One of this season’s hottest new comedies is Marry Me, starring Ken Marino (Party Down) as Jake and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) as Annie, a long-term couple who decide they’ll only get married if they can do it right.
In the pilot, the pair return from an idyllic tropical vacation and, just as Jake drops to one knee to pop the question, Annie (her back to him) launches into a vicious tirade blasting Jake for not giving her the perfect proposal in their tropical paradise — not realizing their friends and family are hiding behind furniture to witness the suddenly awkward moment.
“I love that scene,”; Ken tells ET Canada“s Erin Cebula during her visit to the Marry Me set. “When we were first starting, just when I read that first scene, I was like, “Oh my gosh, I want in on this show,’ because it was just the funniest scene.”;
Ken also says he loves the funny-but-romantic relationship between the two characters. “They enjoy each other and make each other laugh, and there are differences about them but I like how much they love each other.”;
“They do have a lot of fun,”; adds Casey. “I think they’re a very kind of real couple in a way — I think that they really do love each other but they have like their things.”;
Annie’s gay dads are played by Scandal“s Dan Bucatinsky and Casey’s fellow SNL alum Tim Meadows, who reveals that Jake and Annie’s someday nuptials may not be the only wedding on the show.
“We are are deciding to possibly get married officially on the show,”; says Tim of his and Dan’s characters, “so there’s a little competition.”;
Dan confirms there will be “two weddings on Marry Me… this is breaking news here.”;
“Well, quips Tim, “it’s called Marry Me so it should have some weddings.”;
Catch more of Erin’s interview with the stars of Marry Me on tonight’s ET Canada, airing at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
Marry Me airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global.