"I was in the powder room, the toilet was contemporary, and [it's an] all black toilet," he recalled to Ripa after she insisted he retell it.
He admitted he was initially concerned there might be cameras in the bathroom, as recording devices were nested all over her home for filming.
"So I was there, and I rushed over and did what I needed to do, and found that toilet paper was put where it needed to be put and the water level began to rise, and I clogged the toilet," he continued.
But then he noticed it had "overflowed up to the seat level" and that's when he "panicked."
"Then it began to settle down, but I quickly got out."
However, Ripa wanted further details, egging Seacrest to divulge the harrowing trials he underwent -- clearly having heard the tale before -- as she insisted there was a "ladle involved."
"It wasn’t a ladle! It was the toilet ring cleaner that I used," he insisted. "There was a utensil that was convenient. It wasn’t a ladle. You think I’m walking around with my Swiss Army Knife carrying around my ladle? It was the toilet ring cleaner!"
Back in the 2019 telling of the story, Seacrest had said: "I'm thinking to myself, 'What do I do?' Do I stick my hand in there? Do I say, 'Hey Khloe, don't tell Kim and Kourtney, but can you help me out over here?' Or do I just tell Kris, 'I think your toilet has got a problem?'"
Ryan and Kelly worked on their morning show for six years before he exited this past spring. In the wake of his departure, Kelly's husband Mark Consuelos has taken over co-hosting duties.