt who I think it is, is it?
Jane (smiling): Just watch.
Wolfman (backing up): And now
(music begins).. Our lead singer and my main
The Phantom of the Opera!
The Wolfman backs up into a third spotlight, as loud music begins once again and a tall
figure very dramatically leaps into the center light, his red cape flying behind him very
superhero-like. He wore a black tuxedo and a white mask that covered almost all of his
Phantom: Wasup Lawndale? (Crowd goes wild)
Monsters in unison: We are the monsters of Mystic Spiral! And well blow the roof
off this frigin school!
And that began their performance.
Daria looked over at her friend, who smiled and raised her eyebrows. Jane: Pretty cool,
Daria: Who taught them to do that? (Jane smiles proudly) Oh. Which one is Trent?
Jane: Ill let you figure it out. (Scream guy runs buy again)
Daria: He is really getting on my nerves.
Theyre little concert only lasted 20 minutes, but it was long
enough. But afterwards, only the Black lagoon creature met them at the snack bar. He
walked up to them and took off his mask, showing the world he was really Jared, the
blonde-haired, multi-pierced drummer for Mystic Spiral.
Jared: So Jane, Daria, how did you like the concert?
Jane: The best yet. Daria: Way to go, Swampy.
Daria: Where did Wolfboy and the Phantom go?
Jared: They probably just got lost in the crowd, they should be along any time
Jane shrieked as out of nowhere the wolfman scooped her up and onto his
Wolfman: (howl) Great concert, huh Jane?
Jane (annoyed): Put me down, Jesse. (Jane takes Jesses wolfman head off)
Jesse: Sorry. (Puts her down). Those tips you gave us really kicked our performance up.
Daria: Bam. Kick it up a notch. You go Emeril.
Jane and Jesse: Shut up Daria. (Daria smiles)
Then the DJ spoke over the intercom: The next two songs are special dedications, the
first is The Way by Fastball, and is to Jane from Jesse.
The lights and strobes returned, and Jesse escorted the flattered Snow White onto the
Daria found herself standing all alone, until she felt a tap on her shoulder. She
turned around, and there was Trent. He had taken off his white mask, and was standing
behind her, smiling. Her heart skipped its usual two beats when she saw him, then she
Trent: Hey Daria, cool costume.
Daria: Hey Trent, yours is cool too.
They stood staring at each other in silence for a moment, then Trent waved
towards the bleachers. Trent: Wanna sit down, Daria?
Her pulse began to race as she sat down beside him, and they watched Jane and
Jesse dance together. Trent swallowed, then decided to ask her.
Trent: Um, Daria, wanna dance on the next song?
Daria suddenly felt lightheaded and happy, and replied " Yeah, sure", then
rested her head on his shoulder. He stared at her for a moment, thanking God for giving
him what he asked for, and was going to wrap his arm around her when her sanity kicked in.
What the hell are you doing?? demanded the little voice in the back of her
She sat up quickly, but his hand caught her shoulder. "Please, Daria, dont
get up." He pleaded. She stared at him, then relaxed again, and they spent the last
few moments of the song like that. Then the DJ took the mike again, " This next song
is another dedication, Dont Wanna Miss A Thing from Armageddon, and it
is to Daria from Trent." She looked up at him, smiling.
Daria: You dedicated a song to me?
Trent: I had to have some excuse to dance with you. (Both laugh)
She took his hand, and they walked out onto the floor, away from Jane and Jesse. As the
not-so-romantic Aerosmith song began, she wrapped her arms around his neck, and he let his
hands relax lightly on her lower back. They both had smiles plastered to their faces, and
couldnt take their eyes off one another. As they began to get into the music, he got
fancy and spun her away from him until only their fingertips were touching, then brought
her back in. Pretty soon they stopped moving altogether, with Darias hands on his
chest and her head on his shoulder, and Trent with his arms around her waist, and his head
Trent: We have to go..the partys over. Can I drive you home?
Daria: Arent you taking Jane?
Trent: Shes going with Jared and Jesse.
Daria: All right then.
The two separated, and he walked her out to his car, held the door for her, and
then started the engine. It only took five minutes to get to the Morgindorffer driveway.
Daria: I really had fun tonight Trent.
Trent: Me too.
He leaned over and gave her a quick kiss, then she stepped out of the car.
Goodnight, Trent she whispered softly, as he drove away.
Daria woke up, her eyes meeting the ceiling. She looked at the clock, 8:00. She cursed
to herself- it had only been a wonderful dream. She put on her glasses, and walked toward
her closet, passing her calendar, then ran back to it. " November 1st" she
gasped, " Last night really did happen". She smiled like a maniac and spun
around until she fell onto her bed. " Trent" she whispered, then closed her
Trent was trying to write a new song, but all he had come up with was the word
Daria seventy times. He smiled like a maniac and fell back onto his bed.
" Daria" he sighed, then closed his eyes.
~*~*~*~ The End~*~*~*~
(The Scream guy turned out to be Darias gothic classmate Andrea, who was found
passed out in a ditch behind the school days later)