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Rebecca Howe Suffers From Gay Blindness

Gayest Episode Ever | March 12, 2019
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“Rebecca’s Lover… Not” (April 23, 1992): Gayest Episode Ever kicks its hiatus into the gutter with the first installment of it the second season. And yes, we’re back in Boston with Cheers, but it’s a very different show in its tenth season and featuring not Shelley Long but Kirstie Alley […]

12: Fresh Off the Boat Outs the Girl Next Door

Gayest Episode Ever | October 15, 2018
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“A League of Her Own” (November 17, 2017): For the second of the “off season” bonus episodes, Drew and Glen wanted to compare how a modern day, family-friendly sitcom compares with the classic versions they discussed in the first season. They picked ABC series Fresh Off the Boat, which in […]

Interview: Stan Zimmerman

Gayest Episode Ever | October 1, 2018
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A veteran sitcom writer, Stan Zimmerman is one half of the duo that penned the script for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the episode of Roseanne in which the main character is kissed by a lesbian. In this interview, Stan talks about the process of writing that episode and riding through […]

11: Harley and Ivy Are Domestic Partners

Gayest Episode Ever | July 30, 2018
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“Harley and Ivy” (January 18, 1993): In GEE’s first bonus episode, Glen and Drew focus on something that’s not a sitcom but is nonetheless pretty damn gay — the Batman: The Animated Series installment that put a lesbianish aura around Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, which extended to the comics […]

10: Diane Chambers Is an LGBT Ally

Gayest Episode Ever | May 10, 2018
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“The Boys in the Bar” (January 27, 1983): When Sam Malone makes a show of supporting his newly out former teammate, the regulars at Cheers worry that bar will suddenly go queer. It’s another case of straight hysteria and straight histrionics, but luckily it’s Diane Chambers to the rescue. The […]

9: Jerry and George Aren’t Gay, Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

Gayest Episode Ever | May 3, 2018
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“The Outing” (February 11, 1993): Seinfeld won a GLAAD award for this episode all about how even the most well-meaning straight people would be horrified to be mistaken for gay. It helped popularize “not that there’s anything wrong with that” and, to a lesser extent, “single, thin and neat” as […]

8: Julia Sugarbaker Plans a Gay Funeral

Gayest Episode Ever | April 26, 2018
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“Killing All the Right People” (October 5, 1987): In one of the most devastating sitcom installments ever aired, Sugarbaker & Associates plans the funeral of a young gay man dying of AIDS. This is *VERY* *SAD* episode, and we want you to know that it might choke you up, should […]

7: Homer Simpson Is a Homophobe

Gayest Episode Ever | February 19, 2018
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“Homer’s Phobia” (February 16, 1997): Hot stuff, coming through! At long last, Homer Simpson asks the difficult question, “Hey, what if Bart is a homo?” This episode has none other than John Waters on hand as the primary non-Smithers Springfield queer, and the result is one of the better gay […]

6: Blair Warner Is a Homophobe

Gayest Episode Ever | April 12, 2018
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“Rough Housing” (August 24, 1979): You probably remember The Facts of Life, but you may not know that the show’s first season introduced a whole slew of characters who wouldn’t make it to season two and also that the first-ever episode dealt with Blair’s homophobia toward a tomboyish classmate that […]


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