On October 23, Comedy Central drew the highest viewership of any premiere in the network’s history with its pilot episode of The Jeff Dunham Show. Dunham is a hugely popular comedian-ventriloquist who incorporates several stereotypical puppet characters in his show, from Achmed, a dead Muslim terrorist (whose puppet costume is a skeleton), to a bigoted senior citizen puppet named Walter. Click here to view the complete segment on Videogum. Where the sketch with Walter and Dunham walks an extremely fine line between comedy and insult, Dunham’s previous stand-up acts illustrate a clearer homophobic tone. In one such show, Dunham’s character, a furry puppet named Peanut, makes several derogatory remarks regarding a gay superhero named “Gay Man.” “When he flies, his butt whistles,” Peanut says. Also, “Don’t turn your back on him.” Click here to view the complete segment on YouTube. GLAAD is closely monitoring The Jeff Dunham Show and reaching out to Comedy Central executives to ensure that Comedy Central does not give The Jeff Dunham Show legitimacy to malign or attack the LGBT community in the name of “equal opportunity offender” comedy.