There are two things that should never be discussed at the dinner table: politics and gay marriage. NBC's scripted series The New Normal covers all of that and more.
In Tuesday's episode (which we can argue is nothing but a campaign vehicle for Obama), Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) threw a dinner party to prove to Nana (Ellen Barkin) that they have black friends. The idea for the dinner came up after Nana (whose family has always voted Republican) accused Bryan and David of being racist because they voted for Obama. Her reasoning was the gay couple voted for Obama because he was black, hence, they must be racist.
So Bryan sets out to prove he's not racist by inviting his only black friend, his personal assistant Rocky (NeNe Leakes) to break bread with Nana the republican. Bryan hopes Rocky will bring her black friends to the dinner -- she doesn't (unless you count her brother who votes Republican). For a series that promotes tolerance, The New Normal manages to offend just about everybody.
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