The Brady Bunch Bathroom

Occasionally, they showed the bathroom on the old Brady Bunch episodes. Did you ever notice the bathroom had no toilet? Six kids, two adults, one maid, and no toilet? (I learned this on a click-bait website, so it must be true, but I will watch the reruns to see for myself.) TV in those days was mostly watched in people’s living rooms, and showing a toilet was not acceptable.

While we’re on the subject, did you ever notice that there are no toilet paper holders in the bathrooms of model homes? If there was toilet paper, visitors would use the facilities. (“Knock, knock. Hello? Almost done in there? My wife’s waiting for me in the car. Turn on the fan, please.”)

Now, they not only show toilets, they show people sitting on them, patiently waiting for their bowels to move. Later, they show these same people giving a fist pump as they go about their daily chores, indicating they took the medication and it worked.


I often eat my meals while watching TV. If one of these commercials comes on, I change the channel. I don’t want to look at a cartoon of a bright green liquid moving through pipe-like bowels while I am eating. There are so many ads like this, bowel problems must be common.

Long ago, my wife warned me I would not be happy married to a skinny woman because they often are picky eaters and have many bowel problems. (They also throw up a lot.) She was right, and I think about this whenever I see a sexy, skinny celebrity on TV. She also pointed out that making love to them would be like making love to a skeleton. I assume she was right about that, too, but I never tested it.

About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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