Coming this Sunday to NBC is a new show from Jerry Seinfeld called “The Marriage Ref.” (The show will normally air on Thursdays, but it’s a sneak preview at 10:30 p.m. this Sunday.)
The general gist of the show is that couples present their cases for something that is annoying the other one in their marriage– such as flossing your teeth in bed or having a dead pet dog stuffed in the house. A panel of celebrity judges joke about the dispute and then help decide who is right. The comedian host Tom Papa will actually make the final decision but from the commercial the focus seems to be on the panel of celebrities.
This concept isn’t actually that new to us here on the MOMania blog because for the last 5 years you guys have been playing the role of marriage ref for me and sometimes for other community members.
It is a fantastic feeling to have a third-party — and this case hundreds of people — saying you are right! (And sometimes wrong but at least you know you’re really wrong and your husband is not just crazy.)
To get us in the mood for Seinfeld’s “The Marriage Ref,” I thought it would fun to play a game we’ll call “The Marriage Umpire.”
So I’m thinking you can guys can email me your disputes. I’m afraid if you post the topic directly to the blog then they’ll be debated today and we’ll have no game show.
So email me you dispute to be discussed. We’ll pick the best ones and then debate them on the blog later this week, and then you guys can decide THE WINNER! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org