Mar 3, 2021
“Three Women and a Dummy” (May 13, 1996)
Alongside Murphy Brown, Designing Women and The Nanny, Cybill was one of CBS’s female-forward heavy-hitters in the 1990s. It didn’t last as long as the other three — and yes, there’s quite the story there — but in its four seasons it did manage to give us the Waiter. Played by Tim Maculan, he’s one of the more important queer characters to recur on a popular sitcom in the decade. We discuss this, plus Alan Ball’s involvement, the whole Cybill vs. Baranski controversy and whether this show was a remake of Absolutely Fabulous or not.
Read Linda Bloodworth Thomason’s article recounting her experiences with CBS boogeyman Les Moonves.
Glen is right: There was a Moonlighting-inspired episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Watch Drew’s video compilation of every LGBT joke ever on the history of The Simpsons.
Buy Glen’s movie Being Frank.
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