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The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World
August 25, 2007 10:55 PM   Subscribe

Meet Rick and Steve : The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World. The animated series follows a gay couple, Rick and Steve, and other couples from their (fictional) town, West Lahunga Beach. Rick (voiced by Will Matthews from MTV's "Punk'd") is Steve's stay-at-home partner. He is a genius but very insecure. Steve (voiced by Peter Paige, best known as Emmet Honeycutt from "Queer As Folk") is a real estate broker and devotee of the gym. Margaret Cho lends her voice to the character Condie Ling. The computer generated animated series began airing on Logo on July 10, 2007, and is based on the 1999 short films of the same name from creator Quenton Allan Brocka. Let the comedic stereotyping begin! In animation form, anyway. (Episodes 1-5 available in three parts each from the first link.) Not quite safe for work. Or the easily offended.
posted by gummi (27 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Margaret Cho lends her voice to the character Condie Ling.

I see what they did there.
posted by Poolio at 11:11 PM on August 25, 2007

Related: AZN's almost-was show, Cooleyville.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:11 PM on August 25, 2007

Huh. See, I think something might be wrong when a straight suburbanite like me gets all the jokes.
posted by maryh at 11:18 PM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

As stereotypes go, i think i prefer Kurt and Tom. (ref.)
posted by progosk at 11:40 PM on August 25, 2007 [2 favorites]

I'm with maryh. I got every joke except for the Michigan Mop Job, which apparently was a made up joke term.
posted by mathowie at 11:44 PM on August 25, 2007

(double entendre x double entendre)
posted by Poolio at 11:55 PM on August 25, 2007

posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 12:28 AM on August 26, 2007

He is a genius but very insecure.

Is there another kind of genius?
posted by Gnostic Novelist at 12:39 AM on August 26, 2007

Is there another kind of genius?

posted by vronsky at 12:49 AM on August 26, 2007

I'm finding it really funny. Especially this line: "That's disgusting. Somebody might reach in there for cookies."
posted by lastobelus at 1:13 AM on August 26, 2007

I didn't expect to laugh, but I did.
posted by blucevalo at 1:21 AM on August 26, 2007 [1 favorite]

Is there another kind of genius?

Does this count?
posted by Poolio at 1:27 AM on August 26, 2007

Tired stereotypes. Logo really doesn't do humor well, I've found.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:30 AM on August 26, 2007 [1 favorite]

Progosk, I love that video! Thank you!
posted by PigAlien at 6:24 AM on August 26, 2007

Ok, Progost, now I watched the 'source' video and I must say I'm creeped out LOL. What is the source of that original video?
posted by PigAlien at 6:30 AM on August 26, 2007

Thanks for that video, Progosk. But which "source" do you mean, PigAlien?

And Rick And Steve isn't all that bad, I really had to laugh some times.
posted by kolophon at 7:40 AM on August 26, 2007

I just discovered Rick and Steve and find it somewhat amusing, although I can't help feeling its like a pale, gay, South Park wannabe.

The first video Progosk linked was a cute video about 2 boys in love. Then I watched the second video and realized that the first one was merely a [spoof/satire/homage?] of the second.

The second video is hosted on a website called Mike Mills Web, but its not clear to me if these videos are [written/produced/directed?] by Mike Mills, or if they are simply videos he finds entertaining. There were no credits on the videos.

The heterosexual version kinda creeped me out for some reason, probably partly because I had just seen the gay version (and certainly identified with it more than the straight version). I was disappointed to find out that the young, gay boys weren't actually lovers, but merely actors spoofing another video.

I also was initially creeped out because I kinda wondered what was the point of the straight version? Then I realized that the straight version appears to be a music video for a song by Air.

It seemed like an odd configuration for a music video. Was the original video a true story? It was presented like a documentary music video.

Well, I'm just confused all around now LOL. I'll say that's what makes me grateful in life. If I weren't confused, life might be awfully boring! Thanks, Metafilter!
posted by PigAlien at 7:54 AM on August 26, 2007

I am sick of all these extra gay funny thinggies ... although I must admit the newest episode of the IT crowd was the best gay something comedy episode evaaar: Parts [1] [2] [3]
posted by homodigitalis at 7:54 AM on August 26, 2007

Ah, now I get it. I didn't see the original Air video...

and homodigitalis is right, that IT crowd episode was great.
Most commenters on metafilter didn't seem to like the first season very much though.
posted by kolophon at 8:29 AM on August 26, 2007

PigAlien: Mike Mills is a rather innovative American visual artist and director. His "All I Need" video was shot in 1998.

Kurt and Tom was made in 2005 by the Australian directing collective Family specifically as a "parody and homage" to Mills' video (they obtained his specific OK to do it), set to a cover of the same Air track performed by C-E2. I find their video an excellent take on the original, and the two actors' performances spot on.
posted by progosk at 8:45 AM on August 26, 2007

Rick and Steve is completely lame--just throwing every stereotype you can think of into something doesn't make it funny. Logo really is bad at comedy.

And having them all look like those toys that fit into the round holes (Playskool?) --and all virtually identical--just reinforces it.
posted by amberglow at 10:23 AM on August 26, 2007

The new IT crowd episode is truly great.
posted by craniac at 10:58 AM on August 26, 2007

yes, that IT crowd episode was very funny. perhaps funnier than the entire 1st season.
posted by cazoo at 11:50 AM on August 26, 2007

I find this oddly delightful. It's the first thing my roommate and I have both enjoyed in ages.
posted by Epenthesis at 8:14 PM on August 26, 2007

I remember seeing Rick and Steve on Australian TV a few years ago and laughing a lot. And subsequently not being able to remember the name of the programme, nor find it online. Thank you, I'll enjoy seeing if it is as good as I remember.
posted by Infinite Jest at 9:04 PM on August 26, 2007

If I did this right, here's links to all 3 parts of all 5 episodes
posted by Nelson at 11:15 AM on August 27, 2007

They've all been taken down - YouTube TOS violation. Any idea where I can find these now that I'm hooked on them?
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