ABC's Wednesday night comedy Happy
Endings premiered with a gay marriage law blunder.
The sitcom has been compared to a
modern version of NBC's long-running comedy Friends. Modern
in the sense that all the friends are not white or straight.
Adam Pally plays Max, the chubby gay
guy who's just one of the guys.
While discussing the similarities
between Happy Endings and Friends during
an interview with E! Online, Pally outed Matthew Perry's Chandler
“And let's face it, Chandler was gay.
Right? Everyone knew Chandler was gay,” Pally, 29, said. “I'll
say it: Chandler was gay.”
While the two episodes ABC has aired
focus tightly on the romantic relationships of two of the show's
straight characters, Max isn't left out completely.
In the pilot, after Dave is left at the
alter by his fiancee who runs off with a half naked man on roller
blades, Max says: “Even I think roller blades are gay, and I had
sex with a man last night.”
Max, however, either is a bit clueless
or the writers missed their mark on what he says next.
“Are you really not drinking right
now?” Max asks Brad, played by Damon Wayans, Jr. “Cause I would
like to think that if this happened at my Massachusetts civil union
and you were the best man, you would be slammered.”
Of course, Massachusetts legalized
marriage for gay and lesbian couples in 2004.