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Jerry Springer’s impact on pop culture will go down in history with some of the most iconic and wildest moments on daytime television.
In the wake of his passing, celebrities took to social media and shared their collective memories of the former talk show host.
Comedian Marlon Wayans took to Instagram to show a clip of his time on the set of The Jerry Springer Show. The scene was taped for the popular show, The Wayans Bros.
The actor captioned the video saying,
“So glad we got to do this classic episode with you in Chicago at the actual JERRY SPRINGER SHOW set,” he said. “Rest well buddy. We will all be chanting JERRY! JERRY! JERRY! #ripjerryspringer.”
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It was announced on April 27 that the 79-year-old television veteran died at his Chicago home. Springer was battling pancreatic cancer, per WLWT5.
Not only was he famous for his outrageous show, but the host was also elected mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 until 1978 before working as a local news anchor. The Jerry Springer Show lasted 27 seasons and reigned as a guilty pleasure from 1991 until 2018.
Despite the popularity of his show, Springer had an awareness of how erratic the show could be. During a podcast interview in 2022 on Behind the Velvet Rope, the icon told Davide Tontef’s that he wasn’t entirely proud of his contribution to audiences,
“I just apologize,” he explained. “I’m so sorry. What have I done? I’ve ruined the culture. I just hope hell isn’t that hot, because I burn real easy. I’m very light-complected, and that kind of worries me.”