Hosted by Jerry Springer, Baggage runs on the Game Show Network. The Deal Breaker round will occur, in which the primary contestant eliminates a contestant blindly by picking the most intolerable medium baggage. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS BREAK Of the 38 episodes I was able to get my hands on, 27 resulted in a match. That seems high—on the other hand, these are the people who are desperate enough to be on a dating show on the Game Show Network, and their only obligation is to go on a date.
It is as formulaic a show as there is on television. It’s bad thing because formulas are predictable and not that exciting. The show opens with Jerry Springer saying some variation of the following: “This is [primary contestant’s name] and he’s got a secret hidden inside this red bag. The show will introduce you to the term “medium baggage.” The contestants will stand by one of the three bags and then switch places. When men have had the chance to choose whether or not to accept a woman’s baggage, they have accepted it 14/17¹ times (82%), whereas when women have had the choice of whether or not to accept a man’s baggage, they accepted it only 13/21 times (62%).
On each half-hour episode of BAGGAGE, Springer guides the fun as one dater chooses among three contestants who reveal the intimate secrets and hidden flaws that are typically kept under wraps to impress a first date.
"As everyone knows, I have met a lot of people with a lot of baggage in the course of my career, but this may be the funniest and most honest approach to it that I've ever seen," says Springer.
Springer described Baggage as “a step up because the people here have teeth.” But there is something Jerry Springer definitely does care about — you. A former Mayor of Cincinnati disgraced by a scandal, he went into television after a failed bid for the Democratic nomination for the governorship of Ohio.BAGGAGE is a daily strip show airing Monday through Friday at P. With a lively pace and a playful sense of humor, BAGGAGE lifts the lid on the quirks and foibles we all share. Each contestant enters with three suitcases-small, medium and large-containing the quirky, annoying and sometimes truly shocking "baggage" that may or may not eliminate the contestants from competition, to the accompaniment of the dater's tagline, "I'm sorry, but you have too much baggage." Can the dater handle a woman who regularly consults psychics for life advice?The interesting happenings in an episode of Baggage are pretty much limited to the nine true baggages and two false ones, the people’s reactions to them and explanations of them. Do you think the guy whose parents escaped Nazi Germany, whose political career was derailed because he paid a prostitute by personal check², who decided that his floundering political talk show would be improved by going to the violent hillbilly soap opera format, cares at all about some dating show? It’s still not really known how he ended up hosting the Jerry Springer Show, in its late format — remember, it was once a serious political talk show.If you own a DVR, you need to watch no more than ten minutes of any episode. Maybe having his political career ruined by a harmless encounter between consenting adults took any idealism out of him, maybe it was all the money, but Springer settled in as the well-paid host of a show he doesn’t watch.