Ricky Gervais: 'Marriage Ref is the Weirdest Show I've Ever Been On': [ send to a friend ]
Last night's episode of 'The Marriage Ref' featured celebrity guests Larry David, Madonna, and Ricky Gervais.
If you've seen their comedy, you know Larry David and Ricky Gervais don't really need a topic to be funny. But provide them with the backdrop of a married couple involved in a heated argument and you've got a goldmine.
And that's precisely what transpired last night. In fact, one of the disputes -- which featured a woman who kept her dead husband's prosthetic leg in a place of prominence in the home she shares with her current husband -- prompted Gervais to say "This is insane, what I just watched."
Larry David added, "They’re so moronic, I don't want to help them."
But it was the woman who was withholding sex from her husband until he cleaned a room in the basement that got the biggest response.
"This woman is lucky anyone would sleep with her!", said David. After Madonna tried to give the woman's side of the dispute, David told her "You hate men!" "No," she replied. "I hate you."
"This is the weirdest show I’ve ever been on," added Ricky Gervais.
"I think it's weird that she wants him to be clean so that they can be dirty," cracked Madonna.
Gervais wondered, "Could they combine the sex with the housework?"
Although getting comedians like Larry David and Ricky Gervais is tough to do every week, if hilarity like last night is what Seinfeld had in mind when he created the show, count us in for more.
Sure it may not settle the dispute or really help the couples, but it makes for some outrageously funny television.
Here's a segment with the dispute about the prosthetic leg: