The show entered its new season on Monday and all that the host Jerry Springer wanted to discuss was Donald Trump.
The Jerry Springer Show is undoubtedly notorious. The show is often called the worst show on TV. It is famous for discussing and showing all sorts of taboo topics and subjects. However the viewers do love its brand of maligned entertainment.
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The show was renewed for a 25th season. The season premiere included raunchy cabaret dancers and midgets along with a champagne-soaked spectacular.
"Early on, there was one show we did that was serious. We had a neo-Nazi on and I kind of lost it," Springer told People. "I'd lost my family in the Holocaust, so when he started talking about turning my mother into a lampshade or something, I lost it."
The 25th anniversary episode of The Jerry Springer Show started with the host wanting to talk about Donald Trump. Springer had a lot to say about Trump which indirectly called Trump a hypocrite. But Springer did give grudging admiration on seeing Trump put on a show as a presidential candidate.
Springer is a self-proclaimed liberal. He famously worked on the campaign of Kennedy back in 1968. Springer also had a political career in the 70’s. The host of the notorious TV show spent years as the mayor of Cincinnati.
According to Springer, the Republican hopeful Trump is a reality TV star and known for his showmanship not his politics. At first the Jerry Springer show was a serious public affairs program.
In late 90’s, the show’s producers started booking outrageous guests for the show to attract younger audiences. After 10 years, Springer tried to get back into politics but, the effort seemed to be futile.
Springer himself stated it would be hypocritical of him to call his show stupid but, acknowledged the show does not have any real value. Springer’s contract for the show has also been extended to 2018.
Springer even revealed he cannot tone down the outrageous theme of the show. He is contractually obligated to sell a show about craziness. According to Springer, he never thought he was better than any of his guests but only luckier.
"I did let the people at NBC Universal know that I will be stopping when I'm 104. I want to be able to enjoy my retirement," he jokes. "I'm lucky. I don't need to make a living anymore. I work because it's enjoyable to do and people enjoy the show. As long as I'm healthy, I'll keep doing it. I can't imagine doing nothing."
The 25th season premiere of The Jerry Springer Show will air today.