“it takes a psycho” (April 30, 2023)

Barry is not a sitcom, though it was frequently one of the funnier shows on TV. We’re doing a bonus summer episode about it anyway because its gay character, NoHo Hank, is a rarity on TV because he’s both a villain and a person who doesn’t let his sexuality define him. That’s not necessarily a good thing, but we’re all about complex, messy queer characters, and this is one people should be talking about. Special thanks to Emily Heller for sharing her recollections of working on the show.

SPOILER WARNING: We will talk about major plot points from Barry through season three, episode four.

Read the New York Times piece on gay villains on TV.

Listen to Drew and Glen discuss the Lookwell pilot on Talking Simpsons.