“You ARE the father!” “You are NOT the father!” As long as Maury has those two lines memorized, he’s ready.

Sure, there may be a twist on each episode – “My Boyfriend Cheated on Me with My Cousin’s Neighbor’s Step-Godmother!” – but in the end, it always comes down to the DNA test.

Which leaves scientists who dreamed of cracking open cold cases to wonder where they went wrong -- and Maury contemplating how his career as a respected TV personality flamed out harder than many of the relationships on his show.

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