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Watch: ‘SNL’ Takes On The State of LGBT Inclusion On Network Sitcoms

Watch: 'SNL' Takes On The State of LGBT Inclusion On Network Sitcoms

Now, there is plenty to celebrate when it comes to LGBT representation on television right now. But the vast majority of it — from “Orange is the New Black” to “Looking” to “Please Like Me” to “Transparent” — is coming to us via cable or streaming.  Network television, though certainly deserving of the pioneering status it received from airing shows like “Ellen,” “Roseanne” and “Will & Grace,” has not been keeping up, at least in terms of quality.  

There’s some notable exceptions (“How To Get Away With Murder,” certainly), but for every “Murder” there’s a stale and unimaginative new show — almost always a sitcom — that feels like it might have been mildly interesting representationally…. if it was still 1993. “SNL” took that on this weekend quite brilliantly with a trailer for fake sitcom “The Dudleys,” adding in the effect the internet has on putting an overly PC bent on so much of what the desperate-to-keep-advertisers-happy networks try and put out these days… Watch below:

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