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The Most Important Episode Of Futurama For Kif And Amy

Futurama was known for its adventure, hilarious plot lines, and lovable characters. Fans of the animated sitcom also know that it had some of the most iconic relationships known to cartoon history. Turanga Leela (Katey Sagal) and Philip J. Fry (Billy West) were a classic case of on-again, off-again love; Turanga Morris (David Herman) and Turanga Munda (Tress MacNeille) showed us how relationships grow and change over time; and Professor Farnsworth (Billy West) and Mom (Tress MacNeille) were a prime example of a toxic pairing who couldn't ever quite let things go. But, arguably the best couple of the show was Kif Kroker (Maurice LaMarche) and Amy Wong (Lauren Tom), who taught us that opposites really do attract.

One of the most memorable moments for the pair was when they first got together. Initially, the two just happen to be on the same cruise ship — one for work and the other headed for vacation. They suddenly find themselves racing to survive after the ship gets too close to a black hole, and they end in each other's arms.

Kif and Amy: the beginning

Episode 1 of season 2, "A Flight to Remember," starts with the Professor announcing he's planned a company vacation for the crew — he booked them all tickets for the maiden voyage of "the largest, most luxurious space cruise ship" ever built: the Titanic. Dramatic music ensues, as we of course know the fate of the original Titanic, but Fry, Leela, and Bender (John DiMaggio) obviously don't know what they're in for. Later, we learn that Captain Zapp Brannigan (Billy West) has the honor of piloting the ship, with Lieutenant Kif at his side.

When the ship gets too close to a black hole, chaos erupts as everyone on board flees to escape pods. Kif is (unwillingly) thrust into command as the cowardly Brannigan appoints him as the new captain. Yet, in the end, Kif is rewarded for his bravery by getting the girl. Amy's overbearing parents Inez (Lauren Tom) and Leo (Billy West) Wong pester her about finding a boyfriend throughout the whole flight, and as luck would have it, Kif swoops in at the perfect moment to quite literally whisk Amy away in his arms.

Their first kiss seals their fate, and we follow the couple throughout the entirety of the show as they break up, make up, and even have kids at some point. Through it all, we look back on that initial encounter fondly, remembering how smitten they were at first sight.