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Futurama episode
"A Flight to Remember"
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Sad Fry and Leela observe the rest of the Planet Express crew with their dates on the bridge of the Titanic.
Episode no. 10
Prod. code 1ACV10
Airdate September 26, 1999
Writer(s) Eric Horsted
Director Peter Avanzino
Opening subtitle Filmed On Location
Opening cartoon "Clutch Cargo"
Guest star(s) Dawnn Lewis as LaBarbra Conrad
Season 1
March 1999 – June 1999
  1. "Space Pilot 3000"
  2. "The Series Has Landed"
  3. "I, Roommate"
  4. "Love's Labours Lost in Space"
  5. "Fear of a Bot Planet"
  6. "A Fishful of Dollars"
  7. "My Three Suns"
  8. "A Big Piece of Garbage"
  9. "Hell Is Other Robots"
  10. "A Flight to Remember"
  11. "Mars University"
  12. "When Aliens Attack"
  13. "Fry and the Slurm Factory"
List of all Futurama episodes...

"A Flight to Remember" is episode ten in the first production season of Futurama. It originally aired in North America on September 26, 1999 as the first episode in the second season. This episode was written by Eric Horsted and directed by Peter Avanzino. Dawnn Lewis guest stars in this episode as LaBarbara Conrad. The episode is a parody of the 1997 film Titanic,[1][2] and references the Douglas Adams novel Life, the Universe and Everything and Starship Titanic computer game. The title is also a play on the title of a book and British film about the sinking of the Titanic titled A Night to Remember.

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Plot

Fry, Leela and Bender hand their resignations to Professor Farnsworth after narrowly escaping another delivery with their lives: however, they reconsider when he announces that the Planet Express team will be taking a cruise on the maiden voyage of the largest space cruise ship ever built: the Titanic. No one reacts to the name. As they board, they are stopped by Zapp Brannigan, the ship's honorary captain. In an attempt to avoid Brannigan's unwanted advances, Leela claims she is engaged to Fry. On the way to their room, Bender meets the lovely robot Countess de la Roca.

On the bridge, Brannigan deviates from the ship's original course, opting instead to fly through a swarm of comets, which he describes as the icebergs of the sky. At the buffet, Amy unexpectedly runs into her parents who immediately attempt to set Amy up with a date. In order to redirect her parents' attention, Amy claims Fry is her boyfriend, which makes Leela jealous.

At the ship's casino, Bender meets the Countess again and pretends to be rich. At first, he is only after her money, but he soon realizes he loves her. She learns Bender is broke when he attempts to steal drinks from the bar. However, she tells him that she is not interested in his money; she loves him for his personality.

In the swimming pool capsule, Hermes is urged to participate in a limbo competition, but he declines. During the 2980 Earth Olympics, a young fan had run out onto the field, tried to limbo under an Olympic level bar, and fatally broke his spine. Hermes has never limboed since. Brannigan shows up to judge the contest and declares Leela the winner, even though she did not compete. As a prize, she and Fry are invited to dinner at the captain's table.

At dinner, both Zapp Brannigan and Amy's parents are present. All three demand that Fry kiss his date. Before the fake relationships are exposed, Kif calls Brannigan back to the bridge. The new course has placed the ship in danger. Brannigan attempts to correct the problem by piloting the ship too close to a black hole. Realizing the danger he has put them in, Brannigan promotes Kif to Captain so that he can go down with the ship while Brannigan escapes. Bender heads off to save the Countess, while the rest of the crew make their way to the escape pods. On the way, an airlock door begins to close, blocking the crew's escape. Zoidberg holds it open a few inches, but the door release is on the other side, and no one can reach it. Hermes resurrects his old limbo skills to squeeze under and hit the door release after removing his suit. Arriving at the escape pods, they meet Amy's parents, who have found Amy a new boyfriend: Kif. After waiting as long as they can for Bender, the crew launches the escape pod. Bender leaps from the Titanic, Countess in tow. He grabs the escape pod, but they are overweight. The Countess sacrifices herself to allow the others to escape. An upset Bender says he has her diamond bracelet to remind him of her. He then asks Hermes to how much it is worth. Hermes responds that it's fake, the knowledge of which breaks Bender's heart.

Continuity

This episodes features the beginning of the relationship between Kif Kroker and Amy Wong. The relationship was originally meant to be a one–off joke; however, the writers found it to be convenient and used it in multiple later episodes.[1] In the episode Amazon Women in the Mood, during Kif's flashback you can see Bender throw away the Countess' necklace.

Introduced characters

References

  1. ^ a b Cohen, David X. (2003). Futurama season 4 DVD commentary for the episode "Kif gets Knocked Up a Notch". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  2. ^ Booker, M. Keith. Drawn to Television: Prime-Time Animation from The Flintstones to Family Guy. pp. 115–124. 

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