Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What Might've Been: Love, Sidney (1982)

Five years after Soap broke ground as the first primetime series to prominently feature a gay character, NBC took it one step further, and commissioned a sitcom about a gay man.

Love, Sidney tells the tale of one Sidney Shorr (Tony Randall, ex-The Odd Couple), who moves in with a single mother (Swoosie Kurtz) and her daughter (Kalena Kiff). Predictably, the show caught flak even before it aired from conservative groups in the usual places (i.e. Bible Belt states). I never saw the show, so there isn't going to be a rating.

We'll leave you with the intro, the theme performed by Randall, Kurtz, & Kiff.

In today's more progressive, permissive, inclusive society, this might've been a success.

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