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Samantha "Sam" Manson
This is the first (and only) time Danny foiled Technus' plan by himself. The other times, he needed the help of Sam and Tucker.
When Danny enters Axiom Labs to find Technus, he is not wearing his Fenton Phones. Then when we see him inside the labs, he is clearly wearing the Fenton Phones.
During the scene where Danny and Valerie are at the sports game, we first see Danny holding a green flag and Valerie with a foam finger. There is also a tub of popcorn between them. When we see them again, all of those things are gone.
The license plate of the bus in London that is shown while Technus is controlling the satellite is 'DP164', the 'DP' part being, of course, a reference to Danny Phantom's initials.
When Technus has control over the satellite, and is blasting rays into a traffic light in London, you can see a restaurant in the background named "Redlion Fish N Chips".
Danny said Technus hates emotions. When has Technus shown signs of this?
Look Hard: When the students are first shown at Axiom Labs, you can see a large banner that says Vlad Co. on the outside of the building. When Danny goes back to Axiom Labs to fight Technus, the banner is gone.
Damon wasn't in the room when Valerie's suit attacked the lab. So why did he grab Valerie? He couldn't have known who did it since he wasn't there.
Danny seems to have a crush on girls from different races. For instance, Sam is white. Valerie is black and Paulina is Hispanic.
After Valerie has told Danny that they can only be friends and he is moping at the table outside, Sam walks up to him and she's missing her tights.
Why would Mr. Felluca, a math teacher, take his students on a trip to a science lab to see technological equipment?
The brown-haired girl who appeared at the end of the episode (she was the one who said 'd'you think he likes brunettes?') usually has red hair. However, they animated her with brown. To confirm that they changed her hair color, take a look at the sequence from 'Mystery Meat' in which the whole school is looking up at the meat monster forming. She can also be seen in 'Fanning the Flames', when the kids are running from the school chanting 'Ember' right before the trample Lancer.
The knobs on the jet pack Danny used in outer space constantly disappear when he's wearing it.
Sam: (Gives Danny the ring) Here you go.
Tucker: You sure about this?
Danny: Well, she said she'd give up ghost hunting. For me. Besides, I like her and she likes me back. Isn't it supposed to be that simple?
Sam & Tucker: Clueless.
Danny: Wow. I'm glad you're here. I wanted to ask you something.
Valerie: Actually, me first. (Sam & Tucker leave them alone) Danny, I've had a lot of fun these last few days. But my life's way too complicated right now or us to be anything other than...friends.
Danny: Just friends? But I thought...
Valerie: I thought too. But there's something important I have to do and I don't want you to get hurt because of it. Besides, it's not like you were gonna give me some lame class ring, right (Kisses Danny on the cheek)
Danny: (Chuckles) Yeah. Right.
Danny: (After Sam tells him Technus is trying to hook him and Valerie up) Sam was probably being paranoid...(Turns around and sees Technus in Valerie's suit)...but that doesn't mean she's not right. Valerie's... not in there, is she?
Technus: No. She's not. (Points to Valerie) She's over there. In full view.
(Valerie waves; Danny waves back nervously)
Technus: You should run now.
Danny: You're telling me that Technus is trying to hook me up? Come on! Technus hates emotions!
Sam: And hello? He's using yours against you.
Tucker: Dim lights, stalled ferris wheels... you think the universe wants you two to be together?
Danny: Well, maybe, but, I don't know... I might.
Damon: (After realizing Valerie wasn't the one in her suit) I'm sorry I didn't believe you. (Referring to Danny) You did do a good job protecting your friend. I guess I can let it go this time.
Valerie: You're only saying that 'cause the suit's destroyed.
Danny: (While running from Technus, who is in Valerie's ghost hunting suit) You were pushing Valerie and me together!
Technus: You're welcome! (Tries to shoot Danny with the Ectogrenade Launcher; Danny dodges all the attacks and tries to go ghost) Uh, uh, eh. Careful. (Shows Danny cameras) Secret identity, remember? (Danny no longer tries to go ghost) I wonder who will miss you more. The angry ghost hunter, or the frustrated little Goth girl who can't admit her feelings!
Danny: What are you --
Technus: Ah, well. Nothing you need to worry about now, because you are through interfering with my plans! (Charges the Ectogrenade Launcher)
Tucker: And this cartridge makes my PDA a GPS. And this chip here makes the GPS a GBA. And -- (Sees Sam uninterested) I'm boring you, aren't I?
Sam: You're killing me!
Danny: (Referring to the father/son talk) Does it have to be awkward?
Jack: Yep. I'm gonna give you some fatherly advice. Then, I'm gonna say something that makes you cringe and run out of the room in embarrassment!
Danny: Check. (Scared) Advice first?
Sam: (About Technus) He's pushing Danny and Valerie together!
(Tucker starts laughing hysterically)
Sam: (Annoyed) If you're done, we have to tell Danny.
Tucker: You want to tell Danny that Technus is playing match-maker? How do think he's gonna react to that? (Cuts to next scene; Danny is also laughing hysterically after hearing the news)
Sam: (Annoyed) Are you done yet?
Danny: No. (Continues laughing)
(At school; Danny is seen yawning)
Tucker: Long night?
Sam: (Referring to his computer conversation with Valerie) Of flirting with disaster?
Danny: You should really give her a chance, Sam. I know she wants to waste Danny Phantom, but did you know that she's a ninth degree black belt? That her favorite fruit is kumquat, because it's a funny word?
Sam: No, Danny, I didn't. Because I never really get past the "waste Danny Phantom" part!
(Technus fires an ectoblast near Valerie's feet, which causes her to fall into some type of liquid)
Danny: I am gonna break you in half! (Charges at Technus)
Technus: (Disappears) Temper, child, temper. There's that emotion of yours again. (Appears behind Danny, grabs him by the neck, and shocks him, thus causing him to fall; he lands in a pile of boxes) And emotion, whether you know it or not, is your greatest weakness!
Valerie: (To Star, about Danny) Did you know that he wants to be an astronaut? That he bowls with a 150 average?
Star: No. All I know is that his family's a bunch of ghost-hunting freaks. (Danny shows up) Oh, I'm sorry, by freak I mean -- nah, I mean it. See ya, Val. See ya, freak. (Walks off)
Valerie: Oh, don't mind her.
Danny: "Her?" Was there another girl with you? I hadn't noticed.
Valerie: Pretty cheesy, Neil Armstrong. You got lunch plans?
Sam: (Reading the class ring inscription upside down) Who the heck is Wes?
Sam: (On Fenton Phones) Clueless 1, this is Goth 1, do you copy?
Danny: Goth 1, this is Clueless 1. Why am I "Clueless 1?"
Tucker: (Also on Fenton Phones; to Sam) Tell him!
Sam: Shut it!
Sam: (On Fenton Phones) Uh, Danny. Danny, come in. Stay alert, you have company.
Danny: Company? What kind of company? (Dodges energy blasts shot by Valerie)
Sam: It's your girlfriend.
Danny: She's not my girlfriend until I give her the ring.
Tucker: What is this, 1955?
Sam: (Being hugged by Valerie) Human contact... crushing... Goth indifference.
Danny: (As he blasts off into the sky) Hey! I'm an astronaut!!
Technus: Are you mad, child? Picking a fight with me and my upgraded form?!
Danny: You upgraded to a mullet?
(Valerie sees Danny knocked into a few boxes after his fight with Technus at the mall)
Valerie: Oh, hi. Didn't expect to see you here.
Danny: Uh, didn't expect to be here.
Sam: Oh, I'm gonna hurl.
Tucker: Hey, Valerie. (Coldly) Star.
Star: (Also coldly) Foley.
Valerie: (To Sam, also coldly) Manson.
Star: Where's your loser boyfriend, Danny?
Sam & Valerie: He's not my boyfriend! And he's not a loser!
Tucker: Uh, ladies, hello. Another good-looking guy right here. (Wiggles eyebrows; no one answers) And people wonder why I love technology.
Girl #1: (About Danny and Valerie) Dumped him, huh?
Girl #2: Goth girl making her move?
Tucker: Doubt it. (Wiggles eyebrows at girls)
Girl #1: Do you think he likes brunettes?
Tucker: That settles it. (To PDA) You seeing anybody?
Nicktoons Network premiere date: Friday, June 27, 2008.
Title Picture: Valerie's ghost-hunting head and upper chest on the top left to bottom left with Danny in ghost mode that looks like he's trying to escape with the "Technus Satellite" in the background.
We learn by the end of this episode that there is at least one girl that Danny has no apparent interest in who has a crush on him.
Jack's class ring looked like the ring Johnny 13 tried to give Jazz in "13."
First aired in Canada on YTV on May 8, 2006.
Apparently, Tucker must have started liking Valerie again, since he greeted her nicely and even tried to make himself noticable around her.
Valerie gets a new suit. The first was created by Vlad, then the second created by Technus.
References to "Reign Storm" and "Identity Crisis" were made in this episode.
We learn that Valerie's ghost hunting suit is mechanical and not made of a skin-tight fabric as previously hinted.
Vlad Plasmius must have some kind of habit of programming self-destruct sequences into his inventions. Valerie's original ghost hunting suit (which he built) self-destructed after Danny severely damaged it. It even used the same "5,4,3,2,1" sequence as the Ecto-Skeleton that Plasmius stole and upgraded in the previous episode, "Secret Weapons."
It is revealed that Mr. Falooka, who made his debut appearance in 'Doctor's Disorders', is the math teacher. This is proven when Tucker is talking about how he doesn't usually do math homework on the internet and Mr. Falooka says that "perhaps he should assign more".
The song that played during the Danny and Valerie montage is similar to the one that played during the Danny and Paulina montage in "Lucky in Love."
Opener: After battling Danny at the mall, and learning about his feelings for Valerie, Technus decides to use this to his advantage. Technus escapes into Valerie's cellphone.
Apparently, Danny's ghost suit can protect his body from the atmosphere of outer space, though he still needs a space helmet.
In the mall, when Sam saw Danny and Valerie talking and she said "I'm gonna hurl" is almost the exact same recation she gave the idea of Danny and Paulina in Lucky in Love ("Excuse me while I find a nice, dark place to throw up").
This episode begins with Danny already in ghost mode.
Danny does not catch a ghost in the Fenton Thermos in this episode.
When Sam and Danny are on the Fenton Phones, Sam's codename is Goth 1 and Danny's is Clueless 1.
The things that Technus does to push Danny and Valerie together are:
1) Blacking out lights in a restaurant, therefore causing them to use candles.
2) Having them win tickets to the carnival at a baseball game.
3) Stopping the ferris wheel at a certain point so that they could read when the lights in the skyline flashed their initals inside a heart.
It is revealed that Danny bowls with a 150 average.
Apparently, Technus 2.0 has more than just better looks than his previous form. He seems to have a new power that, when controlling an electronic device, he can go into some sort of technological dimension and can control every electronic device around the device he is in.
The class ring has the name Sam engraved in it, but Sam reads it upside down and sees the name Wes.
Look Hard: When Danny and Valerie are chatting online, you can see that Danny's screen name is DFenton, and Valerie's screen name is Ghosth8r. However, Danny's screen name in "Teacher of the Year" was Ghost Boy.
No new named Fenton inventions were introduced in this episode.
It is revealed that Tucker has a chip that allows his PDA to play Game Boy Advance games.
Technus isactually the third ghost villain to play "match-maker" with Danny, by putting him together with Valerie. The first was Ember in "Fanning the Flames," who put a spell on Danny to bring him and Sam together. The seond actually being Kitten in "Lucky in Love."
Danny attempts to present Valerie with a ring to make it official that she is his girlfriend, making her the second person to come close to receiving such a gift. The first was Jazz in ""13"."
Valerie was willing to give up ghost hunting for Danny Fenton, but after another misunderstanding with Danny Phantom, she decides not to.
Danny's desire of being an astronaut (which was first mentioned in "Mystery Meat") becomes somewhat a reality in this episode.
We learn that Valerie's favorite fruit is kumquat because "it's a funny word."
We learn that after Damon discovered Valerie's ghost hunting secret in "Reign Storm," he took her costume and weapons and locked them in his lab.
Apparently, Star does not like Danny because she thinks he is a loser and a freak.
Despite Star's claim in "Lucky in Love" that she wants to be friends with Tucker, she seemed very indifferent towards him in this episode.
1) Danny being called "clueless" when signs are showed of Sam liking him and he doesn't pick it up.
2) Girls showing signs of liking Danny while Tucker tries to hook-up with them.
3) Sam asking someone if they're done laughing when she tells them that Technus is playing match-maker.
4) Fathers having awkward talks with their children while eating ice cream.
Maddie, Jazz, Dash, Paulina, and Mr. Lancer are absent in this episode.
Title Screen Caption: "Out Of This World Terror!"
Apparently, Jack and Technus think that Sam likes Danny as more than a friend, and they're right.
Danny destroys Valerie's ghost hunting suit in this episode, but Technus gives her a new and improved suit.
A portion of this episode takes place in outer space.
It is revealed that Technus can make wires and other technology come out of his eye sockets and mouth.
It is revealed that Valerie is a ninth degree black belt, making her the second person in the show to hold this title. The first was Maddie in "Public Enemies."
It is revealed that Vlad is the new owner of Axion Labs.
This episode confirms that Technus' 2.0 form from "Identity Crisis" is permanent.
Valerie and Star are now apparently friends.
The title of the episode is stated by Sam.
Valerie kisses Danny on the cheek in this episode.
Main Villain(s): Nicolai Technus.
Danny and Valerie: Batman and Catwoman
While Danny's romance with Paulina resembles that of Superman and Lois Lane, his romance with Valerie resembles Bruce Wayne's/Batman's with Selina Kyle/Catwoman, particularly as depicted in Batman: The Animated Series. In both cases, the male hero is attracted to a female enemy, who is in love with one of his identities but, tragically, not the other, and he knows her secret identity, although she doesn't know his.
Cybertron Mainframe: Name
The name of Axion Labs' super computer is an homage to the planet of the Autobots and Decepticons from the various Transformers incarnations.
Technus Satellite: (After swallowed the overloaded rocket jet pack by accident and explodes)
An allusion from the movie "Hot Shots! Part Deux". The enemy accidentally swallowed Topper Harley's grenade while laughing and the enemy ship exploded. This was seen after the Technus Satellite accidentally swallowed the overloaded rocket jet pack that Danny gave it to him.
Flirting With Disaster: (The Storyline Itself)
Actually, the storyline has some allusions from Superman 3. The examples are: (1)The blackout scene due to the Ultimate Computer's malfunction. On Technus 2.0, he was doing it for Danny and Valerie. (2)One of (The Villain)Ross Webster's Henchmen, Vera Ross, was caught by the ultimate computer's suction beam and transforms into Fembot 2.0. On Valerie, it gave her a new suit from the Technus Possessed supercomputer.
Danny & Valerie: (Ending scene)
The ending scene between Valerie and Danny in the episode, where she tells Danny that they cannot be anything more than just friends is very similar to the end of the 2002 movie, Spider-Man, where Peter Parker tells Mary Jane that even though he would love to be with her, he can only be her friend. In both this episode and Spider-Man, the dumper walks away and leaves the dumpee upset, then the final scene shows the dumper soaring through the town in his/her costume.
The title of the episode, "Flirting With Disaster", is also the name of a movie made in 1996 which starred Ben Stiller (Alex in the movie "Madagascar" and the host of the Kids' Choice Awards 2005), Alan Alda ("M*A*S*H*"), Mary Tyler Moore (The "Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Mary Tyler Moore" show), and Patricia Arquette ("Holes").
Valerie: (To Danny) Pretty cheesy, Neil Armstrong. You got lunch plans?
Valerie calls Danny "Neil Armstrong" after displaying knowledge of his dream of becoming an astronaut. Neil Alden Armstrong is the world's most distinguished astronaut who, on July 20, 1969, became the first person to touch the moon's surface. More Info
Tucker: And this chip here makes the GPS a GBA.
The Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a handheld video game console developed, manufactured, and marketed by Nintendo. It is part of the Game Boy series of consoles, and the successor to the popular Game Boy Color. The chip Tucker holds up even looks similar to a GBA game cartridge. Coincidentally a game based on "The Ultimate Enemy" was made for Game Boy Advanced, called Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy.
Class Ring: Name & Appearance
A class ring is a ring that high school and college students get to remind them of their time at their school. Most students get their rings either their junior or senior year of high school. When in college, some students opt to trade their high school ring in for a college ring.
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