07/26/2013 02:37 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Whoopi Goldberg's Sitcom, 'Whoopi,' Takes On Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

Everyone loves Whoopi Goldberg -- she's pretty much a national treasure.

But while Whoopi is one of the few performers with an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards) and she's popular as the moderator for ABC's "The View," things weren't always so rosy.

10 years ago she unsuccessfully tried her hand at starring in her own NBC sitcom entitled, "Whoopi." Sadly, the show wasn't a hit with viewers or critics and was cancelled after one season.

So why are we talking about a decade-old NBC sitcom that no one really remembers? Well, it turns out that Whoopi's show was a little ahead of its time when it came to the topic of gay marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act. In a scene, which you can watch above, Whoopi and her friends debate the issue of gay marriage while playing a game of poker, and though every joke isn't comic gold, the opinions they have about the subject were far more progressive than most of America held a decade ago.

To be totally honest, the rest of the show isn't really worth watching but this scene is an intriguing TV time capsule that takes on the gay marriage topic a decade before it was brought to the Supreme Court.



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