Let’s face it: human waste disposal makes for great entertainment. While not always in the best of taste, natural emissions in film and TV is usually good for at least a laugh, if not a down-and-out burst into hysterics. Here we detail our favorite on-screen moments where someone else’s bowel-related adventure delighted us to no end:
Few TV characters embodied the highs and lows of manhood the way Al Bundy did. As a somewhat pathetic shoe salesman, Al found personal triumph in places where his prowess went unmatched, like the bathroom. In the episode “A Man’s Castle” Al’s sanctuary is threatened by Peggy’s new interior decorating club. In order to thwart them off, he fills up on hot sauce and burritos and then does what he does best: takes a big dump. While the dump itself is inferred and not actually seen, it is wise to assume that this was one powerful dump, as it clears the house and gets him his kingdom back in no time.
The Jackass gang didn’t miss a beat when they transitioned onto the big screen. Their debut film features one of the most notorious dumps in American history, when member Dave England pulls down his pants and vacates his bowels on a model toilet in the middle of a hardware store. Of course, it wouldn’t be Jackass if good old Dave didn’t accidentally poop his pants during a previous segment.
Danny Boyle’s superb adaptation of an Irving Welsh novel features not one, but TWO totally memorable dumps. The first involves the narrator accidentally defecating his precious bag of drugs, followed by a surreal trip through the toilet underworld. The other has a character named Spud “messing” the bed in his sleep, then splattering the walls after a tug-of-war match over the sheets with his girlfriend the following morning.
South Park, a trailblazing, raunchy cartoon deserves its own Top Ten Dump List given its abundance of seemingly endless poop jokes, including an episode where Mr. Hankey (a talking piece of poo) covers the entire town in crap. However, it’s on the episode “More Crap” where the show reaches new heights in toilet humor. In an effort to claim the title for world’s biggest dump, Randy Marsh must compete with no one other than U2’s Bono. The results are triumphant and, of course, hilarious.
Like Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the Farrelly Brothers are no strangers to the adventures of one’s bowel movements. The filmmakers shine as filth purveyors of the highest order when Lloyd (Dumb) slips Harry (Dumber) an ENTIRE box of laxatives before Harry’s date. The explosive result is comedy gold that needs no further explanation.