The Ricki Lake Show was one of the best talk shows of the 90s. Ricki Lake was so congenial and was genuine, unlike the scripted Jerry Springer. There was nothing better than sitting on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and watching the drama unfold. Check out some of the most memorable people from the show and where they are now.
Ricki Lake got her start on the talk show circuit when she was just 24 years old, which was the youngest ever at the time. The show ran from 1993 to 2004 and Ricki hosted a variety of guests and eventually took home an Emmy Award for the show. When she first signed on to the show, she agreed to do the pilot for $5,000 because she couldn’t pay her rent. After the first year, she received a six-figure bonus because the ratings were so good. Although she claims she didn’t know what she was doing, she said “I simply pretended to be Oprah.” So what did she do after the show?