I watched a lot of TV in my youth including many many re-runs and looking back, some characters stick out like a sore thumb as being gay or most probably gay in a time when the whole world seemed to be in the closet. Here's my list of thinly veiled gay characters on TV. 1. Mr. French - A Family Affair 2. Felix Unger - The Odd Couple 3. Magnum PI - Robin Master's boy toy. 4. Data - The Next Generation 5. Mr. Smith - Lost in Space 6. Batman and Robin 7. Bert & Ernie - Sesame Street 8. The Barbara Stanwick character - Big Valley 9. Uncle Charlie - My Three Sons 10. Paul Lynde's character - Bewitched 11. Ellie May Clampett - Beverly Hillbillies Can anyone remember any others?