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Once upon a time, Maury Povich was a true, hardcore journalist but like his colleague Jerry Springer, he’s made history for transitioning from a respectable profession to one ratchet-history-making position as host of The Maury Povich Show. It’s sad to say but we’ll forever come to associate Maury Povich with the line “You Are Not The Father” rather than remember him for his coupledom with Connie Chung or his past award-winning journalism career. If you don’t know by now, the show has come to cater to the confused and misdirected, who fight to assign parenthood to a lost lover, ex-boyfriend or one night stand.

Day after day, women come on the show looking to prove that a certain ex or side-piece is the father of their child or children. It’s interesting and mind-boggling from a sociological perspective. I always wonder, is this a set up? Are these ratchet folks faking to get a free trip to New York or are they really not keeping track of  who they’ve had unprotected sex with around the time of their pregnancy. I mean, is it really that hard to know? In any case,  it’s a crazy song and dance (literally) as the accused deny, deny, and deny that they had anything to do with their accusers until Povich speaks those fateful words: You Are ____The Father! Ahhh, same story, different people and always ratchet. Check out some of the funniest episodes, snippets and celebratory dances that have come from the paternity paradise that is The Maury Povich show.

The “You Are The Father” Victory Dance

In this video we see a signature of the Maury Povich paternity shows: the celebration dance. In this case, a woman celebrates sticking it to the man she claims that has fathered her child. I wonder…with so much competition in the world of Maury Povich celebration dances, do you think the victors practice a routine before they appear on the show? 

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