The bathroom is a sacred place. It is a spot where serious business gets done. And movies know this. That’s why so many funny scenes take place in the bathroom. In fact, anything involving a bathroom is funny (shitter’s full, anyone?). But what is the best of the best? Sure we can go down some grim roads and talk Psycho or Full Metal Jacket. But let’s stick to what the bathroom is best known for…funny fart poo boom boom brown humor.
5) Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Who does number 2 work for? Who doesn’t he work for…if you know what I’m saying. Watching Austin Powers struggle to stay alive on the can is funny. But what makes this scene memorable is watching it from Tom Arnold’s perspective. And he legit thinks Michael Myers pooped a midget.
4) Dumb and Dumber (1994)
There is a whole lot of bathroom humor in this flick. We could have included the scene with Sea Bass. Or even went with Bob Saget’s scene from the sequel. But not much is a match for watching a frantic Jeff Daniels destroy a toilet.
High school is a frightening time. This is especially true when it comes to how easily one’s reputation can be ruined. I think having explosive diarrhea would do a good job of ruining your street cred. But having it in the bathroom of the opposite sex? Well, I think Stiffler’s master plan worked for sure.
2) There’s Something About Mary (1998)
There are so many possibilities for humor in a bathroom. We have seen murder, pooping, farting, embarrassment, and now…frank and beans. There is a lot of comedy that occurs in this scene beyond the obvious. It takes a mixture of physical comedy and dramatic irony…and creates one awkward situation.
1) Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
What’s worse than explosive diarrhea? Probably when the toilet explodes back. Talk about a dirty bomb. This is a well crafted scene with tons of tension. You got to feel bad for Mel Gibson as there is no telling what sort of smells came out of Danny Glover during this scene. All in all, it is a proper mix of toilet humor and a crap load of action. How does the toilet not shatter at the end?