Sordid Lives: The Series

Season 1 Episode 1

The Day Tammy Wynette Died (1)

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 23, 2008 on LOGO
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Latrelle and LaVonda search for a missing Peggy, who went to get Bitsy Mae out of prison; Brother Boy is upset by the news that his idol, Tammy Wynette has died; Noleta confides in Sissy about her sexual problems with her husband; Ty sees a therapist and prepares to audition for a nude musical.moreless

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    Margaret Cho

    Margaret Cho

    Therapist #17

    Guest Star

    Bobbie Eakes

    Bobbie Eakes

    Daniella

    Guest Star

    Mitch Carter

    Mitch Carter

    Bumper

    Guest Star

    David Steen

    David Steen

    G.W. Nethercott

    Recurring Role

    Ted Detwiler

    Ted Detwiler

    Jacob

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • In this episode, Ty mentions that he had a part on the fictional soap opera, Friends and Lovers. In 1977, NBC aired a short-lived soap opera called, Lovers and Friends (later retitled, For Richer, For Poorer).

      • In the film, Sordid Lives, the character of Ty, a soap actor, mentions his female co-star, "Bobbie Eaves." In this episode, real-life soap star, Bobbie Eakes (The Bold and the Beautiful; All My Children), guest stars as the soap opera character, "Daniella."

      • Actor Robert Lewis Stephenson, who plays the dual role of soap character Hunter (Noleta's fantasy), beginning with this episode, and Marc (Ty's best friend and the actor who plays Hunter), in later episodes, had a small role in the film version, Sordid Lives, playing a crazy preacher at the mental hospital where Brother Boy was institutionalized.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Ty: Excuse me, but are you listening to me?
        Therapist: Yes. You were whining about your oh-so-pathetic life while millions of children were starving in Africa.
        Ty: Look, I've got real problems here, okay? I'm an unemployed actor, I was raised rigid Southern Baptist and I'm confused about my sexuality.
        Therapist: God, I get so tired of listening to clients with their high-end problems.
        Ty: You're practice is in Beverly Hills!

      • Ty: I thought this was supposed to be about me. And I am here because I am not sure that I am a homosexual.
        Therapist: Oh, trust me, honey, you are a big old queer.

      • LaVonda: (looking out the window) Noleta really ought to pick up that yard.
        Latrelle: Good Lord, LaVonda, where are your priorities? Our Mama is missing. She could be dead in a ditch somewhere and all you care about's your white trash friend's cluttered yard.
        LaVonda: Well, it brings down the neighborhood.

      • Bumper: So how about you bring those pretty, pouty red lips over here, drop to your knees and bring me to Heaven and back?
        Brother Boy: 'Cause I prefer something larger than a toothpick in my mouth.

      • Latrelle: Anyway, we were supposed to drive out to Big Spring to sign papers so that your Uncle Brother Boy could get de-homosexualized.
        Ty: You have got to be kidding me, Mama. In 1998, there's a licensed psychiatrist who believes there's a cure for homosexuality?
        Latrelle: Yes. Now wouldn't that be wonderful for all those afflicted?
        Ty: Yes, Mama. It's right up there with finding a cure for cancer.

      • LaVonda: Hell, if my body was half as a good as yours, I'd parade it around naked in front of the whole town.
        Ty: You're sweet.
        La Vonda: No, I'm not. I'm a b****. Ask your mama.

    • NOTES (3)

      • The roles of Ty, Noleta, Peggy and G.W. (played by Kirk Geiger, Delta Burke, Gloria LeRoy and Beau Bridges, respectively, in the movie) have been recast with actors Jason Dottley, Caroline Rhea, Rue McClanahan and David Steen beginning with this episode.

      • Bonnie Bedelia (Latrelle), Beth Grant (Sissy), Ann Walker(LaVonda), Leslie Jordan (Brother Boy), Mitch Carter (Bumper) and Olivia Newton-John (Bitsy Mae) all reprise their roles from the film beginning with this episode.

      • Special guest star Bobbie Eakes ("All My Children"), who appears as ficitonal soap character "Daniella" in this episode, is married in real-life to series regular, David Steen ("G.W.").

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