(May 2003 - March 2007.) Tama's thoughts on the blogosphere, podcasting, popular culture, digital media and citizen journalism posted from a laptop computer somewhere in Perth's isolated, miniature, urban jungle ...

Gay Simpsons Character Revealed

Monday, February 21, 2005
The NYTimes has an interesting article, revealing which Simpsons character came out of the closet this week:
In the ongoing culture wars over whether gays should have the right to marry, an animated question reared its head on Sunday prime-time television: as goes "The Simpsons," does the nation go, too? In an episode titled "There's Something About Marrying," a longtime character on Fox's 15-year hit - it was [XXXXXXXX], a closely held secret until the 8 p.m. broadcast - came out of the closet while Homer Simpson conducted dozens of same-sex weddings after small-town Springfield legalized the unions in a bid to increase tourism. As television's longest-running situation comedy, "The Simpsons" is no stranger to hot-button social, religious and political issues, mocking wardrobe malfunctions, Hollywood liberals and born-again Christians, among other targets.
Obviously, Australian audience won't see this episode for a few months, so if you really don't mind spoilers, read the rest of the article here... (and, no, it wasn't Mr Smithers ... he hasn't been in the closet for a long time ...).


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