is packed to the gills with Ho Yay
, most of which center on Buck Tuddrussel's Ambiguously Gay Robot Buddy
the Larry 3000, as seen in these examples below.
Before reading, it's worth mentioning that, unlike most other "children's"
shows, the Ho Yay
in Time Squad
didn't always follow the Rule of Funny
. It did in the first few episodes, but after that, it became his character trait. The near-constant hints at Larry's effeminate mannerisms and alleged relationship with Buck Tuddrussel were played as not just clever innuendo, but as part of Larry's character (a rough sketch of it, anyway. Think of what Dave Wasson could have done with Larry had this series lasted a little longer or if Wasson dug a little deeper in the character development department
). This not only created a strong Ho Yay
undercurrent within the show, but made the Ho Yay
more than just a cheap, throwaway joke. The added fact that the writers inserted subliminal messages pinpointing Larry's homosexuality (see the Genius Bonus
and Parental Bonus
entries on both Time Squad
's main and YMMV trope pages) made the Ho Yay
more concrete if Larry's outer effete behaviour
and Camp Gay
mannerisms fail to convince you...
...and if reading the list does fail to convince you, this video
from DailyMotion should. It doesn't go for exhaustive proof like this list does, but it does have a lot of scenes that have been discussed here.