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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.

Jul 9, 2019

“The One Where Nana Dies Twice” (November 10, 1994)

Hey, have you heard about this show called Friends that’s about people who are friends? Emelie Burnette returns to talk about how the first gayish outing of this landmark sitcom gets some things right, some things wrong. We don’t settle the “Is Friends homophobic or transphobic?” debates but we do at least find an answer to the “Is Rachel Green Jewish?” debate? 

“Homophobic Friends,” compiled by Tijana Mamula

Why Friends is “Hugely Transphobic,” by Samantha Riedel: 

Emily Nussbaum’s tweets defending Friends against charges that it’s homophobic

“Is Rachel Green Jewish?” by Lindsey Weber 

Check out A Love Bizarre, downtown Los Angeles’ new queer art space

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This episode’s outro track is “Sugar Town” by Nancy Sinatra.