I also noticed that sometimes Maury says "You are..." then pauses, so people think that the guy is the father, then he says "not the father", sometimes you can see a smirk on his face. He tries to appear as if he is helping the girls, when he is really laughing at them inside. It is not all Maury's fault, don't get me wrong because they should know about birth control and they are also showing that they could care less about STDs and STIs. I find these people to be walking stereotypes. I find them shameful.
Especially one girl, who had just brought 14 men to the show to find the father of her THREE children, she found the father of one of them, and I was very happy for her even though she hadn't found the father of the other two ,then months later she sends a video postcard telling Maury that she is pregnant again and will be on the show to find the father of the child she was carrying.
I also hate it when a woman is there for a paternity test and the guy's girlfriend or mom is constantly shouting "He is not the father, go find the real "baby daddy"! That just makes me wish that the guy IS the father so that these people can look stupid. I mean, come on, they weren't there while these people were getting intimate, they should mind their business and just wait and see. Sometimes it hurts me when the guys mom says that the baby isn't her grandchild even after the test proves he is the father, I think that is so ignorant and wrong.
Maury has another topic that he runs into the ground. Young girls having sex, drinking and doing drugs, stealing, catching STD's and so on. Let's start with the STD's, some of these girls are between the ages of 11-17, why is Maury telling people that the girls have STD's or have caught STD's? Even if their parents volunteer this information, I don't think that Maury should.
These girls come out on the stage and they seem like the most horrible girls(notice how there are hardly any teen boys on the show?) Then that guy D-West(ugh!) comes out yelling and spitting everywhere and all the girls go to boot camp, or visit a jail. They are reformed within 48 hrs.
The drag queen shows where the audience tells Maury who they think is a man or not, is a little embarrassing to me. It makes it seem like Maury is trying to pinpoint who has gay tendencies but he is covering it up with the topic.
I HATE the shows with the people with birth defects or the obese ,especially the children. It feels like he is just exploiting them, its true that he gives him gifts and things like that, but it is so sad seeing them like that. I do notice one thing, they seem to be a lot happier and appreciative than children who are "normal" The shows with the obese babies also annoys me, I know that it seems like he may be trying to help them because all the weight can be a health hazard, but I notice that when they are shown in the green room, there are donuts, Cheese Doodles, and other unhealthy foods all around.
The topic teens wanting babies is getting pretty old. They have moms who volunteer to come to the show with their babies to give to these teens to take care of during the course of 24 hours. The babies are crying and wailing till they turn red, then after Maury shows that on the videotape, he says something like "You see, and you think you can handle a baby?" Hello! The babies don't know these girls of course they are going to act up! I get the message, but come on think about it.
The kids dancing and singing isn't so bad though, but the secret crushes or the "I was a geek now I'm super chic" shows really kill me. Is it me or do the men always happen to be strippers and the women always have on the skimpiest of outfits and then act embarrassed when the guy spins them around to see their butts? The FUNNIEST episode of Maury was the plastic surgery episode and someone came out, and all the girls were looking at her like "Yuck" but all the guys were standing up, clapping going "Whoooo!!!!!!!!" So Maury says this is "Allanah" now, here's what she looked like before and they showed a picture of a little boy. I almost choked on my pancakes!