Wakefield CAMRA Homepage Ale on DVD Index Bob Wallis (reviewer)
on DVD no30
Homer is arrested for driving home under the influence from a brewery trip
to the Duff Brewery, he is subject to a driving ban and forced to attend
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He decides to use Lisa's bike to get to
meetings but only falls off and gets bombarded with bottles from the Duff
promotional balloon. However he eventually does keep his promise to Marge
to stay Duffless for thirty days, the ultimate test, after Marge pressures
him to give up beer for a month.
a great wad of allegedly archive Duff Beer commercials, resurrected when
Homer reminisces on how he first got into the beerdrinking habit, (and you
can also find those on YouTube).
the month progresses Homer finds his beergut
getting smaller and he has saved over $100. After 30 days, Marge is truly
proud of Homer for keeping his end of his deal, but the thirsty Homer
rushes back to Moe’s bar, money in hand. Marge argues that just because
Homer stuck to his alcohol-free month doesn’t mean he has to jump off
the wagon the moment it is over. Homer goes anyway, and is about to drink
up when he sees clearly for once what effect alcohol has had on his
drinking pals, and heads home. All the time the viewers, me included, are
expecting him to cave in, in classic Homer Simpson fashion but the episode
closes with Homer and Marge riding a bike into the sunset to the tune of
“Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head”.
can’t do it justice, as every line is a gem. Police Chief to Marge:
“Mrs. Simpson, I have some bad news. Your husband was found DOA”. Marge:
“Oh my god. He's dead?”
episode can be
on Simpsons Complete
Season Four. On eBay or PlayTrade the set can be
had for around a tenner. New it will cost you around £16.
in O-to-K Winter 2011 text ©RKW