The Wettest Stories Ever Told/References
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"The Wettest Stories Ever Told"
Stupidity on the Bounty
The Neptune Upending
- Homer's story is a parody of The Poseidon Adventure, an action film. There are several similarities between Homer's story and The Poseidon Adventure. Several characters die in ways similar to the movie: Lenny falls off a ladder into surging water and Comic Book Guy dies while trying to tie a rope underwater, both quite similar to the deaths of major characters in the movie.
- The ship in Homer's story is called the Neptune. "Neptune" was the Roman god of the sea; the Greek name for the same deity was "Poseidon".
- The song played at the beginning of Homer's story is "Rock the Boat" by The Hues Corporation.
- "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" plays when Captain Burns comes onto stage.
- "Carl says "I'm Chevy Chase and you're not" and Barney shouts out "Willie Stargell" when Captain Burns comes onto stage.
- Comic Book Guy has dolls of the Charlie's Angels.
- The song that the Simpsons play, "Heading for Disaster", is a parody of "The Morning After" by Maureen McGovern. The song was written for the film The Poseidon Adventure.
- Burns makes references to Earthquake, The Towering Inferno, The China Syndrome, and The Apple Dumpling Gang, which were popular disaster films of the 1970s,except for The Apple Dumpling Gang.
- The shark eating the man is a reference to the poster for the movie Jaws.
- Comic Book Guy's "inspirational music" is "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
- At the end of Homer's story, the crew of the Bounty reappears as living skeletons, parodying Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
- In the second story, Richard is missing an arm; however, in the third story when the ghost bounty arrives, Richard has both arms intact.
- In the second story, the maritime flag of Great Britain is shown incorrectly. The correct flag in 1789 would have a blue background, red cross in the center, and white crosses running diagonally.