Each suitcase contains an embarrassing, unique, or weird proposition the contestant may have; for example, bad habits (e.g.
“I share a bed with my grandmother”), strange relationship preferences (“My partner must dress up as Santa Claus”), issues with one’s past (“I’m an outlaw in Mexico”), and strange hobbies (“I play video games 30 hours a week”).
The audience included a mix of college age students, family, friends and the curious."I just saw the online ad offering tickets and decided to come down because I just love Jerry Springer," said Molly Pressman, who attends college in Bridgeport and admitted she cut a class to come to the taping.
UConn students and game show contestants Warisha, left, Annalise and Julia meet with a producer before several episodes featuring UConn students werre filmed Thursday at the Palace Theater in Waterbury.
More campus and downtown Baton Rouge sites are featured after each commercial break.
Jerry Springer, original host of “Baggage,” will also host the new series, which travels in its first season to four locations: Austin, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Baton Rouge, Louisiana (at Louisiana State University) and Storrs, Connecticut (at University of Connecticut).
BAGGAGE ON THE ROAD is a half-hour comedic dating game show where one contestant chooses from three potential partners, all of whom come with their own quirky, annoying and sometimes truly shocking physical and emotional “baggage” that could eliminate them from the competition.
With Springer guiding the fun, contestants will be required to reveal the various intimate secrets and hidden flaws – housed inside literal suitcases – that typically aren’t revealed on a date.
Eventually, only one suitor will win a date with the contestant...
is based around three hopeful daters revealing secrets and flaws by opening suitcases filled with truths and shocking facts about themselves, while hoping to secure a date with a fellow singleton.