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?
Creator Tony Vitale
first pitched the show as a vehicle for Harvey Fierstein
and Andrew Dice Clay
in the early '90s, but he was shot down by executives who claimed a show with a gay lead wouldn't fly. The next thing he knew, Fierstein was on The Arsenio Hall Show
talking about the project. In order to retain the rights, Vitale quickly turned it into a stage play, and the film version, Kiss Me, Guido
, followed a few years later. Still he couldn't get a network to touch the material as a weekly show. After Will & Grace
became a hit, Vitale again pitched the story and finally got a greenlight for the series. 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