Despite Ethan arguably being the main character of Shortpacked! for about eight years, we never saw much of his parents.  In fact, we only got one glimpse of his mom’s arm.  So I just kind of whole-hog made ’em up.  Here Saul and Naomi Siegal are, for the first-ish time!  And boy, do they have some weird ideas about homosexuality.  In the Old Continuity, I imagine they figured out Ethan was gay before he did, and had kind of resigned themselves to it by the time he told them he was gay long after college, but in Dumbing of Age, Ethan came out in high school and his parents are still young and stupid.