15: Joey Lawrence Has a Gay Secret Admirer


“Double Date” (January 31, 1994)

Whoa. Blossom was famous for two things: hats and Very Special Episodes. And while its gay episode is suspiciously lacking in hats, it seems like its several Very Special Episodes rolled up into one. In addition to featuring Joey Lawrence’s character as the recipient of a love letter from his male teammate, it also features teaching moments about childhood racism and butt touching (respectively). Does it work? Kinda no, but it’s interesting how much it packs in and how it treats its coming out moment like it’s no big deal… which it isn’t, comparatively.

Watch the pilot for Molloy, the other Mayim Bialik sitcom referenced in this episode.


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