Of course you were…


It seems a vicar was hanging curtains naked when he fell and a potato inserted itself up his clakka:

A vicar claims a potato got stuck up his bottom after he fell on to the vegetable while hanging curtains in the nude.

The clergyman, in his 50s, told medical staff at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital that the accident was definitely not due to a sex game.

He had to undergo surgery to extract the spud from his backside, according to The Sun.

A&E nurse Trudi Watson told the paper: “He explained to me, quite sincerely, he had been hanging curtains naked in he kitchen when he fell backwards on to the kitchen table and on to a potato.

“But it’s not for me to question his story.”


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  • Brian Smaller

    I guess people will be passing on the roast spuds next time vicar has them around for tea.

    • Bunswalla

      Sorry, do you mean “passing on the roast spuds” or “passing the roast spuds”?

  • Whafe

    This was a protein shake spat onto the keyboard post…… More so in that I grow a vast quantity of potatoes, the mind is racing…. Would think for this type of vicar activity a red variety called Van Rosa would be best :D

    • Landy

      The variety Desiree is often recommended.

  • Blokeintakapuna

    Yep – about as credible as Labour claiming to have economic development initiatives…

    Or the church denying they harbour recidivst peodophiles for decades…

    Or Labour’s “Bright new star” Hughesey claiming there was only a mix up in communication with this barely legal young boy when I offered him gingernuts with his cuppa…

    Yeah RIght!

  • Guest

    Was it one of those small gourmet potatoes that gets covered in butter and parsley, or one of those huge Irish jobbies that work best in a mash?

  • nasska

    Thank God that it was only spuds & not pineapples on the kitchen table.

  • ConwayCaptain

    In tha far and distant past I was going out with a nurse who worked in A&E and a blokle was bought in whose boyfriend had been using a vibrator up his bum and the vibrator had gone right in and was still switched on.  She said it was funny to watch as his stomach was vibrating in time with the vibrator

  • Roger

    Was the Vicar’s name Trevor by any chance?


      No offence,but rodger would be closer.

  • Richard B.

    “Hot Potato, hot potato, potato, potato, potato”
    Did the article say he had the Wiggles playing at the time?

  • PDH2

    A recycled potato ?

    Because the incident reported  bears  remarkable similarities to a 2008 story  in The Sun:


  • Dr Wang

    This “potato incident” is in no way attributable to the current absence of Marmite on the supermarket shelves, is it…?

    • kehua

      True story Dr, a number of years ago  a former  DJ/Quiz Master (now deceased) had the misfortune to need assistance to remove a Marmite jar from his bum. Ouch!

      • Dr Wang

        kehua – yes, that’s the tale I was alluding to. Never knew though if was an urban myth, or a true story!

  • johnbronkhorst

    Seems if the potatoe was on the bench, he may have been preparing dinner….Does this mean, if landed slightly to the left he may have ended up with a stew up there?

    • Richard B.

      Was that spelt correctly? Stew or Stu?
      But I think he was having toad in the hole that night.

      • Bunswalla

        No I think he was having a chip butty.

  • Dave

    There is a remedy for wayward Clergymen.   I was sent a tube video link a few weeks ago.   WARNING……. watch at your own peril.  Contains derogatory remarks about our beloved men of the cloth.  Google:    Priest Off UTube   Its good for a light hearted laugh.   

    If only PoAL could get the same stuff in MUNZ off

  • titanuranus

    Urban legend I suspect , this story has been around for years.
    An oldie but a goodie.

  • jay cee

    yep heard variations of it over the last 50 odd years. from entertainers to tv personalities. a classic foaf (friend of a friend) or as titanuranus – appropriate psuedonym given the subject says,an urban legend. born, so i read somewhere, by peoples fascination as to what can be inserted up there 

    • Landy

       More likely repeated incidents.   I have read several press stories where some hospital’s emergency room workers said they were quite used to incidents of this sort.