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27 May 2008 @ 12:47 pm
Dr. Phil, get a clue  
Dave and I were channel surfing last night. We caught a few minutes of Dr. Phil and frankly, stared in horrified fascination. There was a mom and son who were trying to solve some problems in their relationship under the dubious guidance of Dr. Phil. He asked them each to apologize to the other on camera. After the mom's apology, the son launches into his, and among other things he apologizes for "causing your depression." I fully expected Dr. Phil to jump in and tell the boy that he couldn't be the cause of his mother's depression and explain that depression doesn't work like that. But no, didn't happen, Dr. Phil didn't say a word. So this boy will go on feeling responsible for his mother's depression and probably every other emotional state she experiences.

Will someone please stop this hack from practicing medicine on TV? One would think after his behavior with Britney Spears and breach of confidentiality he would lose his show.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on May 27th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, I fully expected his show to be yanked after that whole Britney drama.
Sarahilovefucking on May 28th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Yeah I used to like Dr. Phil before it got crazy popular. I think that the producers realized the ratings were going down so they started changing a lot of things.
danaewintersdanaewinters on May 28th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
Honestly, it never ceases to amaze me that so many people look on him like he's this all-knowing therapist. I would NEVER take advice from the guy! Besides being obnoxious, I don't think he really gives a rats heiny about any of the people that come on that show, just how it will affect his ratings.