I’ll give it to the religious right – they might've explained my curious lifelong addiction to The Golden Girls.
On Christwire.org, Stephenson Billings makes a compelling case *sarcasm* for the havoc that the hit 80s sitcom inflicted on an entire generation of boys:
The most unexpected segment of this show’s fanbase was America’s young men. In the 80s, these were boys too delicate for sports, too awkward for girls, too “artistic” for labor-intensive work and too flamboyant for peer acceptance in high school. With no real adults in sight, these poor children became obsessed with the poorly conceived characters on this show. Desperate for a firm hand in their lives, they gravitated to the subversive undercurrent of masculinity...FULL STORY