• Only until The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby airs!
  • Wikisimpsons has a Discord server! Click here for your invite! Join to talk about the wiki, Simpsons and Tapped Out news, or just to talk to other users.
  • Make an account! It's easy, free, and your work on the wiki can be attributed to you.
  • Welcome to Wikisimpsons!

The Wreck of the Relationship

Wikisimpsons - The Simpsons Wiki
Season 26 Episode
553 "Clown in the Dumps"
"The Wreck of the Relationship"
"Super Franchise Me" 555
The Wreck of the Relationship
The Wreck of the Relationship promo 2.jpg
Episode Information
Episode Number: 554[1]
Production Code: SABF17
Original Airdate: October 5, 2014[1]
Special Guest Voices: Nick Offerman as Captain Bowditch[1]
Show Runner(s): Al Jean
Matt Selman
Written By: Jeff Westbrook[2]
Directed By: Chuck Sheetz

"The Wreck of the Relationship" is the second episode of season 26. It aired on October 5, 2014.[1][3]


"When Bart disrespects Homer's authority, Homer makes a point to try his hand at parenting. This proves fruitless, so Marge signs them up for the Relation Ship, where they'll resolve their conflicts at sea. Meanwhile, Marge is in charge of Homer's fantasy football league, but manages to win despite being the underdog[4]"


Taco.png "How d'you say "taco" in Mexican?"

This section is in Engrish.
Please correct the article, or discuss the issue on the talk page.

Bart and Milhouse are watching a video on MyTube, until it's time to eat. Homer wants Bart to eat his broccoli, but Bart refuses to. They spend 47 hours sitting on the table. Meanwhile Martin is beating up Nelson. Lisa makes a drink for Homer and Bart: in one drink there is broccoli, while in the there isn't. She mixes it so no one knows if their drink contains broccoli. Bart spills both drinks.

Marge is worried for Homer and Bart, so she decides to take them to The Relation Ship. At night, Homer and Bart are kidnapped and brought to the Relation Ship. They wake up and meet Captain Bowditch. Meanwhile, Marge gets a sms from Lenny saying: "Your team sucks!". Lisa explains to Marge that Lenny is trash talking. Marge is worried and goes to the church, but, there she gets another text, this time from Doctor Hibbert. She has a walk with Selma and Patty and decides to beat Moe, the champion of Fakefootball.com. Meanwhile Bart and Homer get into a fight because Homer doesn't want Bart to like what he hates. Homer gets drunk and when captain Bowditch sees alcohol he gets drunk too. A huge storm rises and with Captain Bowditch drunk, Bart realises that he is the captain on the boat now. He finds the port and another Simpsons adventure has ended.


Music spotting for the episode started on September 3, 2014.[2]

International airdates[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Hispanic America.gif Latin America April 19, 2015[5] Fox Latin America It also broadcast it as the double new episode.



Season 26 Episodes
Clown in the Dumps The Wreck of the Relationship Super Franchise Me Treehouse of Horror XXV Opposites A-Frack Simpsorama Blazed and Confused Covercraft I Won't Be Home for Christmas The Man Who Came to Be Dinner Bart's New Friend The Musk Who Fell to Earth Walking Big & Tall My Fare Lady The Princess Guide Sky Police Waiting for Duffman Peeping Mom The Kids Are All Fight Let's Go Fly a Coot Bull-E Mathlete's Feat