With over 500 episodes, The Simpsons have used a lot of ideas. So many reality is starting to copy them...
12th November 1992.
The first broadcast of "New Kid on the Block" (The Simpsons Season 4 Episode 8) in which Homer Simpson sues an All You Can Eat Seafood restaurant for false advertising because he hadn't had all he could eat.
David Martin entered A Ca-Shi to take advantage of their $28 All You Can Eat Sushi deal. Martin then began to eat just the sashimi (the fish) and left the rice. A Ca-Shi owner Jay Oh said he'd have to eat the rice to get more sushi. Martin filed suit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against A Ca-Shi for $4,000 for discriminating against his disability and "humiliation, embarrassment and mental anguish". See Part 1.
But, really, Sushi AYCE vs a Fried Fish Buffet? A lawsuit for discrimination vs a lawsuit for false advertising. It's a little forced, isn't it? Well, let's take it up a notch.
Bill Wisth entered Chuck's Place to take advantage of their All You Can Eat Friday Fish Fry, as he regularly did. After eat twelve pieces of fish Wisth was cut off, the establishment claiming that they were running out of food for other patrons. Wisth refused to pay. The restaurant offered him and additional eight pieces, but he called the police.
That Sunday, Wisth began picketing the restaurant and vowed to do so until there was a resolution. The police were again called, Wisth has given a warning for disorderly conduct.
The owner also claims that Wisth had been sharing food with a friend and has run up a substantial tab that he hasn't paid off and has caused disturbances in the past. Wisth weighs 350lbs (strangely it comes up in most of the stories.)