Picks and Pans Review: Straight Plan for the Gay Man

updated 03/08/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/08/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

Comedy Central (Mondays through March 8, 10 p.m. ET)

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In this enjoyable takeoff on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, four proudly unrefined comedians—Billy Merritt, Rob Riggle, Curtis Gwinn and Kyle Grooms—teach gay men how to "play it straight" by being sloppier, cruder and less sensitive. The stereo type-based humor gradually wears thin, but in view of the show's short run (Feb. 23-March 8) it can't be accused of overstaying its welcome. Though I'm not excusing Straight Plan's over worked double entendres, I'm still chuckling at the way Merritt—the funniest and flabbiest of the make over crew—recommends the pajama-like comfort of sweatpants for all-day, all-night wear.

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