Confessions of a Hollywood Nothing: I Have Too Much Baggage -- even for Jerry Springer!
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The person who claims the deal breaker baggage is immediately eliminated, and later backstage reveals the largest piece of baggage that would have been shown in the final round. The central contestant and two remaining contestants discuss the secrets in the medium pieces of baggage; the two contestants then plead their cases as to why they should be the central contestant's choice. The two contestants then open their largest pieces of baggage and reveal the secrets they contain.
Each contestant makes one final statement, and the main contestant eliminates a second contestant. However, if the contestant can not accept the secret, the pair part ways. Host Jerry Springer in January The series was officially announced on March 23,with Jerry Springer being confirmed as the host. The spin-off, entitled Baggage on the Road, follows an identical format to its predecessor while traveling to tape episodes in various U. Most Outrageous Moments aired on January 1,featuring highlights from the original series' run.
The original series averagedviewers during its first season,  while the version saw a season-high ofviewers for its only season. Carrie Grosvenor of About Entertainment argued that the series "isn't exactly must-see TV, but it's entertaining enough to catch an episode here and there. In my case, I was told they were doing a last-minute substitution. They had eliminated the one about me being haunted by a ghost -- and replaced it with one about me being really bad in bed.
I had never listed that as part of my baggage.
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I had only written that as a joke when describing my positive traits! I never in a million years would have agreed to be on a show saying I was bad in bed! But there was no turning back now. All of our personal information had already been written down on cards and inserted into our suitcases. Like it or not, I was going on TV and saying I was a lame lover. The only consolation for me was that I had already agreed to use a fake name. Finally it was time for the show to start. Me and the other two guys took our places backstage.
Jerry Springer came out and introduced the girl who would be doing the choosing: In the first round, me and the other two contestants opened our small suitcases.
My small baggage was the huge comic book collection. The second guy said he once slept with Anna Nicole Smith.
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And the third guy said he didn't own a car. Jennifer gave her initial impression about each guy, based on their small baggage. For the guy with bad breath, she said he could just take some breath mints.
The one she said she was most worried about was the guy who slept with Anna Nicole Smith. I thought it was kind of funny that something so frivolous as sleeping with a celebrity would be considered baggage. I guess it threw up a red flag because of the fact that she died of a drug overdose. Jerry Springer did a brief chat with me and the other two guys where we got to introduce ourselves. Then it came time for round two. The show stopped taping as the producers filled us in on what would happen next.
I was getting paid the same whether I won or lost the game, so all that was left to do was to keep on playing. At the start of round two, me and the other two contestants all walked away from our cases and sat down on a couch. She knew she could never be with a guy who is bad in bed. Whoever that person was, he had to go.
Finally we each ended up standing behind our proper suitcase. Jennifer apologized and sent me packing.
I took my suitcase and headed backstage to watch the rest of the show. In the final round, Jennifer was asked to choose between the remaining two contestants, each of whom had a ridiculous amount of baggage. One of them had no job, and the other had no car.
She chose Rick, the guy with no car. So there was no real reason for Rick to reject Jennifer. He had nothing to gain by doing so. But it made for great TV! After the show was over, I got to talk to Jerry Springer for a few minutes. He seemed like a nice guy and he genuinely felt bad about the way I got booted off the show.
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I was about to get my picture taken with Jerry when a production assistant suddenly ran over to me and said, "We need you backstage for your Exit Interview now! I was asked to say a few words about how Jennifer really blew it by not picking me. The PA suggested I say something like, "I may not be any good in bed, but practice makes perfect!
I mean, what other way is there to practice sex? Instead, I said, "I may not be great in bed, but I can always get better. After my Exit Interview was over, I had the chance to talk to Jennifer for a few minutes, and we had a big laugh about the whole thing.
She said she felt bad for rejecting me because I was bad in bed. I told not to worry about it, it was all a show for TV. If she really took the time to know me, she would have had a chance to find out about my REAL baggage.