It’s official. I love Dr. Phil. He has superseded my love of court tv shows. Now I’m all about Dr. Phil. You know why I like him? He doesn’t take crap from anyone. He has no problem telling a guest that they are insane, rude, inappropriate, ridiculous, immature, or any other thing I scream at his guests.
Two cases in point:
1. Yesterday he did a show on youth obesity, and he had on Wendy, a woman who made no bones about the fact that she is not close to her 125-lb eight year old daughter, Melani, because she thinks her daugher is a pig. She actually said that. She also said she feels closer to her eight year old niece who is thin, and that she tries to get her daughter to lose weight by telling her she’s fat.
Dr. Phil basically told her she was an awful woman, and I completely agree. If you have an overweight child, you have to encourage her to get healthy and then help her do it – not criticize her and depress her to where food becomes a comfort for not getting love from your mother!!
2. Today’s topic was “Is this normal?” where he talked with people who were worried about things they did/thought were not normal. He had on a woman who was obsessed with Tim McGraw to the point where she said she’d leave her husband, kids, pets and life if he came to her door and ask her to join him. She spent $7000 on flying all over the country to concerts and her house is filled with Tim McGraw crap.
Dr. Phil told her to grow up. I loved that. He flat out said something like, “You’re insane and you need to grow up.” She kept saying “But…” to everything he said – even blaming her HUSBAND for enabling her obsession. Dr. Phil said, “No, don’t blame him. You are immature, inappropriate, insane, and you are insulting your husband when you’ll say you’ll leave him and your daughter for a man you’ve never met.”
And don’t even get me started on the woman who was concerned about traumatizing her 6-year-old child who isn’t potty trained if she tries to get her daughter to be trained. Dr. Phil was flabbergasted, and I was just waiting for him to say, “You’re going to traumatize her if you DON’T potty-train her,” but he did say, “She’ll continue getting away with this if you don’t stop it now – you’ll have a 16-year-old wearing Depends.”