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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Introducing Rick & Steve

Logo (MTV's gay stepchild) launched a new animated series in July called "Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World." Critics are calling "Rick & Steve" a gay "South Park" — an apt comparison, indeed. In the same way that "South Park" twists cultural stereotypes into shocking comedic genius, "Rick & Steve" derives its humor from the perceptions and labels found within the queer community (and, the animation is about as "good").

The most jolting joke so far occurs when the surly vegetarian butch lesbian announces, "Hey, Rolaids" when an HIV-positive man in a wheelchair comes through the door. Get it? "Roll Aids?"

Funny? You be the judge:

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