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The Wreck of the Relationship 

Homer and Bart turn to the open seas to improve their relationship, and Marge becomes a trash talking victim after she drafts Homer's fantasy football team.


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Itchy (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney / Todd Flanders (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Trailer Announcer / Cletus / Bumblebee Man / Carl / Moe Szyslak / Apu / Sea Captain (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Scratchy / Lenny / Ned Flanders / Rev. Lovejoy (voice)
Nick Offerman ... Captain Bowditch (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Gitmo Spuckler / Dolph / Mrs. Demarius (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
Marc Wilmore Marc Wilmore ... Narrator (voice)


When Bart refuses to eat his broccoli a stand-off results between him and Homer so Marge decides the only way to reconcile them is to get them on board the Relation Ship, a windjammer whose captain offers therapy. When the ship is caught in a storm Bart takes over ad saves everybody on board, winning Homer's respect - though to even things up he eats his broccoli. Marge meanwhile takes over her husband's online Fantasy Football and ends up beating the men at their own game. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This is Nick Offerman's first Simpsons guest appearance. See more »


Homer is tempted to walk away from the broccoli standoff for a fantasy football draft. Instead of giving in, he asks Marge to draft his team for him. But earlier in the episode, he threw out a computer connected to Wi-Fi that he could've used. Even if it was rendered unusable by throwing it out the window, he could've used the smartphone he had at the table. Marge shows that she can access the site through either an app or a mobile site when she starts receiving trash talk in church on her smartphone. See more »


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Performed by Dan Castellaneta and Nick Offerman
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Homer Vs Bart.
23 January 2021 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Trash talk is everywhere, and sadly so is broccoli, as a hater of broccoli myself, I sympathise with Bart and his reluctance to eat the little green trees.

After falling out over eating broccoli, Bart and Homer face a long standoff, before landing up on a therapy ship, the relationship ship.

After the disappointment of the previous episode, I thought this one was very good, it had me chuckling several times, I love the Homer Vs Bart episodes, and this is a good one. The side story of Marge taking on Homer's fantasy football team is also funny.

Moral of the story, just eat your broccoli. 8/10.

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5 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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