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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.

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15 Comments

  • Inspector X

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

  • Mike in Asheville

    So sad; Bryan Safi I LOVE YOU!

  • 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.

  • Kev C

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

  • 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)

  • Polo

    The shows were canceled because their ratings stunk.

  • Cam

    Dissappointing! Safi can always get a huge laugh!

  • Kamuriie

    Where was the Queerty shoutout..?

  • 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.

  • Ross

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

  • Carson

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!! I love Safi!!

  • Sebizzar

    @Ross: I know! Youtube :)

  • babo

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

  • 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

  • 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.

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