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`Marriage Ref' Host Can't Read

Comedian Tom Papa

Comedian Tom Papa

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 17:15 GMT

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Comic Tom Papa’s biggest marriage problem is that he can’t read – with his wife in the room, that is.

Papa, who hosts The Marriage Ref Thursdays on NBC, says the main marital tiff in his own home happens whenever he tries to read.

Every time he picks up a book, his wife inconveniently thinks “it’s time to talk.”

He says, “Maybe I’m paying to much attention to the book. Her jealousy for the written word baffles me.”

Papa hints for silence by keeping his finger on the page, but his gesture is usually ignored.

The Marriage Ref’s Natalie Morales has even stinkier problems.

Her husband likes to throw his dirty, smelly workout clothes in the bathtub after exercising and never changes the toilet paper roll.

Morales once tried to “boycott” changing the TP in their bathroom for 24 hours, but it only led to her spending all day in their son’s bathroom instead.

Eventually, she caved.