As of its current airing, this episode has 3 edits made.
In Channel 4 airings, Moe's line: "Wow. Even I ain't hopin' for porn." is shortened to just him saying "wow".
The scene where Homer is shown the crew member with the pen knife is altered so said person's dialogue is removed, it's unknow why this was done.
Original Airings of this episode also removed the scene where the Police officer who hung himself in the silent movie was sent to hell. Nelson's laugh was also moved to where he hung himself as well. Later airings removed the scene of him hanging himself completely.
Homer's job on the fishing boat, their successful catch, and the subsequent storm (including the monster wave that wrecks the boat) are all reminiscent of the 2000 movie "The Perfect Storm". The meteorlogist who caught first wind of the storm is based on Todd Gross.