Wally & Beaver's Toilet - The situation comedy LEAVE IT TO
BEAVER/CBS/1957-63 was the first television series to show a toilet (just the tank) when the
camera peered into the bedroom bathroom of the Cleaver boys on the October 4,
1957 premiere episode.
Wally replaces lid of toilet tank
On the episode "Captain Jack",
Wally and Beaver Cleaver sent away for a pet alligator advertised for $2.50 in the Robots from Mars comic book.
To keep the reptile hidden from their parents, the boys kept the 8-inch
alligator (nicknamed "Captain Jack") inside their toilet tank, which Wally called an "aquarium."
TRIVIA NOTE: The first toilet flush heard on television occurred on January 12, 1971 when
Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) the bigoted blue-collar loading dock foreman
pushed the plunger on his second story toilet on the debut of the situation
comedy ALL IN
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