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
11 Seasons, 199 Episodes
September 1, 1991
Talk & Interview
Cast: Jerry Springer, Peter A Kelly
Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • A man gets caught cheating by his girlfriend, who didn't trust him in the first place; a woman, whose marriage in on the rocks, must explain explicit text messages from the man with whom she had an affair; a man is torn between two strippers.

  • A woman plans a sexy surprise for her girlfriend; a woman admits she cheated on her fiancé; a woman gets revenge on a so-called friend, by sleeping with her boyfriend.

  • A woman wants to know if her girlfriend cheated on her, during a snowstorm; a woman demands to know why her husband is contacting other women on social media; a man is torn between two women, who wrestle each other in cottage cheese to win his heart.

  • A woman suspects her boyfriend slept with her roommate; a woman tells her boyfriend she should be free to do whatever she wants; a woman pursues a relationship with her friend's boyfriend.

  • A man is ready to sever ties with his son's mother, now that he's dating a stripper; a man's secret love affair with a stripper could jeopardize his future with his girlfriend; a woman takes pride in stealing other women's boyfriends.

  • A bride-to-be has her bachelorette party; a woman is trying to steal her friend's fiance; a woman finds out her fiance cheated on her.

  • A man tries to woo his best friend's girlfriend away from him; a woman deals with the fallout of cheating on her boyfriend with his younger brother; two female roommates are after the same man.

  • A woman reveals a secret to a man she met on social media; a man hopes his girlfriend will forgive him for cheating on her; a man plans to propose to his girlfriend and wants to come clean about a mistake he made, but she already knows about it.

  • Dana says Alyssa has been cheating on Cody again; Diesha claims Whitey has been avoiding her; Susan is having an affair with Freddie.

  • A woman gives her friend a birthday gift she'll never forget; a woman isn't ready to lose her former boyfriend to his ex; a woman learns what went wrong in her relationship with her boyfriend from him-and her mother.

  • A man wants to take things to the next level with a female friend; a woman suspects something's going on between her husband and her cousin; a man wants his high-school crush to leave her current boyfriend to be with him.

  • Ty's fantasy has quickly turned into a nightmare; Deasia is in love with someone she has no business being in love with.

  • Justice plans to move to Florida, but her boyfriend is reluctant to go with her; Dedric wants to meet his stripper crush, who is married to a woman; Ashley is tired of being played for a fool.

  • Alex wants to upgrade his relationship with Taylor before he joins the military; three women want Imani; Brianna suspects her fiance is cheating on social media.

  • A look at past guests, who have become online sensations.

  • A man learns that his girlfriend is being pursued by a woman; a man hopes to reconcile with his ex-wife, by convincing her that his cheating days are behind him; a woman wants to get to the bottom of a problem in a relationship.

  • A woman says her boyfriend of several years still acts as if he's single; a woman admits she slept with her twin sister's boyfriend; a woman claims the father of her child is a liar.

  • A woman accuses her sister's boyfriend of trying to hook up with other members of their family; a woman wants her ex-boyfriend back, but he already slept with her cousin as a way to get over their breakup; a woman regrets being part of a threesome.

  • A man doesn't regret cheating on his fiancée and even thinks she should go along with it; a man says he's going to be faithful to his girlfriend from now on; a woman's bizarre confession ruins several relationships.

  • A stripper, torn between two women, comes up with a way for them to compete for her love; a woman's mistake could spoil a relationship; a woman shows no remorse for sleeping with her friend's boyfriend.

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