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:

* AnachronismStew: During the ''Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty'' story, a native asks the Bounty's crew if RobertFulton already invented the steamboat and someone tells her it won't take long.
* BadBoss: Capt. Bligh made a suggestion box out of the head of the subordinate who asked him to install a box (Martin Prince).
* BeyondTheImpossible: In the third tale, Homer is able to sit on a toilet ''upside down''. He justifies it by saying he has great ass suction.
* DiabolusExMachina: At the end of the ''Literature/{{Poseidon}}'' story, just when the survivors are about to rescued, the blowtorch from the rescue worker sets Sideshow Mel on fire. He even lampshades the irony.
* {{Ghost Pirate}}s: At the end of the episode, the crew from the second segment appear and turn out to have become a skeleton crew.
* InsultBackfire: 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.
* NewYearHasCome: The third story takes place during new year.
* TemptingFate: 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.
* TooDumbToLive: Upon taking over the Bounty, Bart throws away the helm.