9x19 Simpson Tide
First Aired: Mar. 29, 1998 on FOX
Summary: Homer, Barney and Moe join the Naval Reserve. During a routine drill, the would-be seamen find themselves trapped in a nuclear submarine in very real combat with another squadron. When Homer accidentally ejects Captain Tenille, the submarine's chief, he is put in charge of the vessel. The…
Main Characters in this Episode
Bart: Milhouse has one.
Marge: If Milhouse jumped off a cliff...
Bart: Milhouse jumped off a cliff? I'm there.
Homer: Get back here, boy. You're a disgrace to this family and its proud naval tradition.
Bart: Well, I'm keeping this earring and you can't stop me.
Homer: Oh... I always thought Lisa would be the one to get her ears pierced.
Lisa: Can I?
United States Representative: Soviet Union? I thought you guys broke up.
Russian Representative: Nyet! That's what we wanted you to think, hahahahahaha!
Homer: Well, yeah, when I was 10, I got my ear pierced. But this is completely different.
- Goof (continuity error): When the drill sergeant was announcing who was accepted into the Navy, his hands are yellow for a few frames, while he is usually dark-skinned.
- Goof (factual errors): In episode 3G04 "Simpson Tide", there are numerous Navy mistakes. - Women are not allowed to serve on a submarine in the US Navy. - Junior enlisted do not wear khaki uniforms. - Homer's drill instructor seems to be a marine corps gunnery sergeant and not a Navy Recruit division commander, which wear red ropes in uniform. - Capt. Tenille was wearing the uniform of a lieutenant. - Rating badges are not black on white uniforms. - Khaki uniforms do not have rating badges. - Khaki uniforms, as the female officer was wearing, do not have shoulder boards. - The collars on the dress white uniform are wrong.