Recap: The Simpsons S 11 E 18 Days Of Wine And Dohses

After realizing how much of an embarrassment he is when he's drunk, Barney decides to go sober and stay sober. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa enter a photography contest.

Tropes:

  • The Alcoholic: Barney drinks so much that Duff Brewery workers once posed for a photograph with a sign reading "Thank you, Barney".
  • Forgotten Birthday: Barney thinks his friends forgot his birthday but it's him that, due his alcoholism, forgot the party.
  • Noodle Incident: Barney has an arm handcuffed to a police car door and doesn't remember how or when it happened. His friends say they can't imagine him without it.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • During a videotape of Barney's birthday party, there's a scene where he's dressed like Marge. Homer initially mistakes him for the real Marge.
    • A TV ad about a photography contest features a "mysterious prize". The wrapping's shape makes it obvious that the prize is a bicycle. A kid shows up and rides the still wrapped bicycle.