March 01, 2010

Film Critic Quote of the Day

Adrian Chen, on Gawker:

In a nightmare world, The Jay Leno Show would still exist, and it would be The Marriage Ref's lead-in. In this world, NBC would feature back-to-back shows where audiences could be busted up by someone just saying the word "thong"ójust the word itself! Not even a joke about it! It would be a world where there never existed a wildly popular sit-com called Seinfeld that showed how the funniest parts of a relationship are often the least obvious. A show that changed comedy in such a way that it is possible to imagine an actually funny version of The Marriage Ref, where all of the guests (Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Larry David will all be on future episodes) get together at a nondescript diner after a taping and kvetch about how hard it is to say no to something, even if you absolutely know it's a terrible idea.
Remember Gene Siskel's Test: "Is this movie more interesting than a documentary of all the same actors having lunch?" Sounds like every "Marriage Ref" episode fails that.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 1, 2010 04:32 PM
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