Ralph gets a notice in the mail indicating that there is a question about his tax return. It directs him to report to a federal office the next morning.
Naturally, he worries.
So after much ranting and raving by Ralph, Ed gives him some advice. Stand on the 18th amendment, he says.
Mystified, Ralph wonders if Norton means the 5th amendment. He notes aloud that the 18th amendment established Prohibition.
Exactly, says Ed. “When you get down there, tell them you were drunk when you filled out your tax return.”