Lesbians fall into stereotypes on “Bored to Death”

Anyway, if you think that’s charming, just you wait. In episode four, "The Case of the Stolen Skateboard," Jonathan drops by Ray and Leah’s place for drinks, and he meets Michelle (Zoe Lister Jones) and Lisa (Jenn Harris), the sperm-snatching lesbian couple.

Jonathan: Where’s Ray?
Leah: He’s in the bathroom, masturbating.
Ray: [from the bathroom] I’m almost done, just three more tugs.

Makes you wish you really could order sperm at Starbucks, huh?

Jonathan: Um, why is he doing that?
Michelle: Well, Ray and Leah are being really generous with us, and Ray is giving us his sperm so that we can have a baby. Tonight’s our first exchange.
Leah: But I’m not the one being generous.
Michelle: I think you are; sharing your lover’s sperm with us is very kind of you.
Lisa: Yeah, we really need the stuff; there’s no getting around it. And what my Michelle wants, she gets.

Lisa’s abrupt, gum-smacking, deep-voiced delivery is to actual lesbians what Apu Nahasapeemapetilon‘s accent is to actual Indians. Jonathan doesn’t dwell on that, though; he’s acquainted with the absurd. He spends half his life baked out of his mind, and the other half chasing down stolen skateboards.

Jonathan: Well, congratulations.
Lisa: Thanks, as long as the baby doesn’t come out with a beard, we’ll be happy.
Michelle: Oh, stop. We’re just hoping our child will become an artist. What do you do? In case we want a different kind of baby.
Ray: [from the bathroom] I heard that!
Michelle: [laughs] No, seriously. What do you do?