Mary and Phyllis Date a Possible Homosexual

2024-05-20T22:22:30-08:00May 15th, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. tags: 80s | facts of life | NBC “Menage a Phyllis” (November 2, 1974) In the third-season episode “My Brother’s Keeper,” Rhoda famously said the word “gay,” turning a plot about her association with Phyllis’ brother on its head. Two seasons [...]

Facts of Life Does a Covert Gay Episode With Cousin Geri

2024-05-20T22:23:13-08:00May 8th, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. tags: 80s | facts of life | NBC “Cousin Geri” (December 24, 1980) Fun game for listeners: Take a shot every time Drew mentions the phrase “gigantic bitch” in connection with Lisa Welchel’s Blair, who is in rare form this episode [...]

Drawn Together Forces Xandir Out of the Closet

2024-04-25T13:03:55-08:00April 24th, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. tags: 2000s | Animated | Comedy Central “Gay Bash” (November 10, 2004)For better or worse, Drawn Together represents a very real trend in mid-2000s humor. It specifically sought out to tell the most offensive jokes it could get on air, but that’s what [...]

Raw Milk

2024-04-25T12:04:25-08:00April 10th, 2024|

Do I drink it? Yes. Am I a sovereign citizen? Depends on my mood. (Written version here.) Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a [...]

A Queer History of SNL, Part Four: The Lost Years

2024-04-03T11:17:59-08:00April 3rd, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. tags: SNL | Queer History People use the term “the lost years” differently when speaking of Saturday Night Live, but this podcast is using it specifically from the time Lorne Michaels left the show after season five up until season eleven. [...]

MAM: THE LANGOLIERS with Jonathan Cerda-Rowell (Part 2)

2024-03-25T17:07:30-08:00March 25th, 2024|

Just like the Langoliers, the Monday Afternoon Movie marches on. Covering part two of the Stephen King (or Stephanie Queen if you prefer the drag version) two-part miniseries The Langoliers. The film stars some heavy hitters of television at the time: Bronson Pinchot from Perfect Strangers, Dean Stockwell from Quantum [...]

MAM: THE LANGOLIERS with Jonathan Cerda-Rowell (Part 1)

2024-03-25T16:59:32-08:00March 18th, 2024|

Let the horror continue on the new season of Monday Afternoon Movie, with your host Sam Pancake.  We are bringing out Stephen King for this episode, specifically the 1995 TV mini-series THE LANGOLIERS, starring Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Bronson Pinchot, and Tom Holland (no, not Spider-Man). Joining Sam on this [...]


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