TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Why did Jack Paar protest The Tonight Show?

October 1, 2013 - In 1960, Jack Paar left The Tonight Show for six weeks in protest. What was he protesting?
Answer: He told a joke the night before he announced he was walking out about a “water closet”—an alternate term for a bathroom. The joke was considered in bad taste by NBC censors and edited from the show.
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