Annie's parents are Kevin and Kevin (Tim Meadows and Dan Bucatinsky), who, in the pilot, hilariously have fights about whose daughter she really is. There's the obvious gay character link, but what Max and the two Kevins have in common is that they're Annie's rock, the very definition of supporting characters. Kevin and Kevin are sort of the new-school versions of Max all rolled into one, but (much) more mature. Max was always there for Penny as her BFF, even if he didn't always act as stereotypically flamboyant as Penny hoped. Kevin and Kevin also seem like their characters will defy gay stereotypes to be two men who happen to be gay but aren't defined by it.