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'''Tad Gupty''' is the youngest child of the [[Gupty]] family, who are introduced in the episode, "[[Pinch Sitter]]", though the family is actually is first seen as background characters in "[[Malled]]".  He would later have an important role in "[[I Loathe a Parade]]".  He is the son of [[Lester Gupty|Lester]] and [[Lauren Gupty]], and the younger brother of [[Tricia Gupty]]
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'''Tad Gupty''' is the youngest child of the [[Gupty]] family. He is the son of [[Lester Gupty|Lester]] and [[Lauren Gupty]] and the younger brother of [[Tricia Gupty]]. The family first appeared as background characters in "[[Malled]]." Their main focus comes from the episode "[[Pinch Sitter]]," when [[Daria]] babysits them. ([[Quinn]] usually babysits them, but convinced Daria to do it because she had a date.)
  
Tad is voiced by [[Glenn Eichler]]'s son under the pseudonym of Miles Purinton.  
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Like Tricia, Tad is well-behaved to the point that Daria finds them unnerving. He is able to easily recite lessons his parents have taught him about why television commercials and compacts discs are corporate scams. Instead, Tad enjoys such wholesome activities as flossing and shining people's shoes. He and Tricia usually get along, though they bicker a bit (she at one point calling him a "know-it-all"). Daria accidentally makes him cry at one point by asking what he would do if two adults told him opposite things. However, she is eventually able to entertain and, in her words, "deprogram" them by the end of the night, and both claim she is their favorite babysitter.
  
Tad and Tricia are based on actual kids [[Anne D. Bernstein]] used to babysit for, according to [http://www.mtv.com/onair/daria/flipbook/guestward/ "Guestward Ho!"].  
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Tad has another major role in the episode "[[I Loathe a Parade]]," where he gets lost during the Homecoming Parade. Daria and [[Tom Sloane|Tom]] find him and attempt to locate his family, only for him to slip away from them as well. It turns out that he saw his family and went to join them, and the Gupties thank the pair for taking care of him.
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According to Daria, Tad is six year old during the events of "[[Pinch Sitter]]," making him about seven or eight during "[[I Loathe a Parade]]."
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Tad is voiced by [[Glenn Eichler]]'s son under the pseudonym of Miles Purinton. He and Tricia are based on two children [[Anne D. Bernstein]] used to babysit for, according to [http://www.mtv.com/onair/daria/flipbook/guestward/ "Guestward Ho!"].  
  
 
==Tad in fanfiction==
 
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* Daria has to sit Tad and Tricia again in [[Kristen Bealer]]'s "[[But What About the Baby (Sitter)?!]]".
 
* Daria has to sit Tad and Tricia again in [[Kristen Bealer]]'s "[[But What About the Baby (Sitter)?!]]".
  
* His crush on Daria is revealed in "[[Darea]]" by [[The Angst Guy]].
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* The [[drabble]] "[[Darea]]" by [[The Angst Guy]] depicts him as having a crush on Daria.  
  
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Revision as of 19:03, 24 September 2011

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Tad Gupty is the youngest child of the Gupty family. He is the son of Lester and Lauren Gupty and the younger brother of Tricia Gupty. The family first appeared as background characters in "Malled." Their main focus comes from the episode "Pinch Sitter," when Daria babysits them. (Quinn usually babysits them, but convinced Daria to do it because she had a date.)

Like Tricia, Tad is well-behaved to the point that Daria finds them unnerving. He is able to easily recite lessons his parents have taught him about why television commercials and compacts discs are corporate scams. Instead, Tad enjoys such wholesome activities as flossing and shining people's shoes. He and Tricia usually get along, though they bicker a bit (she at one point calling him a "know-it-all"). Daria accidentally makes him cry at one point by asking what he would do if two adults told him opposite things. However, she is eventually able to entertain and, in her words, "deprogram" them by the end of the night, and both claim she is their favorite babysitter.

Tad has another major role in the episode "I Loathe a Parade," where he gets lost during the Homecoming Parade. Daria and Tom find him and attempt to locate his family, only for him to slip away from them as well. It turns out that he saw his family and went to join them, and the Gupties thank the pair for taking care of him.

According to Daria, Tad is six year old during the events of "Pinch Sitter," making him about seven or eight during "I Loathe a Parade."

Tad is voiced by Glenn Eichler's son under the pseudonym of Miles Purinton. He and Tricia are based on two children Anne D. Bernstein used to babysit for, according to "Guestward Ho!".

Tad in fanfiction

Aside from appearing in numerous alternate universe retellings of "Pinch Sitter":