Sun 7

Sunday Seven – Episode 102

We’ve lost a television icon. Merv Griffin beat cancer the first time, but lost the second battle. Griffin, who created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, also hosted his own long-running talk show years ago.

This got me to thinking about how talk shows have changed over the years…and not for the better. And that brings me to this week’s topic.

But first, Jude, of “My Way” was first to play last week. Congratulations, Jude!

On to this week’s question!

Name seven of the worst talk shows (past or present) you’ve seen.

Either answer the question in a comment or answer it in your journal and include the link in a comment. (To be considered “first to play,” a link must be to the specific entry in which you answered the question.)

My answers:
1. The Jerry Springer Show
2. The Howard Stern Show
3. Late Night with Conan O’Brien
4. Tyra
5. Jenny Jones
6. The Martin Short Show
7. The Magic Hour


  1. 1. Richard Bey–Much more cheesier than Springer…The set looked like Let’s Make a Deal from heck.
    2. The Chevy Chase Show–His Doritos Super Bowl commercial summed up his career…in the bag.
    3. The Jerry Springer Show–Gotta love the security guards…You know you love them.
    4. Vibe–Who was that Chris Spencer guy? Sinbad didn’t really help the show.
    5. Keenan Ivory Wayans Show–Couldn’t the in-house band play something other than Lenny Kravitz?
    6. Howie Mandel–He looks smashing on Deal, but looked too girly with long curly hair.
    7. Donahue–He may be legendary, but he inspired too many copycat talk shows…43 in the 1993-94 season was overkill.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 27 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.