I’m such an idiot! On Monday, I wrote about the various trucks and trailers you run into on set, and I left off the most important one: the honeywagon!
For the uninitiated, “honeywagon” is the term for the bathroom truck.Why’s it called that? Well, honey is yellow, and so is urine, if you don’t drink enough water. Seriously, guys, hydration is important.
A honeywagon could be just a single truck with a men’s and women’s room, for a smaller production, or even two semi-trailers on a big shoot with lots of extras. If you’re working on set, you definitely need to know where these are. Not just for your sake, because as a PA, I guarantee you’ll be asked twelve times a day where the honeywagon is.
How did I forget the most important truck? Well, that’s my office PA showing. I always make sure to utilize the office bathroom before I go on a long run, so I can avoid the honeywagon whenever possible. I mean, have you ever been in one? Most smell like someone killed a badger, cut it open, shit inside, sewed it up, then beat a hobo to death with the badger’s shitsidermied corpse.
They smell bad, is what I’m saying.