I decided that a pandemic was a good time to revisit Daria. I watched it start to finish on Hulu. I was surprised how many episodes I missed in the original run. It was interesting to see the ones that I loved and the ones that were new to me side by side. Tom was a big part in the episodes that I didn't see originally. He's a bit of a miss for me - not much character outside of being a challenge/foil for the mains. However, he doesn't take away from my affection for the series.
The re-watch deepened my respect for the show. It's quality over five seasons remained quite high. It was a comfort to me in uncertain times, and is again.
Looking up show background, I was shocked to see how much of the voice work was done by Wendy Hoopes (Jane, Helen, Quinn) and Marc Thompson (Kevin, Mr. DeMartino, Mr. O'Neil, occasionally Upchuck). They did a great job, as did the rest of the cast.
Finally, a quote from Jane that must find excuses to use: "You're a twisted little cruller, ain't you?"