When Nathan Jr protests - and oh, does he protest - he uses the phrase "No can like that."
Not "I don't like that" or even "No like that," but "NO CAN LIKE THAT."
It's not that he doesn't like it. He can't.
As if he's thought it over, and while he really wanted to be on board with this whole "going to bed right now" thing, after careful consideration, he's voting against it.
Or, after extensive lobbying by special interests, he's been bought and paid for by Big Broccoli, so is unable to support the eating of asparagus at this time.
It's like Drunk Hulk goes to Washington.