Clockwise, from top left: Desperate Housewives; The Simpsons; The Real World; Kevin Hill; The Simpsons; The OC
As I caught up with my Tivo this evening, I couldn’t help but notice that four shows in a row (Kevin Hill, The OC, The Simpsons, and Desperate Housewives) featured characters coming out of the closet to varying degrees. Don’t really know what caused this pileup of sexual disorientation, but I think it’s safe to say the producers may have been sharing some notes. See if you can match the gay storyline to the correct show from above:
1) A person finally admits to his/her best friend that he/she has been dating someone of the same sex.
2) A person finally admits to his/her sibling that he/she has been dating someone of the same sex
3) A person with a significant other carries on a secret affair with someone of the same sex.
4) A person must choose between two people of the same sex.
5) A neighbor discovers someone having a secret gay affair.
6) A person carries on a gay affair with him/herself.
Answers after the jump.1) The OC. Yes, the latent homosexuality between Seth and Ryan seems to be hitting fever pitch these days, but the actual homosexuality this week came from Marissa who finally told Summer about her girl-on-girl relationship with Alex.
2) The Simpsons. After Springfield legalizes gay weddings in order to boost tourism, Patty Bouvier announces to Marge that she’s been dating an LPGA star (who later turns out to be a man, but that’s just a technicality).
3) Kevin Hill. Kevin’s gay nanny has a brand new boyfriend. Unfortunately, that boyfriend has a wife. Drama!
4) The Real World: Philadelphia. In a rainbow colored episode centered on the show’s two gay roommates, Willie dates one guy while maintaining a long distance relationship with another man. And of course all three wind up in the same club.
5) Desperate Housewives. Susan stumbles upon Andrew Van De Kamp making out with fellow teen Justin (aka the guy who tried to have sex with Gabrielle in one last attempt at straightness). It’s not quite a coming out moment considering that Andrew yelps “I’m not gay!” but, well, it’s not quite the most heterosexual moment either.
6) The Simpsons. Okay, I only put this one in here because Homer kissing himself was really funny.