Jerry Springer

The Jerry Springer Show is a daytime talk show that started in 1991, and it is hosted by Jerry Springer. He brings in dysfunctional families or couples, and he has them talk about their problems in front of a live studio audience. Normally, the issues of these people almost always escalate into violence, whether it be hair-pulling, chair-throwing, or straight out punches. For this reason, security guards can always be found on stage, ready to put a stop to things if necessary.

The show begins with Jerry entering the stage, as the audience chants, "JER-RY, JER-RY!" He then introduces the first guest, who talks about his/her problem with someone else, who is usually waiting backstage. Them the second (and sometimes third) person is brought in, and begins arguing with the first. This is normally when the fight ensues, and as it goes on, more chants of "JERRY" can be heard from the audience. When the people calm down, the two or more guests talk or yell about what is bothering them. There are always three sets of guests with three different problems. Majority of the fights are about relationships and cheating on your significant other, but that is not always the case.

Sometimes the issues get resolved, although this is not generally a common occurrence. More often than not, people leave the show no better than when they started. The show always ends with all the different sets of guests sitting on stage, as Jerry walks around the audience and picks on members who have questions for a particular guest. Sometimes a member likes to ask a demeaning question, sometimes it's a real question, and sometimes, a female member will lift up her shirt and flash everyone, in order to obtain what is known as "Jerry beads."

The value of this show is in its trash talking, fights, and getting to hear other people's problems. It is not suitable for minors, and a warning comes on before every episode to say that. It has explicit language, some violence, and nudity - always blurred out though. It is aimed towards an audience that is looking for mindless entertainment, and it has many critics. However, it is still very popular, for trash-talk TV always seems to attract viewers.

Weekdays 11:00 AM et/pt on NBC
12 Seasons, 208 Episodes
September 1, 1991
Talk & Interview
3.8/10
Cast: Jerry Springer, Peter A Kelly
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Jerry Springer Full Episode Guide

  • Luis wants women to battle for his love in a game of bowling; Devin is unapologetic about his affair and wants out of his marriage; Ebony suspects that her boyfriend hooked up with her friend.

  • John's girlfriend learns she has more than one female to worry about; call girl Lexi-Jane has been falling for one of her co-workers; Cheyenne wants to know if her relationship is in turmoil.

  • Skyler dresses herself as a taco to spice up things in the bedroom; Keesha seems to be trying to thwart her son's wedding plans; four people are involved in an ugly family affair.

  • Nelson gets a surprise when he meets the person with whom he has been communicating online; feeling insulted by her friend, Kat gets revenge by potentially ruining the woman's marriage; Kweeta's sister has news that could prevent a wedding.

  • While stripper Alex was on maternity leave, her customer Raymond accepted dances from one of her colleagues; Jessica wants to break up her cousin's relationship; Jerry and some audience members must help Savannah decide which woman to take with her.

  • Darryl is engaged to the mother of his child, but he is ready to walk away; Maya and her friends confront her cheating boyfriend and the woman with whom he hooked up; Cameron wants to rid himself of both his girlfriend and his side chick.

  • Malikha fears that her rapper boyfriend is having a fling; an unlikely source lets Billie know that her boyfriend hooked up with her good friend; Brooke says her fiance ruined her 21st birthday celebration.

  • Javon wants to warn his friend Alex about his fiancee; stripper Rosie resents her co-worker for stealing her client and her personal belongings; strippers help a woman named Ray to decide what kind of stripper she should be.

  • Allison hooks up with her sister's boyfriend, after telling her she could do better; Shay gets even with her aunt, for sabotaging her relationship, by sleeping with her husband.

  • Samantha believes her cousin is sleeping with her boyfriend and finds out he has also slept with her mom; Larissa is suspicious of her sister and her fiancé; Raven reveals to Alexis that she slept with her boyfriend.

  • Brandon finds out how deceiving selfies sometimes are; Infiniti chooses to break up two relationships to get her ex-girlfriend back.

  • Derrick feels slighted because of his wife's career, so he finds love elsewhere; Trystal's one-night stand already had a girlfriend; Nina wants to confront an enemy who poses as a friend.

  • Jordan couldn't care less about wrecking Trevor's family; Macie decides to teach a beauty-school classmate a lesson; Tahnee finds herself competing with her mother for her boyfriend's affection.

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