Show: Maury, NBC
While the free-flowing baby mama drama and bizarre sex scandals (gotta love that girl who slept with a dude for a double cheeseburger) make Maury a prime pick when it comes to trash TV, it’s really the guests with the crazy phobias that kept us watching long after the host stopped banishing pregnant 9-year-olds to boot camp.

Nothing beats seeing the two-faced Povich comfort guests with a creepy hand on their knee before forcing them to come face-to-face with their worst fears—or in some cases, staffers dressed as them.