“Sonny Boy” (February 12, 1981)

Is it surprising that TV’s most famous drag sitcom never dared to do anything actually gay? It shouldn’t be! And for all that could end up going wrong with this premise, this episode, concerning Peter Scolari’s character having to explain to his mother why he’s wearing a dress, weirdly (and probably accidentally) gets a lot right about coming out. It’s a story about someone saying it doesn’t matter whether anyone understands your decision. As Billy Joel once said, “I don’t care what you say anymore / This is my life / Go ahead with your own life / Leave me alone.”

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Listen to Drew talk about R.L. Stine with Kelly Nugent on the Teen Creeps podcast and talk about Jack Hill with James Eldred on the Cinema Oblivia podcast.

Episode art designed by Ian O’Phelan.