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The very special episodes that also happen to be the very queer episodes! Gayest Episode Ever is a podcast about the LGBT-focused episodes of classic sitcoms and not-so-classic sitcoms, hosted by Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin.

May 26, 2021

“Alison” (May 16, 1983)

Most of you haven’t had the chance to watch Love, Sidney, the the NBC series that ran from 1981 to 1983 and which featured Tony Randall as the title character — a gay man who is out to everyone but the audience. The show features queer themes more than you’ve been led to believe,...

May 19, 2021

“Dr. Urkel and Mr. Cool” (November 12, 1993)

Yep, we finally figured out a way to talk about Family Matters. When Laura asks Steve why he is the way his is, he says he’s born this way — but then he uses science to become someone else. The metaphors are easy to make, even if the writers probably didn’t have...

May 12, 2021

“Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin” (September 14, 1967)

The final season of the 1966 live-action Batman series saw the debut of Batgirl, a twirling, high-kicking female hero created to get more  girls invested in the series — and more dads to keep paying attention. But Batgirl’s creators didn’t count on the fact...

May 5, 2021

“You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me” (August 16, 1984)

Heads up: In this episode we use the “F” word — no, not that one, but the gay one — but only because the subject matter itself uses it.

This week, we look into Brothers, which ran for five seasons and 115 episodes on Showtime, 1984 to 1989. The show...

May 3, 2021

In April, we gave an endorsement to The Great North episode “Pride and Prejudance Adventure” for giving the show’s gay character, Ham Tobin, a love interest just six episode into the show’s first season. Today, we’re interviewing Charlie Kelly, the writer of this episode, to find out how he has approached...