The Simpsons: Fear of Flying (1994)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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After Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) has an argument with barkeep Moe Syzlak (voice of Hank Azaria), he's no longer welcome at Moe's Tavern, and Homer goes in search of a new watering hole. Homer begins frequenting "The Little Black Box," a bar near the airport catering to pilots, but when he's mistaken for a member of an airline's flight crew and put behind the controls of a jetliner, only dumb luck prevents a catastrophe. The airline gives Homer free tickets for himself and his family in exchange for keeping the incident quiet, but as the Simpsons are about to take off on their vacation, they discover Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) is terrified of flying, and demands to be let off the plane before take-off. Marge begins seeing an analyst, Dr. Zweig (voice of Anne Bancroft), to deal with her fears, though Homer suspects he'll end up being blamed for Marge's problems. During therapy, Marge begins to discuss her childhood, and her relationship with her siblings and her parents, but while Dr. Zweig thinks they may have gotten to the core of Marge's anxieties when she reveals her father was a pilot, it turns out there's more to the story than that. "Fear of Flying" first aired on December 18, 1994.