Clone High

Season 1 Episode 7

Plane Crazy: Gate Expectations

Aired Monday 10:30 PM Dec 08, 2002 on TELETOON
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Plane Crazy: Gate Expectations
Ashley Angel's recruiting of Cleo, has Abe chasing airport to airport to save his relationship with Cleo who promised to wear his jacket on TV. Scudworth has an encounter with a skunk.

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    Christa Miller-Lawrence

    Christa Miller-Lawrence

    Cleopatra, Various

    Nicole Sullivan

    Nicole Sullivan

    Joan of Arc, Various

    Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald

    Gandhi, Various

    Chris Miller

    Chris Miller

    JFK, Mr. B, Various

    Phil Lord

    Phil Lord

    Principal Cinnamon J. Scudworth, Various

    Will Forte

    Will Forte

    Abe Lincoln/Narrator

    Ashley Parker Angel

    Ashley Parker Angel


    Guest Star

    Debra Wilson

    Debra Wilson

    Reporter, Skunky-Poo, Krabby Kakes

    Guest Star

    Neil Flynn

    Neil Flynn

    Buddy Holly, DJ

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (15)

      • Aside from the handy zoom command on the VCR, both the VCR and the telephone have voice-recognition capabilities. Both machines are able to follow commands, while still being able to filter out and ignore regular conversation.

      • Goof: When Abe is talking on the phone to Ashley Angel and Cleo, there is a moon outside the window behind Cleo. Also, there is another moon in the doorway behind Ashley Angel. Both windows are on the same wall, and you can see both moons simultaneously.

      • Abe: He's like The Beatles and Jesus all rolled into one!
        In July 1966, a newspaper quoted John Lennon of The Beatles incorrectly: 'We're more popular than Jesus'. This misquote outraged Christians and other religious groups, who began burning Beatles albums.

      • Scudworth is about to perform operations on John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Sam Adams, and Abigail Adams. These four are all from the same political family: Samuel helped start the American Revolution, his cousin John became president, Abigail was John's wife, and John Quincy, son of Abigail and John, also became president.

      • Gandhi: What a hilarious night!
        When Gandhi comments on the party in the first episode, he seems to remember it positively. Aside from the non-alcoholic beer, Gandhi had to leap off the second-floor porch, was repeatedly struck by Joan with a taser, Joan stole his pants and he ended up in the back of a cop cruiser. It is strange that Gandhi remembers the party being hilarious, because he was the root of most of the comedy.

      • Goof: When Krabby Cakes gives Scudworth the stick of dynamite, he walks over on 2 feet. After the dynamite explodes, Krabby Cakes reveals that he is on top of a step-ladder.

      • Joan uses Abe's catch phrase of "Dinger!" Maybe there are some hopes it will be the next "D'oh!".

      • Cleo's adoptive mom is a former pretty-girl turned middle-aged lush.

      • Ashley Angel's show is taped on the sunny beaches of Canada City, Canada. Canada does have sunny beaches, but only in the summertime, and there is no such place as "Canada City".

      • If Cleo says she wore the jacket, why can't she wear it while talking to Abe for proof?

      • Before Abe zooms in at her necklace, she doesn't have it, there is no trace of string or jacket. But after he zooms at it, you can see the jacket necklace.

      • Gandhi puts his demo CD into the back pocket of Cleo's black skirt, but on the Ashley Angel show, the CD falls out of the back pocket of Cleo's blue shorts. It seems unlikely that she would keep carrying it after switching clothes, and, well, rather unlikely that anyone would not notice a CD in a jewel case in her back pocket, especially after sitting in an airplane seat on an international flight.

      • Abe's VCR is able to do what many movie devices can do -- zoom way in on a picture already recorded and give a perfectly crisp image. The lines on the screen during the zoomed up image and the VCR following audio instructions is a reference to the machine Harrison Ford uses in Blade Runner.

      • Everyone else in the Clone High universe seems to have four fingers on their hands but Buddy Holly has five, for some unknown reason.

      • Cleo flys on flight 100 going to and from Canada City and the crowd of people at the airports that Abe and Ashley run through is exactly the same. The same 'conductor' is also at both airports. In addition, Cleo's carry-on bag is a bit larger on the return trip. Then, days later, Abe runs through exactly the same crowd twice more at the Exclamation! airport (on his way to two different gates), and so does Joan, and again in Abe's car at the Atlanta City airport, and again with Skunky-Poo.

    • QUOTES (9)

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (9)

      • Great Expectations
        Gate Expectations, the episode title, refers to Great Expectations, a novel by Charles Dickens.

      • JFK (to Gandhi): Say hello to the next Bubba Sparxxx!
        Bubba Sparxxx is an American-Caucasian rapper.

      • Abe: He's like The Beatles and Jesus rolled into one!
        The Beatles are a highly influential band from Liverpool during the 60's.

      • Ashley Angel: The girls who dance on these shows always achieve greatness. Look at Jenny McCarthy, and Maya Angelou.
        Jenny McCarthy did indeed achieve greatness. Jenny is a former Playmate of the year, a writer, and an actress.

        Maya Angelou also achieved greatness, but in different fields. Maya is an African-American poet and a civil rights activist.

      • Boy bands: While Gandhi and JFK discuss Ashley Angel from O-Town, they also mention N'SYNC, Backstreet Boys, 98º. These bands are popular boy bands from the 90's.

      • Bug's Bunny: The Road Runner and Whiley Coyote.
        The annoying squirrel-type-thing annoying Scudworth is a lot like the Road Runner annoying Whiley Coyote and also ruining his plans to kill him.

      • Gandhi: (song lyric) Do the Bartman
        "Do The Bartman" was a music video released for "The Simpsons" TV show.

      • Buddy Holly: Well, let me see. It's me, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Jim Croce, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and half of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Yeah, I guess there's room for one more.
        Buddy Holly's clone(?), et al., are going to take a flight in a rickety old airplane. These guys were all killed in real airplane crashes. (Though Vaughan died in a helicopter crash.)

      • Gandhi: (a picture) To Gary -- Good Luck "Slaying" that Cancer! (heart) Sarah Michelle Gellar
        Gandhi has a signed picture of Sarah Michelle Gellar, whom he apparently thinks is his girlfriend. We don't know who "Gary" is, but perhaps the gag is that the picture wasn't even signed for Gandhi. SMG is "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".