History Series / DoctorPhil

10th May '16 9:13:10 AM EnglishGuruLady
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* AbusiveParents: Quite often. Even in cases where the kid is the one out of control, Dr. Phil often uncovers some form of abuse going on that either caused the problems or exacerbate them.


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* DomesticAbuse: Occurs as much if not more than AbusiveParents. One November 2015 episode featured a husband who repeatedly spanked his wife with a wooden spoon out of the belief his religion condoned it. While the abused party is often the woman, Dr. Phil has interviewed abused males, and couples where it goes both ways.
7th May '16 8:21:49 PM TitoMosquito
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* CaptainObvious: At times. It should be obvious to anyone that it's not okay to beat your children daily.



** "That's not okay" is semi-frequent, sometimes said with an air of YouveGotToBeKiddingMe.
* CaptainObvious: At times. It should be obvious to anyone that it's not okay to beat your children daily.

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** "That's not okay" is semi-frequent, sometimes said with an air of YouveGotToBeKiddingMe.
* CaptainObvious: At times. It should be obvious to anyone that it's not okay to beat your children daily.
YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe.
22nd Apr '16 7:26:42 AM Enhas
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** When a guest gets angry at the audience for laughing at them, Dr. Phil always replies that "[[BlatantLies they're laughing at the ridiculous of the situation]]", and never berates the audience for doing so.

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** When a guest gets angry at the audience for laughing at them, Dr. Phil always replies that "[[BlatantLies they're laughing at the ridiculous ridiculousness of the situation]]", and never berates the audience for doing so.
22nd Apr '16 7:21:08 AM Enhas
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** When a guest gets angry at the audience for laughing at them, Dr. Phil always replies that "[[BlatantLies they're laughing at the ridiculous of the situation]]", and never berates the audience for doing so.
20th Apr '16 6:53:03 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Occurs at times when a guest is particularly abusive or obnoxious. Toned-down versions also occur, such as when Dr. Phil is confronted with a guest who responds to his observations with, "Yeah, but..."


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* TheUnfavorite: This sometimes happens in episodes featuring broken families. Often, one child will be labeled as out of control or destructive, even "a devil." While the minor in question does have serious behavior issues, it's often the case that the parents favor siblings over that minor. Skylar is one example from Season 16; she had uploaded a profile to a sugar baby website, gotten three DUIs, and been in a boatload of other trouble while her twin sister Shaylen was an honor student with a good reputation. Yet her parents felt it was okay to constantly belittle Skylar, invade her privacy, and ridicule her attempts at getting treatment.
**Preston is another example; his destructive behavior looks a little different when you know that, though Preston is 15, his dad still spanks him with a belt, over every little thing. In contrast, his brother Adam is held up as what Preston terms "the golden child," whether or not this label is always valid.
20th Apr '16 6:42:29 PM EnglishGuruLady
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**Lately, it's common to hear Dr. Phil say, "This is not an [X] problem, it's a family problem," especially in reference to teens and young adults who are considered out of control.
**When Dr. Phil deals with a teen or young adult who exhibits outrageous behavior, expect to hear, "I don't ask why he/she/you does this. I ask why ''not.''"
**"What were you thinking" is a fairly frequent staple.
**"That's not okay" is semi-frequent, sometimes said with an air of YouveGotToBeKiddingMe.
18th Apr '16 7:15:50 AM Enhas
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* DoubleStandard: Dr. Phil seems to think it okay for women to fight for their lives if necessary, but for men to "run away" from women. Even if they're trying to kill them. If a man fights back, even to defend himself, he's an abusive monster.
14th Apr '16 7:48:44 AM Enhas
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* OnceAnEpisode: Recent seasons have made sure that every show he puts in a word for his newest book at the time, like the ''Life Code'' or ''The 20/20 Diet''. [[InsistentTerminology Published by his son Jay's publishing company]]. Also, not one episode goes by without him mentioning "my and my son Jay's company" Doctor on Demand, or his wife Robin's latest business venture.

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* OnceAnEpisode: Recent seasons have made sure that every show he puts in a word for his newest book at the time, like the ''Life Code'' or ''The 20/20 Diet''. [[InsistentTerminology Published by his son Jay's publishing company]]. [[ShamelessSelfPromoter Also, not one episode goes by without him mentioning "my and my son Jay's company" Doctor on Demand, or his wife Robin's latest business venture.]]
14th Apr '16 7:46:25 AM Enhas
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* OnceAnEpisode: Recent seasons have made sure that every show he puts in a word for his book ''Life Code''. [[InsistentTerminology Published by his son Jay's publishing company]].

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* OnceAnEpisode: Recent seasons have made sure that every show he puts in a word for his newest book at the time, like the ''Life Code''.Code'' or ''The 20/20 Diet''. [[InsistentTerminology Published by his son Jay's publishing company]]. Also, not one episode goes by without him mentioning "my and my son Jay's company" Doctor on Demand, or his wife Robin's latest business venture.
7th Apr '16 12:54:52 PM Enhas
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** In episodes with unruly and out of control children (sometimes adult children, that still live at home), Dr. Phil almost always places the blame on the parents. When one guest called him out on this, saying that he'll blame her because "he'll blame the parents like he always does" (she was a frequent watcher of the show), he was less than pleased. And indeed, he still blamed her for her child's problems.
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