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.
Jerry Springer Full Episode Guide:
Season 17 (0 sources)
Episode 1 - Season 17, Episode 1
First Aired: September 17, 2007
Season 15 (0 sources)
Episode 3 - One Night Stands
First Aired: May 15, 2006
Episode 2 - 3,000 Episode, 15 Year Rockin' Celebr...
First Aired: May 12, 2006
Episode 1 - 2,999th Episode
First Aired: May 11, 2006