30 Rock's Gayest Moments

2.17.2012

By Out.com Editors

The 10 greatest LGBT characters on Tina Fey's NBC juggernaut

 

Whether it’s gay executives, racehorses, or chemical weapons, there's no shortage of gay representation on NBC’s 30 Rock. Since its premiere in 2006, the show has presented a great deal of ridiculously funny LGBT characters and well-informed caricatures of the LGBT community (we can now count among our numbers, Snuggles the Fabric Softener Bear and his boyfriend, the Charmin cub).

In this pretend world, we have over the top holiday parties, live in an area called “Gay Town,” and somehow manage to be femme-y, cubby, and leather-y all at the same time.

After the infamous Tracy Morgan incident, we wondered how Tina Fey & Co. would address it. And when the series returned this season boy, did they ever, mocking its own star's dilemma, and including that they believe that the gay community is the most organized of all the communities—making “the Japanese look like the Greeks." This list is selective and is sure to incite some people to tell us what's wrong, what we missed, why we're stupid. But it's hard to pick just 10. But we did. 

 

1. Bucky Bright
Played by Tim Conway
Occupation: 50’s Celebrity
Political Affiliation: Republican
Only Appearance: episode 212
During a tour around NBC with Kenneth, the page, Bright gets nostalgic for the days when everyone smoked opium, carried a switchblade in their suit pocket and “if you wanted to do something private with another man, it wasn’t ‘gay’ it was just two men were just celebrating each others strength.”

2. Reverend Gary
Played by John F. Mooney
Religion: 8th Day Resurrected Covenant of the Holy Trinity (formerly Presbyterian)
First Appearance: episode 117
Church Address: 136 W. 46th St., under the Margon Cuban Cuisine Restaurant
Kenneth the page’s religious leader. During the second great flood, he is to be castrated before filling his ark with teenage boys. In episode 601, after the rapture does not happen as predicted he states with disappointment “…I’m the one that had to nude baptize all those teens.”

3. Hector Moreda
Played by Alec Baldwin
Occupation: Star of Telemundo’s “Los Amantes Clandestinos”
Sexual Orientation: “Super Gay”
Only Appearance: episode 310
A Spanish actor discovered doing R-rated hypnotism at bullfights. He plays the villainous “Generalissimo” in a popular Latin telanovela. When his close resemblance to Jack Donaghy begins affecting Donaghy’s relationship with his girlfriend, he attempts to have him written off the show.
 

4. Subhas, the Janitor
Played by Subhas Ramsaywack
Occupation: First Shift Janitor
Marital Status: Ann Curry (wife)
First Appearance: episode 402
Sexual orientation: “Sex is a continuum, and he is but a voyager on a vast ocean of pleasure”
Subhas is one of 30 Rock’s sexually deviant janitors. He trades favors for kisses and keeps a book of found photos that has “more men than expected.” Liz regularly calls him with home toilet situations.

5. Jeffrey Winerslav
Played by Todd Buonopane
Occupation: Human Resources Mediator at GE
First Appearance: episode 302
Winerslav (pronounced “Weener-Slave”) is a self-described “overweight transgender” who frequently mediates in staff interoffice conflicts. He also heads the company’s diversity and hiring initiative. His calming voice and understated demeanor make him the most grounded individual at 30 Rock.

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