Logo's Big Gay Sketch: "The Facts Of Life" Parody genre: Gaylingual & Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

It's always fun to look back at the programs we watched when we were younger. It's even more fun to see them parodied...especially when the spoof adds a gay twist.

Logo, MTV's gay and lesbian themed network recently took on a popular show from the 80's, The Facts of Life, in its Big Gay Sketch Show. When the show first aired, I'm sure there were many of us who saw the gay undertones...what with an all girls school, an unmarried housemother, and Jo the tomboy...who Blair referred to as everything short of the term "lesbian".

Well fear not, the Big Gay Sketch kicks open the closet door in the following video. If you're like me, you'll be rolling on the floor when you first see and hear the Mrs. Garrett character in action. Take note of her hair and especially her eyebrows and think back to the actual show.

Anyone who fails to understand the inspirations that underlie many drag queen personae should gain some insight from seeing the Mrs. Garrett character in this sketch. I would equate the creation of a drag queen identity with the drawing of a caricature. You look for notable features and unique traits and you exaggerate them and, voila, you have yourself one hell of a drag queen. It's truly an overlooked talent.

Tagged as: Blair, Comedy, Drag Queen, Facts of Life, Humor, Jo, LGBT, Logo, Mrs. Garrett, MTV, Natalie, The Big Gay Sketch, Tootie

Daniel DiRito | March 1, 2008 | 11:10 AM
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1 On March 1, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Jos76 wrote —

I am not always a fan of this show, but there are some good sketches from time to time. Even as a small child, I knew that Jo was gay.

2 On April 10, 2008 at 6:23 AM, Tom wrote —

I love NICOL PAONE. Hot and Funny. There is nothing better.

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