Cultural References

VFW (Places)

"Any idea what our parents do Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 10:00 that requires an overnight bag?"
"As far as I'm concerned, they play bingo at the VFW. That's my story, I'm sticking with it."

You want to know what bingo is? Walk into a Catholic church, find the oldest lady you can, and ask her. She'll tell you – well, she may yell at you for interrupting her, but she'd eventually tell you that bingo is the best thing that happened to organized religion since the invention of the pew. A huge money-maker for religious congregations everywhere, bingo is a game in which the player has a card with 25 numbered squares (or multiple cards – only a novice would play a single card) with the letters B-I-N-G-O at the top. Numbers are randomly drawn, and the first person to get a line of numbers called wins. Yes, it's a game of much luck and very little skill, but so is Deal or No Deal, and millions of people watch that every week. And where does one hold a bingo game? At the VFW, of course. No, not former German aerospace company Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke. You can't play bingo there! But you can play it at the gathering place of the American Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW is a popular place for bingo, low-cost wedding receptions, and said veterans to get really drunk. And Veronica and Wallace would prefer their parents spend time together at such a den of iniquity?!

1.20 "M.A.D."

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