Skip to Content

Why a gay Bachelor might not work

A new Funny or Die video starring George Takei as the host of a gay version of ABC’s The Bachelor offers a somewhat convincing, if stereotype-ridden and totally jokey, argument as to why a gay season of the show might not work structurally.

This parody, which stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and has a few fun cameos, is not the best parody of The Bachelor ever–that would be the awesome Burning Love, which is now airing on VH1–but it has great moments, such as at the end when Takei says, “The first gay Bachelor: nope, there’s still not a black one.”

All reality blurred content is independently selected, including links to products or services. However, if you buy something after clicking an affiliate link, I may earn a commission, which helps support reality blurred. Learn more.

More great stories

About the author

  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.


I value our community at reality blurred, which connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

Comment rules: My goal is for us to be able to share our perspectives and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive space. That’s why I’ve created these rules for commenting here. By commenting below, you confirm that you’ve read and agree to them.

Happy discussing!