Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan.

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (November 29, 2011)

Yes, Tim Allen’s follow-up to Home Improvement got branded as the most conservative sitcom on network TV, but is that fair? We’re honestly not sure, because the ninth episode of Last Man Standing’s first season features a gay couple. We’re mostly good with how this plays out. At the end of the discussion of this first episode, however, we’re also skimming over the second-season episode “Bullying,” which ended up arguing that it’s okay to use “gay” as a slur. Key takeaway: Tim Allen may actually be less conservative than Kelsey Grammer.

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