Get ready to have your face explode into a mess of hot tears and snot. I'm dead serious...go get a huge box of tissues.
So, everyone over 25 or so should remember the Jenny Jones Show. If you don't, that's okay too. Her show was basically the the hot grandmother to Maury. Except with hers, there were varying topics other than the "you're not the father," loop. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a hard news journalism program in the slightest, but it did change things up a bit and not seem as sleazy.
One of their more popular, reusable motifs back then was the, "My kid is mean to me, let's scare him or her with a yelling guy in camouflage," theme. After being berated by a U.S. Marine for 45-seconds and doing a dozen poor-form push-ups, the show usually ended with the child vowing to not smoke cigarettes, cuss or steal anymore. Following the show, we all got to go on our merry way, satisfied with how that kid was treated. Never did we think, "Hmm, maybe their fat parent is to blame for the terrible behavior?" But it's an indication of how we thought in the 90's: We just thought kids were wrong a lot back then.