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* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'' there is a running joke about Otonashi saying something questionable and Hinata asking him if he's gay. And Naoi's... rather extreme admiration of Otonashi after his episode also gets played for laughs a lot.



* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'' there is a running joke about Otonashi saying something questionable and Hinata asking him if he's gay. And Naoi's... rather extreme admiration of Otonashi after his episode also gets played for laughs a lot.






* ''Film/TheProducers''--a musical comedy--has a song entitled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdbyca9XjD8 keep it gay]]".

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* ''Film/TheProducers''--a musical comedy--has The [[TheSixties 1960s]] comedy ''Film/TheGayDeceivers'' seems to consist entirely of this kind of “comedy.” [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny It hasnt aged terribly well]].
* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Eames turning into
a song entitled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdbyca9XjD8 keep it gay]]".woman and flirting with a teammate for comedic effect.



* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Eames turning into a woman and flirting with a teammate for comedic effect.
* Lamar, one of protagonists in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', is treated as being inherently funny because he's gay; some gags used include his being seen doing aerobics in feminine spandex and leg warmers, and his general disinterest in watching the sorority girls after the group plants cameras in their house. His whole personality revolves solely around his sexual orientation and [[TwoferTokenMinority his race]]. When the Tri-Lamb commission arrives to the nerds' party and Lewis puts on a record of Old Man River, Lamar was quick to act.



* The [[TheSixties 1960s]] comedy ''Film/TheGayDeceivers'' seems to consist entirely of this kind of “comedy.” [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny It hasnt aged terribly well]].

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* The [[TheSixties 1960s]] comedy ''Film/TheGayDeceivers'' seems ''Film/TheProducers''--a musical comedy--has a song entitled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdbyca9XjD8 keep it gay]]".
* Lamar, one of protagonists in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', is treated as being inherently funny because he's gay; some gags used include his being seen doing aerobics in feminine spandex and leg warmers, and his general disinterest in watching the sorority girls after the group plants cameras in their house. His whole personality revolves solely around his sexual orientation and [[TwoferTokenMinority his race]]. When the Tri-Lamb commission arrives
to consist entirely the nerds' party and Lewis puts on a record of this kind of “comedy.” [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny It hasnt aged terribly well]].Old Man River, Lamar was quick to act.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Most of Westeros frown upon Dorne's openly tolerant attitude towards non-heterosexual relations, as demonstrated in "Two Swords" by Bronn's and the two Lannister soldiers' offensive joke about Dornishmen fucking goats, and Tyrion mentions Oberyn's notorious reputation for having sex with half of the continent.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', despite all the HoYay and general gay subtext in the show, Xena features very little of this.
** One rare and notable example being from the season four episode "The Play's the Thing" was played for, and received, big laughs.
--->'''Minya:''' Gabrielle, I wanted to thank you! I never would have met Pollina if it wasn't for you! In fact, the two of you made me realize something deep down about myself that I guess I always knew, but just didn't dare admit. Yes. I'm a thespian!\\
'''Xena:''' Oh. Hah. Congratulations. You managed to touch someone.\\
'''Gabrielle:''' That's not exactly what I had in mind. I wanted to change violent people into people of peace, not actors. That is what she said, right? Deep down, she's a thespian? Yeah, um, that's what she said. Yeah.\\
'''Xena:''' Why? What'd you think?\\
'''Gabrielle''': Thespian.
** Xena being kissed by Miss Artephis ([[spoiler:who was actually a transvestite/man in drag]]) after the latter's victory in the Miss Known World beauty pageant counts as this, but only if you're operating under TransEqualsGay.
** Joxer's triplet brother Jace is the definition of ancient Greek CampGay, and only appeared in the second (you guessed it) MusicalEpisode. Jace's terrible (even by in universe standards) Spanish accent, and incredible Camp stylings would make a young Elton John cringe, and gave a few cheap (and oddly glittery) laughs to the audience of "Lyre, Lyre Hearts on Fire".

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Most of Westeros frown upon Dorne's openly tolerant attitude towards non-heterosexual relations, as demonstrated in "Two Swords" by Bronn's and the two Lannister soldiers' offensive joke The 1980s {{Britcom}} ''Series/AlloAllo'' has far too many jokes about Dornishmen fucking goats, and Tyrion mentions Oberyn's notorious reputation for having sex Lieutenant Gruber's homosexuality even to be justified by the inherent irony of a gay [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Wehrmacht]] soldier.
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', especially
with half of the continent.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', despite all the HoYay and general gay subtext in the show, Xena features very little of this.
** One rare and notable example being from the season four episode "The Play's the Thing" was played for, and received, big laughs.
--->'''Minya:''' Gabrielle, I wanted to thank you! I never would have met Pollina if it wasn't for you! In fact, the two of you made me
character Tobias, who [[AccidentalInnuendo says things]] that suggest he may be AmbiguouslyGay, though he doesn't realize something deep down about myself that I guess I always knew, but just didn't dare admit. Yes. I'm it.
* Mr Humphries from ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' was
a thespian!\\
'''Xena:''' Oh. Hah. Congratulations. You managed to touch someone.\\
'''Gabrielle:''' That's not exactly what I had in mind. I wanted to change violent people into people of peace, not actors. That
CampGay PlayedForLaughs.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' does this *a lot*. Homosexuality
is what she said, right? Deep down, she's a thespian? Yeah, um, that's what she said. Yeah.\\
'''Xena:''' Why? What'd you think?\\
'''Gabrielle''': Thespian.
** Xena
shown as being kissed by Miss Artephis ([[spoiler:who was actually a transvestite/man in drag]]) weird and hilarious so often, it's hard to wonder if the show would work fifteen years after the latter's victory in the Miss Known World beauty pageant counts as this, but only if you're operating under TransEqualsGay.
** Joxer's triplet brother Jace is the definition of ancient Greek CampGay, and only appeared in the second (you guessed it) MusicalEpisode. Jace's terrible (even by in universe standards) Spanish accent, and incredible Camp stylings would make a young Elton John cringe, and gave a few cheap (and oddly glittery) laughs to the audience of "Lyre, Lyre Hearts on Fire".
it aired.



* Turk and JD in the last seasons of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
** Even in season one this trope was fully in effect: among other things, JD pictures the Fat Albert gang doing a "Hi-oh!" after he and Turk exchange AccidentalInnuendo about an appendectomy ("I want you inside me"/"Well, I want to be the one inside you") and engage in an extended ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' reference in which they take on the roles of Tony and Maria and parody "Tonight".

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* Turk ''Series/TheColbertReport'', although the humour mostly comes from the contrast (well, I say contrast, but...) between "Stephen's" TransparentCloset and JD his ultra-conservatism.
* Parodied on ''Series/{{Community}}''. Peirce is something of a TroubledSympatheticBigot, and he thinks gay jokes are ''hilarious''. Not so much the rest of the group, who call him out on it constantly. Pierce especially likes making gay jokes about Jeff, who's very much [[TheCasanova a ladies' man]].
* One of ''Series/TheDailyShow'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un__imwE3vg most popular examples]] of {{Corpsing}} happened due to a long run of gay jokes in response to allegations that Prince Charles had had a gay affair.
* Brits old enough to remember ''The Dick Emery Show'' will recall that one of Dicks many faces was a CampGay and that really he never got any punchlines, it was just meant to be funny because he was a "poof".
* Lots of gay jokes on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', especially around Ross' ex-wife, Chandler's father and Chandler himself. It's so egregious that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsQ5za-J6I8 a YouTube compilation]] of the show's gay jokes is ''almost an hour long.''
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Most of Westeros frown upon Dorne's openly tolerant attitude towards non-heterosexual relations, as demonstrated in "Two Swords" by Bronn's and the two Lannister soldiers' offensive joke about Dornishmen fucking goats, and Tyrion mentions Oberyn's notorious reputation for having sex with half of the continent.
* ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' has at least three examples. One is an episode where Ernie lies about being Max's father in order to appeal to women as a single dad and George says some HoYay things when he catches him
in the last seasons of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
** Even in season one this trope was fully in effect: among other things, JD pictures the Fat Albert gang doing
act. Another is an episode where George is putting out a "Hi-oh!" after he and Turk exchange AccidentalInnuendo newspaper advertisement asking for information about his dad and when Ernie gets done with helping him shorten it, it sounds like an appendectomy ("I want you inside me"/"Well, I want ad asking for a Latino male dating partner. There's also an episode where Carmen is [[spoiler:only pretending to be]] dating a guy named Noah who turns out to be gay. When George finds out, he says to Carmen, "Your boyfriend's in the one inside you") closet" and engage this is meant to be funny because her [[spoiler:actual]] boyfriend is also ''literally'' in an extended ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' reference in which they take on the roles of Tony closet in her bedroom as he's telling her this.
* Occasionally in ''Series/{{House}}'', especially with House
and Maria Wilson, and parody "Tonight".with references to Chase.



* A more classical example would be the gay jokes on ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'', especially in the second episode where a flight attendant is badgered about his sexuality until he cracks.
** A disproportionate amount of Rex's funny lines involve him making gay jokes about (and generally being rather uncomfortable around) Captain Jack.
* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' has two cases:
** Charlie's fiancée Chelsie's father, a virulently homophobic man’s man, comes out of the closet, divorces his [[RacistGrandma racist]] wife, and marries the black man he’s been in love with since he was a young man in the army; subsequent appearances have them behaving like a normal married couple with some amusing banter, and the occasional RightThroughTheWall.
** Then Evelyn hooked up with the mother of Alan's girlfriend. Cue gay jokes and the children lying about their relationship to their own children, all played for laughs.
** Partially averting the UnfortunateImplications, the humour in the first situation derived from the irony of the epitome of RealMenLoveJesus who, according to his [[TheBeard wife]], is ‘always on the watch for the gay agenda’, come out of the closet, and the aforementioned banter; the awkwardness of having one’s own mother and one’s girlfriend’s dating, causing an off-putting (or, in Alan’s case, possibly arousing) case of NotBloodSiblings; and the general awkwardness of ParentalSexualitySquick in general.
** Aside from these cases, the series also features two {{Transsexual}} GirlOfTheWeek characters: an old girlfriend of Charlie’s who becomes a new boyfriend of Evelyn’s in season 1, and a transsexual woman Alan dates briefly in season 11. Both of them are the subject of some jokes that fit this trope in a fairly non-offensive way, but their treatment is very positive in general.
* Occasionally in ''Series/{{House}}'', especially with House and Wilson, and with references to Chase.
* Mr Humphries from ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' was a CampGay PlayedForLaughs.



* Lampshaded in ''Series/That70sShow''. When Red has a problem with his new neighbors being a gay couple, Kitty points out that he didn't have a problem with Film/TheThreeStooges doing it. Red justifies it by saying that it's okay because it was funny.
* ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' has at least three examples. One is an episode where Ernie lies about being Max's father in order to appeal to women as a single dad and George says some HoYay things when he catches him in the act. Another is an episode where George is putting out a newspaper advertisement asking for information about his dad and when Ernie gets done with helping him shorten it, it sounds like an ad asking for a Latino male dating partner. There's also an episode where Carmen is [[spoiler:only pretending to be]] dating a guy named Noah who turns out to be gay. When George finds out, he says to Carmen, "Your boyfriend's in the closet" and this is meant to be funny because her [[spoiler:actual]] boyfriend is also ''literally'' in the closet in her bedroom as he's telling her this.
* Lots of gay jokes on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', especially around Ross' ex-wife and Chandler's father. It's so egregious that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsQ5za-J6I8 a YouTube compilation]] of the show's gay jokes is ''almost an hour long.''
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' does this *a lot*. Homosexuality is shown as being weird and hilarious so often, it's hard to wonder if the show would work fifteen years after it aired.
%%* ''Series/VeronicasCloset''.

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* Lampshaded in ''Series/That70sShow''. When Red has a problem Many of the gags involving Kenny James on ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' fall into this category.
* ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' occasionally does this
with his new neighbors being Lukewarm. For example, when Fletcher composed letters to a gay couple, Kitty points out that number of prisoners' wives, he didn't have a problem with Film/TheThreeStooges doing it. Red justifies it by saying that it's okay because it was funny.
* ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' has at least three examples. One
handed them back to the men, "To Mary, my Dear Sharon, (handing letter to Lukewarm) My darling Trevor..."-> Huge audience laugh. Later in the same episode, the wives are seen on the bus comparing their suspiciously identical letters and there is an ''another'' huge laugh when the camera shows a man reading another such letter.
* ''Series/{{QI}}'' is fond of this trope to the point where you'll be hard pressed to find any
episode where Ernie lies about being Max's father in order to appeal to women as there isn't a single dad gay joke made at the expense of (or ''by'') Creator/StephenFry.
* Turk
and George says some HoYay things when he catches him JD in the act. Another is an episode where George is putting out last seasons of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
** Even in season one this trope was fully in effect: among other things, JD pictures the Fat Albert gang doing
a newspaper advertisement asking for information "Hi-oh!" after he and Turk exchange AccidentalInnuendo about his dad and when Ernie gets done with helping him shorten it, it sounds like an ad asking for a Latino male dating partner. There's also an episode where Carmen is [[spoiler:only pretending to be]] dating a guy named Noah who turns out appendectomy ("I want you inside me"/"Well, I want to be gay. When George finds out, he says to Carmen, "Your boyfriend's in the closet" one inside you") and this is meant to be funny because her [[spoiler:actual]] boyfriend is also ''literally'' engage in an extended ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' reference in which they take on the closet in her bedroom as he's telling her this.
* Lots
roles of gay jokes on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', especially around Ross' ex-wife Tony and Chandler's father. It's so egregious that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsQ5za-J6I8 a YouTube compilation]] of the show's gay jokes is ''almost an hour long.''
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' does this *a lot*. Homosexuality is shown as being weird
Maria and hilarious so often, it's hard to wonder if the show would work fifteen years after it aired.
%%* ''Series/VeronicasCloset''.
parody "Tonight".



* ''Series/TheColbertReport'', although the humour mostly comes from the contrast (well, I say contrast, but...) between "Stephen's" TransparentCloset and his ultra-conservatism.
* One of ''Series/TheDailyShow'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un__imwE3vg most popular examples]] of {{Corpsing}} happened due to a long run of gay jokes in response to allegations that Prince Charles had had a gay affair.
* ''Series/SpinCity'', where Carter's boyfriend hits on Mike. Had he been a girl, it would have been PlayedForDrama. As is, it's a comedy piece.
* The 1980s {{Britcom}} ''Series/AlloAllo'' has far too many jokes about Lieutenant Gruber's homosexuality even to be justified by the inherent irony of a gay [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Wehrmacht]] soldier.
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', especially with the character Tobias, who [[AccidentalInnuendo says things]] that suggest he may be AmbiguouslyGay, though he doesn't realize it.
* Brits old enough to remember ''The Dick Emery Show'' will recall that one of Dicks many faces was a CampGay and that really he never got any punchlines, it was just meant to be funny because he was a "poof".
* ''Series/{{QI}}'' is fond of this trope to the point where you'll be hard pressed to find any episode where there isn't a gay joke made at the expense of (or ''by'') Creator/StephenFry.
* Parodied on ''Series/{{Community}}''. Peirce is something of a TroubledSympatheticBigot, and he thinks gay jokes are ''hilarious''. Not so much the rest of the group, who call him out on it constantly. Pierce especially likes making gay jokes about Jeff, who's very much [[TheCasanova a ladies' man]].



* Many of the gags involving Kenny James on ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' fall into this category.
* ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' occasionally does this with Lukewarm. For example, when Fletcher composed letters to a number of prisoners' wives, he handed them back to the men, "To Mary, my Dear Sharon, (handing letter to Lukewarm) My darling Trevor..."-> Huge audience laugh. Later in the same episode, the wives are seen on the bus comparing their suspiciously identical letters and there is ''another'' huge laugh when the camera shows a man reading another such letter.

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* Many ''Series/SpinCity'', where Carter's boyfriend hits on Mike. Had he been a girl, it would have been PlayedForDrama. As is, it's a comedy piece.
* Lampshaded in ''Series/That70sShow''. When Red has a problem with his new neighbors being a gay couple, Kitty points out that he didn't have a problem with Film/TheThreeStooges doing it. Red justifies it by saying that it's okay because it was funny.
* A more classical example would be the gay jokes on ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'', especially in the second episode where a flight attendant is badgered about his sexuality until he cracks.
** A disproportionate amount of Rex's funny lines involve him making gay jokes about (and generally being rather uncomfortable around) Captain Jack.
* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' has two cases:
** Charlie's fiancée Chelsie's father, a virulently homophobic man’s man, comes out
of the gags involving Kenny James closet, divorces his [[RacistGrandma racist]] wife, and marries the black man he’s been in love with since he was a young man in the army; subsequent appearances have them behaving like a normal married couple with some amusing banter, and the occasional RightThroughTheWall.
** Then Evelyn hooked up with the mother of Alan's girlfriend. Cue gay jokes and the children lying about their relationship to their own children, all played for laughs.
** Partially averting the UnfortunateImplications, the humour in the first situation derived from the irony of the epitome of RealMenLoveJesus who, according to his [[TheBeard wife]], is ‘always
on ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' fall the watch for the gay agenda’, come out of the closet, and the aforementioned banter; the awkwardness of having one’s own mother and one’s girlfriend’s dating, causing an off-putting (or, in Alan’s case, possibly arousing) case of NotBloodSiblings; and the general awkwardness of ParentalSexualitySquick in general.
** Aside from these cases, the series also features two {{Transsexual}} GirlOfTheWeek characters: an old girlfriend of Charlie’s who becomes a new boyfriend of Evelyn’s in season 1, and a transsexual woman Alan dates briefly in season 11. Both of them are the subject of some jokes that fit this trope in a fairly non-offensive way, but their treatment is very positive in general.
%%* ''Series/VeronicasCloset''.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', despite all the HoYay and general gay subtext in the show, Xena features very little of this.
** One rare and notable example being from the season four episode "The Play's the Thing" was played for, and received, big laughs.
--->'''Minya:''' Gabrielle, I wanted to thank you! I never would have met Pollina if it wasn't for you! In fact, the two of you made me realize something deep down about myself that I guess I always knew, but just didn't dare admit. Yes. I'm a thespian!\\
'''Xena:''' Oh. Hah. Congratulations. You managed to touch someone.\\
'''Gabrielle:''' That's not exactly what I had in mind. I wanted to change violent people
into this category.
* ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' occasionally does this with Lukewarm. For example, when Fletcher composed letters to a number
people of prisoners' wives, he handed them back peace, not actors. That is what she said, right? Deep down, she's a thespian? Yeah, um, that's what she said. Yeah.\\
'''Xena:''' Why? What'd you think?\\
'''Gabrielle''': Thespian.
** Xena being kissed by Miss Artephis ([[spoiler:who was actually a transvestite/man in drag]]) after the latter's victory in the Miss Known World beauty pageant counts as this, but only if you're operating under TransEqualsGay.
** Joxer's triplet brother Jace is the definition of ancient Greek CampGay, and only appeared in the second (you guessed it) MusicalEpisode. Jace's terrible (even by in universe standards) Spanish accent, and incredible Camp stylings would make a young Elton John cringe, and gave a few cheap (and oddly glittery) laughs
to the men, "To Mary, my Dear Sharon, (handing letter to Lukewarm) My darling Trevor..."-> Huge audience laugh. Later in the same episode, the wives are seen of "Lyre, Lyre Hearts on the bus comparing their suspiciously identical letters and there is ''another'' huge laugh when the camera shows a man reading another such letter.Fire".



* Inverted horrifically in SomethingPositive with theatre-director-from-hell Avogadro Pompey, who kept a little person (Pepito) as a sex slave and routinely abused his nephew Ollie. [[note]]Yet what Ollie's father put him through was actually ''worse''.[[/note]] Pompey had no discernible sense of humor and was unrelentingly abusive (even non-sexually) to his casts and crews.

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* Inverted horrifically in SomethingPositive ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' with theatre-director-from-hell Avogadro Pompey, who kept a little person (Pepito) as a sex slave and routinely abused his nephew Ollie. [[note]]Yet what Ollie's father put him through was actually ''worse''.[[/note]] Pompey had no discernible sense of humor and was unrelentingly abusive (even non-sexually) to his casts and crews.



* ''WebVideo/TheKeyOfAwesome'''s parody of Eminem and Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor" is based around mocking the unintentionally homoerotic tone of the video by portraying Eminem as being secretly in love with Dre, who [[DudeHesLikeInAComa he attempts to make out with while Dre is comatose]]. This backfires when Dre comes to and freaks out. Things get awkward until Elton John appears to them in a vision and suggests they just make out, join the pride parade and have fun, so they skip off together arm-in-arm.
* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' had an episode with Gandalf and Dumbledore. Of course there were plenty of references to the latter's sexuality, including a Lockhard expy as a boy toy.
* Happens in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'', particularly in his reviews of ''ArmyOfTwo'' (where he berates himself for calling Salem and Rios gay) and ''VideoGame/GuitarHero 3'' (which is one long HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday).



* Same goes for the contributors of ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'', overlapping with {{fanservice}} of both kinds and EveryoneIsBi.
** This lessened with the addition of WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, but they still do gay jokes (like [[WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} Gay Benzaie]]). The Nostalgia Critic even used Diamanda's lesbianism seriously for a joke in their review of the ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' movie, asking Diamanda to find out whether a girl would be more willing to sleep with Diamanda if she killed said girl's parents in real life (results: no, she wouldn't).
** The WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reboot is much worse with than ever before (outright disgusted faces at Frodo/Sam as just one example), and the reason why his LGBT fans complain and point this out is that Doug's previous project, ''WebVideo/DemoReel'', was full of casual gay with no jokes whatsoever and most people are just confused by the backslide.

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* Same goes for One of the contributors most positive possible examples of ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'', overlapping with {{fanservice}} of both kinds this trope is Gilmore from ''WebVideo/CriticalRole''. The entire group always starts {{Corpsing}} at his [[CampGay grandiose mannerisms]] and EveryoneIsBi.
** This lessened with
his [[HoYay obvious crush on Vax]]... and yet the addition portrayal never comes across as offensive, mostly because [[Creator/MatthewMercer Matt]] plays him like a three-dimensional person under all that flair and flirtation. He also sparks [[BadBoss other kinds]] [[LargeHam of WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, but they still do gay jokes]], he's a very competent businessman, and Vox Machina and the Critters [[EnsembleDarkhorse adore him]].
* [[Blog/DasSporking Das Mervin]] and Mrs. Hyde tend to make
jokes (like [[WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} Gay Benzaie]]). The Nostalgia Critic even used Diamanda's lesbianism seriously for a joke in their review of ''Twilight'' recaps about how characters like Edward, Aro, or Carlisle are obviously gay, mainly as a TakeThat to how rampant the ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' movie, asking Diamanda to find out whether a girl would be more willing to sleep HoYay is even as the books [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday hammer in that their most loving relationships are with Diamanda if she killed their wives]] (despite [[StrangledByTheRedString how underdeveloped]] and [[FlatCharacter flat]] said girl's parents in real life (results: no, she wouldn't).
** The WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reboot is much worse with than ever before (outright disgusted faces at Frodo/Sam as just one example),
wives and the reason why his LGBT fans complain and point this out is that Doug's previous project, ''WebVideo/DemoReel'', was full of casual gay with no jokes whatsoever and most people are just confused by the backslide.relationships are).



* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' had an episode with Gandalf and Dumbledore. Of course there were plenty of references to the latter's sexuality, including a Lockhard expy as a boy toy.



* [[Blog/DasSporking Das Mervin]] and Mrs. Hyde tend to make jokes in their ''Twilight'' recaps about how characters like Edward, Aro, or Carlisle are obviously gay, mainly as a TakeThat to how rampant the HoYay is even as the books [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday hammer in that their most loving relationships are with their wives]] (despite [[StrangledByTheRedString how underdeveloped]] and [[FlatCharacter flat]] said wives and relationships are).
* One of the most positive possible examples of this trope is Gilmore from ''WebVideo/CriticalRole''. The entire group always starts {{Corpsing}} at his [[CampGay grandiose mannerisms]] and his [[HoYay obvious crush on Vax]]... and yet the portrayal never comes across as offensive, mostly because [[Creator/MatthewMercer Matt]] plays him like a three-dimensional person under all that flair and flirtation. He also sparks [[BadBoss other kinds]] [[LargeHam of jokes]], he's a very competent businessman, and Vox Machina and the Critters [[EnsembleDarkhorse adore him]].

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* [[Blog/DasSporking Das Mervin]] ''WebVideo/TheKeyOfAwesome'''s parody of Eminem and Mrs. Hyde tend Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor" is based around mocking the unintentionally homoerotic tone of the video by portraying Eminem as being secretly in love with Dre, who [[DudeHesLikeInAComa he attempts to make out with while Dre is comatose]]. This backfires when Dre comes to and freaks out. Things get awkward until Elton John appears to them in a vision and suggests they just make out, join the pride parade and have fun, so they skip off together arm-in-arm.
* The contributors of ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'', overlapping with {{fanservice}} of both kinds and EveryoneIsBi.
** This lessened with the addition of WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, but they still do gay
jokes (like [[WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} Gay Benzaie]]). The Nostalgia Critic even used Diamanda's lesbianism seriously for a joke in their ''Twilight'' recaps about how characters like Edward, Aro, or Carlisle are obviously gay, mainly as a TakeThat to how rampant the HoYay is even as the books [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday hammer in that their most loving relationships are with their wives]] (despite [[StrangledByTheRedString how underdeveloped]] and [[FlatCharacter flat]] said wives and relationships are).
* One
review of the most positive possible examples of this trope is Gilmore from ''WebVideo/CriticalRole''. ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' movie, asking Diamanda to find out whether a girl would be more willing to sleep with Diamanda if she killed said girl's parents in real life (results: no, she wouldn't).
**
The entire group always starts {{Corpsing}} WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reboot is much worse with than ever before (outright disgusted faces at his [[CampGay grandiose mannerisms]] and his [[HoYay obvious crush on Vax]]... and yet the portrayal never comes across Frodo/Sam as offensive, mostly because [[Creator/MatthewMercer Matt]] plays him like a three-dimensional person under all that flair and flirtation. He also sparks [[BadBoss other kinds]] [[LargeHam of jokes]], he's a very competent businessman, and Vox Machina just one example), and the Critters [[EnsembleDarkhorse adore him]].reason why his LGBT fans complain and point this out is that Doug's previous project, ''WebVideo/DemoReel'', was full of casual gay with no jokes whatsoever and most people are just confused by the backslide.
* Happens in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'', particularly in his reviews of ''ArmyOfTwo'' (where he berates himself for calling Salem and Rios gay) and ''VideoGame/GuitarHero 3'' (which is one long HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday).



* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', their neighbors Greg and Terry encompass this. They are gay; that's the joke. Some various topics are brought up because of this in episodes, such as the two wanting to adopt a child, one telling his father that he is gay, one being a [[GayConservative Log Cabin Republican]], etc.
* Ray Gillette in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is mostly fodder for gay jokes. [[AgentPeacock However, he's also a highly competent agent, going toe to toe with an entire police force to protect his Drug Dealer]] [[RunningGag (FARMER!)]] brother, with only said brother, and an incredibly drunk Archer for backup.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', their neighbors Greg and Terry encompass this. They are gay; that's the joke. Some various topics are brought up because of this in episodes, such as the two wanting to adopt a child, one telling his father that he is gay, one being a [[GayConservative Log Cabin Republican]], etc.



* Ray Gillette in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is mostly fodder for gay jokes. [[AgentPeacock However, he's also a highly competent agent, going toe to toe with an entire police force to protect his Drug Dealer]] [[RunningGag (FARMER!)]] brother, with only said brother, and an incredibly drunk Archer for backup.



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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Watching a TV show in S1E7. It is a parody of several anime. When the hero "explodes with the power of love" to save his girlfriend, Keroro remarks offside "Interesting how his love for his GIRLFRIEND causes him to explode in a flaming rainbow..."

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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Watching a TV show in S1E7.[=S1E7=]. It is a parody of several anime. When the hero "explodes with the power of love" to save his girlfriend, Keroro remarks offside "Interesting how his love for his GIRLFRIEND causes him to explode in a flaming rainbow..."



* Parodied on Series/{{Community}}. Peirce is something of a TroubledSympatheticBigot, and he thinks gay jokes are ''hilarious''. Not so much the rest of the group, who call him out on it constantly. Pierce especially likes making gay jokes about Jeff, who's very much [[TheCasanova a ladies' man]].

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* Parodied on Series/{{Community}}.''Series/{{Community}}''. Peirce is something of a TroubledSympatheticBigot, and he thinks gay jokes are ''hilarious''. Not so much the rest of the group, who call him out on it constantly. Pierce especially likes making gay jokes about Jeff, who's very much [[TheCasanova a ladies' man]].
16th Mar '17 2:13:50 PM StFan
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There is a tendency for works, particularly older works and works aimed at young men, to treat same sex relationships as being ''inherently'' funny. Obviously, gay people and gay relationships can be funny for lots of reasons -- for example, if the characters are incredibly mismatched, or if the behaviour of one character is amusingly offputting, so this doesn't just apply to any humour derived from gayness or from gay relationships, only when the punchline is ''that'' it is gay. Litmus test -- if this were heterosexual, would it be (roughly, if not quite) as funny? If not, it's this trope. Loaded with UnfortunateImplications in many cases, with the idea of homosexuality being inherently {{Squick}}y and freakish - but there's no shortage of queer and queer-friendly creators who do it [[{{Camp}} while being in on the joke]]. In many cases in history, making it into a punchline was the only way to sneak LGB subtext past the MoralGuardians.

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There is a tendency for works, particularly older works and works aimed at young men, to treat same sex relationships as being ''inherently'' funny. Obviously, gay people and gay relationships can be funny for lots of reasons -- for example, if the characters are incredibly mismatched, or if the behaviour of one character is amusingly offputting, so this doesn't just apply to any humour derived from gayness or from gay relationships, only when the punchline is ''that'' it is gay. Litmus test -- if this were heterosexual, would it be (roughly, if not quite) as funny? If not, it's this trope. Loaded with UnfortunateImplications in many cases, with the idea of homosexuality being inherently {{Squick}}y and freakish - -- but there's no shortage of queer and queer-friendly creators who do it [[{{Camp}} while being in on the joke]]. In many cases in history, making it into a punchline was the only way to sneak LGB subtext past the MoralGuardians.






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* In ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'', the main characters' discovery that their father had a dwarf gay lover sparks a plotline revolving around blackmail, but the apparent absurdity of it is also milked for laughter.
* ''Film/TheProducers''--a musical comedy--has a song entitled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdbyca9XjD8 keep it gay]]".
* ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry'', which tries the task of being pro gay rights and one big gay joke at the same time
* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Eames turning into a woman and flirting with a teammate for comedic effect.
* Lamar, one of protagonists in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', is treated as being inherently funny because he's gay; some gags used include his being seen doing aerobics in feminine spandex and leg warmers, and his general disinterest in watching the sorority girls after the group plants cameras in their house. His whole personality revolves solely around his sexual orientation and [[TwoferTokenMinority his race]]. When the Tri-Lamb commission arrives to the nerds' party and Lewis puts on a record of Old Man River, Lamar was quick to act.
* There are several gags revolving around Hollywood, an openly gay character in both ''Film/{{Mannequin}}'' and its sequel, most of them from his flamboyancy (because, of course, all gay men are very flamboyant in these sorts of movies).
* The [[TheSixties 1960s]] comedy ''Film/TheGayDeceivers'' seems to consist entirely of this kind of “comedy.” [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny It hasn’t aged terribly well]].

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* In ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'', the main characters' discovery that their father had a dwarf Any and every gay lover sparks a plotline revolving around blackmail, but the apparent absurdity of it is also milked for laughter.
* ''Film/TheProducers''--a musical comedy--has a song entitled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdbyca9XjD8 keep it gay]]".
* ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry'', which tries the task of being pro gay rights and one big gay joke at the same time
* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Eames turning into a woman and flirting with a teammate for comedic effect.
* Lamar, one of protagonists
man in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', is treated as being inherently funny because he's gay; some gags used include his being seen doing aerobics in feminine spandex and leg warmers, and his general disinterest in watching the sorority girls after the group plants cameras in their house. His whole personality revolves solely around his sexual orientation and [[TwoferTokenMinority his race]]. When the Tri-Lamb commission arrives to the nerds' party and Lewis puts on a record of Old Man River, Lamar was quick to act.
* There are several gags revolving around Hollywood, an openly gay character in both ''Film/{{Mannequin}}'' and its sequel, most of them from his flamboyancy (because, of course, all gay men are very flamboyant in these sorts of movies).
* The [[TheSixties 1960s]] comedy ''Film/TheGayDeceivers'' seems to consist entirely of this kind of “comedy.” [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny It hasn’t aged terribly well]].
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* Creator/LittleKuriboh does this frequently in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' and ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow''. While some of them are obviously a TakeThat toward the HoYay FanDumb (see the Quotes Page for HetIsEw for an example), he often invents homosexual qualities or uses CharacterExaggeration for the sake of comedy. A thing of note, though, is that Little Kuriboh is openly bisexual. Lampshaded in ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'' with Iruka's ''Manga/OnePiece'' Abridged series:
-->'''Hokage:''' What's with all the gay jokes? You homophobic or something?\\
'''Iruka:''' Geez, Hokage, it's just a ''joke''!
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'', the main characters' discovery that their father had a dwarf gay lover sparks a plotline revolving around blackmail, but the apparent absurdity of it is also milked for laughter.
* ''Film/TheProducers''--a musical comedy--has a song entitled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdbyca9XjD8 keep it gay]]".
* ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry'', which tries the task of being pro gay rights and one big gay joke at the same time
* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Eames turning into a woman and flirting with a teammate for comedic effect.
* Lamar, one of protagonists in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', is treated as being inherently funny because he's gay; some gags used include his being seen doing aerobics in feminine spandex and leg warmers, and his general disinterest in watching the sorority girls after the group plants cameras in their house. His whole personality revolves solely around his sexual orientation and [[TwoferTokenMinority his race]]. When the Tri-Lamb commission arrives to the nerds' party and Lewis puts on a record of Old Man River, Lamar was quick to act.
* There are several gags revolving around Hollywood, an openly gay character in both ''Film/{{Mannequin}}'' and its sequel, most of them from his flamboyancy (because, of course, all gay men are very flamboyant in these sorts of movies).
* The [[TheSixties 1960s]] comedy ''Film/TheGayDeceivers'' seems to consist entirely of this kind of “comedy.” [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny It hasnt aged terribly well]].
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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', despite all the HoYay and general gay subtext in the show, Xena features very little of this. One rare and notable example being from the season four episode 'The Play's The Thing' was played for, and received, big laughs.
--> '''Minya''': Gabrielle, I wanted to thank you! I never would have met Pollina if it wasn't for you! In fact, the two of you made me realize something deep down about myself that I guess I always knew, but just didn't dare admit. Yes. I'm a thespian!
--> '''Xena''': Oh. Hah. Congratulations. You managed to touch someone.
--> '''Gabrielle''': That's not exactly what I had in mind. I wanted to change violent people into people of peace, not actors. That is what she said, right? Deep down, she's a thespian? Yeah, um, that's what she said. Yeah.
--> '''Xena''': Why? What'd you think?
--> '''Gabrielle''': Thespian.

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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', despite all the HoYay and general gay subtext in the show, Xena features very little of this. this.
**
One rare and notable example being from the season four episode 'The "The Play's The Thing' the Thing" was played for, and received, big laughs.
--> '''Minya''': --->'''Minya:''' Gabrielle, I wanted to thank you! I never would have met Pollina if it wasn't for you! In fact, the two of you made me realize something deep down about myself that I guess I always knew, but just didn't dare admit. Yes. I'm a thespian!
--> '''Xena''':
thespian!\\
'''Xena:'''
Oh. Hah. Congratulations. You managed to touch someone.
--> '''Gabrielle''':
someone.\\
'''Gabrielle:'''
That's not exactly what I had in mind. I wanted to change violent people into people of peace, not actors. That is what she said, right? Deep down, she's a thespian? Yeah, um, that's what she said. Yeah.
--> '''Xena''':
Yeah.\\
'''Xena:'''
Why? What'd you think?
-->
think?\\
'''Gabrielle''': Thespian.



** Joxer's triplet brother Jace is the definition of ancient Greek CampGay, and only appeared in the second (you guessed it) MusicalEpisode. Jace's terrible (even by in universe standards) Spanish accent, and incredible Camp stylings would make a young Elton John cringe, and gave a few cheap (and oddly glittery) laughs to the audience of 'Lyre, Lyre Hearts on Fire'.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', mostly Andrew. The humour there may have revolved more around the closet he was stuck in than anything else, but only if you're reaching for an excuse.

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** Joxer's triplet brother Jace is the definition of ancient Greek CampGay, and only appeared in the second (you guessed it) MusicalEpisode. Jace's terrible (even by in universe standards) Spanish accent, and incredible Camp stylings would make a young Elton John cringe, and gave a few cheap (and oddly glittery) laughs to the audience of 'Lyre, "Lyre, Lyre Hearts on Fire'.
Fire".
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', mostly ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Mostly
Andrew. The humour there may have revolved more around the closet he was stuck in than anything else, but only if you're reaching for an excuse.



--> '''Rona''': I like the feel of wood in my hand.
--> '''Kennedy''': Lost me there.

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--> '''Rona''': --->'''Rona:''' I like the feel of wood in my hand.
--> '''Kennedy''':
hand.\\
'''Kennedy:'''
Lost me there.



** Charlie’s fiancée Chelsie’s father, a virulently homophobic man’s man, comes out of the closet, divorces his [[RacistGrandma racist]] wife, and marries the black man he’s been in love with since he was a young man in the army; subsequent appearances have them behaving like a normal married couple with some amusing banter, and the occasional RightThroughTheWall.

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** Charlie’s Charlie's fiancée Chelsie’s Chelsie's father, a virulently homophobic man’s man, comes out of the closet, divorces his [[RacistGrandma racist]] wife, and marries the black man he’s been in love with since he was a young man in the army; subsequent appearances have them behaving like a normal married couple with some amusing banter, and the occasional RightThroughTheWall.



--> '''Lana:''' "Mom wants to know if you're upset about a girl."
--> '''Clark:''' "No..."
--> '''Lana:''' "Dad wants to know if you're upset about a guy."
--> '''Clark:''' "No! No."
--> '''Lana:''' "He has a twisted sense of humor."

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--> '''Lana:''' "Mom -->'''Lana:''' Mom wants to know if you're upset about a girl."
-->
\\
'''Clark:''' "No..."
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No...\\
'''Lana:''' "Dad Dad wants to know if you're upset about a guy."
-->
\\
'''Clark:''' "No! No! No."
-->
\\
'''Lana:''' "He He has a twisted sense of humor."



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* Any and every gay man in ComicStrip/{{Pondus}}

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* Any Wrestling/JohnCena would regularly make jokes at the expense of Wrestling/MichaelCole. The punchline to all of them are basically, "ur gay. Hur-hur-hur."
* Ten years earlier, Wrestling/TripleH making fun of Wrestling/KurtAngle the same way,
and every gay man in ComicStrip/{{Pondus}}the ''entire'' schtick of Billy and Chuck.



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/JohnCena would regularly make jokes at the expense of Wrestling/MichaelCole. The punchline to all of them are basically, "ur gay. Hur-hur-hur."
* Ten years earlier, Wrestling/TripleH making fun of Wrestling/KurtAngle the same way, and the ''entire'' schtick of Billy and Chuck.

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* Wrestling/JohnCena The old radio comedy show ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'', broadcast in a time before homosexuality was fully legalized in Britain, introduced two outrageously out gay characters called Julian and Sandy, played by Hugh Paddick and Creator/KennethWilliams. It could be argued that Julian and Sandy, who were loved for their sheer camp outrageousness, helped pave the way in the middle 1960's for fuller acceptance of homosexuality that led to legal reform later in the decade. They were seen, ultimately, as two sweet inoffensive guys rather than slavering perverted monsters.\\\
It's widely claimed that, in the 1960s, only the more cosmopolitan set
would regularly make jokes realize exactly what was being implied about Jules and Sandy -- to the less sophisticated, it just sounded like a lot of silly voices and nonsense words. (Mind you this is mostly claimed by the "baby boom" generation, who were children at the expense of Wrestling/MichaelCole. The punchline time and wouldn't have realized, and their parents may have gone to their graves not admitting that they got those jokes either.) Broadcasting codes at the time were such that you could say what you wanted to if nobody who didn't understand all about it already would realise (the logic would be 'if you understood enough to be offended, you're already as corrupted as us!') Some of them are basically, "ur gay. Hur-hur-hur."
* Ten years earlier, Wrestling/TripleH making fun of Wrestling/KurtAngle
it ''was'' "nonsense words", as Julian and Sandy often spoke in Polari, the same way, and the ''entire'' schtick of Billy and Chuck.contemporary gay slang. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polari]]



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* The old radio comedy show ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'', broadcast in a time before homosexuality was fully legalised in Britain, introduced two outrageously out gay characters called Julian and Sandy, played by Hugh Paddick and Creator/KennethWilliams. It could be argued that Julian and Sandy, who were loved for their sheer camp outrageousness, helped pave the way in the middle 1960's for fuller acceptance of homosexuality that led to legal reform later in the decade. They were seen, unltimately, as two sweet inoffensive guys rather than slavering perverted monsters.
** It's widely claimed that, in the 1960s, only the more cosmopolitan set would realise exactly what was being implied about Jules and Sandy- to the less sophisticated, it just sounded like a lot of silly voices and nonsense words. (Mind you this is mostly claimed by the 'baby boom' generation, who were children at the time and wouldn't have realised, and their parents may have gone to their graves not admitting that they got those jokes either.) Broadcasting codes at the time were such that you could say what you wanted to if nobody who didn't understand all about it already would realise (the logic would be 'if you understood enough to be offended, you're already as corrupted as us!')
*** Some of it ''was'' "nonsense words", as Julian and Sandy often spoke in Polari, the contemporary gay slang. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polari]]

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* The old radio comedy show ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'', broadcast in a time before homosexuality was fully legalised in Britain, introduced two outrageously out gay characters called Julian and Sandy, played by Hugh Paddick and Creator/KennethWilliams. It could be argued that Julian and Sandy, who were loved for their sheer camp outrageousness, helped pave ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'' has the way in the middle 1960's for fuller acceptance of homosexuality that led gag character space prince Muppy whose ending involves him proposing to legal reform later in the decade. They were seen, unltimately, as two sweet inoffensive guys rather than slavering perverted monsters.
** It's widely claimed that, in the 1960s, only the more cosmopolitan set would realise exactly what was being implied about Jules and Sandy- to the less sophisticated, it just sounded like a lot of silly voices and nonsense words. (Mind you this
make Vanye his "queen", which is mostly claimed by the 'baby boom' generation, who were children at the time and wouldn't have realised, and their parents may have gone to their graves not admitting that they got those jokes either.) Broadcasting codes at the time were such that you could say what you wanted to if nobody who didn't understand all about it already would realise (the logic would be 'if you understood enough supposed to be offended, you're already as corrupted as us!')
*** Some of it ''was'' "nonsense words", as Julian
inherently funny and Sandy often spoke in Polari, not a serious ship tease. (Though the contemporary gay slang. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polari]]other half of the joke is that its InterspeciesRomance.)



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* ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'' has the gag character space prince Muppy whose ending involves him proposing to make Vanye his "queen", which is supposed to be inherently funny and not a serious ship tease. (Though the other half of the joke is that its InterspeciesRomance)



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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', most of the humor involving Donut is based around this. [[AmbiguouslyGay Though it's not entirely clear what his sexuality actually is.]]
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* ''TheKeyOfAwesome'''s parody of Eminem and Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor" is based around mocking the unintentionally homoerotic tone of the video by portraying Eminem as being secretly in love with Dre, who [[DudeHesLikeInAComa he attempts to make out with while Dre is comatose]]. This backfires when Dre comes to and freaks out. Things get awkward until Elton John appears to them in a vision and suggests they just make out, join the pride parade and have fun, so they skip off together arm-in-arm.
* ''ButtlordGT''.

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* ''TheKeyOfAwesome'''s In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Dillon was initially a sort-of-flamboyant CampGay, but as time went on, some readers felt that he was {{flanderiz|ation}}ed into a walking gay stereotype (although others felt that the seeds of that characterisation were always there). This was lampshaded in his own SpinOff comic, ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', where he says he went "from gay, to super ultra mega gay".
* ''Webcomic/{{Jerkcity}}'' uses this as its ''modus operandi'', though a creator behind the comic has said that the comic is actually a satire of this kind of humour.
* Inverted horrifically in SomethingPositive with theatre-director-from-hell Avogadro Pompey, who kept a little person (Pepito) as a sex slave and routinely abused his nephew Ollie. [[note]]Yet what Ollie's father put him through was actually ''worse''.[[/note]] Pompey had no discernible sense of humor and was unrelentingly abusive (even non-sexually) to his casts and crews.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheKeyOfAwesome'''s
parody of Eminem and Dr. Dre's "I Need A a Doctor" is based around mocking the unintentionally homoerotic tone of the video by portraying Eminem as being secretly in love with Dre, who [[DudeHesLikeInAComa he attempts to make out with while Dre is comatose]]. This backfires when Dre comes to and freaks out. Things get awkward until Elton John appears to them in a vision and suggests they just make out, join the pride parade and have fun, so they skip off together arm-in-arm.
* ''ButtlordGT''.
arm-in-arm.



* Creator/LittleKuriboh does this frequently in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' and ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow''. While some of them are obviously a TakeThat toward the HoYay FanDumb (see the Quotes Page for HetIsEw for an example), he often invents homosexual qualities or uses CharacterExaggeration for the sake of comedy. A thing of note, though, is that Little Kuriboh is openly bisexual.
** Lampshaded in ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'' with Iruka's ''Manga/OnePiece'' Abridged series:
--->'''Hokage:''' What's with all the gay jokes? You homophobic or something?\\
'''Iruka:''' Geez, Hokage, it's just a ''joke''!



** This lessened with the addition of WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, but they still do gay jokes (like [[WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} Gay Benzaie]]). The Nostalgia Critic even used Diamanda's lesbianism seriously for a joke in their review of the ''HeavyMetal'' movie, asking Diamanda to find out whether a girl would be more willing to sleep with Diamanda if she killed said girl's parents in real life (results: no, she wouldn't).
** The WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reboot is much worse with than ever before (outright disgusted faces at Frodo/Sam as just one example), and the reason why his LGBT fans complain and point this out is that Doug's previous project, WebVideo/DemoReel, was full of casual gay with no jokes whatsoever and most people are just confused by the backslide.

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** This lessened with the addition of WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, but they still do gay jokes (like [[WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} Gay Benzaie]]). The Nostalgia Critic even used Diamanda's lesbianism seriously for a joke in their review of the ''HeavyMetal'' ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' movie, asking Diamanda to find out whether a girl would be more willing to sleep with Diamanda if she killed said girl's parents in real life (results: no, she wouldn't).
** The WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reboot is much worse with than ever before (outright disgusted faces at Frodo/Sam as just one example), and the reason why his LGBT fans complain and point this out is that Doug's previous project, WebVideo/DemoReel, ''WebVideo/DemoReel'', was full of casual gay with no jokes whatsoever and most people are just confused by the backslide.



* Encyclopedia Dramatica [[RefugeInAudacity ''loves'']] this. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And that's all we're going to say about that]].

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* Encyclopedia Dramatica [[RefugeInAudacity ''loves'']] ''[[RefugeInAudacity loves]]'' this. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And that's all we're going to say about that]].



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', most of the humor involving Donut is based around this. [[AmbiguouslyGay Though it's not entirely clear what his sexuality actually is.]]



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* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Dillon was initially a sort-of-flamboyant CampGay, but as time went on, some readers felt that he was {{flanderiz|ation}}ed into a walking gay stereotype (although others felt that the seeds of that characterisation were always there). This was lampshaded in his own SpinOff comic, ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', where he says he went "from gay, to super ultra mega gay".
* ''Webcomic/{{Jerkcity}}'' uses this as its ''modus operandi'', though a creator behind the comic has said that the comic is actually a satire of this kind of humour.
* Inverted horrifically in SomethingPositive with theatre-director-from-hell Avogadro Pompey, who kept a little person (Pepito) as a sex slave and routinely abused his nephew Ollie. [[note]]Yet what Ollie's father put him through was actually ''worse''.[[/note]] Pompey had no discernible sense of humor and was unrelentingly abusive (even non-sexually) to his casts and crews.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]

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[[folder: Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Dillon was initially a sort-of-flamboyant CampGay, but as time went on, some readers felt that he was {{flanderiz|ation}}ed into a walking gay stereotype (although others felt that the seeds of that characterisation were always there). This was lampshaded in his own SpinOff comic, ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', where he says he went "from gay, to super ultra mega gay".
* ''Webcomic/{{Jerkcity}}'' uses this as its ''modus operandi'', though a creator behind the comic has said that the comic is actually a satire of this kind of humour.
* Inverted horrifically in SomethingPositive with theatre-director-from-hell Avogadro Pompey, who kept a little person (Pepito) as a sex slave and routinely abused his nephew Ollie. [[note]]Yet what Ollie's father put him through was actually ''worse''.[[/note]] Pompey had no discernible sense of humor and was unrelentingly abusive (even non-sexually) to his casts and crews.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Most of Westeros frown upon Dorne's openly tolerant attitude towards non-heterosexual relations, as demonstrated in "Two Swords" by Bronn's and the two Lannister soldiers' offensive joke about Dornishmen fucking goats, and Tyrion mentions Oberyn's notorious reputation for having sex with half of the continent.
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** This lessened with the addition of WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, but they still do gay jokes (like [[{{Benzaie}} Gay Benzaie]]). The Nostalgia Critic even used Diamanda's lesbianism seriously for a joke in their review of the ''HeavyMetal'' movie, asking Diamanda to find out whether a girl would be more willing to sleep with Diamanda if she killed said girl's parents in real life (results: no, she wouldn't).

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** This lessened with the addition of WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, but they still do gay jokes (like [[{{Benzaie}} [[WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} Gay Benzaie]]). The Nostalgia Critic even used Diamanda's lesbianism seriously for a joke in their review of the ''HeavyMetal'' movie, asking Diamanda to find out whether a girl would be more willing to sleep with Diamanda if she killed said girl's parents in real life (results: no, she wouldn't).
19th Feb '17 3:55:22 AM ClockStopping
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* Lampshaded by ''Sammy J and Randy'' in their song [[https://soundcloud.com/user-855591591/sammy-j-randy-swiss-lovers-in-a-past-life "Swiss Lovers in a Past Life"]]. The song is about both Sammy J and Randy having memories of falling in love in a rural Swedish town and realising that they were, uh, Swiss lovers in a past life. Then one mentions climbing a window and making love, and the other says that wasn't his window - and he realises that's why he thought he recognised a man in the crowd earlier. But then they start wondering whether they're exploiting homophobia for cheap laughs:
-->'''Randy:''' Is this homophobic?
-->'''Sammy:''' 'Cause it's making fun of gay men?
-->'''Randy:''' D'you think so?
-->'''Sammy:''' I have no idea.
-->'''Randy:''' There's a certain implication homosexual fornication is more worthy of laughs.
-->'''Sammy:''' They were laughing!
-->'''Randy:''' That's no excuse, it's 2015!
18th Jan '17 12:46:40 PM vividgrim
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*Some straight people seem to be fond of editing their friend's Facebooks to say they are gay or in a relationship with someone of the same gender.
10th Jan '17 6:02:58 PM nombretomado
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* LittleKuriboh does this frequently in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' and ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow''. While some of them are obviously a TakeThat toward the HoYay FanDumb (see the Quotes Page for HetIsEw for an example), he often invents homosexual qualities or uses CharacterExaggeration for the sake of comedy. A thing of note, though, is that Little Kuriboh is openly bisexual.

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* LittleKuriboh Creator/LittleKuriboh does this frequently in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' and ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow''. While some of them are obviously a TakeThat toward the HoYay FanDumb (see the Quotes Page for HetIsEw for an example), he often invents homosexual qualities or uses CharacterExaggeration for the sake of comedy. A thing of note, though, is that Little Kuriboh is openly bisexual.
9th Dec '16 2:48:22 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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->''"Basically, Homer just had a lot of fun hanging out with gay men, and drinking in bars, and dancing at discos, and all that, and there was nothing -- there was no commentary there. Every restaurant had a silly gay name. They gym had a silly gay name. They were all double entendres, obviously. And I said, 'Anybody could do this. You’re the fucking ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]''. Do something we have never seen before'."''

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->''"Basically, Homer just had a lot of fun hanging out with gay men, and drinking in bars, and dancing at discos, and all that, and there was nothing -- there was no commentary there. Every restaurant had a silly gay name. They The gym had a silly gay name. They were all double entendres, obviously. And I said, 'Anybody could do this. You’re the fucking ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]''. Do something we have never seen before'."''



* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'' there is a running joke about Otonashi saying something questionable and Hinata asking him if he's gay. And Naoi's...rather extreme admiration of Otonashi after his episode also gets played for laughs a lot.

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* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'' there is a running joke about Otonashi saying something questionable and Hinata asking him if he's gay. And Naoi's... rather extreme admiration of Otonashi after his episode also gets played for laughs a lot.



* One of the most positive possible examples of this trope is Gilmore from ''WebVideo/CriticalRole''. The entire group always starts {{Corpsing}} at his [[CampGay grandiose mannerisms]] and his [[HoYay obvious crush on Vax]]...and yet the portrayal never comes across as offensive, mostly because [[Creator/MatthewMercer Matt]] plays him like a three-dimensional person under all that flair and flirtation. He also sparks [[BadBoss other kinds]] [[LargeHam of jokes]], he's a very competent businessman, and Vox Machina and the Critters [[EnsembleDarkhorse adore him]].

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* One of the most positive possible examples of this trope is Gilmore from ''WebVideo/CriticalRole''. The entire group always starts {{Corpsing}} at his [[CampGay grandiose mannerisms]] and his [[HoYay obvious crush on Vax]]... and yet the portrayal never comes across as offensive, mostly because [[Creator/MatthewMercer Matt]] plays him like a three-dimensional person under all that flair and flirtation. He also sparks [[BadBoss other kinds]] [[LargeHam of jokes]], he's a very competent businessman, and Vox Machina and the Critters [[EnsembleDarkhorse adore him]].



** He gets just as flustered and embarrassed about AccidentalInnuendo involving finding girls attractive so it's pretty even handed and more about that fact that Finn is 13, so this kind of humour is to be expected…

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** He gets just as flustered and embarrassed about AccidentalInnuendo involving finding girls attractive so it's pretty even handed and more about that fact that Finn is 13, so this kind of humour is to be expected…expected...
25th Nov '16 7:02:45 PM 313Bluestreak
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