Gay guys and their sitcoms. 'Designing Women' or 'Golden Girls' - Which is your #1 pick?

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    Dec 23, 2008 7:49 AM GMT
    Before I even knew how to identify or pronounce the word 'gay', I was hooked on Designing Women.

    Golden Girls was good too, but DW with its characters' interaction and dialogue that was off the chain will always be #1 in my book.

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  • rnch

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    Dec 23, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    although i have followed both sitcoms since day one; i give "GG" the nod. from first to last episode they were always witty, bitchy and entertaining.

    "DW" faltered the last couple of seasons.
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    Dec 23, 2008 2:34 PM GMT
    I LOVE THEM BOTH!!!



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    Dec 23, 2008 3:02 PM GMT
    I gotta go with Absolutely Fabulous. Pats and Eddie rock!icon_wink.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 23, 2008 3:05 PM GMT
    "FRIENDS" and "WILL & GRACE"


    Old-time faves "THREE'S COMPANY", "ROSEANNE", "MARRIED WITH CHILDREN"
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    Dec 23, 2008 3:11 PM GMT
    Ab Fab all the way, sweetie dahling.
  • Sayrnas

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    Dec 23, 2008 3:12 PM GMT
    McGay saidAb Fab all the way, sweetie dahling.


    "Your only saying that cuz you don't know my name!"

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    Dec 23, 2008 3:15 PM GMT
    McGay saidAb Fab all the way, sweetie dahling.

    Pass the Stoli, Pats.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 23, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    Interesting that gay men prefer TV sitcoms with mostly female casts, and/or with outrageous & basically strong female characters (like Karen in W&G). You'd think we'd wanna watch shows with hunky guys or something.

    Or maybe that's the reason: most shows with hunky guys must portray them as hetero-alpha types, with buxom female bimbos falling all over them. Leaving just the shows with female casts for gay men to enjoy?

    In any case, I prefer Golden Girls because I like the ensemble playing of the 4 distinct character types against each other.
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    Dec 23, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    I love them both... Oldies but goodies. Plus I'm stick stuck on Friends and Will and Grace reruns.

    And then of course my current sitcom is Desperate Housewives.
  • Abe13

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    Dec 23, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    Golden girls is my choice of the two. But Friends and Charmed also hold spots on my favorites list.
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    Dec 23, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    six feet under... it was a sitcom, in its way.
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    Dec 23, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    Hmmm-never really watched 'Friends'. How did we stray!!?? The forum was for DW or GG.
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    Dec 23, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    ssguy69 saidHmmm-never really watched 'Friends'. How did we stray!!?? The forum was for DW or GG.



    you're kidding right?
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    Dec 23, 2008 3:57 PM GMT
    Between the two I watched "Golden Girls" more. I liked Estelle Getty.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Dec 23, 2008 3:59 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidInteresting that gay men prefer TV sitcoms with mostly female casts, and/or with outrageous & basically strong female characters (like Karen in W&G). You'd think we'd wanna watch shows with hunky guys or something.

    Many gay men are emotionally women.
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    Dec 23, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidI gotta go with Absolutely Fabulous. Pats and Eddie rock!icon_wink.gif


    Absofuckinglutely!!!!

    But back to the original question..... I would have to say Designing Women!!

    Classic Episode/scene.....

  • ArmwrestlerJi...

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    Dec 23, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    GG by a long shot.

    Julia's rants where always entertaining on DW....

    "And that, Marjorie - just so you will know - and your children will someday know - is the night the lights went out in Georgia!!!
  • cityguy39

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    Dec 23, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    SEX AND THE CITY!!!!!


  • cowboyathlete

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    Dec 23, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    Lonesome Dove - yeah!
  • jerseyguy

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    Dec 23, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    I'll give the nod to Golden Girls. DW really fell off the cliff once Delta Burke and Jean Smart left. I'd still take Ab Fab over both.
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    Dec 23, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    *shudder* Day time television is a despicable thing. Flee! Flee!

    I used to watch that show with Hulk Hogan where he used go fast bloats to blow shit up, and that cop show Hunter. Ooh and X Files. Loved X Files. And Doctor Who on a 5in b&w tv. Remember Planet of the Spiders? LOL icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 23, 2008 4:37 PM GMT
    From the first episode I found Golden Girls to be smarmy and distasteful - worse than South Park (which is my guilty pleasure). I really don't want to watch senior citizens (and I'll be one in ten years) making slutty double entendres about sex.

    Designing Women was a favorite for a few seasons, then the attraction faded - as with many series, it's fun to compare the early episodes with the later. For instance, at the beginning Annie Potts was plain housewife material, with "small" hair and lots of sweaters. Over time she got "fancy" like the other gals. More to the point, DW was very forward about taking on gay issues - in particular the episode about their friend, a decorator with Aids. I recall a great episode about sex education, too.

    On Will and Grace, Karen was and is my favorite. I can still catch a rerun and end up emailing her remarks to a friend.

    As to Ab-Fab - so great, and I'm thankful that Roseanne's plan to star in a US version never came off. The one-and-only is just the best. I recall Jennifer Saunders saying once that the reason the characters kept becoming less and less redeemable was that fans kept saying they "liked or admired" them - YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO ADMIRE THEM! she said.

    To that end: the day of Sapphie's (forgotten) birthday, Eddie screamed at her sad daughter, "I'm sorry if I seem selfish, darling, but it's me, Me, ME!!!"

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    Dec 23, 2008 5:05 PM GMT
    Golden Girls...hands down

    I liked Designing Women but they didnt hold a candle to Golden Girls for me.
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    Dec 23, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    Golden Girls