Gay TV

Our podcasters are everywhere this month

Do you like TV? Are you a gay? Even if you only said yes to only one of these questions, you should check out the season premiere of our podcast Gayest Episode Ever. Hosted by Hollywood screenwriter Glen Lakin and stay-at-home journalist Drew Mackie, GEE looks at the LGBT-themed episodes of great classic sitcoms, from back in the day when such characters didn’t get much screen time. In this episode, Glen and Drew look at an episode from the tenth season of Cheers in which Kirstie Alley’s character reunites with her high school sweetheart, unaware that he’s not so interested in rekindling their romance. (Come on, he’s played by Harvey Fierstein.) This season will look at episodes of Maude, Sanford & Son, Blossom, Taxi, Living Single and, coming up next week, King of the Hill. Please subscribe on iTunes to make sure you get the latest episodes as soon as they go live.

Film Festivals

Speaking of Glen, those of you who live in Tampa will get a chance to see his movie, You Can Choose Your Family, which is screening as part of the Gasparilla International Film Festival. A poignant comedy about a rather complicated family situation, You Can Choose Your Family stars Jim Gaffigan, Anna Gunn and Samantha Mathis, and will be released in theaters this summer. It’s currently traveling the festival circuit and will screen at GIFF on Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. Buy tickets here, and check out the trailer here.


You might recall that last week we encouraged you to call the TableCakes Hotline. We still want you to do that, but it turns out that the number we gave was one digit off. Yeah, we know. Close enough doesn’t really cut it with phone numbers. If you have a question, comment or difficulty with a TableCakes podcast, call us at (209) 566-CAKE and not the previous number, which goes to some guy in Modesto. We promise this is the correct number.

Forty Whacks

If you’re like Sam Pancake, host of Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie, then you grew up on a steady diet of made-for-TV movies. In fact, Sam is hoping you have some memories of living room cinema that you might want to share. If you do, call (209) 566-CAKE and leave us a voicemail. We may play it in an upcoming episode of the show. This coming Monday’s film selection is a doozy: The Legend of Lizzie Borden, starring Elizabeth Montgomery and Katherine Helmond. Yay for sitcom legends flexing their dramatic acting muscles.

Speaking of Sam, he’ll be co-hosting a comedy game show called The Once-Over at The Hollywood Improv on Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and it’s always a rollicking good time. Buy them here.

He will also be appearing as Blair in the The Factz of Life! (the stage version of The Facts of Life ) at Casita del Campo in Los Angeles April 26-28. Tickets are here

If you’re not in L.A. on those dates, you can still feast your eyes on Sam in Dumplin,’ currently airing on Netflix, and as a recurring character on A Million Little Things, which is now streaming on Hulu and On Demand. 

Do the Watusi

Hadley Meares has written an article about the history of the Sunset Strip, specifically the era when the beatniks gave way to the longhairs. Check it out here.

Tony Rodriguez was a guest panelist on this The Q: A Queer talk show podcast.

And, unless he’s been cut, he’ll be on Crazy Ex Girlfriend tonight! it airs at 9 p.m. on The CW, so look for him there.


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