I'll be straight out of the
gate: I have never much cared for "The Newlywed Game." I didn't like it
when Bob Eubanks hosted, when any of the other hosts did, when Bob
hosted again, or this current version.
Most of that stems from the
fact that I don't think it is terribly interesting to watch husbands and
wives tell the more intimate details of their lives for a paltry prize
package, but that's besides the point.
Recently, a featured video on Alex Davis's Buzzerblog site showed a man
answering the question "What does your husband do better than your ex?"
The husband says "Australia," and then proceeds to explain that
Australia is (to him, anyway) a euphemism for "going down there," that
is to say, intercourse. This goes on for a couple of minutes (and we
later find out that the couple's parents were in the audience) and
finally, one of the other husbands asks, incredulously, "Australia?"
I have news for everyone: The Newlywed Game is known for slaughtering
sacred cows. If you're going on a game show to win a trip by telling
about what goes on behind closed doors, then don't insult our
intelligence by calling it "Australia." Own up to it and call it what it
Travis Eberle needs more than a washer and dryer combo to tell about
his, well, I guess this bit doesn't work. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.