Best. Gay. Week. Ever. (October 17, 2008)

What can I say, I just hate arriving to a party empty-handed! (And I never linger in doorways, it’s a sign of poor breeding…)

Last time Michael ate too many bonbons and slipped into a sugar coma was gracious enough to give me the reins to the column, I tried to ingratiate myself by announcing an HBO giveaway related to the premiere of Little Britain USA. Well, first off, I’m proud to announce that I now have three new friends who are forever indebted to me and whose homes will of course be open to me and my clothing-optional musical saw orchestra when we go on tour this winter. (Right, winners?)

So congrats to Grand Prize Winner Carol R. from Florida (who got a bunch of DVDs and a Little Britain 1G Flash Drive) and runners-up James W. from Australia (ooh!) and Cole P. from Colorado, who both will receive Flash Drives and an unannounced visit from yours truly.

But enough of that … on to the next giveaway!

Chris Lilley as Mr. G on Summer Heights High

This time our friends at HBO are giving away some pretty awesome swag based on their new Australian comedy show Summer Heights High. We’ve written about the show on the blog before (so (be sure to check out our past coverage) but here’s the skinny: creator Chris Lilley plays three parts in this unhinged mockumentary set at a fictional public high school: Mr. G, the flamboyant and sadistic music teacher, Ja’mie King, a snotty girl transferred from her prep school, and Jonah, a delinquent who’s been expelled from several other schools in the last year.

Here’s a clip of Mr. G in action.

As you can see, the brand of comedy is of the "ouch I can’t believe they just said that …" variety (see also: The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm), but Lilley disappears into each character brilliantly. And we’re thrilled to be offering some pretty hot swag for giveaway: five limited-edition, custom Mimobots of Jai’me. These flash drives will make the lucky winners the belles of their respective balls, believe you me.

To enter to win one of these little gems, simply send an email to telling us which gay or gay-seeming teacher or theater director said the following quotes (and the movie or show in which they appeared). The first five entrants to name four out of five characters (and their respective movies/shows) will win.

Good luck!

1. "And I’ll tell you why I can’t put up with you people: because you’re BASTARD people! " 

2. "It’s not a cold sore! I bumped my lip on a biscuit!"

3. "I just came out! At my wedding!"

4. "Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy."

4. "Following his violent revolution, Gandhi was devoured by his followers."

5. "God knows why you’ve learnt Brief Encounter."

Next page: Sex Drive has a gay character … but he could use a tune-up.

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