Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan.

“Gay Bash” (November 10, 2004)

For better or worse, Drawn Together represents a very real trend in mid-2000s humor. It specifically sought out to tell the most offensive jokes it could get on air, but that’s what makes it surprising that the episode where Xandir admits he’s gay isn’t the parade of easy jokes you might expect. The B plot sucks rancid balls, to the point that we don’t even use clips from it in this discussion, but you might be surprised how this animated reality show makes its token gay a sympathetic guy.

Check out Bradley Smith’s YouTube interview with series creators Dave Jesser and Matt Silvertsein, from which we grabbed a few anecdotes about the development of Drawn Together.

Listen to our Cartoons That Made Us Gay episode about the Legend of Zelda cartoon.

Listen to the Best Movies Never Made podcast, hosted by Golan the Insatiable creator Josh Miller.