Your first recollection of a gay inspired character on television

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    Aug 01, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    Like i use to watch "In living Color" allot and whenever these two came on my mom would change the channel for a bit so that i couldn't see what they were saying lol...so much for you switching the tv channel mom..
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  • Timbales

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    Aug 01, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    Billy Crystal on Soap
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    Aug 01, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    i had no clue about that series lol
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidBilly Crystal on Soap



    Yep. You beat me to it. And the first drag character for me was Flip Wilson on his variety show. Funny stuff.
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:24 AM GMT
    Mr. Humphrys on 'Are You Being Served?'

    PBS used to have the reruns.


    I think I watched it first in 1987-1988
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    DODGY1974 saidMr. Humphrys on 'Are You Being Served?'

    PBS used to have the reruns.


    I think I watched it first in 1987-1988


    PBS still runs the show. We get it on Saturdays and Sundays. Funny stuff
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    Tie.

    Charles Nelson Rielly from MATCH GAME and Paul Lynde from HOLLYWOOD SQUARES .

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    Hey anyone from my generation out there???

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:41 AM GMT
    silverfox1 saidTie.

    Charles Nelson Rielly from MATCH GAME and Paul Lynde from HOLLYWOOD SQUARES .

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    Hey anyone from my generation out there???

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    I am from your generation....LOL
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    Paul Lynde----was gay...no way-----i watch allot of Nick&Night
  • somedaytoo

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:46 AM GMT
    Matt - Melrose Place
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    Seriously, the first gay people I remember seeing on TV was Ross's ex-wife and her lesbian lover on Friends. But it took me a while to think of that. I also think Roseanne had some lesbians on it, but that's kind of a hazy memory.
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:54 AM GMT
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    The first flamboyant gay I remember was Donald Maltby on the Showtime series "Brothers". He was the out, loud and proud former USAF officer who frequented the Velvet Spike with the gay brother. The other "come out of the closet already" character was Monroe from "Too Close for Comfort".
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
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    HIllarious. These guys should join DADDYHUNT http://daddyhunt.com/

    you just gave me a treasure chest right there...making my membership right now lol

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    Aug 02, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    ...an episode of "All in the Family", early 1970's, had a flaming queen type gay guy whose out behavior had Archie Bunker in a tizzie. My father was also in a tizzie about "that kind of stuff' being shown on tv. So, I got two messages - being gay meant being a flaming queen who deserved to be laughed at, and my father was a bigoted prick. Fortunately, I can to learn the former is not true.
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    Oh, there was also a cartoon series years ago called, "Johnny Quest." Was not gay inspired but I thought Johnny Quest's father was hotttt.
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    That Ditzy doctor on Lost In Space.................

    and Liberace.
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    Aug 02, 2009 5:40 AM GMT
    Will of Grace
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    Aug 02, 2009 6:45 AM GMT
    Sparkycat said...an episode of "All in the Family", early 1970's, had a flaming queen type gay guy whose out behavior had Archie Bunker in a tizzie. My father was also in a tizzie about "that kind of stuff' being shown on tv. So, I got two messages - being gay meant being a flaming queen who deserved to be laughed at, and my father was a bigoted prick. Fortunately, I can to learn the former is not true.


    That is exactly what I remembered from watching the show back in the 70's so I looked it up. I didn't know it was the first!

    1971 All in the Family becomes the first TV sitcom to depict a gay character. Archie Bunker mocks Mike's friend Roger, whom he considers effeminate. Roger, it turns out, is straight — but Archie's macho bar buddy Steve is gay. This groundbreaking sitcom would explore homosexuality again in 1977. Archie discovers wife Edith's cousin was a lesbian and has left her estate to the woman she lived with.
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    Aug 02, 2009 7:48 AM GMT
    Billy Crystal's character "Jody" on Soap was the first out gay character I came across, but I think it confused me since he was hospitalized (why?) and got a lot less time than the other characters.

    Also loved watching Lost in Space (I suppose young Will Robinson might have been my first crush, but I think I just wanted to be him). Don was pretty hot, too.
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    Aug 02, 2009 9:48 AM GMT
    Oh Don, Don, Don!!! Man of my dreams. I loved that show, and I had a serious crush on Don. At that age I didn't understand what I felt, but I sure liked watching Don.


    Caesarea4 saidBilly Crystal's character "Jody" on Soap was the first out gay character I came across, but I think it confused me since he was hospitalized (why?) and got a lot less time than the other characters.

    Also loved watching Lost in Space (I suppose young Will Robinson might have been my first crush, but I think I just wanted to be him). Don was pretty hot, too.
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    Aug 02, 2009 10:32 AM GMT
    Probably in The Simpsons, (I was 9 or 10) I didn't quite get it icon_confused.gif

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  • cbrett

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    Aug 02, 2009 10:53 AM GMT
    robert doweny Jnr in less then zero was the 1st time i ever notice a gay man on TV thank god i tape that on VCR i watch that over and over now i have it on DVD so much better icon_smile.gif

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    Aug 02, 2009 11:02 AM GMT
    Growing up, plenty of gay secondary characters in filipino soap operas and movies. Just didn't notice them much because I didn't identify with them yet.

    The earliest movie I can recall with gay characters which I finally sat up and took notice of the gay characters (partly because they were the main characters) was To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything - Julie Newmar, back when I was still in High School.

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