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Old 02-28-10, 11:41 AM
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Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

Premieres after the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies tonight.

I'm not interested in this show, but I figured some of you might be since Jerry Seinfeld is producing it and is one of the panelists. This show will move to Thursday's at 10pm.

Marv Albert is the show's announcer and Natalie Morales from NBC News sets up each couples problems. This is the best Jerry could come up with Post-Seinfeld??

Synopsis for premiere episode:

Comic Tom Papa and an expert panel featuring Alec Baldwin, Kelly Ripa, and Jerry Seinfeld, preside over the quirky disputes of married couples from all over the country.
LOL Taking marriage advice from Alec Baldwin.

Jerry explains the show:

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Old 02-28-10, 12:08 PM
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

I'll give it a shot, could be funny.
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

I feel like I've already watched it thanks to the never-ending series of promos that run during the Olympics.
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This is the worst show I think I've ever seen.
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This host is horrible. His voice says hack comic without even listening to what he's saying.

How did they have a camera at the taxidermist?
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The blatant laugh track during the opening stand-up bit was pretty bad. You could tell the audience wasn't laughing or barely perhaps when they cut to wide shots.
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at Alec Baldwin during the first couple.
Old 02-28-10, 10:49 PM
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

Man this show is pretty awful... The wife was hot though, but I guess if thats the best you can say it doesn't bode well.
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Boring. I just flip it off.
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This is like one of those fake shows that they film for a movie, like Yo Teach!
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

Awful.

NBC continues its quality programming streak, I see.
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HA! "Panel of experts"! Isn't Alec Baldwin in a bitter ongoing battle with his ex, Kim Basinger? And he's telling others how to run their marriage? Good God...
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Blah.
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

Guess I'm the only one who liked it

I don't see this doing any better than Jay Leno's old show, though. And an hour seems like it will be too long.

They do have a good lineup of talent though: Baldwin, Larry David, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais. I'll give it a chance.
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Premieres during the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies tonight.
Fixed.

Watched the first half of the show. Terrible, I won't be back.
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

It hasn't even aired on the West coast yet and I'm not surprised to read here that it sucks.

^^ So they cut out of the Olympic Closing Ceremonies for this?
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

rather abruptly, I've read.
Old 03-01-10, 04:27 AM
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

This show looked like crap, but it went beyond that even before the first segment ended.

I can understand that the dude wanting his dog stuffed and a "shrine" was a bit much (even as a dog lover it seems over the top), but when he wife stood there and coldly said "he's just a dead dog" and they played that stupid laugh track over it, that was beyond tasteless. Then to have these idiots play it up like it is funny was flat out mean spirited.

The only reason I got to witness this excrement was because the Olympics seem to have been cut off to show this. After that silly use of laugh track, the channel was quickly changed.
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

I didn't watch, but according to a thread in another forum, a critic accused them of forcing the audience to laugh at gunpoint.
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

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rather abruptly, I've read.
Then went back to them after the local news, at least here in central time. That's NBC for ya!
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Terrible show.
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

Normally I would think this show would be yanked after one airing, but it's not like NBC has anything else to air at 10pm.
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

What the fuck was that?

Clearly all of the 'marriage' stuff is staged or re-created, but what the fuck is this show trying to do? Play a stupid argument, have 3 people make jokes, and the retarded host makes a judgment that does not affect the outcome at all? I'll tune in for Larry David and Sarah Silverman, but that's it.

Seinfeld, who has blackmail on you?
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Re: Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref -- Debuts 2/28/10

I agree that this was pretty bad. Don't think I'll be tuning in again.
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So bad that Jessica Seinfeld has to be the brains behind it. I hate that chick.

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