The Simpsons: Fear of Flying
(S06E11) This episode has a great opening scene at Moe's. The gang decides to play a few pranks on Moe, so Lenny puts a cobra in the cash register that bites Moe several times and Barney hits Moe with a flame that shoots from a flower on his lapel. Moe actually laughs these pranks off, but when Homer unscrews the lid to the sugar and it gets on the bar, Moe gets so angry he bans Homer from the bar. As a final insult, he even takes Homer's favorite record out of the jukebox ("It's Rainin' Men").
Homer tries some other bars, and finally ends up at an all-female bar that doesn't seem quite right to him. Finally, he figures it out: "This lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit!"'
At this point Homer appears at Moe's in disguise and tells everyone his name is actually "Guy Incognito." At least, Moe and the gang assumes it's Homer, but it really is a totally different person. That kind of gag that seems to be going one way than veers off into a totally weird direction is very Simpsons-y, as is Homer discovering the man on the sidewalk and then being distracted by a dog's puffy tail.
Finally, Homer pretends to be a pilot so he can drink at an airport bar, and to save embarrassment for almost letting him fly the plane, the airline offers he and his family a round trip ticket to anywhere they want to fly. That's when the story becomes about Marge, who has a fear of flying.
Marge doesn't want to face her fear, and Lisa warns her that her fear will begin to manifest itself in weird ways. It does just that, and Marge does some rather odd things such as insisting the dog and cat get married, and putting shingles on the roof at three in the morning, a time when she should be banking, according to Homer. She finally decides to visit a shrink, and it's revealed that her father was a steward on an airline, and the repressed shame was the cause of her fear.
Favorite moments: Homer rents movies like Fearless and Alive to get Marge's mind off her fear of flying.