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Hephaestion
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posted 27 July 2004 07:48 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
'Simpsons' Character To Come Out Of Closet

A long time character on "The Simpsons" is about to come out of the closet. Which "The Simpsons" character do you think will come out of the closet?

Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Montgomery Burns
Waylon Smithers
Ned Flanders
Milhouse Van Houten
Barney Gumble
Chief Wiggum
Moe Szyslak


The show's producers aren't saying who. The betting seems to favor Waylon Smithers, who for years has harbored a secret crush on Mr. Burns.

Producer Al Jean said it happens during an episode where Springfield legalizes gay marriage.

Meantime, celebrity guest-stars slated to appear on the show next season include Ray Romano, James Caan, Kim Cattrall and 50 Cent.

Simpsons creator Matt Groening said he still plans to make a feature-film version of his TV show, but he said he probably won't start work on it until the TV series comes to an end.

(And ten bucks says Fox pulls the episode!)


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posted 27 July 2004 07:51 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Smithers coming out? That'd be a dog-bites-man story. My money's on either Chief Wiggum, or Comic Store Guy. I'd make a side bet on Moe, maybe.
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posted 27 July 2004 08:01 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, Smithers is already as good as out. If the episode is about gay marriage though I doubt if it's be Wiggum, since he's already married. I doubt it'd be Comic Book Guy tho. I wonder if it'd be a woman? Maybe the single-mother neighbour who Marge went on her 'Thelma and Louise' trip with? Or maybe even Luann Van Houten?

Or Duff Man? Or maybe Lennie and Carl?

I doubt it'd be anyone already married, because that would be too weird for long-time viewers.

Or maybe Mrs Wiggum is actually a man? I think it's a man who does her voice.


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posted 27 July 2004 08:04 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually, now that I've thought about it, I think it's either the single mother, Luann or Duff Man. I think there's a lot of logic to making it a female, and I seriously doubt they'd make a fairly major character like Moe gay (or any of the other bachelors who have been single-mindedly pursuing women for 15 years).

So the 'ambiguously hetro' men on the show (men who have't been conspicuously linked to women) include:

Barney Gumble
Lennie & Carl
Chief Wiggum's two lieutenants
Apu's brother (I think)
Groundskeeper Willie (except for a couple of dream sequences I think)
Duff Man
The Shaky-Voiced Teenager
Ummm.....

There are probably others.
Include Comic Book Guy if his obsessions with Wonder Woman and Xena are excluded (and his hinted-at would-be girlfriend at Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con)

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posted 27 July 2004 08:08 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am inclined to think it's Moe, or Lennie and Carl... but that would be two, right? So if it's one character that comes out, would the other be outed?
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posted 27 July 2004 08:18 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
BTW, here's a link in case anyone wants to read about it.
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Two words - HAW HAW. He tried dating Lisa once and came away pretty disillusioned as I recall.
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posted 27 July 2004 08:27 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How come nobody's guessed Patty or Selma?
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I was thinking that...the one who hasn't gotten married..that's Selma, isn't it?
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Yeah, but I thought she was as good as out too. I remember the episode with the Gay Pride parade where she and Waylon were on the 'closet' float.

She *is* a very good choice, tho.

And to clarify my previous posts, of course in RL *anyone* (including someone married) could be gay, but I *really* think that they would pick someone who - as I said in my previous posts - hasn't been *conspicuously* linked with people of the opposite sex.

I don't think it'd be Nelson, although it could be Milhouse. They might not be courageous enough to 'out' a child tho.


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Yeah, but I thought she was as good as out too. I remember the episode with the Gay Pride parade where she and Waylon were on the 'closet' float.

Obviously I'm too many years behind on this show to speculate intelligently. I'd thought both Selma and Patty were (would-be) man-eaters.


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posted 27 July 2004 08:37 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If it WAS a kid, my first guess would be Lisa....
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posted 27 July 2004 08:39 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know if they'd do it to Marge's sisters - they'd get a lot of flak for making one of the most unattractive women on the Simpsons the lesbian. Too stereotypical (e.g. she's only a lesbian because she can't find the right man).

Moe is a good guess. Mr. Burns is okay too, but too "convenient" due to Smithers' crush. The Duff Man is a great guess. I guess having it be one of the kids would be too controversial, huh?

How about the school bus driver?

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Actually IIRC Duff Man was on the 'closet' float also...

I doubt Burns - it would add too much to the overall storyline because of Smithers' crush.

I'm also trying to figure out how it would fit in with the proposed storyline of gay marriage. If we assume that they consider Smithers, whichever sister (I can't for the life of me remember) and the single mother as already gay, then they could 'out' someone else (I vote Duff Man or Luann) and have them marry one of the characters that is considered 'gay but somewhat closeted'.

Otto Man (the bus driver) is a possibility, although he has been married at least once and engaged at least one other time. I would be surprised if it was Moe; he has had several episodes where he has been featured as a womaniser and/or dating, he has been treated for VD and is a registered sex offender.

And last time I checked (I don't have TV so my dad tapes the new episodes), Principal Skinner was engaged to Edna Krabapple.

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Re: Patty's sexual orientation (from the 'Gay Pride Parade' episode synopsis):

On the DVD commentary of the Complete Second Season of The Simpsons [Episode "Bart Vs. Thanksgiving, 05:22], we find out that Patty is the gay sister. One of crew members says that Julie Kavner does the following: "Patty has a lower voice with a hint of lesbianism" although most fans can't tell the difference.


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I sincerely guess Ned Flanders or one of his sons.
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There has already been an episode where it has been implied that both the Flanders boys are gay - I don't think Ned is a bad idea, actually.
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I think it will be a rather anti-climactic choice...Waylon Smithers.

I don't think it will be any one who is around children all of the time -- ie. Otto or Skinner. I don't think it would be either Patty or Selma because of their undying love for McGyver. I doubt that it would be any of the major, major characters like Flanders, Homer, Marge, Milhouse, etc because that would add in an extra plot line that would need to be maintained.

It might be the comic book guy or Moe but I just don't think so.

I have been rather disappointed by some of the "major" plot twists -- ie. Maggie shooting Mr. Burns and Mrs. Flanders being the "major" character who dies off.


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Sorry, (and maybe just me), but if I spent any of my time watching or thinking about cartoons Iwould feel quite guilty. Sort of the way I used to feel about those who watched Sienfield.(sp)
I mean, really, a show admittedly about "nothing".

And now we dedicate a thread to a cartoon strip ???

Don't get me wrong; I'm not against humour. Far from it; I revell in it. But for gawd's sake; we are going to debate what comic-strip character may/should/should not come out of the closet.

A step back;
Yes, my social views were well on the way to taking shape before "the Simpsons" were ever conceived. Yes, that makes it tempting, attractive, to ridicule that series as having any part in social discourse. But I am now remembering times with my young teens watching some of those episodes and being very grateful and supportive of the points being made. And those times were fun, and wonderful.


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posted 27 July 2004 11:25 PM      Profile for Rand McNally     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
but if I spent any of my time watching or thinking about cartoons I would feel quite guilty


What is with the no fun police on Rabble. We had someone berating people for watching Spider-Man on a different thread, now the same thing with the Simpsons. Based on the discussions on this forum, and knowing a couple of those people in real life; I would guess that most Babblers are fairly multifaceted people. They have jobs, families, hobbies, and so on. Do we have to be serious all the time. Are we not allowed to kick back and relax, both in real life and online. Is there an approved list of movies, tv shows, and books we are allowed to read, and watch. It is evident from the range of posts on this board that pop culture is far from the dominating the minds of most babblers. The holier than attitude that is projected by some is elitist, and non-productive. My vacation is coming up in a couple of weeks; I plan to sit on my porch and read some good pulpy novels, and I won’t be feeling guilty at all. Maybe I will watch some cartoons while I am at it.

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posted 28 July 2004 12:05 AM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
what about sideshow Bob?
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Sideshow Bob? A homosexual, homicidal maniac? Ooh, I don't think the optics on that are very good.

...how about the Snowball, the cat?


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posted 28 July 2004 12:27 AM      Profile for James        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm sorry if my post came accross as any kind of "police", (your term)), be it thought, entertainment, whatever. I think my other posts on this site would show that to be anything but what I am about.

I guess I must admit that seeing a "simpsons" thread remain at the top of the "recent posts" screen did hit a rankling nerve.

Even as an "old goat" who has seen it all; I admit my "nerves" are somewhat frayed these days. We just went through a long and tenuous period through which my county might not have survived.

We are now into a 100 day period that will determine, I believe, whether or not this world as we know it will survive. In those contexts, it frustrates me to find people wondering about what will happen next on the Simpsons.

Hopefully, November 3 will find me a much more happy-go-lucky, nicer to be around person. Meanwhile, I will try to keep my comments to the appropriate threads.

Sorry for being a dark cloud. I had no right to do so.

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Yes hinterland I thought about that after I had posted . Sideshow Bob would definitely be a bad choice . I'm trying to think of some of the male characters that would fit the role and the minister hasn't been mentioned has he?
The most obvious choices are the single characters already mentioned that have close relationships with members of the same gender like lenny and carl and selma and patti,whatever the choice it will be interesting to see who the producders pick.
My 13 year old says it will be Millhouses dad.

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I am thinking Millhouse's dad or Ned that would really through every one for a loop but I don't think it will be a major character. Probably Millhouse's dad.
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Has Krusty ever been seen with a woman before? And although he is a children's entertainer, he already leads a double life (gambling, drinking, smoking, etc.).

I'm thinking Krusty would be the one to watch.


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When they announced that a character would be killed off, there was rampant speculation... and then it turned out to be Maude Flanders. I wouldn't be surprised by Millhouse's dad.
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Well, Krusty did have a passionate fling with a soldier that ended up giving him a daughter, Sophie, sooo, I don't know...

*sigh* I know way too much this show.


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My vote would be Barney. He's been sort of a sideline character most of the time so he would be a good choice. He's tried to be with women, he's usually with nobody, he could be very deeply in the closet.
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What about Sea Captain, Luigi , maybe it's one of the mobsters Fat Tony.
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quote:

What about Sea Captain

The Sea Captain snapped a nude photo of the mounted duo of Selma and Patty during the "Do what you feel" festival. He planned to keep it for those "lonely nights at sea."


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My guess is either Lenny and Carl, or...
Waylon Smithers comes out of the closet and marries Mr. Burns, not because Mr. Burns is gay, but because it allows him to get out of some financial or legal trouble.

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No one's suggested it yet, and I'm surprised.

Millhouse. Not his dad, Millhouse himself. That's my bet. Failing that, one of Lenny and Carl.


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Milhouse was suggested earlier, but I agree with Anchoress - I don't think they would out a child and have the child involved in a same-sex marriage.
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Unless the kid was NOT the one involved in the SSM, but instead "came out" in support of a same-sex couple who ARE getting married...?

ie: the little perennial activist, Lisa, declaring herself to be a lesbian, being supportive of a same-sex couple who are minor (or even new) characters, who get married, with Lisa attending as a flower girl or something.

I could see it....


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posted 28 July 2004 07:18 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
And now we dedicate a thread to a cartoon strip ???

Burns: "So... what do you think of today's popular music scene?"

Lisa Simpson: "I think it distracts people from important social issues."

Burns: "My god, are you ALWAYS on?"


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quote:
Originally posted by Hinterland:
Well, Krusty did have a passionate fling with a soldier that ended up giving him a daughter, Sophie, sooo, I don't know...

*sigh* I know way too much this show.


D'oh, forgot about that one. Still possible, but less likely with that in mind.


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Lenny and Carl. It's a safe choice, and they could always get a divorce the next week. It won't be Smithers, and it won't be Selma.
Failing that, it's the two cops who are almost identical to Lenny and Carl.

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wouldn't it be typical of the simpsons sensibility to out the show's most over-the-top heterosexual as gay?

Jay Sherman: How do you sleep at night?
Rainier: On top of a pile of money, with many beautiful men.


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quote:
Originally posted by Willowdale Wizard:
wouldn't it be typical of the simpsons sensibility to out the show's most over-the-top heterosexual as gay?

Naw... I think the biggest freak-out would be finding out it was the womanizing Mayor Quimby... (trying desperately to prove, to himself and others, his über-masculinity?)

I would put nothing past The Simpsons producers. (hee-hee)


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What about Lionel Hutch, or whoever that guy is who's in all the educational videos?
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Can't be Hutch or Troy McClure as Phil Hartman has passed away. Or Have they not retired those characters?
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Has the Principal of the school been mentioned? Is he married? I think the character ought to be an upstanding citizen.

I don't watch this show much.

How about a thread on which NHL player will be the first to come out?


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aRoused:
I thought Millhouse had a crush on Lisa.

Al-Q:
Principal Skinner is sleeping with Edna Krabable(Bart's teacher).

Although the obvious guess would be Smithers, I don't think they would let him out of the closet. The humour of Smither's sexuality lies in the fact that it is not disclosed bluntly but obviously pointed out through intelligent innuendos. It just won't be the same if Mr. Burns finds out about the crush Smithers harbours for him.
Didn't they hint that Moe might be gay in the episode where Mel Gibson shows up? (I mean, the way Moe flirted with Mel Gibson.)

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Yes, he does, but I keep getting a spike on the gaydar. Admittedly, a gaydar set I pulled out of 1950s-vintage Russian fighter jet, but it's all I've got.

editing my post to save space-from 'lance's link:

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His first commercial gig was drawing half-naked men for Physique Pictorial, a 1950s gawk-and-load homosexual firearm disguised as a straight men's magazine. You know, like Men's Health.

ROTFL!

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posted 28 July 2004 01:05 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Admittedly, a gaydar set I pulled out of 1950s-vintage Russian fighter jet, but it's all I've got.

Considering the proximity of Russia to Finland, that actually sounds appropriate.

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posted 28 July 2004 01:57 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Smithers is the odds-on favourite, but Nelson Muntz is a dark horse..... (the bully kid with the laugh, if you don't know)
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posted 28 July 2004 02:04 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You see, "outing" Smithers doesn't make sense to me, since it really isn't hidden. It would be a huge cop-out.

I kind of like the idea of Lenny and Carl...


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posted 28 July 2004 02:23 PM      Profile for 99th Floor     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Hephaestion:
If it WAS a kid, my first guess would be Lisa....

But Lisa has a crush on Landon Alger!!


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posted 28 July 2004 02:24 PM      Profile for 99th Floor     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Lizard Breath:
What about Lionel Hutch, or whoever that guy is who's in all the educational videos?

they don't have him on the show anymore since Phil Hartman (who did the voice) was murdered.


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posted 28 July 2004 03:02 PM      Profile for Loony Bin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
yeah, I didn't really think about that.

And it can't be Lisa, since we saw her go all moony over that fourth level vegan, or whatever he was. The young gent who only ate fallen fruit...remember? And we've seen flash-forwards of her opposite-sex wedding day...

I think I'm gonna bet on the comic store guy.


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posted 28 July 2004 03:43 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought the 4th level vegan wouldn't eat anything that casts a shadow.
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posted 28 July 2004 03:54 PM      Profile for spatrioter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In one of the flashback episodes, Homer and Marge go to a child psychologist and the psychologist accidentally tells them about Milhouse's homosexual tendencies.

Although I believe in the episode that takes place in the future, Milhouse is disappointed that Lisa is getting married because he still has a crush on her.


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posted 28 July 2004 04:17 PM      Profile for sgm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:

Although I believe in the episode that takes place in the future, Milhouse is disappointed that Lisa is getting married because he still has a crush on her.

Lisa also alludes to having had sex with Milhouse in this episode.

We also shouldn't forget Milhouse's romance with Samantha Stanky in season 3.


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posted 28 July 2004 05:48 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lisa's in love with Cory, as well. And her crush, Jesse Grass, was a level 5 vegan.

I'm not sure we'd get both Lenny and Carl - Lenny'd be more likely, I'd think, than Carl. DuffMan is a good choice, and suits nicely I'd say, and if he were older, yeah, Nelson.

There've been many "hints" about different characters - Millhouse is too obvious (the episode in the first few seasons where the school psychologist tells Marge and Homer that their son is the most blantant example of a closeted homosexual he's seen, to which Marge exclaims "Bart is gay!" And the psychologist quickly responds that it's the wrong file, and puts his "Millhouse VanHouten" file away. Crossdressing with Bart. "Let's go crazy Broadway style!").

And as for the Simpson's being a dumb show, until the Daly show came on, I'd say it was one of the most consistenly humourous and subversive shows on tv. Its extremely intelligent.


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posted 28 July 2004 05:54 PM      Profile for fatal ruminate     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How about Dredrick Tatum? He is an established character, single and meets the other requirements.
Or maybe Sideshow Mel?

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posted 28 July 2004 06:10 PM      Profile for Primate1   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Somebody posted this on fark, and I found it pretty convincing:
quote:
Wow, I've been thinking about who it could be waaaaay too much today, but I think I can make a pretty good case for one character in particular.

They had a great chance to "out" Smithers on the 138th Episode special, but chose not to. So if they didn't do it then, why do it now? Call me crazy, but I think Lenny and Carl are too obvious, as well. If the characters were allowed to age, I think Lisa would make a good lesbian feminazi.

I highly doubt it will be a prominent character, otherwise they'd have to keep this storyline going each week--and they rarely do that.

Frink is too busy with his work to be involved with anyone--man or woman. Barney did give Homer a lustful look one time, and he also put on one of Marge's dresses, but I chalk that up to being drunk. Mo has had a shady past, but this is one skeleton that's not coming out of his closet. Besides he used to date that one lady--even bought her some lobsters stuffed with tacos. Skinner's mom won't let him be gay. I've always wondered about Willy, and I'm sure there are strange things going on in his woodshed, but I just don't see it happening. It's not going to be Rainier Wolfcastle or Duffman, OH YEAH! They both have macho images to think about.

I highly doubt a marriage will actually take place. The story says Springfield legalizes gay marriage. It does not say two gay characters get married.

So, what could keep this wedding from happening? Well, it will be discovered that one of the participants is still married. Remember, Springfield approves gay marriage, not bigamy. Let's review some of the married fellas in S-town. Mayor Quimby--womanizer. Kent Brockman--too prominent of a character. Dr. Hibbert--Republican. Apu Nahasapeemapetalan--no way. Chief Wiggum--um, 'nuff said. Besides, these guys all know they are married.

My prediction is that the character in question is none other than Kurt Van Houten. Think about it...maybe his divorce was never officially finalized. He is still legally married to LuAnn, and therefore unable to marry his newfound love. The writers seem to take a shiat on this guy every chance they get. He loses his job at the
cracker factory, his wife leaves him for another man, he sinks into depression. There never seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for this chump, until he falls in love with another man. He finally got over LuAnn and is headed toward happiness when he finds out he's still married to that biatch.

Sounds reasonable enough, doesn't it?



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posted 28 July 2004 06:20 PM      Profile for mhandel   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't think its going to be Ranier Wolfcastle...he would be an excellent choice especially given Arnold's recent homophobic statements, but Ranier being gay may provoke a frivolous lawsuit from the state of California.
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posted 28 July 2004 06:55 PM      Profile for Leftfield     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There has been an "out" character on the Simpsons - the guy with the nostalgia store.

There was also a gay couple - Homer lived with them for a while after some dispute with Marge.

So I'm not too sure what the story is here...


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posted 28 July 2004 08:06 PM      Profile for 99th Floor     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Have we discussed Bart? Remember the episode when Homer becomes an "outsider" artist and Bart says he was "a little attracted to Milhouse" to fuel Homer's rage? Maybe he wasn't lying ...
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I think the story is here because some familiar character will come out, rather than a new one being introduced to make things interesting.
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posted 28 July 2004 08:42 PM      Profile for Longtime Listener   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Luann van Houten is already out. From the episode with the curfew and the radio station of leaks, she's introduced as a "gay divorcée" seeing two American Gladiators. Well, maybe they meant happy.

Waylon Smithers is too obvious. Matt led us to believe he shot Mr. Burns, but he didn't.

Therefore, I think I'm casting my vote for Groundskeeper Willie - he's recurring but just offbeat enough to be the star of an episode (which to the best of my recollection, he hasn't been yet).


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Yeah - 'gay divorcee' is an old-fashioned term that predates the connection with homosexuality.

The closest Willie came to being the star of an episode was the Halloween 'Nightmare on Elm Street' spoof.


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More Gayness of Milhouse -> Latest Horror Special, the Timestoppers episdoe

quote:
Bart:"You know what this means don't you?"
Milhouse: "Yeaaah . . . . but you say it first"

Patty and Selma have been quasi-lesbians every since the show started. Lenny and Carl have had numerous homoallusions made about them as of late. They really should make it Wolfcastle, just to piss Arnie off. It really might end up being some obscure character, like Duffman, but that would be (another) cop-out.

I'm gonna go with Barney. He's a very major character to be making gay, true . .. . but its Barney. I can't imagine them actually being able to set him up with anyone, male or female, so they get to make him "gay" and yet perpetually single.

Either that or they'll stop with Smither's constant homoerotic daydreaming, quips, and telling habits. Which would be kinda sad, in a way. He's a very amusing closet case.

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quote:
Originally posted by 99th Floor:
Have we discussed Bart? Remember the episode when Homer becomes an "outsider" artist and Bart says he was "a little attracted to Milhouse" to fuel Homer's rage? Maybe he wasn't lying ...

What about Bart's apparant "gay" behaviours that freaked out Homer in the eopisode with that John guy?

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I can't help but think of some years back, when "Married with Children" announced that a member of the Bundy household would be revealed as gay.

Typically for that show, it turned out to be the dog.


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They showed the Simpsons yesterday where Springfield has a Gay Pride parade and Santa's Little Helper gets excited over some other dogs in Village People garb ... maybe it will be the dog!
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I seem to recall reading somewhere in the ether of cyberspace that it would be Patty Bouvier who came out after beginning a relationship with another woman, who IIRC was supposed to be a pro golfer on tour. The Gay Pride Parade episode confirms that Smithers is gay but closeted (as Burns would say: well, duh!) but also indicates that Patty is also homosexual. There have been hints at this before ("Hey Marge, how's it hangin'?"), though nowhere near as numerous as the Smithers hints (and much more subtle). Patty's a relatively minor character and yet close enough to the Simpson family that it's not going to look like a lame attempt at generating buzz like the death-of-Maude-Flanders episode.

We know it won't be Lisa because in her future as President, she refers to herself as America's "first straight female President". Unfortunately when the episode was put into syndication they trimmed a line (so that stations could cram in more commericals) which indicated that one of her predecessors as President (besides Donald Trump) was Chastity Bono, too bad because her line about being the first straight female president doesn't make much sense without it.

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Patty was one the characters busted for going to the Maison Derriere. She's my first choice.

Lenny and Carl are my second choice.

Milhouse's dad is my third choice.

No way is it the comic book guy, he likes older women (and looks at straight internet porn). Moe spies on women and is a registered sex offender. Barney drank away his libido a long time ago, so he wouldn't know if he is gay or not. Milhouse's mother obviously likes muscle-bound men. Ned Flanders lusted after the female Christian singer after his wife died. Otto is too deviant; they'd want a more "normal" character. Any child would be too controversial, and same thing with any of the teachers or principal (sadly). And can't be too central a character (for plot reasons others have mentioned).


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I can't help thinking that we're committing some fallacies in our deductions: cartoons don't often adhere to a principle of continuity. So if we saw some evidence that someone is or isn't gay, that doesn't mean that the show's writers couldn't just forget about the fact that, say, Lisa said she was straight. They've done it before, though I can't think of any specific examples at the moment.
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I'm gonna say, It's Bumblebee-Man. Not many would even think of bringing him up. He's totally forgetable, thus a surprise, and pissing everyone off for not being someone more important, a la Maggie shot Mr. Burns.
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posted 31 July 2004 05:35 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bumblebee Man is married.
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You can be married to someone of the opposite sex and still be gay.

I think it's Patty though, personally.


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Well he gets Divorced doesn't he? When the house breaks down. Yes, but he also hides the fact that he has an English Accent, so maybe he is hiding more.
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oops posted twice.

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Lenny and Carl (or is it Karl?) seem to be the obvious choice for me ... I can't recall them ever hanging out with a lay-tee. Although I do remember them giving Homer props when Ned and his Las Vegas stripper wives track them down to Springfield.

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Privateer, I think Patty is also too "deviant" for them to choose as the token gay character. I think they'd get too much flak if they picked a woman who is celebrated on the show for her unattractiveness as the lesbian.

I still like the Duff Man.

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So who did it turn out to be? Wouldn't the episode have aired last night?
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I think the article said it's airing in January.

Edited to add:

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The gay marriage-themed episode is scheduled to air in January.


From the article HERE.

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Oh, I didn't notice. I can't remember whether I actually read the article. Got caught up in the guessing right away, I guess!
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I don't remember the whole episode, but I vaguely recall a scene where Homer and Lenny are trapped on a burning oil rig, and a helicopter flys in and the door opens and Marge throws down a rope ladder for Homer to climb. After he is safely in the chopper, Lenny is still standing on the burning rig looking sad. Homer and Marge yell at him to climb up, but he replies in a sad voice "There is nothing for me in that helicopter". On cue, Carl pops his head out the helicopter door and says something like "don't be so sure about that" and Lenny looks up at him wide-eyed and in a gleeful tone says "Carl Carlson", then climbs into the helicopter and they fly away.

The details may be off and/or it may have been a dream sequence or something like that, but I swear I'm not just making that up.


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Here's a note I found on an episode in season five (Secrets of a Successful Marriage):

quote:
In this episode, it is revealed that Carl has a wife. She is seen in Homer's class a couple of times sitting next to Carl.

A funny Lenny & Carl fan page.

HERE is a UBB thread discussing the 'coming out' episode (they mention L&C and the episode you mentioned, Gir).

HERE is the episode you mentioned, Gir, 'A Half-Decent Proposal'.


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I think its Kent Brockman.

Although he has a daughter, we never see a wife or girlfriend. He's major enough to make it interesting and not be a cop-out, but not major enough to force an ongoing plotline (above and beyond a casual newscast reference), nor is he considered "deviant" in any way.

Maybe he could come out with Bumblebee Man?


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Wow, that's a great thought. But it brings to mind an even better choice, IMO, Arnie Pye 'In The Sky' (Black, Kent, black like your heart... I can't see through METAL Kent)
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quote:
I can't help but think of some years back, when "Married with Children" announced that a member of the Bundy household would be revealed as gay.

I thought it turned out to be Amanda Bearse.


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Smithers is the obvious choice, but I have a feeling it will probably be a more peripheral character. I don't see this being an issue that they are going to fully explore in the show - more than likely it will be an episode full of tongue-in-cheek jokes, make some pc message with the show, and then let it go for the rest of the season. Unless you are a faithful fan of the show, and you catch some of the small references, they rarely have on going story lines (and if so, it's a 2 or 3 episode maximum). That being said, maybe it's one of the characters at the Old Folks Home...?
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quote:
maybe it's one of the characters at the Old Folks Home...?

Of course!!! In the stonecutters' episode, Grandpa roots through his wallet looking for his membership card and discovers that he's

quote:
President of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance, for some reason
He is a major character who's had several female love interests, so its a long shot, but I could see them doing away with any future references by having him come out of the closet and then forget about doing so at the end of the episode.

While I still think its Kent Brockman, this would be an interesting solution.


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I like the theories about Bumblebee Man and Abe Simpson.
What about Hans Molman? His name hasn't been mentioned yet!

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Well mabye Groening and co. will put Gill and Hans Moleman together. After all they both usually get dumped on and putting them together could mean that they're finally going to live happily ever after. Then again Gill is married so they would have to deal with that and Hans Moleman went on a date with Selma (or Patty?).
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My friend Kyle points out:

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British bookmakers will give odds for anything. Below is a link to get the latest lines on Who Will Be the Gay Simpson's Character.

http://www.readabet.com/index.php/home/article/5415

Click on Show All Bookmakers to get a longer list of possibilities.

Longest odds at the moment? Bumble-Bee Man and Homer are both 66 to 1.



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From The Simpsons Archive list of upcoming episodes.

?ABF?? - Title Unknown

In case you didn't notice, Patty had always indeed leaned towards homosexuality at times. In this episode, Patty falls for a local female golf pro. Springfield legalizes gay marriage, and Homer becomes a minister by registering online. This may spell an outing for the love-stricken Patty. However, be on the lookout for a possible twist ending. This episode could be part of the FABF production line, or the next season's.


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 31 August 2004 11:04 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, the essence of Simpson humour is missdirection. They set a straight trail for your brain to follow, then put an abrupt 90 degree turn in the path. They have proven they will sacrifice reason and continuity to achieve this noble end.


So it's anyone's guess. If I was to guess, I'd say it might be the least logical person, ala Maggie shooting Mr. Burns.

So previous hints, marriages etc don't really figure into it.

Ned Flanders? It's who you'd least expect, and this would allow for some social commentary latitude.

Only Nixon could have gone to China........


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posted 01 September 2004 02:06 AM      Profile for rob.leblanc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think it might be Lennie. I recall that there was an episode when Homer and Lennie were on a bus crossing over a desert, and Lennie pointed at a mountained carved in the image of Carl saying "I carved that one glorious summer day". And it also indicated that the only thing he had to live for was Carl (long, odd story with an oil fire).

There are also several times where it looks like he really cares for Carl, but Carl doesn't really seem to notice.


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