“Old Dogs & New Tricks”
‘Where Were YOU When The Rights Went ON?’ Special
It has been about two years since we have seen “Old Dogs & New Tricks” but I am glad to tell you that the guys are back with a fourth and final season. What we have here now is a half-hour special that was made to celebrate a year since the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.
Set on the morning of June 26, 2015, the plot resolves the cliffhangers from season 3 and shows just when and where the love-lorn Dogs (Leon Acord, Curt Bonnem, Jeffrey Patrick Olson, David Pevsner) heard the news coming out of the Supreme Court – and how they react.
Series regulars Amanda Gari and Parnell Damone Marcano return, along with frequent special guests Rutanya Alda, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Bruce L. Hart, and Jeremy Bright. The special also guest-stars Teddy J. Garces and introduces new series semi-regular Brian Nolan.
This episode had been planned for a June release for a long time but what happened in Orlando almost changed that. Creator Leon Acord comments, “I immediately considered postponing. But almost as quickly, I realized we had to move forward. I don’t want to let terrorists change our lives. We don’t want to dismiss the anniversary of the most important day in the gay rights movement since Stonewall. And we felt the community could certainly use a little levity, especially now; a reminder of life the way it should be. Our community has always used comedy in the face of adversity. Hell, we practically invented the concept!”