When I was a kid I used to love "Bewitched". As a kid who felt out of place most of the time, the idea of being secretly magical was pretty appealing. I liked "I Dream of Jeanie" too, but given a choice, I liked "Bewitched" better.
The situations were funny and the over the top quality of the characters were funny too. Aside from the regulars, Samantha Stevens has a whole host of relatives that, quite literally, popped in and out. There was the crazy aunt, the senile aunt, the over protective father. But the one I like the best was Uncle Arthur.
Uncle Arthur was played by Paul Lynde who was an accomplished actor and comedian before "Bewitched." I was too young to know about any of that, though. Maybe it was my early gaydar pinging, but I always liked the episodes that featured Uncle Arthur best.
These episodes were usually the funniest, including a lot of slap stick gags.
Did I like these episodes because they are funny or because I was looking at a guy that I had a lot in common with me?
I guess this post can be filed in the, "How did I not know, category."
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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