― Joe, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― AP, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― masonic boom, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― gareth, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
There is way too much bad psychiatry out there. I do not mean to
dismiss the fact that there are many people out there suffering from
serious, chemical imbalances which require medical treatment.
But let's face it, depression is the common cold of mental illness.
Not everybody who is depressed, who is alienated, or disaffected, or
"going through a bad patch" needs to be whacked onto anti-depressants.
This is fucking counter-productive, and promotes the idea that there
is a "miracle pill" that will instantly make life great, and that
mental health (unlike physical health, or any other kind of health) is
something that *just happens* without any kind of effort or
But this issue is very close to home, and I'm not sure I'm able to
discuss it without becoming over-sensitive.
And I don't even know if that's who or what Dr. Phil is, as I haven't
been able to watch Oprah in years. I don't watch talk shows for bloody
self help, thank you- as if the television is going to cure my
problems- I watch talk shows to watch white trash make fools of
themselves for my entertainment, thank you.
― Nicole, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― David Raposa, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
The real problem isn't that real depression is similar to a
common cold. The real problem is that too many people get some vague
disappointment in their lives and all of a sudden they're depressed.
Common sadness or disappointment or mourning or what have you -
suddenly they're manic depressive. Manic depression is a serious
illness but it's never going to be taken as such when doctors are
wont to turn around and diagnose everyone with some form of it for no
This is why I don't dislike Dr. Phil, cos quite a lot of the people
who (I must emphasise this) GO ON OPRAH TO GET MENTAL ADVICE
are not actually people who would fall into the group who have mental
illness. I don't think what he says is "bad psychiatry" cos I've
rarely seen an episode where "Stop whining, you cunty housewife with
a good life, you aren't manic or bipolar, you are just whiny and need
to get a hobby" isn't the proper advice to give out. I mean,
granted, I don't watch Oprah every day, rather obviously, but I've
got a mother who does and whenever I'm with her, we seem to watch
Oprah, and he's on like every other day so I've seen him a lot.
Quack psychiatry would be putting those tossers on Oprah on actual
mental drugs. The fact that he tells them that there's nothing wrong
with them and they should stop bitching is much better - I can think
of loads of people who would've done better with that sort of advice
than with being put on drugs (hello, Prozac Nation).
Don't get me started on those same cunty housewives putting their
normal average children on Ritalin so they don't have to pay
attention to them....argh! The real problem is that you don't NEED to
psychologically analyse anyone to prescribe them these drugs. I used
to go to the doctor, meaning my regular family practitioner,
tell them I needed valium, and they'd write me a prescription for
valium. My mom does the same thing with Buspar - indeed she had
them give her extra prescription so she could illegally mail it to
me. I really truly believe they want everyone drug addicted so that
they can just milk your money.
― Ally, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
I was going through a tough spell - gal problems, work problems, life
problems. Part of me still belives I was being a "cunty housewife"
(as Ally so eloquently put it), but there was something going on that
just wasn't kosher. Having rec'd counseling before (which OBVIOUSLY
didn't work since, hello, I was still upset), I thought going to a
psychiatrist would be the answer.
My first session, the doctor is fielding phone calls while "treating"
me. He spends half his time trying to check with my insurance
company to make sure I'm covered. I'm upset, but I give him the
benefit of the doubt - he's overworked, right? Pharmaceutical
paraphenalia litters his office - note pads, pens, paper weights,
calendars. He asks me a few questions about myself - really basic
stuff, the sort of things a concerned acquaintance would ask. He
does, this, of course, while STILL CHATTING ON THE PHONE. At the end
of our conversation, he suggests that I try Zoloft. I think
he "diagnosed" me with hyper-activity / OCD & depression, or
something. Me, I'm just willing to try anything - he could've
offered me a Krylon paint can, told me to huff the fumes 3 times a
day until the sky turns purple, and I would've been OK with it.
For a while, the Happy Pill works. Sure, I don't tell my friends
about it (though my gal knows, & notes my improved demeanor, as do my
parents). I see the doc every so often, and tell him I'm doing
fine. He cups his hand over the speaking end of the phone, smiles,
writes out a new prescription every so often. La la la. Then,
suddenly, I get worse - more manic, more angered, shorter fuse,
louder explosions. I tell the doc about this - he tells me to up the
dosage. Woo boy. Eventually, things revert back to the sad-sack way
they once were - I'm oversleeping, listless, lethargic, pissed off.
It's like puberty all over again.
One day, I decide that I've been using Zoloft as a crutch, a
temporary solution to my woes. So I stop taking the pills. For a
week or so, I went through the most horrendous withdrawal.
(Horrendous for me, that is - a sort of existential heck where
nothing makes sense and you search for comfort in anything remotely
comforting, like foodstuffs.) Slowly, though, I begin to regain my
faculties, and realize what my true problems actually were - my gal &
my job. Granted, I'm still in the same job (which is probably why
I'm such a pissy little shit), but ever since the gal hit the bricks,
I've felt like a new (albeit embittered) person. (Telling me that I
was nicer on the pills was a HUGE hint.)
Moral of the story: This might sound like a "suck it up, you pansy"
type of tale, but I don't think it is. Going to a doctor for a quick
fix (whether it's a stiff-upper-lip chat, or a few pills) is the
worst thing you can do. Going to a doctor on TV is unconscionable.
If you can find ANYONE to talk to that you trust, it's a start.
Doctors, unfortunately, aren't very trustworthy. And TV,
unfortunately, is too easy to trust for some folks. Sure, the people
on Oprah might not need serious help, but the folks watching at home
But, god damn, make sure you know what you're doing before you start
taking any sort of behavioral mod drugs. Thinking of the after
affects of all these kiddies dumbed up by Ritalin scares me.
People OVERvalidate their minor problems in this day and age and
quite frankly I have no patience for it.
I knew that what I was saying was going to be misinterpreted, and I
knew this was exactly what someone was going to say to counter, when
the point of fact is, this is exactly what I was trying to say in my
I will spare you the gory details of my many encounters with the
There are many different degrees of depression, as even the Mental
Profession will admit, and the "common or garden" depression bears as
much resemblance to severe clinical depression as the common cold
bears to pneumonia. My problem with the Mental Profession is that they
treat common cold depressions as if they *were* pneumonia.
Although chemicals may help people with deep neurological conditions
or severe imbalances, NO PILL is going to help someone suffering from
alienation, boredom, stress, mourning or any of the other things that
they now give out prescriptions like candy for. And in many cases-
mourning or grieving, adolescence, relationship breakups- depression
is a completely NATURAL phenomenon which is part of the healing
process. Prescribing drugs in those circumstances can actually HURT
the person, because it masks the symptoms without ever letting them
work through the underlying emotions.
There are some very fundamental things that are important for mental
health, which most Drs don't even look at.
Some physical- *sleeping properly and in a regular pattern*, (lack of
sleep and exhaustion invariably causes depression) *eating properly*
(especially making sure that you get your trace elements- calcium,
magnesium, zinc, etc. have done FAR more wonders for keeping my nerves
in shape than lithium ever did), *physical exercise* (physical
exertion *naturally* releases serotonin, the wonder happy brain
And some emotional- *keeping a support system of family and friends*,
*staying integrated in a community*, *keeping hobbies or outside
interests to give life a sense of enjoyment and purpose*.
I know that these things are often incredibly difficult for depressed
people to manage- I've *been* there. When you are in the midst of it,
the last thing you want to do is go run a few miles, or talk to your
friends. But staying mentally healthy is as much hard work as staying
physically fit. It's NOT something that's going to happen with a pill.
"Snap out of it!" is not helpful advice to anyone. However, "act as if
you are not depressed, attempt to re-intergrate yourself into life,
and re-integrate yourself into a community, remember the things you
used to do when you were not depressed, and you will find that even
though you may *start* by just going through the motions, you may soon
find yourself properly re-integrating" *is* very much valid advice and
far more useful than fucking drugs.
Anyway, sorry, this is a very emotional topic for me, I hope that you
can read through my bitterness to what I am actually trying to say.
― masonic boom, Thursday, 28 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Tom, Thursday, 28 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
The problem is that people who are "raised by shrinks" tend to view
the rest of the world as their shrinks, and try to share that level of
emotional intimacy with *everyone* with disasterous results.
Especially among Americans, and especially among a certain breed or
neurotic New Yorkers.
Especially with adolesceents- talk therapy is actually far more useful
with adolescents than with any other group. This is why it REALLY
pisses me off when I see teenagers being put on anti-depressants. This
is *robbing* them of the formative experiences that will make them
I have/had some severe mental disorders (ooh, surprise, sit down,
etc), some of which are experiential (is that a word), some of which
are genetic*. I've been forced into therapy by my parents, which has
led me to really despise therapists in all forms. It's not that the
woman wasn't nice enough or did something horrible. It's that she
just really didn't listen and kept trying to put me on Paxil. Paxil
is a drug that treats anxiety disorder. I may have a lot of things
wrong with me, but I don't have a panic disorder. It gets into very
tricky territory, but when put in an upsetting situation, I can get
very tense and overreactive BUT that is not the same thing as panic
attacks and she very well knew this. However, Paxil was a pretty new,
heavily pushed drug at the time (as it seems to be again - look at
the adverts! Ooh!), and she insisted on putting me on it. All it did
was make me irritated that I had to take it - that's it. I didn't
have the problem that drug was meant to treat, but because of
industry kickbacks, I was being placed on it.
The reasoning was, that even though I had been in therapy for about 3
months and had talked about loads and loads of things besides this,
when she said she had to talk to my mom to put me on medication, I
rushed out the story I hadn't told her, which involved a recent (at
the time) sexual assault. Immediately I went from being borderline
personality/bipolar (she couldn't quite figure out how severe I was,
borderline being more severe than bipolar) to having post-traumatic
stress syndrome. I was like, yes, but what about EVERY OTHER THING I
SAID TO YOU? All the bullshit that happened before the VERY recent
I really hate therapists, I do believe they are prostitutes, both of
the emotional kind and the real kind with their bloody kickbacks, and
I hate the idea of ever going to one. It gets me angry and I can't
really quite think straight about it. I have an aunt who has been
in "therapy" for 16 years! Hello, shouldn't you be cured by now?? My
cousin was in therapy and it did nothing because they just tried to
put him on Ritalin, and he ended up attempting suicide and now lives
in hospital. I have had nothing but bad experiences, via myself and
friends, with therapy and I find that, again in my experience and
this could be EXTREMELY SKEWED, that the only people who actualy seem
to get *anything* out of therapy are people who aren't really bad off
to begin with - those common cold depressions you were speaking of,
Argh, end of way too much information rant.
― Ally, Thursday, 28 June 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― jayjones, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
It's obvious Dr. Phil doesn't even like people, it is just a forum to
make himself known, to sell his books, and get his own show.
― Anne, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Dr Phil on hearing his wife is pregnant.
"And I said, that's it I'm getting a vasectomy"
Dr Phil talks about reversing his vasectomy.
"They said it might take a year to impregnate my wife successfully,
but I had her pregnant in 6 weeks". He talks about it like he was
hunting fuckin rabbits or something. You could just imagine him in
the bar with his friends screaming "I KNOW!!! AND I HAD THE BITCH
KNOCKED UP IN 6 WEEKS!!!!" and them all going apeshit.
― Ronan, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
I'M WORKING, BUSTING MY ASS TO MAKE A LIVING THAT NO ONE HAS EVER
GIVEN ME A DIME I HAVEN'T EARNED ( I'M A WHITE MALE BUSINESS OWNER)
AND I GO HOME AFTER A HARD DAY AND IMMEDIATLEY HIT WITH WHAT OPRAH
AND DR PHIL HAVE SAID
I DONT GIVE A DAMN WHAT SHE HAS BEEN MULLING OVER ALL DAY SINCE
SHE HEARD IT ON OPRAH.
WHY DON'T THE TALK RADIO CHANNELS GIVE US A PREVIEW OF WHAT DR PHIL
SAID SO WE KNOW WHAT KIND OF SHIT WE ARE GOING TO GET WHEN WE HIT
IF I KNEW WHAT THE TOPIC WAS....I COULD TURN THE PICKUP AROUND AND
HEAD FOR THE NEAREST BAR.
― WAYNE SIEGERT, Thursday, 7 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 7 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Mitch Lastnamewithheld, Thursday, 7 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― fritz, Thursday, 7 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Gale, Thursday, 7 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― michael hayes, Tuesday, 5 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― B Gates, Wednesday, 6 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Kati Lee, Friday, 10 May 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link
Dr. Phil is silly. Some of my closest friends have asked me to stick
their penis in my mouth..
hell, if I had a penis, I'd ask all my friends if I could put it in
― Janice, Saturday, 25 May 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link
― Joe (Joe), Friday, 30 August 2002 19:56 (seventeen years ago) link
― ron (ron), Saturday, 31 August 2002 20:30 (seventeen years ago) link
― Smith, Tuesday, 17 September 2002 23:17 (seventeen years ago) link
― anthony easton (anthony), Tuesday, 17 September 2002 23:47 (seventeen years ago) link
Now, if they put all those errors in a book, I'd BUY that book before any other self-help book.
― Micky Cronje, Wednesday, 6 November 2002 14:04 (seventeen years ago) link
― Carol, Friday, 8 November 2002 01:51 (seventeen years ago) link
― Sean (Sean), Friday, 8 November 2002 03:01 (seventeen years ago) link
im just glad to finally discover that im not the only one.i thought i may have been missing the point somehow because all i could see was some guy yelling commonsense at whinging idiots.i am always deeply suspicious of anyone who practices 'psychology for the masses' on TEE VEE !!
― donna (donna), Friday, 8 November 2002 04:26 (seventeen years ago) link
― Queen G (Queeng), Friday, 8 November 2002 16:22 (seventeen years ago) link
Actually, I think this was a theme for a Maury Povich episode this week...
― Joe (Joe), Saturday, 9 November 2002 03:28 (seventeen years ago) link
― wang, Saturday, 25 January 2003 19:15 (seventeen years ago) link
Some of y'all have taken the two 1)stop whining and 2)get a hobby ideas and combined them into a full-time hobby of whining on the internet and you think you're intellectuals now. Capable of discerning whether or not Dr. Phil has value for everyone else even though you couldn't tell if your own doctor who was ignoring you and if that might be a problem when he is prescribing you drugs - oh yeah i trust your judgement. And taking illegal buspar on the side sent to you in the mail by your mother? way to go ! anti-establishment runs in your blood i guess you have all the answers you need.
This site gave me a lot of laughs. Seriously though there is nothing wrong with paying for legitimate services, that's what money is for, to serve you. Not the other way around. Those afraid of somehow "prostituting" their mental health to legitimate professionals made me laugh the hardest. I expect they don't trust their cars to qualified mechanics either, only to guys that say they will do it for free. Maybe they beg for money. Probably don't give to the collection plate at church. And so on. Well I have a nickel's worth of free advice for you my "friends" - and i mean that word in the strictest of jest - just because something doesn't help or inspire you doesn't mean it won't help or be meaningful to someone else ! In fact, your uninspiring words didn't help me a damned bit ! I felt much less manic depressive after watching Dr. Phil today than i do now worrying about what i just read here right now ! I can't decide if i'm happy from laughing so hard or if i want to cry because so much of what you wrote is really so sad.
― Maria Perez, Tuesday, 4 February 2003 02:05 (seventeen years ago) link
If someone is coping with having grown up abused, Dr. Phil is not the person to get help from. Going to a drive-through mental health facility is also not a good idea because HMO's are interested in minimizing the number of visits you make. They're more likely to push antidepressants or whatever other medications they come up with regardless of what your actual situation may be. You have a right to interview a therapist before agreeing to work with him or her on a long term basis. If you are going to trust someone with your thoughts and feelings, you need to feel right about working with them over the long haul.
I grew up horribly abused and I needed long term therapy with a therapist who was appropriate for my particular circumstances. Instead, I was referred to bad, crappy, lousy, WRONG therapists and it did more harm than good. Eventually, I shopped for a therapist. I told my summed-up story over and over again, I jotted down referral names and numbers, I made phone call after phone call, I interviewed and dismissed a couple therapists after talking with them, asking questions about their treatment approaches and getting a feel for their opinions on issues that were important to me. I finally found a therapist I could afford and who was right for me; I worked with her for a number of years until, eventually, I reached a point where I didn't feel a pressing need for therapy. I kept up sessions out of habit for a while but realized I was searching for things to talk about. My therapist simply said, "That's the goal of therapy, to get to where you don't need it."
A good therapist is like a coach. They don't do the work for you but they'll help you along, encourage you at times, and point out things to pay attention to. A barking drill sargeant like Dr. Phil would be among the worst kinds of therapists you could give to someone dealing with childhood abuse. I shudder to imagine the likes of him working in a rape crisis clinic.
Dr. Phil has an approach that strikes me as insensitive to individuality and simplistic. His father's colorful axioms do not apply to everyone and everything.
As for Oprah, I stopped watching her around the time she was making "Beloved" and got all preachy-spiritual. It rubs me the wrong way how she preaches and moralizes to people who, en masse, unquestioningly chant "Ohhh-prah! Ohhh-prah! Ohhh-prah!" I don't want Oprah-the-billionaire telling me I have to give money to her Angel network while she flaunts the fact of her millions and I don't want her as my spiritual advisor. I'm tired of her referencing "my mentor, Maya Angelou" before she launches into a preachy-sermon moment. I have nothing against her success, I just feel she's let it get to her head and she's milking people for money in the guise of helping or spirituality. Gloria Steinem and "Ms." magazine is one thing, "O" is something else (Oprah's on the cover all the time, what IS that about?).
I checked out her show again several weeks ago, it nauseated me and I turned it off. I used to watch her show often but now I can't stomach her holier-than-thou approach. For some reason, Oprah's show and magazine reminds me of Pat Robertson's "700 Club" and Doctor Phil is kind of like the Jerry Falwell of psychiatry. I watched a couple episodes of Dr. Phil's show, my stomach churned, and I paid attention to the physical cue. I imagine him as something like a snake oil salesman from days gone by.
If I were interviewing therapists today like I did several years ago, I would scratch Dr. Phil off my list and say "NEXT!" He's not someone I would entrust with the care of my mind, body or soul.
― Danny Jones, Thursday, 13 March 2003 12:39 (seventeen years ago) link
HOW'S THAT WORKING OUT FOR YOU???????
― tremendoid, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 22:06 (twelve years ago) link
what a show today i tell you i'm still soaking wet
― tremendoid, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 22:08 (twelve years ago) link
Using any excuse to show the world the Dr. Feel w/the image hosting help of cbc.ca
― Abbott, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 01:39 (twelve years ago) link
but you GOTTA brag on yourself!
― kingfish, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 01:46 (twelve years ago) link
Dr. Phil Fights Xbox Live Racism! Keep up the good fight, doctor!
I am kind of addicted to this show.
― Abbott, Friday, 11 January 2008 00:17 (twelve years ago) link
Dr Phil just said "internets"
― sunny successor, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 20:55 (eleven years ago) link
Dude is classic.
― Abbott, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 21:48 (eleven years ago) link
please be kidding!
he's like a big holier than thou marshmellow!
― Surmounter, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 21:49 (eleven years ago) link
Classically entertaining television. Not nec. good for advices.
― Abbott, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 21:50 (eleven years ago) link
omg i can't even stand his face... he thinks he's like mr. together. IF HE'S SO TOGETHER WHY IS HE SO UGLY?
― Surmounter, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 21:52 (eleven years ago) link
― gr8080, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 21:52 (eleven years ago) link
He's like a successful version of my dad.
― Abbott, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 21:53 (eleven years ago) link
He's like an asshole version of my dad. Not to say that my dad has made the same amount of money as Dr. Phil - he hasn't, I'm sure - but I think that the largest distinguishing characterisitic b/t Dr. Phil and Dr. Bob (my dad) is that Dr. Bob is not, by default, an asshole.
― B.L.A.M., Wednesday, 14 May 2008 22:27 (eleven years ago) link
the way the show insists upon showing him aggressively expressing his loyalty to his wife at the end of each show kind of creeps me out, to be honest, among other things regarding his personal presentation. but, his son seems kind of alright, so, i dunno...
― dell, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 22:30 (eleven years ago) link
yeah i always feel bad that she has to sit through every taping. its like dating someone in a band and having to go to all of their shows. torture.
― sunny successor, Thursday, 15 May 2008 01:42 (eleven years ago) link
I'm astonished/amused she goes along with it. The other day he had her talk about how she gained 50 lbs. when she was pregnant!
― Abbott, Thursday, 15 May 2008 01:53 (eleven years ago) link
"But then you worked out and lost it, right honey?"
"That's right, I exercised it all off as fast as I could."
― Abbott, Thursday, 15 May 2008 01:54 (eleven years ago) link
Oh and this was the Mother's Day episode.
― Abbott, Thursday, 15 May 2008 01:56 (eleven years ago) link
I am with Surmounter on this one. I hate Dr. Phil and his ass face.
― ENBB, Thursday, 15 May 2008 02:07 (eleven years ago) link
yeah, fuck that guy.
i don't like to impugn people over the internet s, but he is already likely a millionaire, so i don't feel guilty. plus he was supposedly involved with some dubious LGAT group stuff, so...
― dell, Thursday, 15 May 2008 02:25 (eleven years ago) link
― Abbott, Thursday, 15 May 2008 02:26 (eleven years ago) link
― Surmounter, Thursday, 15 May 2008 02:27 (eleven years ago) link
it's some geography grad exam
― Surmounter, Thursday, 15 May 2008 02:28 (eleven years ago) link
"large group awareness training"
see: Landmark Foundation, Lifespring, est, etc...
― dell, Thursday, 15 May 2008 04:46 (eleven years ago) link
Dude: makes total sense that would be his scene, the fuckah!
― Abbott, Thursday, 15 May 2008 04:49 (eleven years ago) link
The pregnancy thing, wau.
Yes, fuck that guy, someone, please... and then drag him out onstage to talk about how gracefully he managed to lose weight post-partum.
― dell, Thursday, 15 May 2008 05:29 (eleven years ago) link
-- Surmounter, Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:49 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link
He's like a big Mallo Cup, but stuffed with excrement from an elephant who's overdosed on "Circus Peanut" candies, instead of "Mallo".
― dell, Thursday, 15 May 2008 05:33 (eleven years ago) link
i knew this guy was a sick fuckhttp://www.nydailynews.com/money/2009/10/08/2009-10-08_dr_phil_accused_of_groping_patients_breasts_holding_her_captive.html
― surm, Thursday, 8 October 2009 20:20 (ten years ago) link
― the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 8 October 2009 20:48 (ten years ago) link
(btw I don't like him but that suit sounds like bullshit)
― the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 8 October 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link
― the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 8 October 2009 20:50 (ten years ago) link
Ask him all about it on IrE!
Ask Dr. Phil
― StanM, Thursday, 8 October 2009 20:50 (ten years ago) link
In 2007, Dieu, Crystal Matchett, and four others spent a week living in "The Dr. Phil House," a sound-stage residence wired to the hilt with cameras and microphones.The unstable patients' shenanigans were aired as a weekly segment on Dr. Phil, the syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Phil McGraw and aired locally on KCBS/Channel 2.The goal of the segments, according to court papers filed by the defense, "was to focus each of the participants on their ability to tolerate unique individuals and situations, and to resist their own judgmental character."Dieu, a self-professed man-hater who says, "(men) don't think with their brains; they think only from the waist down," was confronted by a nudist who showed up to dinner bearing his frank and beans.Dieu and Matchett locked themselves in the bathroom, "horrified and crying," according to Matchett's sworn declaration, while a crew member stood on the other side shouting, "Come out, Shirley, and see the naked man."
The unstable patients' shenanigans were aired as a weekly segment on Dr. Phil, the syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Phil McGraw and aired locally on KCBS/Channel 2.
The goal of the segments, according to court papers filed by the defense, "was to focus each of the participants on their ability to tolerate unique individuals and situations, and to resist their own judgmental character."
Dieu, a self-professed man-hater who says, "(men) don't think with their brains; they think only from the waist down," was confronted by a nudist who showed up to dinner bearing his frank and beans.
Dieu and Matchett locked themselves in the bathroom, "horrified and crying," according to Matchett's sworn declaration, while a crew member stood on the other side shouting, "Come out, Shirley, and see the naked man."
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 03:12 (ten years ago) link
― Dr. Phil, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 03:33 (ten years ago) link
― harbl, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 03:36 (ten years ago) link
MINNEAPOLIS — A 22-year-old Minnesota man is suing producers of a "Dr. Phil" television spinoff, saying he was tricked into discussing blemishes on his penis.
Tyler Bowling of Lakeville also accuses the CBS-distributed show "The Doctors" of airing a rerun of the segment despite his protests. Bowling tells the Star Tribune he felt violated.
Bowling says he agreed to do the show in Hollywood in exchange for free laser surgery to remove pearly penile papules. The whitish bumps are non-contagious and harmless.
Bowling says he was told the show would only be seen by medical students. When he learned that wasn't the case, he says he was cajoled into doing it.
Bowling also says the procedure didn't work.
Representatives for the television show and the doctor had no comment Tuesday.
― lmfao @ credulity (velko), Wednesday, 10 March 2010 03:42 (ten years ago) link
― Dr. Phil, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 03:46 (ten years ago) link
― lmfao @ credulity (velko), Wednesday, 10 March 2010 03:46 (ten years ago) link
pearly penile papules
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 04:23 (ten years ago) link
I just learned about those last night!
― How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Wednesday, 10 March 2010 04:38 (ten years ago) link
Judge: Dr. Phil 'a terrible, terrible man.'
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 15:37 (ten years ago) link
― velko, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 16:09 (ten years ago) link
BIG KNIFE! SMALL WIFE! pic.twitter.com/W9evOykj5H— Dr. Phil (@DrPhil) March 26, 2020
― j., Thursday, 26 March 2020 02:12 (two weeks ago) link
so weird you'd bump this thread because just this very morning I was wondering to myself who'd get the Roni first, Dr. Phil or Billie Eilish? my money's on Dr. Phil
― the burrito that defined a generation, Thursday, 26 March 2020 02:27 (two weeks ago) link
― the burrito that defined a generation, Thursday, 26 March 2020 02:28 (two weeks ago) link