And What Tragic Feud Will The Marriage Ref‘s First Gay Couple Make Us Endure?

NBC’s unwatchable felony pleasure The Marriage Ref is bringing on the gays. And of course, because Jerry Seinfeld’s program is going to have famous persons recommend solutions for a homosexual marriage, it must include homosexuals! And the straight women who love them! Oh, and stereotypes!

Kathy Griffin and Nathan Lane will tell Florida’s Michael Wigh and David Salinero, who have been together for nearly seven years, how to save their relationship. Which is in peril because of a … life-size Betty Boop character that David insists on keeping in the kitchen, and which Michael can’t stand. (Do we really need an entire show to insist David gets rid of Betty?)

We’d feel a little slighted that the first time Ref includes a gay couple it centers around such a foolish and stereotypical icon — What, you don’t have a gay uncle with a Betty magnet on the fridge? — but then we remembered the straight couple where the wife accused her husband of being too prissy, and all is right with the world.

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  • Mary

    Now, now. They are about as far from stereotypical as it gets – Betty is just adorable and the show goes for the odd angle – with straight couples as well. David and Michael are a wonderful example of mainstream America and I am so proud of my smart, handsome and loving friends. We are thrilled the show selected them, and there was never any indication whatsoever they were being “used” for the Betty gayness of it all. I mean, who could NOT overlook the life-sized Betty in the kitchen? You know that saying about the elephant … well, never mind. Just trust me. It’s all good. Give the show the props deserved.

  • mm

    the host is hot.

  • wannabegay

    the show is stereotypical as a whole. the stories are so fake and boring, the fights are horrible, etc. and somehow it seems like the hosts are trying to laugh more than they can. its like they’re trying to get those feelings out of them, because nothing is funny. nbc is too desperate to repair the conan situation so now they invented this concept that i thought would be cool, but instead we got an annoying host and a dated jerry seinfeld. so i wouldn’t expect any better from the gay episode. i’ll be watching it, though.

  • Randy

    My ex didn’t like my manequin ‘Amber Waves’ in the kitchen either. Now he’s gone, and Amber and I are getting on famously.

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