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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:17 PM
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George Takei & Partner Are First Gay Couple On 'Newlywed Game'

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2009 file photo, actor George Takei, right, and Brad Altman
arrive for the 81st Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

George Takei & Partner Are First Gay Couple On 'Newlywed Game'

DAVID BAUDER | 09/16/09 07:15 PM |


NEW YORK Even as states and jurisdictions made gay and lesbian marriages legal, "The Newlywed Game" has played it straight until now.

The long-running game show, now on the GSN cable network, said Wednesday it will feature its first gay couple this season on a celebrity edition. George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," will appear with his partner, Brad Altman.

They just celebrated their first anniversary after being married in Los Angeles last September, but they're nothing like the giggly young couples the game is known for. Takei and Altman have been together for 22 years.

"What we want is to display the normality and the joy of having a happy union," Takei said.

"The Newlywed Game" has been on TV off and on since it premiered in prime-time on ABC in 1967, mostly with Bob Eubanks as host. Singer Carnie Wilson is now host of the show, which is in its second season on GSN and done well in the ratings for the network.

The show always teased and tested couples about how well they know each other, with the slightly lascivious Eubanks delighting in questions about "making whoopee."

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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:48 AM
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1. I'm glad!
just wish it wasn't such a dumb show.
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:52 AM
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2. Good on them!
About damn time this show went gay!
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 09:56 PM
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3. welcome back, FC
yo the vestigial LGBT forum
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Evasporque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:27 AM
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4. Now teh gheys are destroy traditional fambly TV values!!! nt
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RetiredTrotskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:46 AM
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5. You GO, George and Brad!
:bounce: :headbang: :yourock:
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