A Dirty Joke from the 60’s

I remember hearing this joke when I was around 5 or 6 years old.  My grandma had a printed version that she read to the family after dinner one night.  Grandma didn’t joke much, so when she read this joke aloud, I died laughing!

Apparently, this was a joke that Jack Paar told on “The Tonight Show” back in the 60’s, but due to it being deemed “dirty,” it was cut from the broadcast.  So, let’s get to the joke…

The White Chapel (a.k.a. WC)

“An English lady, while visiting Switzerland, was looking for a room, and she asked the schoolmaster if he could recommend any to her. He took her to see several rooms, and when everything was settled, the lady returned to her home to make the final preparations to move.

When she arrived home, the thought suddenly occurred to her that she had not seen a “W.C.” [water closet, a euphemism for toilet] around the place. So she immediately wrote a note to the schoolmaster asking him if there was a “W.C.” around. The [Swiss] schoolmaster was a very poor student of English, so he asked the [Swiss] parish priest if he could help in the matter. Together they tried to discover the meaning of the letters “W.C.,” and the only solution they could find for the letters was “Wayside Chapel.” The schoolmaster then wrote to the English lady the following note:

Dear Madam:

I take great pleasure in informing you that the W.C. is situated nine miles from the house you will occupy, in the center of a beautiful grove of pine trees surrounded by lovely grounds. It is capable of holding 229 people and it is open on Sunday and Thursday only. As there are a great number of people and they are expected during the summer months, I would suggest that you come early: although there is plenty of standing room as a rule. You will no doubt be glad to hear that a good number of people bring their lunch and make a day of it; while others who can afford to go by car arrive just in time. I would especially recommend that your ladyship go on Thursday when there is a musical accompaniment. It may interest you to know that my daughter was married in the W.C. and it was there that she met her husband. I can remember the rush there was for seats. There were ten people to a seat ordinarily occupied by one. It was wonderful to see the expression on their faces. The newest attraction is a bell donated by a wealthy resident of the district. It rings every time a person enters. A bazaar is to be held to provide plush seats for all the people, since they feel it is a long felt need. My wife is rather delicate, so she can’t attend regularly. I shall be delighted to reserve the best seat for you if you wish, where you will be seen by all. For the children, there is a special time and place so that they will not disturb the elders. Hoping to have been of service to you, I remain,


The Schoolmaster”

***Joke found online***

Have you ever heard this joke?

5 thoughts on “A Dirty Joke from the 60’s

  1. Sparkyjen says:

    No, I’ve never heard this joke, but that didn’t stop me from chuckling anyways. I spend time with seniors, and we’d have a few conversations about the W.C., or rather an even older version, the outhouse. They made them to accommodate more than one person at a time. They came in all shapes and designs, and probably have a selection of “correct” names. Your post made me think of that. I also thought about the British, who still call the room that is typically separate from the “washroom,” the water closet (W.C.) I wonder what other initials can get people all turned around?

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