A legitimate episode is an episode of the Maury Show that offers mostly, if not nothing but, new content, and segments have aired for the first time and are not being recycled or edited from other, older episodes. Even in some legitimate episodes, Maury's shirt changes color and the audience may have different members because segments taped at the same time don't necessarily air at the same time. Some legitimate episodes may contain illegitimate parts, such as segments of previously-aired episodes, but they are considered legitimate because they offer new content.