In the television series “Little Britain USA,” David Walliams and Matt Lucas play a middle-aged British couple named George and Sandra in a series of sketches called “Forty Glorious Years.” One sketch has them visiting the zoo:

Narrator: On both sides of the Atlantic marriage is a wonderful way of destroying not just your own life but also somebody else’s

George: Monkeys … that looks like the male monkey over there … that smaller fat ugly one must be the female monkey … so … sitting at opposite ends … couldn’t be further apart from each other … so … maybe they were once in love but that love died a long time ago … then all its hopes and dreams with it … now they’re trapped in a cage … imprisoned together in misery … I really am now just waiting for you to die.

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