Classic TV

Television Genres/Themes
Abs of the Top 10 Teen Idols
Asian Beefcake
Beefcake Dads of 1950s Sitcoms
Black Beefcake
Cartoon Muscle
Detectives of the 70s
Disney Channel Gay Programming Blocks
Disney Teen HunksMore Disney Teen Hunks
Dumbest Things You See on TV
First Gay Character on TV
Gay-Positive Nickelodeon Shows
Hanna Barbera Cartoons
Heterosexism in Prime-Time Drama
Hip Urban Sitcoms
Judge Shows
Little People on TV
Nickelodeon's Gay Programming Blocks
Nickelodeon Teen HunksNickelodeon Teen Hunks 2
Saturday Morning in the 60s
Saturday Morning in the 1970s
Saturday Morning in the 70s 2
Saved by the Bell Clones
Swinging Detectives

Teen Stars of Disney Summer Series
Toddler TV

Top Teen Idols, #1-10
Top Teen Idols, #11-20
TV Before Beefcake
TV Hunks I Never Heard OfMore TV Hunks I Never Heard Of
Underdog and Friends

Watching TV in 1978 and 2018
Worst TV Finales

Children's Programs/Cartoons
ABC Saturday Superstar Movie
Adventure Time
American Dad
Andy's Gang

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Beany and Cecil
Bob's Burgers
The Bugaloos
Camp Lakebottom
Captain Ernie's Cartoon Showboat
Captain Kangaroo
Cartoon Couples You Thought Were Gay
ClarenceClarence 2
Danger Island

Davey and Goliath
Dexter's Laboratory

Dino Boy and Ugh
The Electric Company
The FlintstonesThe Flintstones (Bamm-Bamm)
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
H.R. Pufnstuf
Jonny Quest
Land of the Lost
Looney Tunes Show
The Loud House
Mickey Mouse Club
The Mighty Hercules
Mighty Isis
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
 Mystery Island
New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Pee-wee's Playhouse
Phineas and Ferb
Pinky and the Brain
Regular Show
Ren and Stimpy

Rick and Morty
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Sanjay and Craig

Sesame Street
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
The Simpsons
Sitting Ducks
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Tiny Toon Adventures
Ultimate Spider-Man
Venture Brothers
You Can't Do That on Television

Teen Programs

101 Things to do Before High School
Aaron Stone
Adventures of Pete and Pete
Austin and Ally 

Boy Meets World
Charles in Charge
Dog with a Blog
Drake and Josh
Eerie Indiana
Even Stevens


H2O: Just Add Water
Hannah Montana
Hard Times of RJ Berger
Henry Danger
I Didn't Do It
Katts and Dog
Keenan and Kel
Kickin' It
Lab Rats
Liv and Maddie
Lockie Leonard
Mako Mermaids
Mighty Meds
Mr. Young

My Secret Identity
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide 

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn
Ocean Girl
Out of This World
Parker Lewis Can't Lose
Patty Duke Show
Round the Twist

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Salute Your Shorts
Sam and Cat
Saved by the Bell

Second Chance
Sonny with a Chance
Space Cases
Spin and Marty
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Supah Ninjas
Teen Angel
Tomorrow People
The Tripods
True Jackson VP
Weird Science
Whiz Kids
Wizards of Waverly Place
Zoey 101



Absolutely Fabulous
All in the Family Gay Episode
The Andy Griffith Show
The Big Bang Theory
The Beverly Hillbillies
Bob Cummings Show
Burns and Allen
Busting Loose
Chico and the Man
Corner Gas

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Dennis the Menace

The Detour
Dick Van Dyke Show

Diff'rent Strokes (Bicycle Man Episode)
A Different World
The Doris Day Show
Drew Carey Show

Everybody Hates Chris
Family Ties
Father, Dear Father
Fuller House
The Flying Nun
FriendsFriends 2
The Game
Getting Together
Gilligan's Island

The Goldbergs (2010s)
Growing Pains
The Golden Girls

Gomer Pyle USMC
Green Acres
Happy Days
Head of the Class
Here's Lucy 

Hey, Dad...!
Hi, Honey, I'm Home
Hogan Family
How I Met Your Mother
Husbands, Wives, and Lovers

I Dream of Jeannie
I Love Lucy
I'm Dickens...He's Fenster
It's A Man's World
It's About Time
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 1; It's Always Sunny 2
It's Gary Shandling's Show

It's Your Move
The Jeffersons
Just Shoot Me

Kim's Convenience
Laverne and Shirley

Life Goes On
Life of Riley
Love, Sidney
The Lucy Show
Madame's Place      

Mama's Family
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Malcolm in the MiddleMalcolm 2Malcolm 3
Married...with Children
The Middle 1, The Middle 2, The Middle 3
Modern FamilyModern Family 2
Mr. Belvedere
My Three Sons
Mr. Ed
My Babysitter's a Vampire
My Favorite Martian
My Name is Earl, My Name is Earl 2
Nanny and the Professor
Night Court
The Odd Couple
One Day at a Time
Papa Soltero
Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers

People of Earth
Perfect Strangers

Petticoat Junction
Play by Play
Que Pasa, USA?

Raising Hope
Real O'Neals

Room 222 Gay Episode
Run Buddy Run

Schitt's Creek
Suddenly Susan

That Girl
Three's Company
Trailer Park Boys
Two Broke Girls

The War at Home
Welcome Back Kotter
What's Happening
Who's the Boss
Will and Grace

Wonder Years
WKRP in CincinnatiWKRP Gay Episode


Science Fiction/Fantasy

Agents of SHIELD
American Horror StoryAmerican Horror Story 2
Battlestar Galactic
Batman; Batman 2
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Candle Cove
Dream Door
The Feathered Serpent
The Flash
Fear the Walking Dead
Fringe 1Fringe 2
Greatest American Hero
Green Hornet
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Land of the Giants
Lost in Space

Luke Cage
Kyle XY
Lizzie Borden Chronicles   

The Man from Atlantis
Mystery Science Theater 3000
The New People

No End House
Orphan Black
The Prisoner
Red Dwarf
The Sentinel

A Series of Unfortunate Events
Spartacus; Spartacus 2
Star Trek

Star Trek: Enterprise

Swamp Thing
Teen Wolf
Time Tunnel
Twin Peaks
The Walking Dead
The X-Files


Alias Smith and Jones
Big Valley
BJ and the Bear

Bomb Girls
Brave Eagle
Charlie's Angels
Chips Chips 2
Daniel Boone
David Cassidy Man Undercover
Dukes of Hazzard
Eight is Enough
Fargo: The Series
The Fosters
Here Come the Brides
High Chapparal
The Invaders
I Spy
Knight Rider
Lanigan's Rabbi

Little House on the Prairie
Lone Ranger
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Mission: Impossible
Mod Squad
Perry Mason
The Persuaders
The Rifleman

Riverdale 1; Riverdale 2
The Rockford Files
Roy Rogers
Route 66
Sea Hunt
The Shield



  1. Can you talk about animorphs?

  2. Goosebumps R.L. Stine TV show please

    1. I never saw the show or read the books, but I'll look them up.

  3. My two dad's? Sitcom

  4. Hana Kimi Taiwan? You can find the episodes on youtube just type in show name and eng sub.

  5. The first time that I saw a sympathetic gay character on tv was on show about a newspaper reporter and the gay character was a young cop . This must have been in the mid 70s.

    1. That may have been an episode of "Barney Miller." There were a lot of gay walk-on characters in 1970s tv series: a visiting friend or brother would come out, everybody would be shocked but learn to be tolerant, and they would never be mentioned again. The first time "gay" was specifically stated was on an episode of "Mary Tyler Moore" in 1973.

    2. It was in an episode of "Lou Grant"- Joe Penny played the closeted gay cop- it stands up very well

  6. you missed Soap

  7. Can you talk about plastic man comics? The police comics and the golden age ones. Interested in how you'd see the relationship between plastic man and his sidekick, Woozy.

    1. I'm not actually familiar with Plastic Man. I've never been much of a fan of superhero comics, so I never read any as a kid, and now I only read them for research.

  8. Have you ever seen "The Starlost" (1973). A science fiction series about a three young people Devon (Keir Dullea), Rachel (Gay Roman) and Garth (Robin Ward) who have to save their Ark spaceship from crashing into the sun. Devon and Rachel and Garth are a love triangle but the men have zero chemistry with the dull woman. Garth has real hunk appeal- if you like Canadian bacon but he never looses his shirt. The show is special effects are very cheesy now but some of the episodes are weird. My favorite is "The Return of Calabra" in which they find an all male society. You can see them all on You Tube.

  9. Never heard of it, but I know who Kerr Dulea is. I'll look it up on Youtube.

    1. The Starlost is mainly remembered because it was created by noted sf writer Harlan Ellison. He was well-known to be temperamental and when the producers fiddled with the project to the point where he felt they'd totally ruined it, he left the show and forced them through a union clause to credit him as Cordwainer Bird, code to his fans for 'this show stinks.'
      By all accounts, he was pretty much right. The show was muddled, horribly written, and had dreadful special effects. I've never seen it myself, though.

  10. The best thing about is Garth and his tight pants

  11. I recently saw an episode for the final season of "The Streets of San Francisco" about a gay cop which is surprisingly progressive for the time. Barry Primus plays the gay detective in "A Good Cop But..." on DVD the shows look great and one can really appreciate the beauty of the young Richard Hatch who replaced Michael Douglas as Karl Malden's partner

  12. You should check out "Worst Week" (2008-2009) with the beefy hairy Kyle Bornheimer who managed to loose his shirt or more in almost every episode

  13. You might wanna check out "OK KO" (originally aired on Cartoon Network, streaming on HBO Max and Hulu). The main character of the show is a goofy little kid named KO, and his best friend is a (androgynous looking) girl named Dendy. No romance is ever implied/forced between them, even in the scenes set in the future. It's so refreshing since so many cartoons try to turn any friendship between a girl and a boy into a romantic relationship. (It's heterosexism, of course.) There's also three different gay couples that end up together.
    Enid and Red Action, one of the main characters and a cool girl she has a crush on, respectively. Their first date is shown in "Back In Red Action", the episode "Red Action To The Future" is about them too, and they kiss in the episode "Red Action 3". Enid is also bisexual, she has a pride flag sticker on her bike and helmet in several episodes.
    Boxman and Venomous, the main villain and his more-respected crush. Boxman invites Venomous over for dinner in the episode "We're Captured" and tries to woo him despite everything going wrong. They go to a party together in "Villain's Night In", Boxman stays with Venomous after getting kicked out of his own house in "Boxman Crashes", and they become a couple, move in together, and raise their kids together in "All in the Villainy" which is an homage to retro sitcoms but with a family of gay cartoon dads and robot/animal children. They're both shown wearing wedding rings in the finale to show they married each other.
    Secondary characters Joff and Nick, who are a monk and a soldier respectively, and have opposite personalities but are in love with each other anyway. They're focused on in the episode "Be A Team". They also get married in the final episode (and kiss on the lips!)
    There's also Radicles and Raymond. Radicles is one of the main characters, and Raymond is one of Boxman's sons. They have a rivalry with a lot of romantic subtext. In the episode "Plaza Prom" they dance battle each other, and in the episode "Project Ray Way", they have a fashion battle. Both are filled with flirty dialogue between the two.
    The show was created by Ian Jones Quartey, who worked on Adventure Time and Steven Universe (which you have posted about before). He's also married to the creator of Steven Universe. He and his wife has both talked about wanting the LGBT people (especially kids) in their audience to feel seen and represented by their characters.

    1. That's a lot of gay characters for one series. I'll have to buy it on Vudu, since I don't get Hulu.

  14. New Girl? You'd have sooooo much material to work with

  15. I noticed you don't mention "Rat Patrol" with the army buddies bonding in combat- I always had a crush on Lawrence P Casey- who later was in the ridiculous gay comedy "The Gay Deceivers"

    1. I can't watch every tv series in existence, or I'd have no time for anythng else.


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