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To show that a character is in such dire financial straits that he's literally "lost his shirt" (though there are times where a character has to wear a barrel because he or she [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen lost their clothes]], not because he or she is poor) the otherwise naked character will resort to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barrel.jpg wearing a large barrel]] held up with suspenders. Primarily seen in cartoons. This image probably came from a punishment for public drunkenness in Germany and England, where drunks had to wear a booze barrel. It's unclear how barrel wearing became associated with bankruptcy,[[note]]Though possibly because drunks tend to blow all their money on booze fairly quickly[[/note]] but the trope stuck.

A SubTrope of StockCostumeTraits.

Compare ImprovisedClothes, PauperPatches, and WalletMoths. May overlap with BarefootPoverty. Contrast ConspicuousConsumption.



[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Brainy Smurf wears one in ''[[ComicBook/TheSmurfs The Gambler Smurfs]]'' after losing everything at gambling (even his glasses).
* In Creator/CarlBarks' "Statuesque Spendthrifts", [[ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Uncle Scrooge]] competes with maharaja of Howdoyoustan about who can raise the biggest statue of [[OurFounder Cornelius Coot]], which to the latter ends with this trope.
* In the album "De fez van Fes" of the Belgium comic book series ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'', we twice see a man in a barrel; one is walking out of a tax office and the other out of a casino.
* In the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' book ''The Daltons Escape'', Luke runs into a man in such attire. The man explains that he was transporting a tequila barrel on donkeyback and the Dalton robbed him of everything, including the tequila (which they drank) and the donkey (which they ate).
* ComicBook/JoseCarioca (or Ze Carioca) once became invisible in order to manipulate a soccer game so he'd win the lottery. (There's one lottery in Brazil where people bet in the results of a series of soccer games) Because his clothes didn't become invisible, he took them off and went to the field. The invisibility potion wore off while he was at the field. Wearing nothing but a barrel, Zé was seeking revenge against the witch who sold him the potion and the [[GuardianAngel guardian devil]] who goaded him into seeking her help.
* The page image for GoneSwimmingClothesStolen shows [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] in one, which really raises more questions than it answers.
* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse: Used in a more recent Scrooge [=McDuck=] story where Scrooge and his nephews travel into the future to sell some items which they believe might be rare and valuable then. It works well enough but then they miss their window to return to the present and have to wait 24 hours in the future for the next window, which is when they learn how much things really cost in the future due to inflation. By the time their time window opens again, they've had to not only spend all the money they made, but also sell some of their clothing, wearing barrels instead.
* In "Stitch Pitch" in ''Mad House Comic Digest'' #5 superhero Mighty Inch is shown standing on the counter wearing the [[RuleOfFunny world's smallest barrel]] while the tailor who's the subject of the story is making him a new costume.
* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': After Wismerhill and Pile-ou-Face rob a merchant, they leave him with only a barrel.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Appeared in one short ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' arc. "[[http://dilbert.com/strip/2002-09-12 Our new dress code is barrels]]." The impracticalities of wearing a giant stiff tube of wood are explored for comedy such as them sliding up when sitting down.
* Long ago, ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} managed to beat the Sea Hag at gambling so badly she ended up wearing one of these.
* ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible's looting sometimes results in the castle owners wearing barrels.
* An old WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck daily strip contained a "lost clothes" example. In the first panel, one of Donald's nephews is shown coming home from school wearing a small barrel and looking embarrassed. The remaining panels show Donald going to the school with a ladder and retrieving the nephew's gym shorts from the top of a pole vault bar. Made even more HilariousInHindsight when you realize that normally, [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal the ducks never wear pants!]]
* The character "Uno Who", an elderly man who wears a beat-up barrel, who appeared in [[http://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/M965.199.9494 editorial comics]]. He usually represents the hard-done-by taxpayer.
* The very first issue of German politics magazine "DER SPIEGEL" contains a cartoon where (symbolic) Germany wears a barrel. Since it appeared almost[[note]]4. Januar 1947[[/note]] directly after WWII, a ''very'' justified depiction.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AladdinAndTheAdventureOfAllTime'', two members of Blackbeard's crew end up losing their clothes and are seen wearing barrels for the rest of their scenes.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Creator/AbbottAndCostello film ''Buck Privates'' ends with Costello's character wearing a barrel after losing his pants in a crap game. The rear of the barrel [[VisualPun shows the words "THE END"]] as the film fades out.

* Invoked in ''[[http://www.andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheStormShiftsTheSignboar_e.html The Storm Shifts the Signboards]]'' by Creator/HansChristianAndersen, possibly also the older use of a barrel as a pillory for parading miscreants.
-->The cooper's barrel was [swept away by the storm and] hung just under the sign for "Ladies' Apparel."
* In the first ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' book, Captain Underpants resorts to knocking out Dr. Diaper by flinging his underwear at him. An illustration shows him wearing a barrel.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Although no one wears it, there is the barrel in the neighbourhood of ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' where the titular Chavo seems to reside. Quico did once, because Don Ramón was wearing Quico's clothes.
* Quentin on ''Series/WelcherAndWelcher'' expressed disapproval at the fact that this wasn't seen anymore, describing it as a very funny image.
* Mentioned in an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. Elaine finds out the man she's dating is poor, and Jerry asks, "Does he wear the barrel with the straps?"
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (which can be like a living cartoon at times) had this on a Weekend Update segment where Lehman Bros. CEO Richard Fuld (played by Jason Sudeikis) comes out wearing a barrel because his company was the first to go under because of the 2008 economic crisis. Lampshaded when Fuld explains that he can't sit down because he's wearing a barrel.
* Ross and Moose end up wearing these during the ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' episode about theft, when their clothes (and most of the set) have been stolen. Moose's still has water, and a rubber duck, in it.
* A part of Brazilian game show named ''Topa Tudo por Dinheiro'' ("Agree to Everything for Money") consisted of an employee making an unusual proposition to a random person and the contestant had to guess if the random person would accept for less than a certain amount of money; for that amount or more; or not accept at all. At least one occasion had the random person was offered to exchange his/her pants for a barrel and some cash.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh0WC0Q5Vzc version of Diogenes,]] much like the Real Life one, lives naked and penniless in a barrel.
* ''Series/{{Maude}}'': Walter uses this trope during a KitschyLocalCommercial [[InsaneProprietor advertising the low prices at his store]]. Maude is shocked and humiliated that her husband would parade himself around like that.
* Invoked on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Comic-Con Conundrum". Raj has been cut off financially by his father, and after reviewing his spending, Sheldon suggests he buy a barrel and a pair of suspenders.
* In the ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' episode "The Joke's on Schemer", Schemer gets itching powder on his clothes, prompting him to frantically strip down to his shirt, tie, and GoofyPrintUnderwear. The next time we see him, he's wearing a barrel with suspenders to hide his FullyClothedNudity.

* On ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'', Ricky and Steve pictured Karl going to school in one of these as a child.
* Referenced on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' during the 2007-08 financial crisis for the title of an irregular panel segment on recession-related news items--combined with another trope.
--> '''Peter Sagal:''' Now it's time for a new segment we're calling...
--> '''Carl Kasell:''' ''([[ScareChord melodramatic sting]])'' Does this barrel [[DoesThisMakeMeLookFat make my butt look fat]]?

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* There was a fairly popular early 1990s ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement called ''The Book of Marvelous Magic'', which contained a cursed item called a Barrel of Poverty. The first person to look inside of it would have all of his personal items, including all clothing, weapons, armor and even spell components, magically transported back to his home, wherever that was. The Barrel would then become non-magical, but would grow straps to allow the now naked adventurer to wear it to avoid embarrassment and because it was slightly better than no armor at all.
* The "Stripped" consequence, which discards all the player's Trick cards, in ''TabletopGame/KitsuneOfFoxesAndFools'' shows Cori wearing one.

* OlderThanSteam: The UrExample may be the RestorationComedy ''Love in a Tub''.
* Amneris from Broadway's ''Theatre/{{Aida}}'' "would rather wear a barrel than conservative apparel".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Creator/{{Sierra}}
** In ''VideoGame/JonesInTheFastLane'', failing to buy new clothes for one of your character every once in a while will eventually cause the character to resort to wearing a barrel. Others walk around using censor bars.
** Also, the first ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' featured a broke guy with just a barrel and an apple he'll sell for 10 bucks. You'll need to buy it. (The guy in question is implied to be Apple's Steve Wozniak).
* There is a gambler in ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'' who lost all his winnings. For some orbs to get him back on his feet he'll hand over your {{Plot Coupon}}s. Mild degrees of discomfort can result when he hands you the coupon he's keeping ''inside'' the barrel.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor includes a mission where [=SpongeBob=] [the player] has to help Patrick find his lost shorts. Patrick is seen wearing a pink barrel and looking very sad.
* One of the sponsors for the Wrong Answer of the Game in the 2011 release of ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' is "Fashion Barrel", a chain of stores that sells wearable barrels.
* The main character in the freeware game ''VideoGame/NonsenseMadness'' wears a barrel, for no other reason than to [[RuleOfFunny amplify the nonsense]].
* This is one of your first equipment sets in ''VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero'', reflecting how your character is being fleeced for all his money by his hyper-capitalistic Goddess. Other characters remark it makes him look poor.
* Blackwall from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' apparently once had to walk back to his quarters "with nothing but a bucket over me bits" after he lost all his clothes in a card game.
* In ''[[VideoGame/DisneysMagicalQuest Disney's Magical Quest 3]]'', playing as Donald Duck has him wear a barrel when using the armor costume. The cutscene for when the player first gets the costume justifies Donald wearing a barrel instead of a proper suit of armor by having the blacksmith state that Donald's rear is to big to fit the regular suit of armor and that Donald has to make do with something that would fit better.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' references the trope and its usage in [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1796 this installment]] of ''ComicStrip/SixChix''.
* ''Website/TheOnion'': In "[[http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/why-am-i-the-only-homeless-man-still-wearing-pickl-11401 Why Am I The Only Homeless Man Still Wearing Pickle Barrels?]]", a homeless man wearing such a barrel laments this trope/attire being abandoned in favor of flashy modern outfits (more "modern" hobo gear such as patched-up trousers and shoes that leave the big toe exposed), while vowing to do his part to keep alive the proud traditions of his pickle-barreled forebears.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', when Kell's mother [[FanDisservice Elanor]] loses her life savings day-trading, she suddenly goes from wearing a coat composed of live minks to wearing a [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/1999/kk1111.html barrel]].
* In ''Webcomic/ThePrincessPlanet'', Princess Christi and her snowman friend [[http://www.theprincessplanet.com/?p=33 briefly wear barrels]] after losing at StripPoker, but Christi later has to cover her nudity with leaves.
* After making one too many cross-dresser jokes in the ''Webcomic/CrossTimeCafe'', Tarin the fox wears [[http://www.whiteponyproductions.com/comicstrips/ctc/ctc0359.htm a rain-barrel after he gets skinned alive and his fur made into a David Crockett-style hat!]]
* [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=265 This]] ''Webcomic/NobodyScores'' zig-zags the trope. Jane Doe arrives wearing a barrel, probably in poverty, but really happy and with a protege - also in a barrel and holding a hypodermic needle.
* In [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0019.html an early strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', Karn wears a barrel after all of his equipment (including his clothes) is stolen by Drecker.
* [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5466698/ Worn by Gertrude & Brunhilda]] in ''Webcomic/TheKamics''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': Vacation Vanhonk is seen wearing one in "Sir Gyro de Gearloose". Not because he's broke, but because the automatic dressing machine Gyro built for him only dresses itself . . . and presumably won't let Vanhonk wear any of his clothes either!
* Referenced in the opening theme to ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''; the lyrics "So stay tuned to this station / If not, we'll be unemployed" is accompanied by several characters from the show wearing barrels.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Raging Bender", one of the robots Bender fights as part of his stint as an Ultimate Robot Fighter is a rich-looking robot. Bender seals his victory by forcing a barrel onto him labeled "very poor".
* In ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', Harvey is called out of court by Gigi to buy her things. After a shopping montage, he returns to the court wearing a barrel.
* In the first part of the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' pilot, main villain Aldrin Klordane's lackey Percy is seen wearing a cardboard box in this fashion, not because he's flat broke, but because the police dog Plato tore off the bottom of his pants.
* Subverted in an old [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Goofy cartoon]], "Get Rich Quick": After playing dice, Goofy is seen wearing a barrel, holding it up with both hands. He then hails a taxicab and, in a brilliant subversion, empties the barrel -- full to the brim with his winnings -- into it.
* In the TDA special of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', DJ and his mother are both seen wearing these [[spoiler: after countless lawsuits leave them broke and homeless]].
* Happens to Reggie van Dough in an episode of Creator/HannaBarbera's ''ComicBook/RichieRich'' when Richie thought that his father had lost his fortune, as part of his friends helping to earn his money back, Reggie starts selling Richie's goods at absurdly low prices; when he is discovered, the mob strips off Reggie's clothing, forcing him to run off wearing only a barrel.
* A ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode depicting Garfield's take on the Literature/ArabianNights had Jon playing the part of a young artisan with Garfield as "[[ParodyNames Alley Katta]]" in a town overrun by thieves. At the start, Jon went out to get a job with the Sultan declaring that "[[TemptingFate I have nothing left to lose]]" and, of course, ran back in the room a second later wearing a barrel. Garfield commented that "we'd better jump the story ahead before someone steals the barrel." (Jon [[SnapBack got his clothes back in the next shot]].)
* ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' had this happen to the colonists when they were unfairly taxed in the episode "No More Kings".
* A non-finance-based variation comes at the end of the WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short "Love That Pup'", when Tom is shown donning one of these after Spike the bulldog follows through on a threat to skin him alive.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' cartoon "Hollywood Steps Out" features this trope near the end when Harpo Marx uses a slingshot to pop Sally Rand's balloon. She wasn't poor; it was for decency reasons (she was performing a nude bubble dance and the Hays Office would have banned the short outright if she was shown naked after the bubble popped. Plus, [[RuleOfFunny it's just funnier this way]]).
* Used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfo1EjvcqmI this]] old ''Series/SesameStreet'' cartoon short.
* After WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} finds an envelope of money and has it legally declared his, he learns it belonged to an old lady and is conflicted over what to do. In his ImagineSpot not only is the lady in a barrel, but her dog as well.
* Drakken wears one in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Showdown at the Crooked D".
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** In the short "My Bunny Lies Over the Sea", WesternAnimation/BugsBunny meets a Scotsman [[ManInAKilt wearing a kilt]] and quickly outfits him with a barrel to cover his "indecency".
** In another one, WesternAnimation/{{Daffy|Duck}} was hunting a bear when an explosion made him lose his feathers. Fortunately he had them numbered for emergencies. Unfortunately, he only recovered the ones from the upper part of his body. The bear made a headdress from the others. Daffy put on a barrel and went after the bear when the game warden stopped him because hunting season was now closed. Daffy then announced they hadn't seen the end of him and started to leave, when a part of the barrel fell down, revealing [[ExactWords "his end"]]. Daffy doesn't seem to have noticed it.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had several anthropomorphic sheep losing everything (including their freedom) to Robotnik in rigged gambling. Once they lost their wool, they were given barrels. Robotnik's casino even had nickel alleys that automatically removed the wool and gave the barrells.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' once shaved all his fur to rid himself of a flea. He then put on a barrel.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' short where he and Olive were about to get married, Bluto sabotaged Popeye's preparations, leaving our hero with no choice but showing up wearing a barrel, causing Olive to reject him and agree to marry Bluto. Popeye got his revenge by [[spoiler:disguising himself as the Justice of Peace and reminding Bluto of the duties married men usually have to follow, causing Bluto to run away from the marriage]].
* ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'': Buzz Buzzard was once running a supermarket where a customer entered with a barrelful of money and left wearing the barrel and carrying a small piece of meat.
* In the 1920s ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' cartoon "Felix In the Swim", Felix and his friend, a young boy, go swimming together. Their clothes get eaten by a goat, so they have to go home in barrels. (This creates some FridgeLogic, since when they originally went in they were wearing swim trunks. And, wait a minute, Felix wasn't wearing any clothes in the first place...)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'':
** A debt collector once took all the furniture from Gargamel's house and left him nothing but a barrel to wear. When Gargamel protested about being left like that, he said he'd come back later to take the barrel.
** In another carton, some Smurfs wore barrels while waiting for Tailor Smurf to make new pants. (They had escaped Gargamel's [[StickySituation glue trap]] by [[GivingThemTheStrip leaving them behind]]; why barrels instead of towels? [[RuleOfFunny It's funnier!]])
* Both played straight and lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' involving a ConMan:
--> '''Cleveland:''' C'mon, dad, [[TemptingFate he's probably not gonna scam us again]]!
--> ''(GilliganCut to Cleveland, [=LeVar=] and Rallo all walking home, wearing nothing but bankruptcy barrels.'')
--> '''Cleveland:''' I can't believe he scammed us again!
--> '''[=LeVar=]:''' ''(sighs)'' I don't even wanna think about how I'm gonna pay for this barrel rental.
* This trope was used several times on ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''
** "Attack of the Vikings" begins with Father Time wearing nothing but a barrel after some vikings run past him. Later, one of the Vikings' victims comments "They took everything but the shirt off my back", prompting a second pass leaving said target in nothing but a barrel.
** In "The Montezuma Show", the Incans seated at the ball game are left wearing barrels after the Kid Chorus win the game and take their belongings in accordance to the game's rules.
** The episode "The Thomas Jefferson Program" shows Betsy Ross (portrayed by the World's Oldest Woman) wearing a barrel after her bloomers are used to make the first American flag.
** Adam and Eve (portrayed by Father Time and the World's Oldest Woman) are shown wearing barrels in "Histeria Around the World I" during the musical number "People Wanted Pepper on Their Food".
** The sketch about the Great Depression in "Big Fat Baby Theater" depicts Miss Information, Bill Straitman, and a recurring background character resembling the farmer from the painting American Gothic wearing barrels.
* Clarabelle Cow wears one in the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short "Ye Olden Days", after Mickey and Minnie use all her clothes to make a BedsheetLadder.
* ''WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu'': In "Payday", Snafu winds up wearing nothing but a cardboard box after he loses all of his money playing craps.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''
** In one episode where Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda and Timmy's grandfather go into the world of black and white cartoons, Cosmo inadvertently causes TheGreatDepression and two investors appear wearing these.
** In another episode, Chip Skylark's [[UnknownRival rival]] Skip Sparkypants is reduced to wearing one of these, though less out of poverty and more [[ItMakesSenseInContext because Cosmo and Wanda stole his clothes]].
* ''The Greatest Man in Siam'' by Creator/WalterLantz. After the royal income tax collectors are done with the richest man in Siam, they give him a barrel to wear. Filmed in 1944, making it harsher in context.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS3E20GoodSports Good Sports]]", when Mickey explains the consequences of bad sportsmanship, the Goofy with bad sportsmanship is seen wearing a barrel that reads "loser" after the other Goofies beat him up for his bad sportsmanship.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' episode "It's a Plaid, Plaid, Plaid, Plaid World", every Scot is shown wearing a barrel because of the plaid they use to make their kilts being stolen.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'', Felix at one point accidentally pulls off a cow's hide in the episode "Mars Needs Felix", resulting in the cow's underwear being exposed. The cow promptly covers herself by putting on a barrel.
* The ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode "Calvin Brain" shows one of the fashion models to be wearing a barrel.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''
** The episode "Bedfellows" has a variation where Rocko covers up his nudity by wearing a trashcan.
** In "Fly Burgers", the advertisement Flecko sees that gives him the idea to slap Rocko with a FrivolousLawsuit at one point depicts a FunnyAnimal wearing a barrel.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Joker's Millions", the Joker has a painting of a clown wearing a barrel in his apartment.
* The ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' episode "Draw and Let Draw" showed a flashback of Rudy, Penny, and Snap having to shave a hairy [=ChalkZone=] inhabitant after he got sentient lollipops stuck to him. He's forced to wear a barrel after they're done shaving him.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''
** In the episode "Ear No Evil", many of the Lancer's victims are seen wearing barrels after they are robbed by him.
** Near the end of "Crash Pad Crash", one of the out-of-control partygoers is seen wearing a barrel.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017'' episode "Guru My Dreams", Dick Dastardly ends up wearing two barrels (one around his body and one on his head) when his negative attitude starts affecting the Collected Dream World.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The philosopher [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes Diogenes]] embraced a life of virtuous poverty and lived in an urn. Probably as close as this trope has ever come to happening, even if Diogenes' urn was too large and heavy to be worn.
* Though not really broke, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrel_Man_%28Denver_Broncos%29 Barrel Man]] (real name Tim [=McKernan=]) used to wear nothing but an orange-painted barrel to every [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Denver Broncos]] home game for 30 years until his death in December 2009.
* As mentioned in the lead section, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunkard%27s_cloak wearing a barrel]] was a common punishment for public drunkenness in medieval and early modern Germany and England. Since the rich tended to get sloshed in private, the poor were generally the ones arrested for public drunkenness.