Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Toilet On Television...!

It may seem a bit strange, but in the early days of television things were complicated.

The rules back then were a lot different than today.So many things we take for granted were just not allowed. Things like married couples sharing a bed, cursing and using profanity, and even the showing of something as simple as the toilet!

The Beaver

It is believed that the first toilet shown on television was featured in a 1957 episode of the sitcom “Leave It To Beaver”. In the episode, Beaver and his big brother Wally order a pet alligator named “Captain Jack” from a comic book ad. Hoping to hide their pet from their parents, the boys stashed Jack in the toilet tank. It is interesting to note that network censors so feared a public backlash that they only showed the tank, not the complete toilet

I wonder if we were really so sensitive that we were actually offended by the showing of a toilet on the tube. Considering the trash being shown today, I somehow doubt it!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Got up to 88 here yesterday.


linda m said...

I don't think anyone would have been offended unless they were told it was offensive. But at least back them there was a sense of decency and what was appropriate or not. Now days, anything goes. If I were to quit watching every program or Advertisement that offends me there would be much left to watch. Funny how they cam put whatever they want on film but open your mouth in public and be prepared to "offend" someone. What has this world come to. Sad!

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Even I am shocked with some of the stuff on the air today! Way simpler times back then, I reckon!
Thanks for stopping by today!

JO said...

Oh the good old days of great shows and family times. It is awful to see some of the stuff they show today. I'm not a prude but I think about the kids that watch this stuff

Gorgeous day today coffee on the patio sounds delightful.

Dizzy-Dick said...

The regular over the air channels are bad enough, but you can find almost anything on the satellite channels. So I have been told. (grin)