I had the opportunity to talk with Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash about the new season of The Soul Man, which begins this Wednesday (6/19) at 11pm ET on TV Land.
This is a guest post by Jackie Bledsoe, Jr. Jackie writes a Family Leadership blog at jackiebledsoe.com, which helps men grow in their most important roles. The roles as husband and father. He is the creator of the series, "March DADness: Preparing Dads to Make a Championship Run in Fatherhood," and the author of the soon to be released eBook, "Lovers and Fighters: How to Love and Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage." Read more articles like this on his blog. You can also connect with him on Facebook and Twitter (@jbledsoejr).
In The Soul Man, Cedric and Niecy play a husband (Reverend Boyce) and wife (Lolli), who recently moved from living the high life that comes with being a R&B superstar in Las Vegas, to living the family life that comes with being a minister in St. Louis.
Yes, Cedric goes from a Vegas R&B star to a St. Louis minister. You already know comedy is going to follow!
Laughter and family is what you get
As with everything Cedric and Niecy touch it is sure to make you laugh. During the interview, it was hard to keep from laughing. Although you'll be laughing while watching the show, you will also appreciate the fact that they are representing a couple that truly loves each other.
Many husband and wife TV shows have spouses who are constantly going at one another, and taking cheap shots. The Soul Man represents a positive image of marriage and family.
Below is a trailer of the new season. In the video, Lolli (Niecy Nash) talks about what it does to her (and her lady parts) when Boyce (Cedric the Entertainer) helps out around the house. This scene prompted me to ask them if the same happens in their real life marriages.
Cedric, Niecy, and the domestic sexy husband
Through my question, I introduced Cedric to a term I've written about before, "domestic sexy." Domestic sexy is what you call a husband who helps his wife around the house. He is being domestic, and that makes him sexy to his wife. Watch the clip and see what Cedric and Niecy have to say below.
If their responses are any indicator of how the new season of The Soul Man will be, then you are in for a great season. A season with the perfect mix of comedy in the midst of a positive relationship.
If you are unable to view the video, you can watch the video here..
Conversation with Cedric and Niecy
MMWH: I have written about a term called "domestic sexy." Cedric, have you heard the term? Do you notice anything different when you are domestic sexy at your house?
Cedric: I'm not the handiest person. I like to get outside, water the grass, and wash the car with my son. For no reason at all, just to play in the water and have fun with the kids. I do know it has my wife in a good mood. She is a lot more playful.
I was trying to fix a chair at the house the other day, and she was like "whatchu doin?" Next thing you know, that chair stayed broke, if you know what I'm sayin'. (laughter) Ain't nobody got time for that chair no more...there's a situation goin on up in here! (laughter)
I never heard the term, but I like it though. Domestic sexy, that's alright.
MMWH: Niecy, does it have that affect on you (like in the video clip)?
Niecy: That line ended up being an ad lib. That was something I threw in there and Cedric was like, "yes, we should keep it!" It is literally how I feel! It is how I feel without a doubt.
I just wrote a book on relationships, and I do talk about it (in the book). It is something about when you see a dude...even when my husband helps me with my side of the bed. I'm like, "oh you just gonna help me clean up?" He's like "I'm just making up the bed."
There is something extremely sexy about being helped out in that way.
Get more of that every Wednesday evening
Fellas, did you hear that? Helping around the house may be the solution to some things in your marriage!
The New Season of The Soul Man is here! Make sure you tune in to TV Land on Wednesdays, starting June 19th, at 11pm (ET).
Question: Is there some 'domestic sexy' happening in your house? If so, is it true what Ced and Niecy say, a 'domestic sexy' man does something to a lady? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. You just read Talking 'Domestic Sexy' and The Soul Man Season 2 with Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash. You can read more articles by Jackie on his blog.