The Simpsons: Season 6, Episode 11

Fear of Flying (18 Dec. 1994)

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Marge goes into therapy to cure her of her traumatizing fear of flying.

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Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Guy Incognito / Pilot #2 / Grampa Simpson / Pilot Voice / Alive Character #4 (voice)
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Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Jacqueline Bouvier / Marge's Grandmother (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Maggie Simpson / Girl on Bus (voice)
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Lisa Simpson / Alive Character #2 (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Carl / Bar Employee / Bartender / Pilot #1 / Alan / Head of Crazy Clown Airlines / KBBL Psychic / Alive Character #1 (voice)
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Lenny / Waylon Smithers / Air-traffic Control / Alive Character #3 / Principal Skinner / Marge's Dad (voice)
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Dr. Zweig (voice)
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Sam Malone (voice)
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Woody Boyd (voice)
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Carla Tortelli (voice)
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Cliff Clavin (voice)
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Norm Peterson (voice)
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Lesbian / Air Hostess (voice)
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Marge goes into therapy to cure her of her traumatizing fear of flying.

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The title is from the book 'Fear of Flying' by Erica Jong which was controversial in its views of female sexuality and feminism. See more »

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On the plane, they say that economy class is overbooked, so Bart and Lisa can go in first class, but in following scenes, especially when they are focused on Marge panicking, there are several empty seats. See more »

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Homer: Good news everybody! Because I endangered lives, we can fly anywhere we want!
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References The Monkees (1966) See more »

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Theme From Cheers (Where Everybody Knows Your Name)
by Judy Hart-Angelo and Gary Portnoy
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Pretty funny episode.
19 November 2007 | by (Plainfield, IL) – See all my reviews

Season six was the first season of The Simpsons that had a very disjointed feel about it. Some of the episodes felt like Season Five episodes, and some felt like much later ones. This falls into the former category. Fear of Flying has the same structured randomness to it that made seasons four and five so wonderful. Marge actually gets some funny lines here, and a character attribute that was hinted at earlier is further developed: despite being the voice of reason, she doesn't always have it all together. Homer's search to find a new bar leads to a very funny Cheers parody. The highlight of this episode is probably Anne Bancroft, who deserves to go down in history as one of the funniest guest stars ever. Her soothing yet sarcastic voice is perfect for psychiatrist Dr. White, who isn't nearly as patient and compassionate as we might expect. Overall a strong episode.


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