There’s probably not a more parasitic and stereotypical television show than The Maury Povich Show. Povich is a parasite because he doesn’t offer any breadth or depth into who black people actually are. No, that’s not what he’s about. He’s about making money, and he’s found that the best way to do that is to invite black women on with their potential “baby daddies”, then conduct DNA tests.
The show usually begins with accusations and tawdry tales, and ends with some black guy dejectedly walking off stage, slowly, under the weight of fatherhood, or jumping for joy at the thought of not having to be a responsible human being. It’s trash TV at its worst, and, for the most part, that’s all his shows are about. You can get a free DNA test on Maury’s show if you’re willing to embarrass yourself on television.Well, this NYC bus isn’t offering a free DNA test – they’re $300 to $600 – but they are offering rolling DNA tests all the same.
The “Who’s Your Daddy” bus is marketing its tests to men who have suspicions that that they may not be the father of their children.
CBS New York reports that business for the bus has been good:
“They flag us down, they pull us over, they talk to us,” owner and operator Jared Rosenthal said Wednesday. “Sometimes, because of the nature of the services, they want to be a little more discreet about it, but they do come or they’ll call the number.”
Rosenthal also says that men are walking up to his bus with babies, and some people are stealing DNA samples from their spouse so they can test in secret. According to Rosenthal, it’s always drama, but business is booming.
“There’s a lot of difficult situations and tough moments and heartbreak,” Rosenthal said. “There’s a lot of good news that we’re able to deliver and there’s a lot of happy moments” he added.
As far as Rosenthal is concerned, he is provided an essential community service.