I’m going to tell you something. You may judge me for it. You may not. Either way, I’m going to get it off of my chest. Here we go. Are you ready? Am I just wasting space to make sure that my confession doesn’t end up on the front page of the blog? Perhaps…. I guess I should get on with this.
I watch Maury.
There. I said it.
I know some of you (my brother included) think it’s trash and not worth watching. I can’t help it. I think it’s hilarious.
Is it trash? Sure. Is it staged? Probably. Hell, it wouldn’t surprise me if most of it was staged. That doesn’t matter to me. I still think it’s great.
There was that one woman who brought on 20 different guys to see which one was her baby daddy. Even if it is staged, she’s going on national television loudly proclaiming to being a whore. That’s funny as hell.
At least once per episode, that has paternity tests (which is almost all of them), the woman will bring a man on and say she’s “a million percent sure” that the man is the father of her baby. Then, Maury reads the test results. “You are NOT the father!” The woman gets a look of horror on her face before starting to cry and running off stage. Again, hilarious.
Then, on lie detector test bits, Maury will tell the guests that they were lying, and they’ll deny it. They’ll claim the test was wrong. Immediately after that, it’ll cut to backstage footage where the liar will admit that they lied. Ok, that part isn’t as funny, but the excuses they make up before the lie detector results are read are usually pretty good. One guy said that it wasn’t hickeys on his neck, it was a spot that his dog licked repeatedly.
Sure, it’s only a half step up from Jerry Springer, but, if nothing else, Maury is entertaining……to me, anyways.