Samuels informs the IHP that they've been asked to submit something that can be placed in a time capsule that will be opened a hundred years later. Moore suggests doing a video and they tell Samuels about it and he likes it and puts Alan in charge. And when they're done and view it, it's utterly dull. And Dennis goes wild and wrecks the video. Alan wants to turn him in but Moore tells them that they still have time to make another video. While Alan wants to redo it, the class decides to make one they can be proud of. And they decide not to tell Samuels till it's done. And they hope he likes it.
Did You Know?
The unique way the song "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk3 is used in this episode helped establish the popular misconception that the song is actually about celebrating graduation and what comes after it, even if in a slightly tongue in cheek way. However, the song, while indeed satirical, is actually about the looming nuclear holocaust (the literal "bright" future that the lyrics mention) of the Cold War, and one of the people, a graduating nuclear scientist, who'll enable it (the shades refer to the protective glasses that people wear while observing nuclear weapons tests), but who doesn't really care about any of it because he only thinks about the near future and its promising financial prospects that benefit him. See more
The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
Written by Pat MacDonald
Performed by Timbuk 3
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records See more