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‘Newlywed Game’ Goes Gay With Sulu

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Posted on Sep 16, 2009
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For the first time since its 1967 premiere, the “Newlywed Game” will feature a gay couple: George Takei of “Star Trek” and his husband of one year (and partner for 22) Brad Altman.

Why it has taken the show so long to get with the times is anybody’s guess. GSN, the network that now airs the show, won’t speculate because it’s been in charge for only two years—a lifetime in television.

The Associated Press reports that the show’s host, Carnie Wilson (yes, that Carnie Wilson), says she wants to do an all-gay episode.  —PS

AP via Yahoo:

Even as states and jurisdictions made gay and lesbian marriages legal, “The Newlywed Game” has played it straight — until now.

The long-running game show, now on the GSN cable network, said Wednesday it will feature its first gay couple this season on a celebrity edition. George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek,” will appear with his partner, Brad Altman.

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By Leefeller, November 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment

Mayrenne,

It is really a strange feeling coming back and seeing ones own posts after period of time, I had forgotten this one. It seemed funny to me too, especially coming back to it, seems my appreciation of satire is annoying to most posters.

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By Mayrenne, November 13, 2009 at 8:23 am Link to this comment
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Haha, this is great, respect for the gay community and teh comment by Leefeller is so funny.

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By Leefeller, September 21, 2009 at 9:26 am Link to this comment

And I always believed Solo was the only non gay in Star
Trek while the rest of the staff always seemed gay to me,
(especially between Captain Kirk and Scottie “give me a
little more Scottie”) or maybe it was the costumes? Wonder
in the future, if they will have don’t ask don’t care!

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By Inherit The Wind, September 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm Link to this comment

Yesterday, Mary Travers died.  Yet this remains the most recent A&C thread on TD.

Mary Travers influenced America at least as much as Ted Kennedy did, if not far more. Her golden powerhouse contralto and personal passion for the music made PPM the fountainhead of the 60’s folk movement—and that movement changed our world.  Bono today is the child of PP&M.

And they were the children of the Weavers,
who were the children of Leadbelly and Joe Hill,
who were the children of ALL the troubadours who dared sing about their leaders’ corruption…
“Mary, Mary, quite contrary…” Mary, Queen of Scots, not the glorious Mary Travers.
“Little Jack Horner”...the informer

And all the way back.

Mary Travers was a great part of that tradition.  I never met her, but I will miss her.

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By WykydRed, September 17, 2009 at 12:11 am Link to this comment

Oh blessed be!!! Gene would be so proud of this advance!
(Okay, it may not be much or as good as treating EVERY human being as ... a human being! But what the hell.)

Way to go, George. Love ya!

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