I’d like to call out a couple things:
1. What the guy says about the plane arriving to rescue them: “In my head … you wanna start singing the national anthem … corniness aside, this is *awesome*: we live in a country that can do *this*.” I couldn’t help it: I was patriotically moved. Looking at it in a more wonky way, you can think of a society as an insurance policy; the Coast Guard here is insurance against getting hurt at sea. (Lane Kenworthy goes into this in [book: Social Democratic America].) I like to think of my society insuring me in all kinds of ways. And I love living in a country that can do that.
2. The entire Alan Simpson thing. I won’t spoil it by explaining any of what goes on. You can listen to Act 2 if you’d like. It’s just bananas.