Saturday, September 03, 2005

My Favorite Martian


I grew up watching My Favorite Martian in the early sixties. It seemed perfectly normal to me, these two men living together in a little apartment above a neighbor's garage. But I know now that Tim O'Hara's secret was not that his "Uncle Martin" was an extraterrestrial from Mars: He was his queeny gay lover. How else explain all the camp cultural references, the gourmet meals they cooked together, the endless wit, and the biting sarcasm. Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

Anne said...

Oh god, I *loved* that show.

Maybe I shouldn't admit that in such a public place. ;)

Charles said...

Seriously. It's more like My Favorite Bottom.

Peter said...

Charles! ~grin~

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Oh. So that's why I liked that show when I was a little kid. Here I thought it was the antennae that rose out of the head of the red-haired guy.

Thanks for cluing me in.

;-)
G

Anne said...

Come to think of it I loved "Batman" too (the Adam West tv series version).

Why on EARTH did it take me so long to figure out about being queer? *grin*

Peter said...

And don't forget "Mr Ed," "My Three Sons," "Family Affair," "The Odd Couple," all these men living with men (or horses). hehehe

Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

I had some fun putting capris on your martians. They looked darn good.

Peter said...

Pirooz: give me a link . . . I'd love to see them.