In the set was slightly changed, with a larger studio audience, bigger stage, and a balcony, which was above the stage and ended at the pole. In the late s, the show was quite popular and controversial, so much so that it caused contemporaries like Jenny Jones , Maury Povich , Montel Williams , and Ricki Lake to "revamp" their own shows in order to improve ratings. Retrieved September 6, In , efforts by groups like the Parents Television Council and the American Family Association forced some advertisers to decrease or to stop their sponsorship of Springer. Television portal Chicago portal 's portal. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. In many episodes, there is a third guest involved in the situation, who is also interviewed by Springer, and often takes part in the on-stage fighting.
Lillian. Age: 25.
Episodes that he hosted were intended to be more serious in tone than the typical Springer show.
Karla. Age: 27.
The Jerry Springer effect
However, there were still some traditional and serious topics featured on the show at this time, even with the format change. During situations where a wedding was to take place, there would be an archway bedecked with flowers for the betrothed guests to speak their vows to one another. The stage walls were designed so that they could be projected outward into the audience, making room for a catwalk that was used in shows such as the episode Stripper Wars! The second guest enters the stage, and a confrontation between the two guests usually occurs, often breaking down into a brawl that is eventually broken up by on-set security personnel before one of them gets knocked out, causing a ringside bell sound effect to go off.