- Date: October 14, 1991
- Type: Television Series
This Television Series is referred to by Be Careful What You Fish For part of Family Guy Season 10
Brian visits Stewie's daycare after Stewie complains of his teacher being inattentive. Brian walks in to find one child lying on the floor, bleeding while another child uses the blood to fingerpaint a message that reads "Help Us". Brian asks Stewie what happened, and is told that the injured child fell off a stool while trying to turn off the Maury Povich show.
Maury (formerly known as The Maury Povich Show) is a syndicated American television show hosted by Maury Povich. The show was created along the same lines as The Jerry Springer Show with the exception of the subject matter Maury discusses. Although Maury is similar to Springer, Povich discourages actual onstage physical confrontations, although he does seem to encourage verbal aggression among his guests. The majority of the show's episodes deals with issues of teenage pregnancy, sexual infidelity, paternity test results, unusual illnesses or makeovers, or "out of control" teenagers. Other issues discussed are disturbing moments caught on video tape, whether or not a person is a transgender man or woman, obese babies, little people, or unusual phobias such as a fear of cottonballs or pickles. When the show first went on the air in 1991, the show was called The Maury Povich Show and was produced by MoPo Productions in association with Paramount Domestic Television. The show was revamped in the late-1990s as Maury, adopting its most recent name in 1998, when Studios USA (now NBC Universal) took over production. However, MoPo continues to co-produce with NBC Universal. Maury was taped in New York City for its first eighteen seasons; the current nineteenth season is taping at the Stamford Media Center in Stamford, Connecticut.