REST IN POWER, KING
I don't like to get sentimental on The Demise of Film. Heck, I rarely talk about dead celebrities in real life. I was a little sad when George A. Romero died, but that's only because his movies had a big influence on me in my teens. Jerry Springer though, this dude really had an influence on my life.
I would often watch Jerry during the Summer when I was in school. It was trashy TV, but I absolutely adored it. I remember one of the first episodes I saw was the midget Ku Klux Klan. Then Jerry brings out these black guys and they fought the midgets. I've shown my daughter old episodes of Jerry on Roku and I realize that the Jerry Springer Show people have basically taken over the world.
One of the reasons I love reading the Kiwi Farm is because it reminds me of the classic days of Jerry Springer. They even have a man who married a horse on there, it's wild. I never aspired to be Jerry Springer, but it was definitely a show that was reminiscent of the days where you would go and witness the sideshow freaks.
Trying to explain the normies the appeal of Jerry Springer is certainly difficult, just as it is difficult to explain to normies the lore of Ethan Oliver Ralph. I guess my point is that I'm really nostalgic for the days where we could point and laugh at weirdos as a collective. As a society, we fret too much about upsetting people that it becomes difficult to just laugh at things. A lot of people treat me like I'm a psycho because I just laugh when everything goes wrong.
If laughter is the very best medicine then Jerry Springer was a great pharmacist.
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