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Old 02-20-2017, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by panache45 View Post
Then there's the Golden Girls episode in which Dorothy's lesbian friend comes to visit, and when told, at first Blanche thinks she's Lebanese. Even in the 80s, that kind of ignorance was a stretch. (But of course it becomes pure comedy when Blanche is insulted because the friend has a crush on Rose, and not her.)

And when Blanche's brother announces he's gay, super-hip Blanche has a hard time accepting it. In another episode, when he announces he's marrying his partner, the audience roars with laughter at such a ridiculous idea.
Blanche: "Well, aren't there gay people who like WOMEN?"

Sophia: "Yes, Blanche. They're called lesbians."