I must admit that I could not make it through the entire episode of NBC's premiere episode of the sitcom, The New Normal. Talk about putting the "b" in the word "subtle." This show just jackhammered gay into you, like Mario Cantone doing imitations of Bette Davis on The View. Just because shows like Ryan Murphy's The New Normal are on network television doesn't mean that tired ol' stereotypes suddenly disappear. This show has the fabulous, handsome and upscale gay white male couple in the lead roles and a "sassy black" female friend in a supporting role. She's played by NeNe Leakes, a graduate from Bravo's popular Real Housewives of Atlanta, on NBC's cable cousin, Bravo. That reality series featured some "sassy black" women often actin' afool.