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The Family Cruise
Season 3, Episode 12
You ready old man - the family cruise
Air date March 2, 2013
Written by Brian Turner and Garrett Frawley
Directed by James Krenzke
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The Family Cruise is the twelfth episode of the 3rd season and the fifty-second episode overall.

It originally aired on March 2, 2013.

“FAMILY CRUISE!” Dan

Synopsis[]

When Dan gets unintentionally shanghaied on a family cruise with Elise and her parents, he does all he can to get off it. 

Plot[]


Trivia[]

  • This was originally supposed to be the final episode aired, but "Summer Camp" ended up airing as the finale instead.
  • The episode was originally supposed to end on a cliffhanger and not the status quo ending it actually has.
  • Despite being a "family cruise", Ben is inexplicably absent in this episode.
  • The cruise ship is named the "S.S. Funtanic", which is likely a reference to the Titanic.
  • Chris reveals he ate the gingerbread house Elise has made last Christmas and blamed it on the mailman, but Elise was already aware of this.
  • This is the final episode to have "The Family..." to start its title.
  • Don claims he's an half-alien hybrid sent down on Earth to enslave man-kind, but in reality he just said that because he wanted to be included.
  • Dan's confession (only after being prompted) is that "it's possible" he's wasted his life on petty and ultimately meaningless quests for vengeance.
  • The end credits for this episode has a list of births and marriages during the production of Dan Vs.
  • It's implied at the end of this episode Dan tears off the duck tape, burns down Elise's house (by accident) then goes to the Zombie Apocalypse.

Continuity[]

  • Elise Sr. and Elise Jr. reveal their secrets in this episode (though, only temporarily since everyone's memories were mostly wiped).
  • Elise confesses her true job to Chris.
  • Elise Sr. confesses that she's #5 on the FBI's most wanted list under the name "The Lady".
  • Mr. Mumbles is absent in this episode. However, she is mentioned by Chris and Dan.
  • It's revealed that Chris mentioned the cruise to Dan off-screen in the episodes "The DMV" and "The Mummy", but Dan does not recall it.
  • This episode marks the final appearances of Don and Elise Sr.
  • This episode is also the only time Don and Elise Sr. appear in the third season.

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