Homer and Bart try to, once again, fix their father-son relationship; this time, by going on a trust-building sea excursion. Meanwhile, Marge takes over for Homer's fantasy football league.
- The Dog Bites Back: Martin Prince beats up Nelson after taking a level in badass.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The fight between Martin and Nelson isn't seen. The viewers only see the result.
- Overprotective Dad: Homer freaks out over Bart and Milhouse seeing "BRIEF NUDITY!!" on their laptop, to the point of putting it in its traveling case and throwing it out the window.
- Sore Loser: After losing a fantasy football game, Moe burns down the banners he got for his past victories.
- Special Edition Title: Downplayed in that the Title Sequence had blood splattering on the TV during the "Created By/Developed By" part (due to the Couch Gag having Homer saving Scratchy from Itchy, only Scratchy to overstay the Simpsons' welcome, so Homer brings Itchy back to attack Scratchy).
- Trust-Building Blunder: Can't get more of blunder than Homer nearly getting everybody killed because he hates Bart and won't obey his orders as an acting superior of the boat's crew. He finally decides to help after he essentially forces them to listen to a drunken extended diatribe of how much he hates Bart.