“Eric’s Buddy” (December 6, 1998)
Trigger warning: The episode we’re talking about doesn’t bring up sexual assault in any way, but because it’s That 70s Show, the subject comes up. Skip from the 25-minute mark to the 29-minute mark if you want to listen to the episode without that discussion.
Debate among yourselves whether That 70’s Show qualifies as a classic sitcom, but you can’t say it wasn’t a successful show, running eight seasons and then forever in syndication. In its first season, the show featured Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a student who befriends Topher Grace’s character — and then kisses him. It may not fully stick the landing, but it at least deserves credit for featuring a boy-on-boy kiss in primetime well before Dawson’s Creek did it.
Yes, That 80s Show also happened, and today it’s only worth looking into for a pre-It’s Always Sunny Glenn Howerton and Supergirl’s Chyler Leigh decked out in punk gear.
Dog With a Blog is exactly what it sounds like, but Drew still doesn’t understand what it is.
Donna’s dad plays an L.A. gang tough in 1975’s Switchblade Sisters, which is a weird, wild thing to behold.
And the whole of Bad Gays is pretty interesting, but their episode about Oscar Wilde’s Bosie is especially good.
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