Quote of the Day

“Yo, Dad, can I have a sip of your beer?” – Bart Simpson
“Now, son, you don’t want to drink beer. That’s for Daddys and kids with fake I.D.s.” – Homer Simpson

11 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Anonymous
    30 June 2017 at 10:36 am


    So, another Friday is upon us. What’ll you be doing, Charlie? Something alcohol related, no doubt.

  2. 5 The bastard of Bolton.
    30 June 2017 at 10:45 am

    I love how everything there is ‘borrowed :D

  3. 7 Disenchanted Viewer
    30 June 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I was surprised that for a such anti-authority show they didn’t have Bart getting the beer in some way. Even if they used his line just as a setup for Homer’s punch line.
    BTW, I don’t remember any instance of Bart drinking alcoholic beverages beside in “The Crepes of Wrath” and “Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment”. I’m referring to scenes where Bart explicitly drinks an alcoholic beverage, not examples showing that Bart has easy access to them like in “Bart the Murderer”,”Flaming Moe’s”, or “Radio Bart” just to say a few of them.

    • 8 Joe
      1 July 2017 at 2:12 am

      Well, you can add The Simpsons Movie to that list too *shudder*

      • 9 Anonymous
        1 July 2017 at 11:59 am

        Pretty sure he was only counting Classic Simpsons, not Zombie Simpsons, but I’d have to say that Bart drinking at all even in those circumstances was probably already pushing the envelope.

        I think the best scene with kids and booze was when Bart got a fake ID and they saw the drunks at the bar, then decided not to have the beers after all.

        • 10 Charlie Sweatpants
          2 July 2017 at 11:59 am

          On commentaries and in John Ortved’s book, Bart’s behavior is often recalled as a specific point of focus for the censors. The thinking was that the more outrageous and less practical his pranks were, the less likely real kids would be to imitate it.

    • 2 July 2017 at 9:45 am

      Anti-authoritarian as the show was in its heyday, it still had to answer to Broadcast Standards and Practices. Depicting minors drinking on network television during prime time is a pretty big no-no. I think they only got away with it in those two episodes because Bart either got in trouble for it or was clearly shown not enjoying it. Even in “Bart the Murderer”, they couldn’t actually show Bart mixing a Manhattan and had to keep the action off-screen.

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