Episode - 4F15\\
First Aired - 3/16/1997

Alcohol is banned from Springfield after Bart gets drunk at the St. Patrick's Day parade and the local law clerk finds a Prohibition amendment that was written but never enforced.
--------------------------
!!This episode contains examples of:
* AccidentalPervert: When the anti-alcohol women's group catch Chief Wiggum dancing with Princess Kashmir, Wiggum decides to "give them the old Wiggum charm." Just as she struts up to the group, smiling, Helen Lovejoy screams, "PERVERT!" thinking that he was going to molest her.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The News line "Beer Baron Beats Banner"
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Rex Banner, who gets launched by the catapult after testing it by launching a cat.]]
* CatapultToGlory: The catapult is the method of punishment for breaking Springfield's (obviously outdated) prohibition law.
* TheComicallySerious: Rex Banner. For example, look at him on [[http://britfa.gs/poof/src/133546925442.png his birthday]].
* DesignatedDriver: Subverted as Moe tells all of the arriving patrons that it is going to be the biggest drinking day of the year due to it being St. Patrick's Day, and asks for the Designated Drivers to identify themselves. He then tells them, "Beat it. I got no time for cheapskates."
* {{Expy}}: Rex Banner is a clear spoof of Elliot Ness of ''TheUntouchables''.
* GilliganCut: The head of Duff Brewery, under the belief his customers like beer for its flavor and not for its alcohol, announced Duff Zero. Cut to thirty minutes later, the brewery was out of business.
** Also, when asked what'd happen to him, Homer said he'd probably be just fined. Cut to the town ready to give him death by catapult.
* GoToYourRoom: When Marge and Lisa finds out Homer's beer smuggling, the former is very impressed for once that Homer is using his own intellect for once and raising money for the family. Only Lisa doesn't, but is sent to her room by Homer, Marge, and Bart.
** She was sent to her room because when Marge says the prohibition was a dumb law, Lisa said it's still a law and was about to ramble on about her views.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Banner might have just cemented the {{Jerkass}} part by [[spoiler:using a cat to test the catapult]] but he rose a quite valid point with his speech against ignoring a law just because it's not liked.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Rex Banner gets flung by the same catapult he'd just tested by flinging a cat.]]
* LawfulStupid: Rex Banner is too inept to realize Homer is the Beer Baron he's been hunting down.
* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: A parade float honoring [[OfficerOHara Irish police]] is escorted by several of them, all saying things along the lines of this trope.
* NighthawksShot
* [[spoiler:ShaggyDogStory: The 200-year old law banning alcohol in Springfield had been repealed the following year.]]
* SmarterThanYouLook: Trying to evade Rex Banner had to take some serious planning for Homer and Bart.
* ThinkOfTheChildren
* VersusTitle
* WholePlotReference: The Prohibition Era of TheRoaringTwenties and ''TheUntouchables''.
* WillNotTellALie / NonAnswer: When Marge confronts Homer of bringing so many bowling balls (which are hollowed to smuggle beer) to bowling.
-->'''Marge:''' Why do you have so many bowling balls?
-->'''Homer:''' I'm not gonna lie to you, Marge. ''(proceeds to get in his car and drive off)''