5 Memorable Movie Characters Who Regretted Going to the Toilet!

In movies, there are so many countless ways to die, but one that doesn’t get anywhere near enough attention is toilet-related deaths. It’s amazing how relieving yourself can end up killing you, and in some pretty strange ways. You may remember these five people, whose unlucky experiences with toilets haven’t always killed them, but have made them regret dropping the kids off at the pool.

1: Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction

After a memorable night with Uma Thurman, being saved from death by a miracle and accidentally “shooting Marvin in the face,” John Travolta decides to relieve himself in the former apartment of Bruce Willis’s character Butch. Big mistake. While an earlier toilet trip in a certain restaurant might have saved him, this poor choice of pooping was a regretful decision indeed.

2: The Dirty Old Man, Clerks

In Kevin Smith’s brilliant 1994 debut comedy, an old man decides to retire to the toilet and “relieve himself” in a different way to what you might think. Unfortunately for him, his heart gives out. Fortunately for him, Dante’s girlfriend also needs to use the toilet and the lights aren’t working. Bingo.

3: Roger Murtaugh, Lethal Weapon 2

Thankfully for us, Murtaugh doesn’t die from his toilet incident, but it must’ve been pretty damn scary for him. Imagine it: you get a few quiet moments from the hustle and bustle of being a cop and having a large family, only to sit on the toilet, turn to his side, and discover there’s a bomb on the crapper that will explode if he stands up. Cue Martin Riggs and classic comedy in one of the funniest scenes of this excellent sequel.

4: The Dutch Businessman, Hostel

Okay, well this guy had it coming. Eli Roth’s gloriously violent torture-porn flick may be gratuitous and sickening, but… well, there’s no but… that’s exactly what it is, gratuitous and sickening. (Spoilers) It ends with this gruesome revenge murder on the toilet that easily qualifies for this list.

5: Man Using Toilet, Snakes on a Plane

While I’m certainly not defending this infinitely sucky movie, you’ve got to admit getting bitten on the penis whilst using the toilet must hurt… a lot. And I imagine that would be very regretful, indeed.

BONUS: TV Show Toilet Incident:

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

The idea for this list came to me whilst watching an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm in which Larry falls into the toilet because the seat is up because it’s night and the light’s not on because he likes to pee sitting down. Pure Larry. And it’s not his only toilet-related incident. Another time, he learned that when the public bathroom is occupied… “well, then you wait. You wait.”

Are there any I’ve forgotten? What did you think of my choices? Let me know by leaving a comment.

Thanks for reading.


About Tyler

Patient observer of all things film and music, from Béla Tarr to Boards of Canada. Foul mouthed and clinging to the edge of sanity.

Posted on May 26, 2011, in Humor, Lists, Movies, TV Shows and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. gold.
    ‘You were amazing. You just lay there and let me do all the work”.
    And Vincent Vega was the first thing that popped into my head.

  2. also I love your tag ‘Penis bitten by snake during urination’. if anyone stumbles across your blog searching for that, then you’re a lucky guy

  3. Totally agree with all of these…That Lethal Weapon 2 one was so ridiculous it makes me laugh everytime.

  4. While not exactly in the toilet I think Full Metal Jacket and Psycho they both deserve a mention!

  5. Great read. There’s also the dude going for a piss in Sin City and ending up gargling with his own urine…

  6. Awesome dude. I’m really liking your complication of scenes/movies/characters and what not.

    Poor Murtaugh.

  7. You can also add the unfortunate girl in the awesomely terrible Birdemic: Shock and Terror, who gets attacked and killed by birds while trying to use the bathroom outside. Not the best way to go for sure.

  8. what about Jurassic park? does that scene of the guy running to the toilet count to hide from the dinosaur?

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