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Has there ever been an active (or non-active, even) bisexual male in a TV sitcom?

I've never seen one but then again, I don't really watch many sitcoms.

by Anonymousreply 3002/10/2013

Dorothy on Golden Girls

by Anonymousreply 102/09/2013

Wasn't Billy Crystal on Soap with both men and women?

BTW was that show ever syndicated, despite being too young I'm usually an expert on 70s sitcoms...yet I've never seen that one.

by Anonymousreply 302/09/2013

And yet, R4, that was the most accurate and grounded representation of a gay man on television up to that point in time. And the closeted football player? That was supremely shocking to American audience... the notion that a gay guy could be a hot jock and athletic and good at sports.

by Anonymousreply 502/09/2013

So what was the first gay character ever? I thought the MTM where Phyllis finds out her brother was gay was the first.

BTW that was done so excellently. Phyllis' reaction and happiness that he was gay and not dating Rhoda was wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 602/09/2013

R3, SOAP used to play on Comedy Central years ago, but beyond that, I have never seen it pop up anywhere else.

Here is a link to an article listing some characters...

by Anonymousreply 702/09/2013

The football player on The Starter Wife was bi.

by Anonymousreply 802/09/2013

Tim Bayless from Homicide: Life on the Street

by Anonymousreply 902/09/2013

Found an article for you OP "Male Bisexuality on the Big and Small Screen: Is Visibility Slowly Improving?" (see link)

I don't watch a lot of TV either but the one example I could think of off the top of my head is an episode of Ally McBeal when Ally starts dating a bisexual guy (played by actor Mark Feuerstein) and then dumps him when he tells her he's bi because she's convinced his bisexuality would make it impossible for him to be faithful/monogamous.

by Anonymousreply 1002/09/2013

Nancy on Roseanne.

by Anonymousreply 1102/09/2013

Tobias Beecher and Chris Keller from Oz. Excellent show, btw.

by Anonymousreply 1202/09/2013

The OP asked specifically about "Bisexual male in a TV sitcom".

That eliminates R8, R9, R11 and R12.

by Anonymousreply 1302/09/2013

The guy on Dynasty. Fucked both men and Sammy Jo. And Claudia.

by Anonymousreply 1402/09/2013

There's a sitcom called 'Homicide: Life on the Street'?

by Anonymousreply 1502/09/2013

R14 Dynasty is not a sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 1602/09/2013

Yes! John Barrowman's character on Dr.Who and Torchwood, Cpt. Jack Harkness. Not sitcoms, per se, but he was often very amusing.

by Anonymousreply 1702/09/2013

It's sad there isn't an equivalent to Amy Farah Fowler on Big Bang Theory... a guy who is obviously attracted to the opposite sex, but also turned on by the same sex.

by Anonymousreply 1802/09/2013

R13, since male bisexuality is so unfortunately rare on television, I figured I'd cast a wider net, and include all male bisexuals that I know of on TV. If the OP doesn't appreciate it, then I stand corrected.

by Anonymousreply 1902/09/2013

Maybe because there's nothing inherently funny about a bisexual male.

by Anonymousreply 2002/09/2013

[quote]The OP asked specifically about "Bisexual male in a TV sitcom". That eliminates R8.

I thought "The Starter Wife" was a sitcom. It certainly wasn't a drama.

by Anonymousreply 2102/09/2013

[quote]If the OP doesn't appreciate it, then I stand corrected.

The OP doesn't appreciate it.


by Anonymousreply 2202/09/2013

Kyle Westhemier on "Designing Women" was one

by Anonymousreply 2302/09/2013

[quote]So what was the first gay character ever? I thought the MTM where Phyllis finds out her brother was gay was the first.

Possibly, or what about when Phil Carey played Archie's gay friend on AITF? Maybe that was the first.

by Anonymousreply 2402/09/2013

SO OP's point was disproved, but still he will persist in feeling victimized.

by Anonymousreply 2502/10/2013

The whole of Frasier was about bisexuals.

by Anonymousreply 2602/10/2013

No, R26, it wasn't. It was about *Metrosexuals*.

by Anonymousreply 2702/10/2013

God help me for knowing this, but Maulik Pancholy on Whitney. Just goes to prove the old adage that bisexuality is just a stepping stone to going back to 30 Rock

by Anonymousreply 2802/10/2013

There was a character on Taxi who dated Elaine but was also interested in Tony.

by Anonymousreply 2902/10/2013

define "bi"sexual

by Anonymousreply 3002/10/2013
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