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Gimme a Break Transformed Into a Lesbian Perfect Strangers

2024-02-26T23:56:20-08:00February 22nd, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. “Joey’s First Crush” (January 28, 1987)Few other shows changed as much as Gimme a Break, which began as a fish-out-of-water sitcom that had Nell Carter playing mom to three white girls in California but ended up with Nell and her best friend, Telma [...]

The Simpsons Does a Riff on Lesbian Cult Classic

2024-02-26T23:51:21-08:00February 14th, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. “Lisa the Drama Queen” (January 25, 2009) So here’s an interesting one. In its twentieth season, The Simpson did an episode inspired by Heavenly Creatures, the 1994 Peter Jackson movie that has Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey playing schoolgirls who flee into [...]

How Does a Conservative Sitcom Do a Gay Episode?

2024-02-26T23:47:19-08:00February 8th, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (November 29, 2011) Yes, Tim Allen’s follow-up to Home Improvement got branded as the most conservative sitcom on network TV, but is that fair? We’re honestly not sure, because the ninth episode of Last Man Standing’s first [...]

THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL — Part Two with Bruce Vilanch

2024-01-08T14:36:53-08:00January 1st, 2024|

OMG OMG OMG Bruce Vilanch! Part two of the Monday Afternoon Movie holiday special has arrived, and it has brought with it not frankincense and myrrh, but definitely two wise men in Sam Pancake and THE legendary Bruce Vilanch. We just had to include him in any conversation revolving around [...]

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