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R.I.P. That’s Gay. You Were Too Good For This World. Also, Thanks For The Shout-Out.

Current, the network you haven’t been watching, has canceled their nifty low-rated series Infomania and, along with it, Infomania‘s regular That’s Gay segment, which tackled everything from the “No Homo” phenomenon to ex-gay nut Richard Cohen to gay nut Johnny Weir. Who knows why the show was canned. Maybe their budget was a necessary fraction of Keith Olbermann’s signing bonus? Or maybe there’s a conspiracy of non-awesomeness afoot at the network? After all, they also canned the funny movie-review series The Rotten Tomatoes Show. (Personal disclosure: I know people who worked on both series in front of as well as behind the camera. But even if I didn’t this would all still suck. They were cool shows.)

In any case, unless That’s Gay host Bryan Safi carries on with the segments somewhere else, the above video—in which Queerty gets a shout out—will be the final one. As of today, the segment will go live on a farm with a lot of wide open spaces where it can run around and play with Pushing Daisies, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman and all the other victims of unjust early cancellation.

Have you read this far and still have no idea what this post is even about? Then catch up with this link to past That’s Gay segments. And remember, it’s partly your fault.

By:           Dave White
On:           Jul 18, 2011
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  • 15 Comments
    • Inspector X
      Inspector X

      This is a real shame as Safi was pretty damn hilarious.

      Jul 18, 2011 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville
      Mike in Asheville

      So sad; Bryan Safi I LOVE YOU!

      Jul 18, 2011 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim
      Jim

      I haven’t seen the “That’s Gay” segments, but my impression of the Rotten Tomatoes Show was that neither one of them actually liked movies.

      Jul 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      They cancelled the show because it was successful (Al Gore runs the station).

      Jul 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      This is so sad.
      I think Bryan Safi is amazing. So, so funny.
      Good luck to him in whatever he does next…
      (hopefully, whatever he does, we’ll be able to see it in the UK)

      Jul 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polo
      Polo

      The shows were canceled because their ratings stunk.

      Jul 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Dissappointing! Safi can always get a huge laugh!

      Jul 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kamuriie
      Kamuriie

      Where was the Queerty shoutout..?

      Jul 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      so, this final segment isn’t as good as it usually is. Either it was hastily put together and perhaps, coincidentally, it was time for That’s Gay to be put out to pasture.

      Needless to say, Bryan Safi’s career is only going up from here. He’s too talented. And too hot.

      Jul 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ross
      Ross

      Bryan Safi is just too amazing.
      Can we start a movement to make ‘that’s Gay’ a separate show on its own?

      Jul 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carson
      Carson

      NOOOOOOOOO!!!! I love Safi!!

      Jul 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar
      Sebizzar

      @Ross: I know! Youtube :)

      Jul 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • babo
      babo

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE current tv!! too bad this show is gone though

      Jul 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Reggie
      Reggie

      Current TV is going producing less irreverent content and becoming more of a news network. I’m sure That’s Gay will find a home

      Jul 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • skzip888
      skzip888

      Poor That’s Gay was tucked away in a bi-weekly half-hour of a few funny segments and giant blocks of tedious Sklar Brothers interviews.

      You can still support the progressive network and watch “Vanguard” if you like. I’m sure there’s a thousand worthy issues you can get involved with, but, personally, I barely have the strength to stand up for the shit I already know about.

      CurrentTV at least TRIED to be funny.

      Hope to see young Safi on BlipTv.

      Jul 21, 2011 at 7:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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