The Fight For The Right To Poop
In “Profiles in Courage,” Chappelle takes on the historical moment in 1954 when a man named Cyrus Holloway has a chance encounter with a bad roast beef sandwich and changes the lives of Black people everywhere by having a bowel movement.
The sketch takes toilet humor to the absolute next level. Cyrus is arrested while using the whites-only bathroom. The police charge in, sic dogs on him and pull out the hoses. Holloway goes to court and is charged with using a white-rest facility while suffering a severe case of “mud butt.”
Civil Rights activists arrange a toilet protest that makes national news and the case was taken to the Supreme Court where judges ruled in favor of Holloway.
Fast-forward to 2012, where in real life, beachgoers in Australia staged a toilet protest on the beach to voice their displeasure with the public restroom situation.
It’s been three years since the Australian toilet sit-in and there’s no word yet if the protest was effective.