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Flight as a Feather
Season 2, Episode 3
Flightasafeather
Air date 5. September, 1996
Written by Julia Lewald
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Flight as a Feather is the eighteenth episode of The Mask: The Animated Series.

SummaryEdit

Hours before a Swedish karaoke contest at the Coco Bongo, The Mask loses his lucky fedora feather and races through Edge City to get it—all the while trying to avoid Kellaway and Doyle and a string of eccentric characters, including Mayor Tilton's vengeful ex-girlfriend, a performance artist, an eagle, and Walter.

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Trivia Edit

  • This episode has become notorious in recent years due to the sequence in which Mayor Tilton signs a deal between Edge City and Bavariaville, which includes content considered too adult for a TV-Y7 audience. The scene in question centers on Cookie BaBoom, the exotic dancer, (the mayor's aide nearly calls her a "stripper") crashing the Mayor's ceremony by rushing the stage. The mayor's aide tries to stop Cookie and she throws off her trenchcoat to reveal two megatons worth of explosives strategically strapped across her bust and waist like a tube top and an micro-mini-skirt, respectively. Because Mayor Tilton dumped her to keep his public image squeaky clean, Cookie is now planning to assassinate the mayor and kill herself. As the crowd flees in terror and the mayor's aide refuses to disarm her because he doesn't get paid enough to go through dangerous situations, The Mask (only interested in retrieving his feather) thwarts Cookie's plan by impersonating a Cockney British bartender who creates a drink called The Bikini Cocktail, using the dynamite strapped to Cookie's body as the main ingredient. Before Kellaway and Doyle can capture The Mask, he distracts them by turning Cookie (who had been spinning around in a blur after The Mask ripped the dynamite off her body) around so her now naked front (which the spectator is unable to see) faces them, causing the two to react sexually to her nude body and collapse. The Mask then asks Cookie if he knows her from traffic school, but the rest of the line cuts immediately to the Bavariavillian woman freaking out over The Mask harassing Mayor Tilton (it's not known whether the jump cut is a sign that a suggestive punchline has been edited, but some fans have theorized that it is) and Cookie (now clad in her trenchcoat) runs off before she can get arrested. This episode has been seen in syndication (namely on local affiliates for The WB and UPN and part of the Big Kids Network, a syndicated line-up of cartoons from the late 1990s) and on international broadcasts in both English and non-English speaking countries (particularly in Mexico, the UK, Australia, and Eastern Europe), but when the show was brought over to FOX Family and Cartoon Network and its sister channel, Boomerang (American feed only), this episode was skipped over due to content. CBS also didn't air this episode, though this was because CBS only aired episodes from the first and third season of the show while the second season was put into syndication on cable and free-to-air TV.