History YMMV / DoctorPhil

28th Nov '16 4:29:04 PM EnglishGuruLady
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** Sonia, the titular 74-year-old foul-mouthed mother from a recent episode definitely qualifies. Everything out of this woman's mouth is horrendous; she uses racial slurs, tells cops she hopes they get shot, and picks fights with anyone who breathes. Yet she was also molested as a child, abandoned to an orphanage, and raped as an adult. She has a medical background full of surgeries and infections that probably would've killed anyone else. RacistGrandma and general horrible person she may be, but...wow.
20th Apr '16 6:47:28 PM EnglishGuruLady
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**Some of the parents of out of control kids and teens fall into this because it frequently turns out:
**They are abusive or have exhibited those tendencies.
**Their parenting, such as it is, sucks.


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* TheWoobie: Most if not all kids, and some teens, featured on the show. Abused adults also qualify. Often, if a young adult or teen is exhibiting out of control tendencies, he or she becomes a JerkAssWoobie.
18th Apr '16 7:05:31 AM Enhas
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** Only to quickly relapse after that, much worse than before, after which Dr. Phil sent him away for treatment again. He hasn't been mentioned since.
18th Apr '15 5:11:44 AM BaffleBlend
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* WhatTheHellHero: In [[http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/2394 an April 2015 episode]], Dr. Phil gave an abusive husband an all-expenses-paid vacation just because he had a FreudianExcuse, and he just told the abused wife, who was not only pregnant but already had one child who was being just as abused, to get a grip and call Doctor On Demand. In other words, he rewarded the abuser with an expensive gift, and just advertised an expensive and ineffective service to the abused.
2nd Oct '14 10:12:52 PM nekonaito
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Todd Herzog, winner of season 15 of {{Survivor}}, appeared on the show with a severe alcohol addiction. Dr. Phil sent him to rehab for at least 90 days, and Todd came back on the show on its 2000th episode 112 days sober.
22nd Sep '14 11:07:22 AM toongrrl1990
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* JerkassWoobie: Almost everyone in "Inside the Mind of a Mistress" can qualify.
22nd Sep '14 10:59:21 AM toongrrl1990
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The "scorned wives" who snark and bitch at the titular women in "Inside the Mind of a Mistress" appear very judgmental with the result of some viewers not sympathizing with them.
9th Aug '14 11:11:04 AM Twentington
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* ColbertBump: Dr. Phil became famous as a result of his appearances on ''Oprah''.
30th Apr '14 2:45:26 PM 493251gen
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* ColbertBump: Dr. Phil became famous as a result of his appearances on ''Oprah''.
1st Nov '13 12:44:23 PM PandaRosa
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* BileFascination: Dr. Phil frequently has guests on his show that don't have any problem at all, but simply look funny or have an inordinary lifestyle that he seems to gawk at, such as people in plural marriages, or men with many piercings and tattoos on their body, for no other reason than for the audience to snicker and judge them for being comfortable with themselves. To be fair, ''a lot'' of these people have e-mailed themselves requesting that they want to be on the show to alert the world that people like them aren't weirdos. A recent example of this was an infantilist. This was the whole idea behind the appearance of one woman who was essentially the biggest bitch in the world. She mocked her own very autistic cousin because she doesn't like that the girl doesn't understand her unless she speaks simply and [[FelonyMisdemeanor she drools]], and felt we shouldn't have handicapped parking spots so close to the doors because she wants those spots and all hanidcapped people got that way by driving drunk. It was ItsAllAboutMe and for some it broke the suspension of disbelief and they wondered if she was just trolling Phil and everyone else.

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* BileFascination: Dr. Phil frequently has guests on his show that don't have any problem at all, but simply look funny or have an inordinary lifestyle that he seems to gawk at, such as people in plural marriages, or men with many piercings and tattoos on their body, for no other reason than for the audience to snicker and judge them for being comfortable with themselves. To be fair, ''a lot'' of these people have e-mailed themselves requesting that they want to be on the show to alert the world that people like them aren't weirdos. A recent example of this was an infantilist. This was the whole idea behind the appearance of one woman who was essentially the biggest and certainly whiniest bitch in the world. She mocked her own very autistic cousin because she doesn't like that the girl doesn't understand her unless she speaks simply and [[FelonyMisdemeanor she drools]], and felt we shouldn't have handicapped parking spots so close to the doors because she wants those spots and all hanidcapped people got that way by driving drunk. It was ItsAllAboutMe and for some it broke the suspension of disbelief and they wondered if she was just trolling Phil and everyone else.
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