If you watched any NFL playoff game or "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, you probably saw a promo for the new Jerry Seinfeld reality series on NBC, "The Marriage Ref," that had a Buffalo angle.
A man identified as being from Buffalo is featured in the promo, which notes that in 2003 a husband started a fire outside that accidentally burned his house down.
According to the script, he started a fire outside to avoid having a date night with his wife. The promo also included a shot of a so-called "wife" in bed.
The promos suggests that "a marriage ref" possibly could have prevented the incident.
Did it happen? Or it it just another marriage joke?
A spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department is looking into it for me. But perhaps you remember the story.
NBC is heavily promoting the series, which will feature a panel comically discussing strategies to deal with real-life marital situations.
Seinfeld has called the series a "comedy about situations in reality."
It has a special post-Olympics preview on Feb. 28 before joining NBC's lineup on March 14.
-- Alan Pergament