Oh, Janeane Garofalo. I have to admit, I really like your comedy, but I don’t necessarily like you as a person, and I think, right now, you’re an idiot. How can anyone not know they were really married for the past twenty years? Even Wikipedia said you were.
Garofalo stated at the New York Comedy Festival reunion for “The Ben Stiller Show” (of which she and Rob Cohen– the other party in this stupidity, and now working for The Big Bang Theory—were part of) that she and Rob drunkenly got married while in Vegas back in the 1990s, didn’t think it really counted since they didn’t go down to the courthouse or nothin’, and found out they were still legally married when Rob was planning his own wedding to Jill Leiderman (who works on the Jimmy Kimmel show).
By the way, I wonder how that news went over with Jill. “Ah, honey, my lawyers tell me I have to meet up with my ex-girlfriend from twenty years back and get some paperwork notarized. The paperwork? Oh, just a little divorce thing—no worries! I love you?”
Yeah, so we all know that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. I get that. I’ve personally never been to Vegas, but it’s an easy premise to follow. That being said, when you go through the whole rigmarole of getting snickered and hitting up the drive-through chapel in a cab with your then-boyfriend (Rob Cohen), that shit actually matters. Yep. It counts. They had you sign the marriage license after the service, and that service was conducted by someone who is legally allowed to officiate such things.
That’s kind of how it works. Just for future reference. Another pointer—you didn’t have to announce it during a show reunion. You could have used this!
Today’s burning questions are: Do you think Garofalo and Cohen are idiots? Do you think they’ve just come up with this story to hide something else (like they are or were once black-out drunks, or had a secret marriage pact)? Or do you know someone in real life that was also unwittingly married?