The Jerry Springer Show Is Ending
Marc Gordon - July 6, 2018

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

After an epic 4,000 episodes, 27 seasons and too many fights to count, the legendary and beloved Jerry Springer Show is coming to a heartbreaking end.  Yes, you got that right, we will never hear the crowd screaming his name as chairs are thrown on stage.

The show was the train-wreck of all train-wrecks and we were all crazy in love with it.  Nowhere else would we be able to see a man marrying a horse, especially since it’s not even legal.  It was also the only place where we could watch such entertaining stories of cheating spouses and long lost family members. No matter what the episode was about, it always ended in an exciting fight.

The Jerry Springer Show taught us vital life phrases, such as Talk To The Hand, and it helped the show gain it’s popularity with everyone in the 90s saying it non-stop. Springer quickly learned that having food on stage was never a good idea, with regular food fights.

Every week there was a new wacky person to meet, and we will always remember them. Even if you don’t remember their exact story, their hilariously unique names will surely always stick.

Thank you Jerry, for all of those years you kept us so entertained. We will miss you.