Below is the second in a long line of Ripley's Believe it of Not! newsreels. Released in 1930, the clunky short has Ripley (in spats!) standing trial for all of the lies he's spreading. At 3:14 the "prosecutor" brings up the Star Spangled Banner. Ripley defends himself admirably explaining that the tune is from an old English drinking song and proceeds to prove it by having the foresight to bring along an all-male quartet to sing the original lyrics. Although this courtroom "stunt" has nothing to do with the charge brought against Ripley (except for maybe implying that there is no way under Heaven that Congress would ever give its blessing-- especially during Prohibition-- to a tune that encourages people to drink robustly), it does make you want to pick up a brewski and cheer the country on.
On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a bill that formally recognized the Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem. Antisemitism might have triumphed as Candy predicted and God might have lost out in the end, but Congress did show prescience by adopting a song that goes well with one hand over the heart and the other clutching a cold Budweiser.