Homer: Um, I’ll have four Tax Burgers, one IRSwich, withhold the lettuce, three dependent-size sodas and a FICAccino.
IRS Burger Employee: Fill out Schedule B. You should receive your burgers in six to eight weeks.
Homer: Well, let’s see here. Add Schedule B to Line 53, take away the…hey, Marge, what were your gambling losses last year?
Marge: Seven hundred dollars.
– Bart the Fink (The Simpsons Season 7 – Episode 15)
Tonight, on Eye on Springfield… IRS Burger!
If you’re American or Canadian then you should already know this, but taxes are due very soon. Do you know what will happen if you don’t pay your taxes? You’ll incur the penalties with the compound interest and the wrath and the truncheons! Now, I’m not a fancy tax lawyer like Myron (does anyone have a calculator?) but my understanding is that if you own your own business and you don’t pay your taxes, that business will be taken over by the IRS – which is exactly what happened to Krusty.
IRS Burger is hilarious in concept but would not be so hilarious in real life. I just don’t like the idea of ordering food and receiving it six to eight weeks later. Also, I don’t like having to do any kind of math when ordering fast food. If I have to turn my brain on while ordering my dependent-size sodas then I might also realize that the food I’m ordering has no nutritional value. This won’t stop me from ordering and eating it, but it will make me feel a little guilty.
Now remember, if anyone asks you require 24-hour nursing care, you’re a clergyman, you are seven people, and you were wounded in Vietnam!
Eye on Springfield: IRS Burger From: Bart the Fink (The Simpsons Season 7 – Episode 15)