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Maury is a tabloid talk show hosted by Maury Povich, which is known for its recurring themes involving paternity and lie detector tests.


In 1991, the series premiered under the moniker The Maury Povich Show but was renamed Maury in 1995. In 1998, Studios USA took over the show’s production. According to Wikipedia,[1] from 2008 onwards the show began focusing on topics like paternity testing, lie detector testing, abusive relationships and “out of control” teenage girls.

Online Presence

On October 17th, 2008, a Facebook[6] page titled “Maury” was created, which garnered over 2.2 million likes in the following five years. On April 29th, 2010, the “Holy Maury Mother of God” Tumblr[7] blog was launched, highlighting notable screen captures and animated GIFs from the show. On July 8th, 2012, the Maury Povich Wiki[2] was launched. On January 10th, 2013, the viral content site BuzzFeed[5] published a collection of animated GIFs of notable moments from the show (shown below).

Related Memes

Gonna Have a Baby

“Gonna Have a Baby” is a memorable quote from an episode of Maury in which 15-year-old Victoria Thompson[3] is confronted by her mother for her attempts at becoming pregnant. On April 18th, 2007, YouTuber TheRealSpade uploaded the episode to YouTube, garnering upwards of five million views and 39,000 comments in the following seven years.

On May 21st, 2008, Maury aired an update in which Thompson announced that she was four months pregnant (shown below, left). On October 10th, 2008, Thompson revealed as a guest on the show that she had given birth to her son Javen (shown below, left). In 2010, Thompson and her husband Naul appeared on the show to have a DNA test to determine the paternity of Javen, which was shown to be her husband child (shown below, right).

Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini refers to an episode of the Maury show in which a woman claimed her boyfriend had been cheating on her because his mistress made good “chicken tetrazzini.”

You Are Not the Father

“You Are NOT The Father!” is a catchphrase popularized by Povich during paternity testing segments, in which a mother appears on the show with a request to prove or disprove that a man is the biological father of her child or children. After hearing each side’s story, Maury sits down with both parties to read the results of a paternity test, at which point he announces whether the male guest is the father or not the father.

Maury Povich Lie Detector

Maury Povich Lie Detector is an advice animal image macro series featuring a screen captured image of Povich with captions presenting various claims as fabrications. The series plays off a recurring theme involving the use of lie detectors on the show.

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External References

[1]Wikipedia – Maury

[2]Wikia – Maury Povich Wiki

[3]Maury Povich Wiki – Victoria Thompson

[4]Yolasite – More of Victoria

[5]BuzzFeed – The Best Moments Ever on Maury Show

[6]Facebook – Maury

[7]Tumblr – Holy Maury Mother of God

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