The show's unflinching commitment to spectacle is rather comforting in the chaos of a post 9/11 world.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
As Peter Dinklage clicks on this and thinks "oh god, no..."
The part where the husband kneels down for the fight is where they tip their hand.
This show is great, I don't care, it's pro wrestling without the wrestling.
Stamford: home of Pro Wrestling, and also Pro Wrestling Minus the Wrestling.
|infinite zest |
There was a period of time after I graduated from college and was broke which lasted almost 2 years so I didn't get my poe except on rare occasions where I'd lug my ancient laptop down to the library in the snow for 15 minutes of internet time.. anyway Jerry and Maury (and to a lesser extent Steve) were what got me through the morning before I had to go to work. Good to know he's still doing what he's doing.
I thought The Jerry Springer Show ended around the time Ringmaster came out.
I think I remember hearing buzz about him retiring around the time Steve was going to leave, ostensibly Steve replacing Jerry with the same types of guests and circus style sense of humor, but they obviously scrapped that idea. At least where I was, the lineup was Maury, Jerry and then Steve, which was a pretty weird combination of 3 shows.
Jerry's from Connecticut and still films there. There's a long waiting list, but it's free to be in the audience. A woman I was seeing for a while a few years ago had a sort of long running but never executed plan to get all of our friends to sign up (if I recall right, you can be put in the queue as a group and end up on the same episode, but maybe she just assumed that since it's first come first served we'd all end up there together if we all signed up at the same time).
Unfortunately, it turned out that she's more cut out for being a guest than an audience member, but I still sometimes think I should sign up on principle.
Oh weird. A few of my co-workers and I were convinced that it was in Chicago and always talked about riding the amtrak down from Milwaukee. Wikipedia says that it was, like, years and years ago, but I had never even seen an episode since maybe mid-'06. We would've wound up on Oprah or something, or just gotten shitfaced at Manhattan's.
Yeah.. when my ex wife and I decided to untie the knot, we thought about going on some show like Jerry. She was a theatre major in college and I did a lot of acting as well, so it'd be fun to put on an act to make us feel better about the whole thing. But we never did it.
Nope, Stamford of all places.
And she was right, there are group tickets.
Now the midget jumps out of the cabinet and stomps the policemen on his toe / The policeman's hoppin' around on one leg screamin', "Son of bitch", while he runs under the table
He yells, ''Freeze'' dives over the table and lands on the midget / While the midget is kickin' real fast screamin' out, "Bridget, Bridget"
She yells, "Darlin' don't hurt him". He says, "Bridget get yo' ass back" / Then he continues to rough up the midget as if the midget was under attack
Then Bridget runs up to her room, goes in her purse and pulls a number out / The police puts him on the table and yells, "Man, what the hell you doin' in my house?!"
He wipes cherry pie crust off his mouth and says, "Man I was paid not to tell you" / Then the police pulls his gun out and yells, "Trespassin' man I've got the right to shoot you"
The midget says, "Mr., the man that pay me to this would kill me if I tell" / He points the gun in his face, the midget says "God I think I just shitted on myself"
|The Mothership |
Yup, Springer's still got it.
|Spit Spingola |
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice.
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