The scary thing is that Jerry Springer was very nearly Governor of Ohio, a fact that I hold over my friend from Cleveland as often as possible. I know, I know, I don't need anything else other than the fact that he's from Cleveland, but it's always good to have extra ammo.

Springer was in fact forced to admit that almost all of the fights on the show are staged, because the police threatened to start arresting his guests for assault unless he did. My favorite people on the show are the audience members who seem not to know that it's all fake, sitting with their mouths agape wondering how some people could possibly be that stupid and ignorant.