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Series / The Doctor Oz Show

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The Dr. Oz Show is an American syndicated television talk show, hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and teaching professor at Columbia University who became famous for his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show from 2004 until 2009. In the first season the show was nominated for an Emmy in best informative talk show and Dr. Oz took home an Emmy for best talk show host. The show discusses various medical problems and what to do about them.


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  • All Men Are Perverts: One guest stated that the reason most men would rather skip the foreplay is because, "to a man, sex is about having your penis touched and waiting to have your penis touched." Dr. Oz agreed with her.
  • Author Appeal: On at least one episode, he dedicated an entire segment to homeopathy — which these days is generally considered a pseudoscience. This is the main reason he was called in to testify to the U.S. Senate about his show.
  • Author Tract: A cardiothoratic surgeon who thinks all surgeons are "arrogant" and "assholes" who manipulate data and can't see the forest for the trees.
  • Artifact Title: The medical equivalent of Maury Povich, and, if the article by The New Yorker is to be believed, the only doctor many of his viewers trust. He was finally forced to accede this after the Senate hearing: It is no longer a "medical show".
    Michael K.: But really, if it’s not a medical show, why doesn’t he just drop the “Dr” in the title and call it Oz? Oh wait, there was a show called Oz and that was a show that really worked medical miracles, because every time I saw Christopher Meloni’s muscled-up ass bounce up and down all my ailments went away.
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  • Audience Participation: At least one lucky member gets to be the "assistant of the day", and sometimes the front row or even the whole studio gets in on something.
  • Big Applesauce: Filmed in New York. Call-outs for participants to appear on the show usually specify that they must live in New York, or at least the tri-state area.
  • Belly Dancer: There's been at least one.
  • Boring, but Practical: The reason why Dr. Oz normally wears scrubs on the show is that there's usually a segment where he's actually handling preserved organs (or some other demonstration that ends up being messy).
  • Confession Cam: Used all the time, both for serious situations and not-so-serious ones.
  • Dress Coded For Your Convenience: Dr. Oz normally wears scrubs. If he shows up in a collared shirt and tie (or even a full-out suit), you can bet the day's topic is going to be more serious.
  • Everybody Has Lots of Sex: Or at least they would if they followed his advice.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Each season seems to be trying to one-up the last on what they can get past the radar.
  • I Can't Dance: Dr. Oz likes for fans to teach him new dances. His actual skill at performing them is not nearly as great as his enthusiasm, which tends to make the whole clip quite entertaining.
  • I'm Not a Doctor, but I Play One on TV: Actually averted, as Dr. Oz still performs surgery one day a week outside shooting the show. His logic is that he can either patch up a few people a day, or he can educate the nation on how to put him out of business.
    • Although for a heart surgeon, most of his topics are surprisingly unrelated to heart surgery...
    • He still has his license, and he does more consultation and surgery during the summer break than while filming the show.
  • Mr. Fanservice: The doctor himself. It's suspected that part of the reason he urges women to have more sex is so their husbands don't get jealous. After all, if hubby gets more nookie, it's good that his wife watched the show, yes?
  • Mood Whiplash: A single show can switch from a very serious conversation with women who have lost family members to cancer over to audience members passing brightly colored balls representing poop through a plastic tube representing the colon.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: He doesn't miss a beat when discussing sensitive topics, and has no trouble with giddy, giggly Assistant of the Days who jump at the chance to give him a hug or kiss on the cheek.
  • Open Heart Dentistry: He's specifically a heart doctor, but his topics range all over. Certain episodes might make the viewer think he's a gynecologist...
  • Product Placement: Most of the products shown (especially vitamins and supplements) are Brand X, but Dove and Pedigree are often mentioned by name if the segment is about skin care or pet care.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: The game of the day will be INTRODUCED! IN! THIS! FASHION! with Audience Participation.
  • She's Got Legs: Almost all of the women who appear in his audience, as well as serve as assistants of the day seem to almost always wear something that would show off and/or accentuate their legs, from short skirts to leggings.
  • Spinoff: Like so many other things, from Oprah.
  • You Can Panic Now:
    • [x]: THE SILENT KILLER (so silent only Dr. Oz has heard of it)
    • PLASTIC CONTAINERS GIVE YOU CANCER! ... If you leave them out in the sunlight for a month, then microwave them repeatedly, then drink the bile that's been in there the entire time.


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