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Who’s the Boss? Just Basically Admits That Jonathan Is Gay

2022-12-06T00:14:30-08:00December 6th, 2022|

“Jonathan the Gymnast” (November 18, 1986) Technically, Who’s the Boss? never did a gay episode, but because Danny Pintauro’s sexuality looms large over this sitcom, many episodes seem a little gayer as a result — and this episode especially so. In it, Tony and Angela step into the kitchen to [...]

Wings Flies Its Gay Character Back to Nantucket

2022-11-26T08:44:47-08:00November 26th, 2022|

“Sons and Lovers” (January 16, 1996) This is an honest-to-God follow-up to our previous Wings episode, which was all about the series antagonist, Roy Biggins, finding out his son was gay. Five seasons later, someone at Wings thought to ask “Hey, what if that gay character didn’t cease to exist [...]

The Crew Was Fox’s Queer-Inclusive Alternative to Friends

2022-11-16T21:04:54-08:00November 16th, 2022|

“The Man We Love” (June 30, 1996) Last week, we looked at Married… With Children’s take on an anti-Friends. This week, we decided to look at the last episode of a show that aired the previous season on Fox. While it was not designed as a response to Friends, it [...]

Backdoor Pilots: Married… With Children Tries to Make the Anti-Friends

2022-11-09T20:10:24-08:00November 9th, 2022|

“Enemies” (April 14, 1996) You may recall a late-series installment of Married… With Children that shifted focus away from the Bundys and onto an apartment of young sexy people who apparently despised each other. This was “Enemies,” a kinda-sorta send-up of Friends that never saw the light of day beyond [...]

Weirdest Episode Ever: Dick Van Dyke vs. Space Aliens

2022-11-04T17:50:25-08:00November 1st, 2022|

“It May Look Like a Walnut” (February 6, 1963) It’s not the first “weird” episode that a sitcom ever did, but it’s probably the most famous: the second-season installment of The Dick Van Dyke Show where it departed from the usual formula and became a sci-fi B-movie. It turns out [...]

The Addams Family Considers Conversion Therapy

2022-11-04T17:51:08-08:00October 25th, 2022|

“Morticia and the Psychiatrist” (September 25, 1964) This year, we’re celebrating Halloween with one of the two most Halloween-tastic TV families of all time — and no worries, because we talk plenty about the other one too. Joining us to discuss the second episode of The Addams Family is Ted [...]


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