This is the tale of industrial strife at WC Boggs' Lavatory factory. Vic Spanner is the union representative who calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually everyone has to get fed up ... See full summary »
This is the tale of industrial strife at WC Boggs' Lavatory factory. Vic Spanner is the union representative who calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually everyone has to get fed up with him. This is also the ideal opportunity for lots of lavatorial jokes... Written by
Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>
Contains one of the few emotive scenes found in the "Carry On..." films. The scene with Joan Sims and Sid James, in which they discuss marriage, was filmed on 29 April 1971 on location in Pinewood Housing Estate, near to Pinewood Studios. See more »
When Sid confronts W.C. Boggs in his office, because Myrtle has been out all night, they hear a commotion outside and go to the window to see the cause. In the brief shot of the main gate, as seen from the office window, Vic Spanner can clearly be seen being smacked over his mothers knee. The next shot is outside with Vic rallying the pickets at the main gate. His mother, and the other women, aren't there, and he hasn't yet been chastised. The ladies turn up later in the same scene. See more »
It has a gag per minute. Most of the gags are "telegraphed" and predictable but for me this makes them so much funnier.
The film is about a toilet making factory owned by WC Boggs (note to US readers - a toilet in England is called a "bog"). 90% of the gags are related one way or another to toilets or biological functions.
If you like slapstick and toilet humour then you will love this film.
If you are pretentious and claim only to like "serious" humour then take that corn-cob out of your Khyber and watch this film anyway.
Also recommended: "Carry on Abroad"; "Carry on Matron"; "Holiday on the Buses", and "Mutiny on the Buses".
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