Two years ago, MTV randomly decided to reveal its dream cast for a theoretical live-action Daria movie – starring Aubrey Plaza as the title character, Ellen Page as her BFF Jane, Emily Osment as her perky sister Quinn, and Will Ferrell and Annette Bening as her clueless parents.
The article was nothing more than an exercise in nostalgia. But now that Plaza actually has a big movie coming out, College Humor has decided to take the Daria idea and run with it.
The Parks and Rec star is the only member of MTV’s hypothetical roster who appears in this trailer for Daria’s High School Reunion, which is too bad. Generally speaking, though, the video – which features cameos from Trent Lane, Kevin, Brittany, Mr. DeMartino, and Ms. Barch, among others – is dryly funny, just like the old cartoon itself; it’ll hit you right in the nostalgias. I have only one tiny quibble: Why is Quinn, who’s at least two years younger than Daria, organizing the Class of 2002’s reunion?
Daria’s High School Reunion is coming to theaters… never. But it should! Petition, anyone?