Kids today…are much smarter than adults, apparently. A teenager in Nottinghamshire, which sounds like the fictional setting of a comically whimsical Hugh Grant movie, used a fake ID showing a picture of Bobby Hill from Fox’s King of the Hill, TV’s funniest show that never told an actual joke, to buy alcohol. Six times.
According to the Daily Mail:
In an undercover operation by trading standards, a [17-year-old] teenager using this ID card successfully purchased alcohol six times. More than half of the 22 shops tested by the county council trading standards operation either served the teenager alcohol without asking for identification, or accepted fake ID, even though it identified that he was underage. A total of seven stores failed to ask for identification and six checked his false ID card but still sold him the alcohol. (Via)
When reached for comment, the teenager couldn’t be understood. His mouth was too full of chicken livers in order to live the “full Bobby Hill experience.” He was later seen carrying a purse. This entire situation begs the question: do people in the U.K. like King of the Hill? It seems like it’d play about as well over there as Coronation Street does here, which is to say: they don’t get obesity jokes the way WE get obesity jokes.