Inside, we find Ted slamming pills to handle his anxiety, while the other passengers partake in some "light reading."
After Ted's rejected again by Elaine, he sits back down with his seatmate.
Much to her chagrin, Ted begins to tell the story of how he met Elaine, thus kicking off another flashback…
On military leave in a distant country, we find Ted drinking alone at the "seediest dive on the wharf." You can tell it's a rough place by the pair of Girl Scouts duking it out in the background.
When one of them is thrown into a jukebox, "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees begins to play.
The sequence totally spoofs disco classic Saturday Night Fever, as Ted, spotting Elaine from across the room, rips off his military uniform revealing a John Travolta-esque white vest. The pair then disco dances the night away.
While there's minimal voiceover dialogue from Ted, this sequence relies heavily on visual humor. From their eclectic dance moves to background shenanigans, there's always something happening on screen.
Ted and Elaine end their night slow-dancing together to some mellow jazz as the place closes up, while the Girl Scouts continue to brawl.
The flashback ends, and we focus back on Ted and his seatmate. "But enough about me," he says. "I hope this hasn't been boring for you."
We pan over to his seatmate, who's hanged herself out of boredom. Apparently Ted is not the most captivating storyteller.