The Simpsons writer addresses the gay sex joke made about Lenny and Carl

The simpsons Writer Johnny LaZebnik addressed a gay sex joke made on the show about recurring characters Lenny and Carl.

In the new installment of the long-running animated film, fashion designer Michael Le Graaf – Smithers’ new boyfriend – mistakes the two Springfield residents for a couple.

When Le Graaf is seen inspecting their outfits, Lenny asks the fashion expert what he thinks of his “top”, after which Le Graaf openly looks at Carl and replies, “Very good”.

LaZebnik – who wrote the joke – said he fought to keep the line on the show despite other writers saying viewers wouldn’t get the joke.

He said Attitude“I’m a huge Lenny and Carl fan… We’ve worked on this scene a bunch of times, and I was like, ‘How can we make this joke stick in it?'”

He went on to suggest that it was a “gay-for-gay” joke, adding, “There are a lot of gay-for-gay jokes that I’ve contributed to.”

The writer said his father – who is also a writer for The simpsons — was one of the people worried that fans “won’t get the reference.”

During an appearance on The gayest podcast everLaZebnik said he was grateful to “give a little more authenticity” to The simpsons.

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He said his dad consulted him about a joke on the LGBTQ+ dating app Grindr to make sure the reference was genuine.

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“I think my dad’s specific question was like ‘Are you gliding on Grindr? And I was like, ‘Absolutely not, you don’t,’” he explained.

“It’s the kind of thing a straight person would throw out as a joke… so a gay person looking at it would be like, ‘I feel so alienated by this content because you clearly don’t know what you’re talking about’ . on.'”