Parks and Recreation

Season 5 Episode 2

Soda Tax

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



  • Allusions

    • The title and theme of this episode Soda Tax is an allusion to many proposed soda taxes that were proposed to combat obesity and diabetes.  As of 2013, 33 states have sales tax on soft drinks however specific taxes on the product have also been proposed by many legislators, states and cities. The issue became heated throughout the 2010 campaign cycle and has lead to the American Beverage Association lobbying congress and creating direct to consumer advertising against such taxes.