“Betrayal” (September 13, 1989)

You might classify Just the Ten of Us with rest of the TGIF also-rans, but trust us: this show was better — funnier, edgier and with two actual, explicit gay jokes that ran on the same night as Urkel, to say nothing of the fact that its four sexy teenage daughters gave little gay boys a favorite no matter what kind of diva they’d end up worshipping. Frankie Frascatore joins us to talk about the Nightmare on Elm Street connection, the WandaVision connection, how this one particular outing almost becomes a gay episode and why it’s maybe notable that a show about a Catholic family punishes the most religious child for being a judgmental scold.

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

Here’s one of the sites claiming that JTTOU’s cancelation happened because it was the only non-Miller Boyet production in the TGIF block.

Watch the intro to Going Places, which didn’t.

This episode’s art was designed by Ian O’Phelan. This is a TableCakes podcast.