I was just talking with my girlfriend about this a week or so ago. If we were in the area where they filmed Jerry Springer, I would love to apply to get tickets for a taping. Is it lowbrow: Yep. Is it evidence for the decline of Western civilization: Possibly. Would it really be a cool bucket list item and conversation topic at parties: Totally! I had a friend from grad school who was an audience member on Montel. The camera caught her rolling her eyes at Sylvia Browne. So has anyone ever been in the audience for something like this? If so, tell us your experience (within the bounds of the Talkbass TOS of course ).