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Watch: SNL's Ambiguously Gay Duo Jump To Live Action

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Last night's episode of Saturday Night Live featured the very first ever non-animated version of the Ambiguously Gay Duo. Watch Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm play the gay or not gay superhero pair, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. I have mixed feelings about these skits.

    Posted by: PatrickZ | May 15, 2011 8:44:30 AM


  2. Me, too. This is on a par with the stuff about women's big breasts in the '60s. Perhaps it isn't as bad as the repulsively homophobic humor of Eddie Murphy a few years back, but it is still sexist.

    Posted by: candideinnc | May 15, 2011 9:23:22 AM


  3. I thought it was pretty darn funny, "bite the head, Gary, bite the head!"

    Posted by: RONTEX | May 15, 2011 9:44:32 AM


  4. This series is actually quite homophobic and mean-spirited, but gays have been conditioned to accept ridicule based on their supposed sexual practices and stereotypes, something heterosexuals are not burdened with.

    Posted by: taylor | May 15, 2011 9:55:25 AM


  5. Sorry I missed this minstrel show. It might have been funnier had an actual gay actor participated.

    Posted by: Gregoire | May 15, 2011 9:58:14 AM


  6. i don't think it's that homophobic. the running joke is that the villains are all obsessed with finding out about gary and ace's gayness, while trying to cover up their own, which is actually pretty accurate and biting social commentary. think of all the people who have rallied against gay rights only to get outed by a gay sex scandal : larry craig, ted haggard, the list goes on and on.

    i've always thought it was funny (and kinda hot!)

    props to hamm and fallon, they're both good guys - advocates for equality, hilarious, and gorgeous.

    Posted by: Clayton | May 15, 2011 10:11:24 AM


  7. Even with the time, effort, & $$$ spent to create this cartoon into
    live action, the material seems dated.

    Posted by: Marcito | May 15, 2011 10:14:13 AM


  8. Gay superheros are not exactly the stereotype, and if you think these skits are even close to the hatefulness of Eddie Murphy's '80s rants, then you haven't heard them in a while. These aren't swishy cartoonish queens or biker drag wearing stereotypes from the past and I don't think it's mean spirited. Jimmy Fallons wife is an LGBTQ supporter along with her BFF Drew Barrymore and I can tell you that Jimmy is the same way. Now lay off our LGBTQ allies and put that wasted energy somewhere else.

    Posted by: Jerry | May 15, 2011 10:18:50 AM


  9. and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDY!

    Posted by: KevinVT | May 15, 2011 10:24:03 AM


  10. I'm with Clayton. I think it pokes fun at homophobia. I think it makes people just a wee bit uncomfortable. And yet, they watch. Hmmm...

    Posted by: TJ | May 15, 2011 10:46:48 AM


  11. Gee, guys... lighted up! I think its funny! The whole point of SNL is to point out how stupid regular society is.. I can't wait for the full length feature!

    Posted by: Jim | May 15, 2011 10:54:23 AM


  12. It's called satire

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 15, 2011 10:59:20 AM


  13. Unfortunately, the majority of people watching it don't see the supposed social commentary and only see the funny queers being gawked at with their high kicks and all. This is typical SNL, where the "aren't we enlightened and smart" attitude gives an excuse for all kinds of tired sterotypical humor.

    Posted by: taylor | May 15, 2011 11:00:54 AM


  14. i don't think it's that homophobic. the running joke is that the villains are all obsessed with finding out about gary and ace's gayness, while trying to cover up their own, which is actually pretty accurate and biting social commentary. think of all the people who have rallied against gay rights only to get outed by a gay sex scandal : larry craig, ted haggard, the list goes on and on.

    i've always thought it was funny (and kinda hot!)

    props to hamm and fallon, they're both good guys - advocates for equality, hilarious, and gorgeous.

    Posted by: Clayton | May 15, 2011 10:11:24 AM

    Saw it last night- and Totally Agree with your comment..spot on!


    Posted by: Disgusted Gay American | May 15, 2011 11:03:43 AM


  15. oh for f*cks sake, people are not that stupid, especially those watching SNL. the skits are damn funny.

    Posted by: EO | May 15, 2011 11:29:04 AM


  16. I'm with PATRICKZ, TAYLOR, and GREGOIRE.
    for the record, none these actors is even remotely homophobic. we don't need to bring up their wives' social involvements in defense of their overall progressive attitudes. it's just that...i don't know...i'd like to ask stephen colbert if he thinks, on review of the segment, if the "satire" element of this skit really makes it through; and if NOT, then don't the laughs simply come at the expense of gay stereotypes?

    Posted by: shanesoho | May 15, 2011 11:29:11 AM


  17. if you find this homophobic, do you find something like The Chappelle Show racist?

    Posted by: jj | May 15, 2011 12:08:47 PM


  18. I laughed a whole lot.

    Posted by: Ben E | May 15, 2011 12:34:18 PM


  19. This has always struck me as a satire of the people who, in the skits, are a) uncomfortable discussing anything sexual, or b) obsessed with the question of A/G's sexuality.

    That said, it still isn't that funny, just on its comedic merits. And it's more dated now than ever. (I think they sensed that and upped the ante on the possible gayness of the villains, but still. Not that funny.)

    Posted by: AdamA | May 15, 2011 12:35:44 PM


  20. Not funny. Homophobic. And a plethora of etc. .

    Posted by: Lexxvs | May 15, 2011 12:36:48 PM


  21. "It might have been funnier had an actual gay actor participated." That statement is mind-boggling. Are you seriously comparing this to a minstrel show? Or saying that minstrel shows would be okay if only one of the performers was actually black? Or that the magical presence of one gay actor makes something funny? And that none of these implications seem the least bit bigoted to you?

    It's a parody, a satire, a sex comedy -- take your pick. On any political level, it's saying here are two happy guys that the rest of the world either can't leave alone or can't fully accept because they're different, even though they're not only not a menace to society, they're actually heroes. It's everyone other than the duo that's always shown to have the problem. The heroes are happily gay and the supervillians are self-loathing closet cases, for heaven's sake!

    And gay men seriously have a problem with that?

    Posted by: ohplease | May 15, 2011 12:45:21 PM


  22. It's really quite insidious and not satirical. What it is really saying is "wink wink" to the straight crowd, we know we have to pretend to the gays' faces that we accept them, but we all know that we mock them in private - isn't that hilarious because you know they have anal sex. So 80's.

    Posted by: brin | May 15, 2011 1:03:35 PM


  23. One of the more entertaining skits they've had in a long time.

    Posted by: Bobby | May 15, 2011 1:13:26 PM


  24. @SHANESOHO:

    This brings forward an interesting point: If the entire audience isn't clever enough to get the full scope of the joke, then should the joke not be made in the first place?

    I tend to think it's OK to go ahead and make the joke as long as it doesn't stray so far into hurtful territory - and the AGD probably doesn't - but even that is subjective. After all, some of the greatest satire in the world will forever be over my head.

    Posted by: Damien | May 15, 2011 1:16:03 PM


  25. It isn't homophobic. As I said above, like the treatment of buxomed women and black women with large derrieres. The comics don't hate gay people any more than they hated the women. They just have no respect for them.

    Posted by: candideinnc | May 15, 2011 1:16:04 PM


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