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18th May '16 4:42:49 PM Igotthis,bra.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' does this a lot, especially whenever Smithers is around, but one moment that particularly stands out is the scene in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E15HomersPhobia Homer's Phobia]]" when Homer takes Bart to visit a steel mill which turns out to be staffed entirely by gays.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' does this a lot, especially whenever Smithers is around, but one moment that particularly stands out is the scene in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E15HomersPhobia Homer's Phobia]]" when Homer takes Bart to visit a steel mill which turns out to be staffed entirely by gays.gay people.
22nd Apr '16 2:40:49 PM eroock
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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."''
-->--'''Harvey Fierstein''' on declining to reprise his role on ''The Simpsons''

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->''Basically, ->''"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 'Anybody could do this. You’re the fucking ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]''. Do something we have never seen before.before'."''
-->--'''Harvey -->-- '''Harvey Fierstein''' on declining to reprise his role on ''The Simpsons''
21st Apr '16 8:50:28 PM LinTaylor
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** The series actually got [[TakeThat mocked]] for this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', which suggests Seth [=MacFarlane=]'s idea of comedy gold is stranding the characters on Series/GilligansIsland and making gay jokes about them. [[HilariousInHindsight Five years later]], ''Family Guy'' did an episode where Peter and his friends get stranded on a desert island and get called "fanny bandits" by a passing cruise ship because they [[Main/SituationalSexuality engaged in a gay orgy out of sheer boredom]].
6th Apr '16 2:18:40 PM skybox
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* Lots of gay jokes on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', especially around Ross' ex wife. Also Chandler's father.

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* Lots of gay jokes on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', especially around Ross' ex wife. Also ex-wife and Chandler's father.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.''
19th Mar '16 2:11:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''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.

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* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', ''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.



** The Season 7 episode "Potential" supplied a particularily wonderful example with the introduction of openly gay potential slayer Kennedy, during a conversation with fellow potential, Rona, about using a wooden stake to fight Vampires.

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** The Season 7 episode "Potential" supplied a particularily particularly wonderful example with the introduction of openly gay potential slayer Kennedy, during a conversation with fellow potential, Rona, about using a wooden stake to fight Vampires.



* These make up the majority of the jokes between Raj and Howard on ''TheBigBangTheory'', more specifically the jokes around them acting like a couple. Also notable in that these jokes are also made about two women, Amy and Penny.

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* These make up the majority of the jokes between Raj and Howard on ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', more specifically the jokes around them acting like a couple. Also notable in that these jokes are also made about two women, Amy and Penny.



* ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' has two cases:

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* ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' has two cases:



* Mr Humphries from ''AreYouBeingServed'' was a CampGay PlayedForLaughs.

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* Mr Humphries from ''AreYouBeingServed'' ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' was a CampGay PlayedForLaughs.



* Lampshaded in ''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.
* ''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.

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* Lampshaded in ''That70sShow''.''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.
* ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' ''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.



* ''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.

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* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''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.



* SpinCity, where Carter's boyfriend hits on Mike. Had he been a girl, it would bave been PlayedForDrama. As is, it's a comedy piece.

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* SpinCity, ''Series/SpinCity'', where Carter's boyfriend hits on Mike. Had he been a girl, it would bave have been PlayedForDrama. As is, it's a comedy piece.



* Many of the gags involving Kenny James on ''MyNameIsEarl'' fall into this category.

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* Many of the gags involving Kenny James on ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' fall into this category.
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18th Mar '16 8:40:38 PM Hossmeister
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22nd Jan '16 10:24:37 PM nombretomado
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* 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'') StephenFry.

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* Series/{{QI}} ''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'') StephenFry.Creator/StephenFry.
6th Jan '16 3:45:22 PM IayssLenior
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* Music/BigBadBosses has a song called "Capture You", sung (in-universe) by Ganondorf. It's a PlayedForLaughs song about him wanting to bang Link.
4th Jan '16 11:31:40 AM Willbyr
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* In ''BlackButler'', Grelle Sutcliffe has recently lost all her characterization outside of this joke. Apparently, playing up her {{Badass}} long-haired [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-wielding]] JackTheRipoff side just wasn't as much fun as playing her [[CampGay Camp]] [[DepravedBisexual Bisexual]] {{Transgender}} {{Fangirl}} aspects [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] [[SatelliteCharacter over. And over]]. [[OverusedRunningGag And over]] [[OverlyLongGag again]]. Thankfully, this only applies to the anime.
* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', Sakurazaki Setsuna is a bodyguard of sorts who is constantly teased for her overprotective attitude and attraction to her charge, Konoka. It has become a RunningGag for misinterpretations of situations the two get into... and even some correct interpretations.

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* In ''BlackButler'', ''Manga/BlackButler'', Grelle Sutcliffe has recently lost all her characterization outside of this joke. Apparently, playing up her {{Badass}} long-haired [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-wielding]] JackTheRipoff side just wasn't as much fun as playing her [[CampGay Camp]] [[DepravedBisexual Bisexual]] {{Transgender}} {{Fangirl}} aspects [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] [[SatelliteCharacter over. And over]]. [[OverusedRunningGag And over]] [[OverlyLongGag again]]. Thankfully, this only applies to the anime.
* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Sakurazaki Setsuna is a bodyguard of sorts who is constantly teased for her overprotective attitude and attraction to her charge, Konoka. It has become a RunningGag for misinterpretations of situations the two get into... and even some correct interpretations.
24th Nov '15 3:11:19 AM Morgenthaler
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