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WATCH: What If Cheers Added A Flaming Queen Instead Of Woody Harrelson?

We never cared much for Cheers after Shelly Long left. It just seemed so…deflated. And let’s face it, Kirstie Alley ain’t funny when she’s a skinny bitch. But this remix from Kirby Conn and Jonathan Smith, which sees a sassy gay ho digitally inserted into an episode as Rebecca’s old high-school flame (pun intended), definitely floats our boat.

If it floats yours, check out their revamp of an episode of The Brady Bunch below. Next on the agenda: The Cosby Show!

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Aug 11, 2011
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  • 8 Comments
    • Mark
      Mark

      Wow! Talk about terrible! These seem like nothing more than a hipster using racist black stereotypes mixed queer tropes. It’s just not funny.

      Aug 11, 2011 at 8:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Rosenheimer
      Charles Rosenheimer

      Excuse me, as a very pro-woman straight male, with absolutely no desire to run my hands up and down a handsome man’s legs, I don’t think the word “bitch” is necessary, I think we can denounce a woman’s skinniness (which is just as sexist as calling her a “bitch”) without calling her a “bitch.” My mother might be a “bitch” but I’d never call her that to her face (because I’m afraid of her) and I’d certainly never use the word “bitch” to insult any women at all, even if I say it in my mind. Thank you very much.

      Aug 11, 2011 at 9:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chip
      Chip

      They put an awful lot of work into this to end up not very funny.

      Aug 11, 2011 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam
      Adam

      That started out stupid and then I couldn’t help laughing by the end.

      Aug 11, 2011 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sistercylon
      Sistercylon

      @Mark, I agree wholeheartedly. Assuming these guys are gay, it’s one thing to play on stereotypes that you sort of have a claim to (i.e. being queer and prancing around like a high-camp sissy), but it’s quite another to throw around words like “nigga.” I’m not sure how that aspect of this character came about. Is he a white guy playing a black character? I almost hope so because I KNOW he didn’t just throw that in there without thinking about it. To be fair, “cracker” was used as well, and perhaps this is about self-loathing, but it’s on a side of the fence that the actor might actually know something about having lived as a perceived cracker (his words not mine). The filmakers clearly spent some time on this; they composited video, dubbed in voices, mixed audio, probably even wrote a script. So at what point did it seem like a good idea to as good as use the full-blown N-word? Of course there are several racial, queer, and gendered epithets thrown around here, but on my side of the fence, the N-word just ain’t cool.

      Aug 11, 2011 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NateB79
      NateB79

      This is terrible in oh so many ways.

      Aug 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jp
      jp

      I was initially amused by the re-imagining of cheers, a show i had watched as a young fag of color with my mom.

      But IT IS SO FUC%ED UP for a stupid, racist white man with clearly no analysis to say “ni@@er”. record it and then try and become famous because of it, getting away with it because of his queer identity.

      I’m incredibly disappointed with Queerty’s posting of this without including this fact in their description.

      Aug 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjon1968
      jonjon1968

      The reason it isn’t funny is because the character just rattles off a series of unrelated vulgarities. He doesn’t even come across particularly gay at times. So why the bad drag?? It makes no sense. Replacing Rebecca’s love interest with a swishy Jack MacFarland type would have been funnier and cuter. By the way, I always liked Kirstie Alley better than Shelly Long. Diana was annoying to me. Rebecca was gorgeous but a complete loser and that was comedic gold. The best scenes were her breaking down into self-pitying hysterical sobs.

      Aug 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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