It’s “World Toilet Day!” Here Are Cinema’s Five Greatest Bathroom Scenes!

It’s World Toilet Day!

Yes, apparently it is – and of course a holiday like this can’t go unnoticed…so let’s talk toilets in movies!

As you can see, “The Dude Abides”, so let’s take a look at five films that use a toilet in very entertaining ways!


There’s Something About Mary.

This is one of the funniest opening scenes in movie history – setting the stage for one of the funniest movies of all time – it begins when “Ted” – Ben Stiller, accidentally zips up his “frank and beans” while staring out the bathroom window at Cameron Diaz dressing…

That leads to her parents coming in to ask a very important question as the fire department arrives:


Charlie Jensen: Is it the frank or the beans?
Ted: I don’t know, both I guess.

As more and more people enter the bathroom to take a look, Mary’s perplexed Step-Father asks what we are all thinking:

“Oh man! How’d you get the beans above the frank?”

When I saw this in a theater people were literally pounding on their seats they were laughing so hard…it was a priceless movie going experience – a packed theater all laughing hysterically, the communal experience that makes moviegoing so unique.

And of course the sequence ends with the priceless line from a firefighter:

“we got a bleeder!”


Lethal Weapon 2

This opening scene cemented the duo of Murtaugh and Riggs! Roger Murtaugh, played by Danny Glover, just wants a quiet moment alone – and how was he to know his toilet was wired up with a bomb? Leave it to partner Martin Riggs, played by Mel Gibson to help him out of a jam.

[about to pull Murtaugh off the booby-trapped toilet]
Martin Riggs: On three, what do ya say?
Roger Murtaugh: Okay.
Martin Riggs: One… two…
Roger Murtaugh: Wait, wait, wait!
Martin Riggs: What?
Roger Murtaugh: Do we do it on three? Or one, two, three, then do it?
Martin Riggs: It’s your ass, Cochise!
Roger Murtaugh: My ass, yeah. On three.
Martin Riggs: We go on three?
Roger Murtaugh: Yeah.

Here is the scene, and wait for the appearance of the toilet at the end:

Hilarious. Next up is another uncomfortable toilet scene, thanks to Britain’s greatest spy:

Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery.

The original Austin Powers film seems like a lifetime ago, but I loved this scene from the first movie when Austin is attacked while sitting on the toilet. Tom Arnold plays the guy using the next stall.

After a lot of grunting and yelling:

“Hey that sounds pretty nasty – how about a courtesy flush over there?”

As the struggle intensifies, Arnold offers some sage advice:

“Hey partner, come on – you gotta relax or you’re gonna blow out your “o” ring – and drop a lung!”

Check out the clip:

Next up, Jeff Daniels seems to have a bit of a problem with the plumbing:


Dumb & Dumber.

We all know this scene – Lauren Holly gets a bit “too” friendly with Jeff Daniels at a party…

…so a very jealous Jim Carrey spikes his buddy’s drink, and shortly thereafter Daniels finds himself in desperate need for a bathroom, any bathroom – like Lauren Holly’s…

…who gives Daniels just enough “alone time” before she knocks on the door to warn him,”oh, don’t use the toilet, it’s not working.”

Here’s the entire scene:

Oops…Jeff Daniels is a great classic Actor, but his willingness to stick this movie between his teeth and bite down hard had him matching, scene-for-scene, all of Jim Carrey’s manic humor.

Now, the single greatest toilet scene in cinema…


Trainspotting.

One of the greatest movies of all time, with an amazing energy and style from Director Danny Boyle, and a cast up for anything…like this notorious toilet scene!

Yes, it is officially known in the movie as “the worst toilet in Scotland.” Ewan MacGregor tries not to gag as he goes in to relieve himself, only to make the horrific mistake of dropping something into the toilet accidentally.

He has no option but…well, see for yourself:

Director Danny Boyle announced his arrival as a major talent with the brilliant treatise on drug addiction in everyday Britain….as the movie ad says, “choose life!”

Need more toilets in your movies?

This is real, and really entertaining! Click here to see why it’s called “The Toilet Of The Dead!”

https://johnrieber.com/2015/01/28/killer-sushi-toilet-zombies-karaoke-terror-tasty-japanese-exploitation/

And I have to remind everyone that there is a real restaurant that serves food like this:

Yes, it’s a toilet restaurant, where all food is served that way! Click here for the hilarious details:

https://johnrieber.com/2013/09/15/the-worlds-craziest-restaurants-toilets-roller-coasters-tokyo-ninjas/

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10 replies

  1. My class would love this toilet post!

  2. I remember most of these scenes, John. The one that impacted me the most was from Trainspotting. I remember watching that film quite clearly.

  3. The Something about Mary one always makes me laugh.

  4. The scene from Something About Mary was hilarious. Perhaps the only film I ever enjoyed with Ben Stiller in it. As good a film as it was, that toilet in Trainspotting was so realistic, it made me feel quite ill. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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