If Ricky Gervais told that joke, then he more than likely stole it. Check the Snopes link by WillBraden above–one of the oldest printed versions of this joke showed up in 1978, and a British variation involving a guy at work throwing his pants out of a train window was collected for a book in 1984.
This guy definitely stole this entire story. This story was on the radio a few years ago, and I know the actual person it happened to. So, this story is true, it just didn’t happen to this specific person.
Calamity0o0, yeah I think we all have friends that have shat their pants at some point. So, you know, congrats? The point still stands. The old “No it’s true, I know the guy!” is just a lame internet dorkism…
I wish I coulda got here earlier to call bullshit, cos now I just look all wagon-jumpy.
But the Ricky Gervais story was a version he heard off Karl Pilkington, the dumbest man in Britain, who claimed it happened to a friend of a friend etc, and was convinced of it’s truth. Ricky took the piss out of it on their radio show then used it in his stand up.
legs through armholes works fine, i can do it and i weigh 165 so im sure this guy could, what makes this seem fake is that if he didn’t mind putting this on facebook, he wouldn’t have been too afraid to tell this chick about it when it happened in the first place