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The Simpsons: Fear of Flying

After being banned from Moe's for playing a lame practical joke, Homer goes to a pilots' bar. There, he is mistaken as a real pilot and destroys a plane. As payment for the mistake, the Simpsons' are given free tickets to anywhere in America (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), but the trip ends prematurely when Marge freaks out on the plane. After her attempts to repress her feelings disturbs the family, Marge goes to therapy for her aviophobia.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x11
Production Number: 2F08
Airdate: Sunday December 18th, 1994

Director: Wesley Archer
Writer: David Sacks

Guest Stars
John RatzenbergerJohn Ratzenberger
voiced Cliff (as Jon Ratzenberger)
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Various
Anne BancroftAnne Bancroft
voiced Dr. Zweig (as Ann Bancroft)
George WendtGeorge Wendt
voiced Norm
Rhea PerlmanRhea Perlman
voiced Carla
Ted DansonTed Danson
voiced Sam Malone
Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
voiced Wood
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: Ralph won't "morph" if you squeeze him hard enough

Couch: Repeat of the circus/showbiz extravaganza couch gag from "Lisa's First Word".

Episode Quotes
Bart: Cheer up, Homer.
Homer: Can't.
Bart: OK!
Marge: What if you pretended that this couch were a bar? Then you could spend more nights at home with us. Huh?
Homer: I'm not going to dignify that with an answer.
Lisa: Look on the bright side, Dad. Did you know that the Chinese use the same word for "crisis" as they do for "opportunity"?
Homer: Yes! Cris-atunity.

Airport Official: If word gets out about this then Krazy Klown airlines will be a laughing stock. In return for your silence, I'm prepared to offer your family free tickets to anywhere in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, the freak states.
Homer: Woo Hoo!
(at home)
Homer: Good news, everybody! Because I endangered lives, we can fly anywhere we want!
Bart: Alaska!
Lisa: Hawaii!

Lisa: Mom, you've been cooking all night?
Marge: (happy) Judge, jury, and executioner, all rolled into one, you are!
Lisa: See, Dad? I told you Mom would have problems.
Marge: No, no, honey, it's all right. Really, I'm fine, I'm all right. (to self) Mother always said, 'Don't complain. Be good. Behave. Behave. Be nice. Smile. Be polite. Don't wink, don't make waves. (walks out)
Homer: You heard your mother's ramblings. She's fine, so behave.

Episode Goofs
In this episode, it's established that Margie is aviophobic (has a fear of flying), but in season three's "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington", the Simpsons flew on a plane to Washington, DC and Marge didn't freak out like she did in this episode.

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