Season 2 Episode 1

A Flight to Remember

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 26, 1999 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • At the end when Leela was steering the escape pod, the earring in her right ear disappeared.

    • After the Titanic ship broke in two and Bender tells everyone that he's going to look around for stuff to steal, Leela's pearl necklace disappeared.

    • When LaBarbara was comforting Hermes after he told her the story of what happened, LaBarbara's bracelet on her left arm disappears.

    • One of the drinks iZac is mixing is 'Pannzoil'

    • Opening theme promotion: FILMED ON LOCATION

    • How come in this episode, Amy's parents want to set up her up with Kif, but when everyone goes to visit them on Mars in another episode, they don't like him?

      In this one Kif was a captain when Amy's parents tried setting them up. While on Mars Kif went back to being Zapp's lapdog, so Amy's parents wanted her with Zapp.

    • It's demonstrated in many episodes that Bender can't be exposed to magnets without losing control of himself & acting like a folk singer, but he wears a magnetic bowtie in this episode without being affected.

      In the DVD commentary they say that if there is a magnet on his "neck" it wont affect him, it is only when a magnet is stuck onto his head

    • What happened to the food cart LaBarbara uses to make the limbo music? It appears from nowhere and then disappears again afterwards.

    • Look at Bender's hand when he is playing craps. For a few seconds he has 4 "fingers", not 3!

    • When LaBarbara tells Hermes to open the door instead of showing off his limbo skills, Amy (standing beside LaBarbara) is missing her nose.

  • Quotes

    • Fry: (to Leela) Look! It's our nebula. Whenever I see it, I'll always think back to that moment when we almost... (nebula gets sucked into the black hole) Oh, nevermind.

    • Bender: At least I'll always have her bracelet! What do you think it's worth?
      Hermes: It's fake, mon.
      (Bender cries.)

    • Fry: Don't cry, Bender. Nobody really knows what happens in a black hole. It's possible she's still alive in another dimension somewhere. Right, Professor?
      Farnsworth: Oh, yes, absolutely! [He turns to Zoidberg.] Not a chance!

    • Bender: I can't live without you. If you let go, I let go!
      Countess: No! You have too much to live for. It may hurt for a while but one day you'll share your love again. After all, it's shareware.
      Bender: Don't talk like that. Tragic romances always have a happy ending.

    • Leela: Something's wrong. We're two metric tons overweight.
      Amy: Well, it's not me!

    • Leela: We can't leave yet. We've got to wait for Bender. The high gravity must be slowing down his looting.

    • Farnsworth: Thank God there are plenty of escape pods. We won't have to dress up like women and children.

    • Countess: Well, now what are we going to do?
      Bender: Wait a second. Aren't you a member of the yacht club?
      Countess: By God, you're right! I'm a class-3 yacht.

    • Bender: Are you hurt, my sweet?
      Countess: No. Luckily a family broke my fall.

    • Bender: You all go without me. I'm gonna take one last look around. You know, for, uh, stuff to steal.
      Fry: You're going back or the Countess, aren't you?
      Bender: Alright, I am. But I don't want the others to know. If I don't come back, just say I died robbing some old man.
      Fry: I'll tell them you went out prying the wedding ring off his cold, dead finger.

    • Farnsworth: I'm too young to die!

    • Zapp: Don't blame yourself, Kif. We were doomed from the start. Nothing remains now but for the captain to go down with his ship.
      Kif: Why, that's surprisingly noble of you, sir.
      Zapp: No, it's noble of you, Kif! As of now... you're in command. Congratulations, captain!

    • Leela: Oh, my God! We're heading straight into a black hole.
      Fry: Talk about a mood killer!

    • Fry: Oh, look, I'm not actually interested in her if that's what's bothering you.
      Leela: Oh, are you sure? I mean, she has two eyes, you have two eyes.
      Fry: I know, we seem like a perfect match.

    • Zapp: Kif, old friend, I don't know which disgusts me more: Your cowardice or your stupidity! We'll simply set a new course for that empty region over there. Near that black-ish hole-ish thing.

    • Amy: Well, with Zapp gone and my parents still here, I suggest Fry give me a nice, convincing kiss.
      Fry: Ah, now there's something we can all enjoy.

    • Kif: Captain, may I have a word with you?
      Zapp: No.
      Kif: It's an emergency, sir.
      Zapp: Come back when it's a catastrophe.

    • Leela: What are we gonna do? Fry can't pretend to be both our boyfriends.
      Fry: Sure I can. I learned how to handle delicate social situations from a little show called Three's Company.
      Zapp: I'd like to impose a toast on the happy couple. Down the hatch!
      Mrs. Wong: Hear, hear! Now let's have a kiss!
      Zapp: Yes, Fry. Plant one on your woman.
      Fry: Um, let me think. Come and knock on our door, nuh, nuh, nuh, nuh, nuh, nuh. Uh, Mr. Roper-
      Mr. Wong: What's the hold up? Kiss my daughter already!
      Farnsworth: Wait, I'm confused. Now tell me, Fry, which one of these ladies are you involved with?
      Fry: Uh... (He hums the theme to Three's Company again)

    • Zapp: As a gentleman, I must warn you. If you so much as glance at another woman, I'll be all over Leela like a fly on a pile of very seductive manure.

    • Zapp: I like your style, Fry. You remind me of a young me. Not much younger, mind you. Perhaps even a couple of years older.

    • Countess: Bender, I don't care whether you have money. I love you for your artificial intelligence and your sincerity simulator.

    • Bender: Well, now you know. I'm not actually rich. I'm a fraud. A poor, lazy, sexy fraud. This isn't even a real bow-tie, it's magnetic.

    • Zapp: Your attention, please. As captain of this vessel, the terrible burden of naming a limbo contest winner is mine and mine alone.
      Kif: Shouldn't you be steering between the comets?
      Zapp: And the winner is, Leela!
      Leela: But I didn't even limbo.
      Zapp: No matter. I know from personal experience how horizontal you can get.

    • LaBarbara: There, there. Now you don't have to limbo if you don't want. It doesn't make you any less of a man.
      Farnsworth: Though it did get me some action!

    • Bender: I don't get it, iZac; that bracelet had a diamond the size of a racoon's brain. Why couldn't I steal it?
      iZac: It's obvious, Mr. B. You're in love.
      Bender: Oh, it's true. But we're star-crossed robots. She, a countess, built with a silver spoon in her mouth. And me, just a regular honest Joe.
      iZac: Hey, you gonna pay for those?
      Bender: Hell, no!

    • Countess: Lovely, isn't it?
      Bender: Yeah. But only 93% as lovely as you.
      Countess: Oh, Bender! Either that was a computing error or you're the most romantic robot I've ever met!

    • Countess: Mind if I freshen up a bit before we go out?
      Bender: I was just about to suggest the same thing.

    • Leela: It would have been nice if you'd told me you were going out with Amy.
      Fry: I'm not going out with Amy. It's just to fool her parents. Hey, you're not jealous, are you?
      Leela: What? No. No! Of course not!
      Fry: Good, 'cause I consider my fake relationship with you a lot more meaningful.

    • Zapp: Leela, perhaps this is an awkward time but if things don't work out with this pipsqueak here... I just want you to know I'll be there to score you on the rebound.

    • Leela: Well, our accommodations aren't great, but it sure is beautiful out here.
      Fry: Yeah, it's pretty romantic-- Uh, I mean platonic. Th-That sure is one platonic view!

    • Amy: Uh, he seems really nice but, well, I already have a boyfriend.
      Mrs. Wong: Really? Where is he?
      Mr. Wong: And why isn't he here right now fathering our grandchild?

    • Mrs. Wong: We met the nicest boy in the cabin next to ours.
      Mr. Wong: He's not very ugly.
      Mrs. Wong: You should marry him! Or at least use him to conceive a grandchild for us.

    • Amy: Mom? Dad? What are you doing here?
      Mr. Wong: We were planning on enjoying a relaxing vacation. But since you're here, we'll have to do some meddling.

    • Zapp: Kif, I'm feeling the captain's itch.
      Kif: I'll get the powder, sir.
      Zapp: No, the itch for adventure! Prepare to change course.
      Kif: Sir, this is a leisure cruise. Our path was set by the travel agency.
      Zapp: That's for schoolgirls! Now here's a route with some chest hair.
      Kif: But that course leads directly through a swarm of comets.
      Zapp: Yes, comets! The icebergs of the sky.

    • Bender: Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Bender.
      Countess: Charmed. I'm the Countess de la Roca. I was surprised to see another robot staying in first class. Most of the robots I meet are labourers.
      Bender: I assure you, I barely know the meaning of the word "labour".

    • Bender: Gimmie you're biggest, strongest, cheapest drink.

    • Bender: Well, I'm tired of this room and everyone in it. If you'll excuse me, I'm gonna pop over to the casino for the next 135 hours!

    • Fry: Man, first class seems nice!
      Farnsworth: It'll seem even nicer once you've seen your room.

    • Farnsworth: I've booked us all on the maiden voyage of the largest, most luxurious space cruise ship ever built. The Titanic!
      Leela: Looks nice.

    • Farnsworth: It's just my way of thanking you for not reporting my countless violations of safety and minimum wage laws.
      Bender: Aww, you!

    • Fry: This is great! I haven't had time off since I was 21 through 24.

    • Farnsworth: Oh, great news, everyone.
      Bender: Shove it! We quit!
      Farnsworth: In that case I'll have to hire a new crew to go on our company vacation.

    • Leela: That was the worst delivery ever.
      Fry: Yeah. I'm never going to another planet called "Cannibalon"!
      Bender: Me neither. Food was good, though.

    • Bender: Hey, wait! Gimme a do-over! My cheating chip malfunctioned!
      Dealer: Sorry, sir, the house limit is three do-overs.

    • Leela: Oh, god... Not Zapp Brannigan.
      Zoidberg: You know Zapp Brannigan?
      Leela: Let's just say we crossed paths...
      Bender: Was that before or after you slept with him?

    • Contessa: Bender, you risked your life to save me!
      Bender: And I'd do it again! And perhaps a third time! But that would be it.

    • Kif: Sir, remember your course correction?
      Zapp Brannigan: No.
      Kif: Well it's proving somewhat more suicidal than we'd initially hoped.

  • Notes

    • This is the first time we see Leela kissing Fry.

    • On the audio commentary, someone comments "If you want to make an episode like this, mix one part Titanic, two parts Love Boat, and one part Three's Company."

    • On the Season 1 DVD in the Chapter Selection of this episode, hover over chapter one and press down, OR hover over chapter four and press left, then press select on the 'Do Not Push' button. There is an extremely disturbing picture of the Professor sent to Mom.

    • 26-Sep-99 Nielsen ranking: 7.4 million viewers (#54 for the week)

    • We are also introduced to Amy's parents, Leo (voiced by Billy West) and Inez (voiced by Lauren Tom, who also does Amy).

    • Hermes' wife LaBarbara makes her first appearance.

  • Allusions

    • The name for the Countess De La Roca probably came from one of the Co-Producers on the show, Claudia De La Roca

    • Since most people doesn't know what's this cartoon clip on the billboard in the opening credits is, the cartoon clip is from the late 1950s TV cartoon "Clutch Cargo".

    • The head Zapp Brannigan threw on the Titanic's exterior was that of Leonardo DiCaprio's, who played Jack in the movie Titanic.

    • The Countess' dress looks a lot like what Rose Dewitt Bukater (main female character in Titanic) was wearing when Rose boarded the ship.

    • Starship Titanic
      A number of references to the ship in space are taken fromt he popular CD-ROM game Starship Titanic.

    • Titanic
      As if you hadn't already gotten it, the majority of the episode is a spoof on the 3 hour movie Titanic.

    • The Jetsons
      The sound that Zapp's escape pod makes is taken from the sound of the cars in The Jetsons.

    • The Black Hole
      That black hole looks exactly like the one from the 1979 Disney film The Black Hole. The final shot of the escape pod leaving the area around the black hole is reminiscent of the last scene.

    • Lost In Space
      The security robots that detain Bender at the bar look exactly like the robots seen in Lost In Space.

    • The Love Boat
      The bartender "iZak" is not only a play off the famous iMac computers, but is a clever joke about Isaac from The Love Boat.

    • NewsRadio
      This show also makes a spoof reference to News Radio which once did an episode that similarly made fun of Titanic's storyline using its own cast of characters. Not only is this episode written by the same people, the "dressing up like women" joke was exactly like what Bill said he would do. And finally, it is an homage to the last episode featuring longtime friend of the cast and crew, Phil Hartman.

    • Title: A Flight to Remember
      This title is taken from the classic movie "A Night to Remember," which, like this episode, was about The Titanic.

    • Prof. Farnsworth: Good we don't have to dress up as women and children
      In eariler times when a boat was sinking, they always let the women and children into the lifeboats first, and there are some cases when men dressed up as women to get to the lifeboats first. In this episode Prof. Farnsworth tried to do this in case there wern't enough escape pods only he dressed up as a child.

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