Recap: The Simpsons S 17 E 18 The Wettest Stories Ever Told

When the Simpsons' plans for a nice family outing at the Frying Dutchman turn into a dining disaster, the family (and show writers) try to salvage the night by telling three tales of disasters at sea.

Tropes:

  • Anachronism Stew: During the Mutiny on the Bounty story, a native asks the Bounty's crew if Robert Fulton already invented the steamboat and someone tells her it won't take long.
  • Bad Boss: Capt. Bligh made a suggestion box out of the head of the subordinate who asked him to install a box.
  • Insult Backfire: When told that he eats dolphin boogers, Capt. Bligh shrugs and admits that it might happen when one eats dolphins as often as he does.
  • New Year Has Come: The third story takes place during new year.
  • Tempting Fate: Capt. Bligh thinks his crew will never revolt. When he and Willie are left in a life boat, he dares Willie to revolt and it results on Capt. Blight being left in a turtle, which he dares to sink.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Upon taking over the Bounty, Bart throws away the helm.