Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Ill-Conceived Anti-Drinking Episode
Let's get this out of the way: Buffy The Vampire Slayer is the goddamn best. Even the guy who made The Wire thinks it's the best show in recent television history. But even the greatest of shows aren't without their episodic equivalents of putrid bags of diarrhea, and most Buffy fans would probably agree that the putridest of their bags was the fourth-season episode "Beer Bad."
This one begins with Xander getting a fake ID so he can work as a bartender for this one episode and never again.
To reiterate: He got a fake ID not to drink, but to work.
While hanging out at the bar, we find that its patrons are all going nuts for a new beer called Black Frost, which we soon see getting brewed by some kind of mad scientist.
Toasty, biscuity accents on the malt, and a partial aftertaste of forbidden rites.
But would you believe, in an episode called "Beer Bad," that the beer was bad? Would that blow your tiny little mind? Anyway, it is. It's very bad. Drinking it turns these jerkbag college kids into cavemen.