Season 1 Episode 12

Bearly Alive

Aired Weekdays 12:00 PM Sep 24, 1990 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Rebecca: Why would anyone hide an emergency exit under a seat?
      Wildcat: Cause it's too hard climbing through the luggage compartment.
      Rebecca: Wildcat, if we make it back home safely, get therapy.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Baloo: ... and Charles Limburger!
      Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974), an American aviator, made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him. But Lindbergh was the first person to do it alone nonstop.

    • Baloo: ... Wilbur and Orville, the Kitty Hawk Kids...
      Wilbur and Orville Wright were the first inventors of the airplane. They built and experimented in Kitty Hawk, North
      Carolina. On December 17, 1903 at 10:35 AM the brothers flew their first successful flight which lasted a scant 12 seconds and covered just 120 feet.

    • Baloo: You're Amelia Airhead...
      Amelia Earhart, the tom-boy pilot. In April 1926, no woman had so far flown across the Atlantic. Amelia accepted the offer from George Palmer Putnam, a New York publisher. However, she would only be a passenger on the flight since she had no experience of multi-engine or instrument flying. Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon would pilot the tri-motor Fokker named the "Friendship" with Amelia having the official title of "commander" of the flight.

      After that flight, her last 'stunt' flight attempt was around the world. However, while crossing the Pacific ocean, she and her navigator disappeared and were never seen or heard from again.

    • Kit: That's Howard Huge!
      Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (1905-1976) was arguably the most secretive and self-destructive man ever to win fame in Southern California's two glamour industries - movies and aviation.

      The peaks and valleys of his life were startling. As an aviator, he once held every speed record of consequence and was hailed as the world's greatest flyer, "a second Lindbergh." At various points in his life he owned an international airline, two regional airlines, an aircraft company, a major motion picture studio, mining properties, a tool company, gambling casinos and hotels in Las Vegas, a medical research institute, and a vast amount of real estate; he had built and flown the world's largest airplane; he had produced and directed "Hell's Angels," a Hollywood film classic.

      Yet by the time he died in 1976, under circumstances that can only be described as bizarre, he had become a mentally ill recluse, wasted in body, incoherent in thought, alone in the world except for his doctors and bodyguards. He had squandered millions and brought famous companies to the financial brink. For much of his
      life, he seemed larger than life, but his end could not have been sadder.

    • Baloo: I'm gonna fly through the Burmuda Trapezoid.
      The Bermuda Triangle is a vast three-sided segment of the Atlantic Ocean bordered by Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It's reputation comes from the fact that planes and ships have a history of never returning from them. Even though the first story started in 1964, bizarre happenings have been recorded for centuries. Many claim that even Christopher Columbus witnessed some of the Bermuda Triangle's weirdness.