“Pilot” (February 28, 2001)

In the wake of Will & Grace’s success, the other broadcast networks each made efforts at their own homo-centric TV shows, and the CBS twist on this formula was Some of My Best Friends, which lasted only five episodes. The show was an adaptation of the indie comedy Kiss Me Guido, and it starred Jason Bateman and Alec Mapa as its resident gays. Guy Branum — stand-up comedian, funny book-writing person and all-around good opinion-haver — joins us to talk about this pop culture also-ran, twenty years after the fact.

Buy Guy’s book, My Life as a Goddess.

Listen to the latest episode of Katherine’s podcast Smart Mouth, where she tells Molly Lambert all about the history of enchiladas.

Listen to Alec Mapa’s episode of Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie.

Also listen to the latest episode of Drew’s 80s music podcast, Deep Cuts & Superficial Wounds.

Recommended viewing:


Watch Drew’s video compilation of every LGBT joke ever on the history of The Simpsons.

Buy Glen’s movie, Being Frank.

This episode’s outro track is “Frogs in Spain” by FAKE: Apple Music

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