“Caught on Tape” (November 15, 2000)

John Goodman’s follow-up sitcom to Roseanne was Normal, Ohio, which only lasted seven episodes before Fox yanked it from its schedule in late 2000. Unfortunately, the take-away from its failure was that audiences wouldn’t buy a guy like Goodman playing gay, which is perhaps not one of the problems this show needed to fix? This week, special guest / homosexual academic Hollis Griffin joins us to discuss why this show didn’t work and why it’s still worth discussing as a failed imitator to Will & Grace.

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Watch the episode we’re discussing on YouTube. Also watch Don’t Ask, the unaired pilot that eventually became this show.

Episode art designed by Ian O’Phelan.