my love for the show “the family guy” is no big secret. in fact, i think lois is a very good mother.
him: what are you laughing at?
me: that barry manilow calls quagmire up on stage and sings to him instead of a girl.
him: why is that funny?
me: seriously? because barry manilow is gay.
him: what? barry manilow is not gay. i mean, his SONGS are gay, but he’s not gay. is he married?
me: no. but what difference does that make? elton john was married to a woman in the 80s and now he’s the freaking queen of england.
him: i still think you’re wrong.
me: hello? MAN-dy? a shadow of a MAN, a face through a window? you came and you gave without taking? some dude is looking through his window, among other things. obviously a thinly veiled nod to his lover, and it’s not “mandy.” it’s a MAN, baby.
him: that’s crazy talk. next you’ll be telling me stewie is gay.
him: stewie is not gay. what about that episode when he tries to do it with the popular high school girl?
me: yeah, well he also tries to do it with the DOG, too. look, i read about this. stewie is gay and he was going to come out, but the writers decided it was funnier to just have stewie want to sleep with everyone. hell, he even thinks about doing it with jesus.
him: wha? i don’t believe it.
me: look, you have a gay brother. you’re supposed to know about this stuff. don’t you have any gaydar?
him: well, growing up, i knew my brother was different, i just thought he was a sissy. but he had me fooled because he always seemed to have these good looking girlfriends. anyway, so i when i finally figured out they were just beards, i slept with a couple of them.
me: so i guess, technically, that doesn’t make them sloppy seconds.
so, i’ve decided i’m taking a poll. what do you think?
barry manilow, stewie – gay or not gay? (not that there’s anything wrong with that)
they take all comers over at