Recap / The Simpsons S 18 E 10 The Wife Aquatic

Marge revisits her summer vacation spot from childhood only to learn that it's gone to pot from overfishing.


  • Bittersweet Ending: The fish are now under conservation, and Barnacle Bay is in business again. But all the trees are cut down to be used for pornography. Lisa considers this a Downer Ending, however.
  • Continuity Nod:
  • Foreshadowing: One of the scenes in Marge's home movies was of her watching a net full of Yum-Yum Fish get loaded onto the dock.
  • Take That!: Lisa and Bart consider Brazil the worst place they've ever been to next to Barnacle Bay.
    • Bowdlerization: In the Brazilian dub, the disparaging reference to Brazil was re-edited to make it seem like Bart and Lisa were wholeheartedly agreeing that Barnacle Bay was the worst place they've ever been.
  • Trees into Toothpicks: The episode ends with Barnacle Bay going into the logging business, with the logs being used for porno magazines. Lisa is horrified.