Created By: CaveCat on August 26, 2011 Last Edited By: CaveCat on March 6, 2014

Flight Episode

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All of us have a lot of things to wish for in life. Of all the things that we wish for, it would be to fly through the sky like a bird. As we all know, people are just not built for flying like birds. But, what if something extraordinary happens that grants you the ability to fly?

This is a type of episode that focuses on one character being given the ability to fly, if only for the duration of the episode before never doing it again.

Needs More Examples, Needs a Better Description


Examples

Literature

Live-Action TV
  • In the Round the Twist episode "Copy Cat", Linda gets a magic hat that allows her to fly. Everyone in town ends up wanting to have a go with it.

Web Comics
  • Bizarre New World is about the first man who gets the power of flight, and how it affects him. Later everybody in the world can fly.

Western Animation
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Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • August 26, 2011
    randomsurfer
    The Comic Book/Webcomic Bizarre New World is about the first man who gets the power of flight, and how it affects him. Later everybody in the world can fly.
  • September 12, 2011
    CaveCat
    Bump. Anymore examples, anyone?
  • September 13, 2011
    foxley
    In the Round The Twist episode "Copy Cat", Linda gets a magic hat that allows her to fly. Everone in town ends up wanting to have a go with it.
  • September 13, 2011
    randomsurfer
    How about the "You can fly!" segement of Peter Pan? Here's the Disney version.
  • September 14, 2011
    CaveCat
    ^Sorry to tell you this, but the Peter Pan example doesn't exactly describe this trope.
  • September 18, 2011
    CaveCat
  • September 25, 2011
    CaveCat
    Bump again.
  • September 25, 2011
    Shota
    An episode of The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh has Pooh wanting to learn how to fly after flying kites with his friends.
  • September 26, 2011
    CrypticMirror
    One chapter of Five Children And It by E Nesbit had the children wishing for wings to fly, needless to say the wish ended badly.
  • September 26, 2011
    cocoy0
    Is the chapter where The Wart was changed into a falcon count? But the tropeable episodes were those when he was changed into an ant and a fish.
  • March 5, 2014
    DAN004
    • Spongebob Squarepants: In a special episode, Spongebob is inspired by jellyfishes to fly. He tried various ways to fly, only to fail miserably each time, even getting mocked by Bikini Bottom people several times. He managed to fly later, by accident of him putting his hairdyer in his pants and inflating it.

    Should I tell you the rest of the episode?
  • March 5, 2014
    Valorie
    Would the Dude from the Big Lebowski count? He has one dream sequence where he flies.
  • March 6, 2014
    XFllo
    Why does a specific episode need a separate page? We have Flight - isn't it enough?
  • March 6, 2014
    DAN004
    ^ This is about a plot, while Flight is about general ability.
  • March 6, 2014
    FlyingDuckManGenesis
    • In the House Of Mouse episode, "Donald Wants to Fly", Donald wants to fly after seeing many classic Disney characters do so. After a few unsuccessful attempts, he gets some help from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.
  • March 6, 2014
    oneuglybunny
    Western Animation
    • The Tom And Jerry theatrical cartoon "The Flying Cat" has Tom Cat attain the ability to fly by wearing a woman's corset to approximate bats' wings.
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