Jason Bateman plays a gay Greenwich Villiage writer. His sexual orientation isn't suspected initially by the fellow who has responded to his newspaper ad for a new roommate. Though the road is bumpy for them at first, they strive to reach a common understanding. Written by
The oddest couple ever.
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Did You Know?
The Vern character was originally written to be played by a fat white guy. However, when Alec Mapa
wandered in to audition for the show, he wowed creator Tony Vitale
, who immediately knew this was the guy he wanted in the part. Vitale had trouble convincing others that Mapa was the right fit, so the actor was repeatedly called back to audition. Finally in the zero hour Mapa won the role the character was re-conceived to suit him. See more
Warren, I'm sitting here reading "Peanuts" and it just occurred to me, do you think Shroeder could be gay?
Well, think about it, you know. Everyone's outside playing baseball. He's inside playing the piano. Lucy's throwing herself at him like a tart. He could care less. And if I'm not mistaken, he colors his hair. . .
Spun-off from Kiss Me, Guido