Monday, March 28, 2005
The week before one of the first superbowls, every TV station had specials about some aspect of the game. But on the Johnny Carson show he said “I bet you haven’t seen THIS Superbowl special,” showed a short movie about the toilet rolls and holders that had been developed for the game. I believe the credit went to Scott. The problem they solved was that at a really special sports event, the people who are supposed to be supplying supplies to the bathrooms watch the game instead. So Scott invented these superlong gigantic rolls and holders – you’ve seen them – that fit over ordinary TP holders, so they were easy to retrofit. Among other things, the movie short featured a big roll unrolling, showing how many times it could paper a football field.