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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.

Dec 1, 2021

“Single White Male” (January 7, 1995) Even if you were the kind of person who watched all of NBC’s Saturday night sitcoms back in the day, the following things may surprise you:

1) Empty Nest is a solid sitcom.

2) Empty Nest was a strong ratings performer that often beat the show it spun off from, The Golden Girls.

3) Empty Nest was still on in 1995.

4) When it uses the “f”-slur, it actually uses it appropriately — to mark someone as being heinously gauche.

Watch the interview where Rita Moreno talks about hating the filming of the backdoor pilot to Empty Nest.

Read the Slate article about how Drew’s tweet inspired an SNL sketch.

Also read the Slate article about the history of the effeminate wrist.

Buy the first issue of Drew and Glen’s new comic anthology, Beyond Sunset.

Go shop at our TeePublic store!

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