Toria Sheffield
November 01, 2016 12:33 pm
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If you grew up in the 1990s, odds are you caught at least a few episode of Jerry Springer. We all knew it was less-than-educational TV, and interestingly enough, Springer himself just said The Jerry Springer Show has no redeeming social value.

Okay, it’s not like this is late-breaking news to us. We of course totally knew that the show was a total guilty pleasure and in absolutely no way fortified our minds, like say, a good old-fashioned Netflix documentary binge.

What surprised (and, dare we say it — impressed) us was that Mr. Springer himself admitted to it. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he said,

He also said that he can’t even fathom retirement, and that his tombstone will probably say,

LOL. Okay, Springer is kind of secretly winning us over. We like that he doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously, and that he also doesn’t seem to have deluded himself into thinking his career has been anything but exactly what it is (a big old giant ball of ridiculous).

And for that beacon of self-awareness, we must give him at least a few props. Bravo, sir. Bravo!

H/T Us Weekly