Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Marriage Ref

After seeing the promos, I really didn't know what to expect.  It was coming from Jerry Seinfeld and friends, so I knew it was going to be kinda quirky.  What I wasn't expecting was carnival — like three-headed dog and woman with a beard stuff.  One couple is fighting over an iguana that the wife dresses and kisses.  Another couple isn't having sex because the man really wants to have sex with his mom.  Discussing the issues are comics (generally friends of Seinfeld like Larry David) and useless actors.  Not that the discussion matters because the ref, another comic friend of Seinfeld, decides completely on his own, using the couple's problems as a brief comic stand-up routine.

Okay — I laughed.  But I'm not sure if I should be laughing, because these couples aren't characters out of Seinfeld played by comic actors — these are real people who seem a little bit out of their depth.

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