First Toilet on Television?

Leave It To Beaver Scene
  • The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver."  
  • In a 1957 episode of Leave it to Beaver, Wally and the Beav ordered an alligator from the back of a comic book. They decided to keep it in the toilet tank because simply keeping it in the bathtub would surely scare the crap out of the next person to hop in the shower, who would then make the kids get rid of it. The problem? The network refused to allow the toilet to be shown on T.V. It was basically impossible to shoot the episode without showing the toilet - it was kind of the whole point of the plot but eventually a compromise was reached. The toilet tank would be shown, but the bowl would remain a mystery.