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Eric & Bob Can't Get Married After 7 Years Together

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 5, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 5, 2009 |

Oh, this is fucking rich. California can’t get gay marriage passed in that state because of the “sanctity of marriage” and yet FOX is allowed, at every opportunity, to make shows like “I Married a Stranger,” which is exactly what it sounds like.

In A. Smith & Co.’s “I Married a Stranger,” a woman frustrated by the dating scene agrees to wed a man she’s never met. While she prepares for her blind wedding, friends and family are shown selecting a spouse from a pool of six eligible suitors offered by producers. The men are eliminated one by one until only two candidates remain. Both finalists walk down the aisle, but only one makes it to the altar to reveal himself to his new wife.

“She never meets him until the actual moment when they say ‘I do,’ ” a source close to the project said. “It’s like the big scene that comes after an entire season of ‘The Bachelor,’ only this is in every episode.”

Well there you go, folks. One arranged marriage with strangers per week. You know what would make an interesting twist? If the suitor wore a mask and wasn’t allowed to remove it until after he’d impregnated his new bride. But then, I suppose, FOX wouldn’t be able to create a separate show, “Who’s My Baby Daddy?”

It’s coming. Marky mark my words.

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