Parks and Recreation

Season 5 Episode 2

Soda Tax

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 27, 2012 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Leslie: Ms. Pinewood, recently, many of the local restaurants have changed their "small-size" option to a whopping 64 ounces. Ann takes out large beverage container and places it on thetable
      Kathyrn Pinewood: That's correct, and it's great for the consumer. More bang for the buck. Are we putting bargains on trial here?
      Ann: How could any sane person call that "small"?
      Kathyrn Pinewood: Well, if the customer truly wants a smaller size, there is an option.
      Ann: Oh, do you mean the "li'l swallow"? brings out very small 3 ounce cup and places it on the table Does anybody buy that?
      Kathyrn Pinewood: Some girls buy them for their dollhouses, but they're not very popular. I mean, for only a nickel more, you get 64 ounces.
      Leslie: Well, uh, Paunch Burger just recently came out with a new 128-ounce option. Ann places even larger cup on table Most people call it a gallon, but they call it the "regular." Then there is a horrifying 512 ounce version that they call "child size." Ann places a huge cup on table How is this a "child-size soda"?
      Kathyrn Pinewood: Well, it's roughly the size of a 2-year-old child, if the child were liquefied. It's a real bargain at $1.59