TV Guide Online has some good dirt for classic-TV fans today: It's no secret that former talk-show host and Hollywood Squares regular JM J. Bullock, 49, is gay. However, Monroe Ficus — his ditzy character on ABC's Too Close for Comfort — wasn't supposed to be. Still, that didn't stop many viewers from reading him that way, which caused lotsa drama behind the scenes. Now that the '80s hitcom's first season is out on DVD, Bullock thinks it's high time Monroe's skeletons come out of the closet, too!
TV Guide Online: You recently guest-starred on The Bold and the Beautiful...JM J. Bullock: Yes, my character's name was Serge. But I pronounced it "Sir-gay."
TVGO: Well, your wedding-planner guy came on to the groom (Jack Wagner). Don't you feel a little guilty for making gay people out to be ho's who are too dumb to even flirt selectively? And with Jack Wagner, for god's sake?! Ew! Bullock: (Laughs)