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December 19, 2012 6:52 AM   Subscribe

Come out as gay with George Takei (SLYT)
posted by roomthreeseventeen (27 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Decent sketch made impeccable by the glory of George Takei's delivery of everything.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:56 AM on December 19, 2012 [6 favorites]


Helloooooooooooooooooooooo!
posted by Talez at 6:59 AM on December 19, 2012


I'm so happy that I live in a time where a 75-year-old, out gay Japanese-American character actor is the hottest thing on the internet.
posted by xingcat at 7:07 AM on December 19, 2012 [75 favorites]


My brain still refuses to process the proper pronunciation of his last name, but also understands how rhymes work, so I keep reading that as "come out as guy with George Takei."
posted by griphus at 7:15 AM on December 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Dude, I would pay WAY more than that for Takei. And I'm not even a Homersexual.
posted by Madamina at 7:17 AM on December 19, 2012


My brain still refuses to process the proper pronunciation of his last name, but also understands how rhymes work, so I keep reading that as "come out as guy with George Takei."

This will help.
posted by Talez at 7:19 AM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Man, the national conversation on glb issues really has changed. This is wonderful. And yeah, I would pay a whole lot more than that for Takei.

Relatedly: Did "fifty shades of takei" get posted on the blue, yet?
posted by rmd1023 at 7:19 AM on December 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm so happy that I live in a time where a 75-year-old, out gay Japanese-American character actor is the hottest thing on the internet.

And married, to boot.
posted by Tomorrowful at 7:31 AM on December 19, 2012 [12 favorites]


Man, except for the homophobia, the gay bashing, the ostracization, the stereotyping, and all that other accumulated societal baggage surrounding where people prefer to put their genitalia, those gays have got it made!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:10 AM on December 19, 2012 [4 favorites]


I would so love to have George Takei do my missed-call message. . .

[With smiling resonance] Helllooooo! Phyllis is biiizzzy right naou and caann't make it to tha phowne. Pleazze leaave a mehssage at the tohne!



. . . more than anyone else, ever.
posted by Phyllis Harmonic at 8:12 AM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is not Riccardo Montalban.
posted by dr_dank at 8:25 AM on December 19, 2012


The part where he backs up to disappear behind the curtain again is the genius.
posted by straight at 8:27 AM on December 19, 2012


I read it as "come out as gay AS George Takei" and thought to myself, this is a difficult standard to live up to but I will do my best.
posted by elizardbits at 8:32 AM on December 19, 2012 [23 favorites]


Then I ripped my shirt off and started fencing an imaginary opponent.
posted by elizardbits at 8:33 AM on December 19, 2012 [24 favorites]


And married, to boot.

I think he's married to a man, actually.
posted by zippy at 9:24 AM on December 19, 2012 [4 favorites]


Can't help thinking there's some meta meaning with Andy Richter doing this. Didn't his college professor dad come out as gay?
posted by C.A.S. at 9:29 AM on December 19, 2012


Darn it, why don't I have anyone left to come out to?!
posted by Dreidl at 9:59 AM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Apparently I'm in the wrong country to see the video. Boo.
posted by shelleycat at 10:14 AM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


These lucky little homosexualists, having all the fun of coming out! We who lived in the shadow of Ellen, outed in obscurity, our little lights extinguished or at least dimmed by the magnificence of her own outing. I wail, I gnash my teeth. I weep salty bitter tears. I cross-stitch my feelings onto a sassy throw pillow.
posted by jph at 10:29 AM on December 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


I think I'd be willing to switch teams if that was part of the package.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 10:48 AM on December 19, 2012


I have always heard that coming out around the holidays is a bad idea. It's one of the reasons I haven't had that discussion with my parents yet, I've only been out for a little more than a year, but haven't been home except for holidays.
posted by gagoumot at 11:17 AM on December 19, 2012


I read it as "come out as gay AS George Takei"

Either way I parse this, it sounds extraordinarily difficult.
posted by zippy at 11:22 AM on December 19, 2012


zippy: And married, to boot.

I think he's married to a man, actually.
So... you're saying a publicly out gay man married... a man? The dickens you say! (so to speak)
posted by IAmBroom at 11:37 AM on December 19, 2012


I think zippy meant Geoge Takei is married to a man, and not a boot.

no one likes the joke explainer
posted by Elementary Penguin at 11:38 AM on December 19, 2012 [10 favorites]


I've heard of a foot fetish, but that's ridiculous!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:47 AM on December 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


I think you mean ridankleous.

I'll get me coat.
posted by kmz at 12:07 PM on December 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


Can't help thinking there's some meta meaning with Andy Richter doing this. Didn't his college professor dad come out as gay?

Yes. You can hear Richter talk about that on Fitzdog radio.

Richter is quietly but significantly one of the most gay friendly people in Hollywood. Here he is in Prop 8, the musical. Here he learns about teabagging. And, of course, he married Formula Une racer Jean Girard and planned to move to Stockholm and develop a currency for dogs and cats to use.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 1:29 PM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


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