Jack Paar’s Water Closet Joke – One of the early classic moments in television censorship occurred when late night talk show host Jack Paar walked off his NBC program after the network censors nixed a somewhat randy (for the times) bathroom joke. I was interested in finding the joke that caused all the trouble, so I did a quick search of Google and found several sites posting the infamous gag. In England, a bathroom is commonly called a WC, which stands for water closet. A story about the WC as meant by a British woman intending to travel to India, and as understood by her probable Indian host.
(a reference to Mansfield’s breasts); the writer of the joke was Dick Cavett, who later went on to host his own show on ABC several years later. When she got back she suddenly remembered she had not seen a Water Closet (commonly known in America as a bathroom). She immediately wrote back to the schoolmaster asking him if the apartment had a W. When she arrived home it occurred to her that she had seen no Water Closet (toilet) around the place. So she immediately wrote a note to the schoolmaster asking him if there was a WC and the only solution he could find for the letters was Wayside Chapel.
Now the votes are in, and we’re thrilled to crown Bec Hill the winner of our It’s no joke! competition to find Britain’s best toilet joke. We Brits love a bit of toilet humour. A pastor, a schoolboy and a lawyer won awards for excelling in their various disciplines and were flown to England to spend three weeks. Honest Abe had an endless supply of jokes, tall tales, and anecdotes, including these folksy classics. George Washington’s Water Closet (NSFW).
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
A flush toilet is a toilet that disposes of human liquid and solid waste, by using water to flush it through a drainpipe to another location for disposal. These words in the dictionary share the same root as water closet. Water Aid launches a search for the nation’s favourite toilet joke. Ahead of World Toilet Day on November 19, a host of comedians have thrown their hat in the ring, imparting their best toilet gags.