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!
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.