If you watch 90s teen animation Daria, you’ll be familiar with Sick Sad World. If you don’t watch Daria – GO DO THAT.

A show within a show, Sick Sad World is basically the oddspot from your local newspaper but 38345430 times weirder.  And televised daily. Each episode has a clever tag line and is announced by an obnoxious, booming voiceover. Daria seems to have a love/hate relationship with Sick Sad World; taken with a pinch of her trademark irony, she finds it fun to laugh at the idiocy in the world buuuuut… There’s idiocy in the world. Ugh.

I best remember Sick Sad World as a big part in one of my favourite Daria episodes, Season Three’s “Just Add Water”. A quick rundown of the episode, if I may:

Daria and her best friend, the tres artsy Jane Lane, indulge in an epic all-night Sick Sad World marathon and are in desperate need of some rest and relaxation. Stupidly, they attempt to catch some z’s during Lawndale High’s mandatory Casino Cruise Night where….

But just what were Daria and Jane watching all night? Which episodes gripped them most? When did they drop their pepperoni pizza slices in shock? Here is my definitive list of Top Sick Sad World Episodes:

Man, this has really made me think we need to start a petition to make Sick Sad World a reality…

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July 16, 2013