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June 10, 2011 6:18 AM   Subscribe

Jeremy Kyle, the morning UK talk-show described by a judge as 'the human equivalent of bear baiting', is, like its closest US equivalent Jerry Springer, famous for featuring 'white trash'/'chav'* storylines and aggressive moralizing. But while Jerry Springer saw his latter-day career turned into an opera, Kyle has been given a rather more urban treatment.

* Not Chav-ist (see previously for discussion on the 'chav' label if it's unfamiliar to you from the articles.)Previously on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
posted by mippy (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
He [Kyle] says he has OCD and licks his mobile phone to see if it's clean, but that's by the by.

Ugh. Kind of a no-win situation there. If it was filthy, that's a tongue-ful of dirt, germs, what have you. If it wasn't, it is now.
posted by Deathalicious at 6:35 AM on June 10, 2011


He [Kyle] says he has OCD and licks his mobile phone to see if it's clean, but that's by the by.

You mean if Kyle had any self-respect he'd stop these obsessive, self-destructive behavours and be like normal respectable people instead of shaming his mother?!?!

...wait, I'm sorry. I don't know what came over me, it was like being touched by a presence.
posted by jaduncan at 6:38 AM on June 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


My life has never brought me to the point that I've thought participating in those shows, in any capacity, would be a good idea, and I'm thankful for that every day.
posted by mhoye at 6:40 AM on June 10, 2011


I actually heard a T Pain song for the first time this week1 and all I could think was "this sounds like Auto-Tune the News".

1Sheltered or priviledged, you make the call.
posted by DU at 6:44 AM on June 10, 2011


At the end of the day I'm not to keen on the Kyle one but his other remixes of Metro and Chocolate Rain are great and the EDL Anthem Muslamic Ray Guns is total genius
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:45 AM on June 10, 2011


Wait. Seriously. These people are just actors, right? At least.. you'd make an absolute fortune as a casting bureau if you had these kinds of people on them, with the tattoos, weird teeth, outrageous dialects, and tell them to perform a little skit with Jeremy Kyle in front of an almost equally fake audience. Isn't that what Jerry Springer did?

(I might be totally wrong. In that case, it's a bit scary)
posted by Harry at 6:46 AM on June 10, 2011


As one of the links suggest, they are real people. 'Outrageous dialects' are simply strong regional accents - the kind you get when your family hasn't left an area for generations. (I grew up in an area where many speak like guests on the show - it amuses me that people think they might be faked.) Dental care isn't great among the working class either because it can be costly (if you are on the minimum wage £200 for a crown and more for implants isn't easy to come up with).

They get offered a night in a hotel and the chance to have a DNA test or counselling for free - if you're poor and have problems, it might well be very attractive.
posted by mippy at 6:54 AM on June 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


I kinda want to sub for Jeremy Kyle.
posted by Solomon at 7:15 AM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bad teeth are timeless.
posted by cogneuro at 7:39 AM on June 10, 2011


OK, I'm never going to use "at the end of the day" metaphorically again.
posted by Mister_A at 7:56 AM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not that I do this a lot, but I will be vigilant.
posted by Mister_A at 7:56 AM on June 10, 2011


Obligatory cassetteboy-style (this one actually by DJ Rubbish) re-rendering of Jeremy Kyle show
posted by criticalbill at 8:17 AM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Kyle one was ok, but the muslamic ray guns tune is piss funny.
posted by Not Supplied at 9:44 AM on June 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'd love to see an Improv Everywhere style prank where a group of people go on Jeremy Kyle and behave like rational human beings.

I'm interested in how far Kyle would go to get something - anything - to happen.
posted by alby at 11:08 AM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, white trash is white trash, no matter what side of the Atlantic you are on. Go figure.
posted by e40 at 4:15 PM on June 10, 2011


Wait. Seriously. These people are just actors, right? At least.. you'd make an absolute fortune as a casting bureau if you had these kinds of people on them, with the tattoos, weird teeth, outrageous dialects, and tell them to perform a little skit with Jeremy Kyle in front of an almost equally fake audience. Isn't that what Jerry Springer did?

posted by Harry at 2:46 PM on June 10 [+] [!]


Its nice to see that you've inherited your grandfather's keen hatred of the lower orders and knack for offending everyone in a five mile radius, your Royal Highness. Any luck bagging Pippa yet?
posted by jack_mo at 4:44 PM on June 10, 2011


Wait. Seriously. These people are just actors, right?

Nope. Unlike Jerry Springer, it's all real. They just sort of dredge up the most entertainingly fucked up people for our amusement.
posted by atrazine at 4:21 AM on June 11, 2011


Apropos of nothing: 'At the end of the day the sun always rises' is my favourite mixed and mangled metaphor that I have actually heard someone use in real life.
posted by aychedee at 6:04 AM on June 11, 2011


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