The Wettest Stories Ever Told

"The Wettest Stories Ever Told" is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsonsseventeenth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 23, 2006.

"The Wettest Stories Ever Told"
The Simpsons episode
Episode no.Season 17
Episode 18
Directed byMike B. Anderson
Written byJeff Westbrook
Production codeHABF11
Original air dateApril 23, 2006
Episode features
Couch gagTwo hands solve a jigsaw puzzle of the family, placing Maggie and Homer's heads in the wrong positions, and then immediately fixing the mistake.
CommentaryAl Jean
Jeff Westbrook
Matt Selman
Tom Gammill
Max Pross
Mike B. Anderson
David Silverman
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PlotEdit

When the Simpsons' plans for a nice family outing at the Frying Dutchman turn into a dining disaster due to an uncooperative octopus armed with knives, the family tries to salvage the night by telling three nautically themed stories.

Mayflower MadmanEdit

In Lisa's story, Bart, Lisa and a widowed Marge board the Mayflower to head for the new world. Homer, fleeing from the police, boards the ship and hides in a barrel. Homer is immediately attracted to Marge, however, Moe (who killed Marge's previous husband), schemes to marry her, and is instantly jealous of their friendship. Moe takes Homer down to the storage room to play a drinking game, taking a drink whenever a wave hits the boat. Homer and the rest of the crew get drunk, and Moe claims that Homer is responsible, leading Captain "Flandish" (Flanders) and Reverend Lovejoy to place him in a stock.

A storm approaches, and Flandish is knocked unconscious. Homer volunteers to take his place, claiming that he steers better when he is drunk, and leads them safely out of the storm. Homer and Marge get together, and the members of the Mayflower meet the Wampanoag tribe and join them for the first Thanksgiving feast. However, Flandish bemuses the tribe by revealing that the Mayflower intend to take their land and wipe them out.

The Whine-Bar SeaEdit

In Bart's story, based on a comic book he had read, the Bounty sets sail from England in 1789, commanded by Captain Bligh (Seymour Skinner). During the first 718 days of the voyage, Bligh severely mistreats his crew, not giving them water and discarding their mail. Willie warns him of a mutiny if he continues, but Bligh ignores him. They arrive in Tahiti, where Homer and Marge are the rulers of island, and the crew have a wonderful time until it is time to leave.

Bligh continues to abuse the crew, leading First Mate Bart Christian, to begin a mutiny, sending Bligh and Willie off in a lifeboat. Bart, as the new Captain of the Bounty, orders the crews to set sail for Tahiti, but after throwing away the ship's helm, they end up in Antarctica.

Watership D'ohn (aka, The Neptune Adventure)Edit

 
Mike B. Anderson directed the episode.

Annoyed by the Sea Captain focusing on basketball games with his staff instead of serving their food, Homer tells the final story as a parody of the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure,[1] taking place on the luxury liner S.S. Neptune on New Year's Eve during the 1970s. At midnight, Captain Burns fails to notice a massive freak wave, which hits the bridge, capsizing the ship and killing most of the passengers. Led by Selma, survivors Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Lenny, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Old Jewish Man and his wife, and Sideshow Mel ignore Purser Wiggum's advice to stay put in the ballroom and decide to climb up the decks to the engine room. While climbing up through the smokestack, Lenny panics and falls to his death.

Comic Book Guy swims through a flooded deck to help the others get to the engine room, but he has a heart attack and drowns face down in the deck. The group makes it to the engine room, but Sideshow Mel's hair is set on fire by a blowtorch from the rescue team, and he faints in shock. The rest of the group makes it off the ship, at which point they encounter the walking skeletons of the Bounty crew who are still trying to get back to Tahiti.

ReceptionEdit

In its original airing, the episode was watched by 7 million viewers, the lowest ratings of season 17.[citation needed]

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