Obvious Gay Characters in Old TV Sitcoms

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  1. earllogjam

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    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?
     
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    On the Beverly Hillbillies... Ms. Jane Hathaway was the MOST obvious character in the closet. "I don't know any man who'd go out lookin that bad...why even Jethrene looked better than that..."
     
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    Technically not a sitcom, but you listed a lot of shows that weren't sitcoms as well: He-Man, from Masters of the Universe. So gay.

    Data's one and only sexual experience on The Next Generation was with Tasha Yar.
     
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    Not a sitcom either but Obi Wan Kenobi.
     
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    Jim J. Bullock playing Monroe Ficus on Too Close For Comfort

    Russell Johnson playing Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island

    Tony Randall playing Sidney Shore on Love, Sidney
     
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    you all have covered most of my memories. i loved the show where paul lynde on bewitched was asked by samantha...

    "care to join me in a cup of tea??"

    he shot back with

    "think we'll both fit?"

    i think this was a very early episode where he played a driving instructor.
     
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    Yeah. I guess we should just open this up to all television characters.

    Here are two more I just thought of:

    Joe - The Facts of Life

    Mr. T - The A Team
     
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    good list. i thought granny and aunt pearl mighta been candidates too from BH.
     
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    Let me :wall: while you consider how old those shows actually are and how age tends to skew perspective...:wink:
     
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    Even though they were both kids I always thought both the following actors/characters were gay and was confirmed when they came out as adults...
    • Alex on "One Day at a Time" played by Glen Scarpelli.
    • Jonathan on "Who's the Boss?" played by Danny Pintauro.
     
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    Even though they were both kids I always thought both the following actors/characters were gay and was confirmed when they came out as adults...
    • Alex on "One Day at a Time" played by Glen Scarpelli.
    • Jonathan on "Who's the Boss?" played by Danny Pintauro.
     
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    Since others have already strayed from the sitcom genre; Jonny Quest, brought the first gay family to the screen, Dr. Benton Quest and "Race" Bannon rasing Johnny and the "adopted' Hadji.
     
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    Johnathan on who's the boss...turned out to be gay later in life.
    As for Are You Being Served...that one sales clerk guy had to be gay.

    "Too much gettin' high" to remember any shows past last year...lol.
     
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