I also think this is one of those shows that started out with a gay character (remember the gay housekeeper that Blanche had in the first season or was it just the pilot?)so that says something about the show’s sensibility. I’m a straight woman and I love this show too. I’m constantly surprised at how much I still laugh at these episodes. A recent line from Blanche that made me laugh: “I have the same bone structure as Christy Brinkley. I sure hope she doesn’t let herself go after she has the baby; I don’t want that big-eyed husband of hers coming after me.” I died laughing. Sorry, Billy Joel!