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What a great commercial that was: openly gay, in the midst of a reactionary era. I remember loving it at the time, but had utterly forgotten it. Thanks, OP!\
As for Anita Bryant, she never had much credibility even at the time. Her bizarre little crusade was the undoing of her.
OP = Randy Constan
Best comment on YouTube: "Wow...he''s creepy. I think I''ll switch to Jiff or Skippy."
It was commendable ad campaigns like this from Madison Avenue that first signalled to gay and lesbian youth that it was a new day and it just might be okay to come out.
Even though I am a big fan of Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly I never much cared for Alan Sues''s brand of faggotry. \
He worked on LAUGH-IN with the British comedian Jeremy Lloyd who created ARE YOU BEING SERVED? When an American version was produced, Lloyd approved casting Sues in the Mr. Humphries role. But once he saw the finished product, Lloyd realized he hadn''t remembered Sues all that well and regretted using him.
The gay equivalent of blackface.
The mother looks familiar, too. Who is she?
You people are perverts imagining that Peter Pan--who is a CHILD--is a homosexual. Shame on you!
OP, that ad is not disturbing. This one, featuring a surprise appearance by Jake G and Heath Ledger at the end, is very disturbing. I can''t believe that a foreign business super-imposed their faces onto nude bodies and got away with it. \
The thread discussing this is now gone so please share your thoughts about it here.
The 1977 documentary ''Word Is Out'' is going to be on TCM Thursday. It spoke much more honestly to gay and lesbian people than this ad, but I guess it could be argued that there would never have been a ''Word Is Out'' without the pansy stereotype''s acceptance as an ice breaker.
I liked it when he went One ringy dingy
I remember he was "Uncle Al," the drunk kiddie show host
[R7] I agree with you. Skippy is better anyway
The Peter Pan spot is a hoot.
R10 appears to be tuned to some other troll channel entirely.
I didn't care much for him, but someone today would not understand what a brave thing it was for a working actor to risk losing their livelihood by being as obviously gay as he was. He got by.
And he wasn't the "One ringy dingy" person. That was Lily Tomlin, who chose to keep her sexuality under wraps. To each, their own.
I had totally forgotten that commercial, but it brought back my childhood! I never thought it was creepy, just sort of funny - especially the eye-rolling as he hoists his big ass back out the kitchen window.
My sister and I used to mimic the line "I said that right, didn't I?", complete with goofy expressions.