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Dr. Phil's Get Real Retreat

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by Dave_N, Nov 14, 2008.

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  1. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    Hey guys, is anyone watching the Dr. Phil's Get Real Retreat show every thursday in november on Dr. Phil? I watched it yesterday and it was awesome. I think a lot of you guys should watch it. He has 14 people (2 men and 12 women) who have either been victimized (physically or sexually) or are substance abusers. One lady is suicidal and she was talking to a lady whose father killed himself. There was also a blackman who was raped by a white man when he was 9 years old. It's a very emotionally charged show though.

    Has anyone been following it?
  2. HappyAZaClaM

    HappyAZaClaM Guest

    well Dave, as you know, I'm a huge Dr. Phil fan from way back. so, I
    thought I'd tape them all and then watch em all together on one night.
    sort of a Dr. Phil marathon, yes. I must say I am really looking foreward
    to my Dr. phil marathon with much anticipation :puke:
  3. anonymous51

    anonymous51 Staff Alumni

    From what Ive heard is that Dr. Phil is very condescending, and likes to prey on the mentally ill and the weak in order to boost ratings. Although we dont get him over here so I cant really say :dunno:.

    It sounds like his agenda is "lets get a bunch of wackos in a house so we can get closeups of them having mental breakdowns, thatll be great for the network" rather than "lets actually try and help these people."
  4. SmilePretty

    SmilePretty Staff Alumni

    Wade made me cry.

    actually the whole thing made me cry...but wade especially.
  5. HappyAZaClaM

    HappyAZaClaM Guest

    Dr. Phil came took runner up in the "Big Fat PumpkinHead" contests of 2007
    and 2008. he was out pumpkin headed only by Rush Limbaugh.
  6. And to think he got his network start with a recommendation from Oprah :rolleyes:

    The man is a buffoon.
  7. jonstark

    jonstark Well-Known Member

    I hope Dr Phil dies. :smile:
  8. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

  9. HappyAZaClaM

    HappyAZaClaM Guest

    nah!! it'd be cool if Oprahs new boyfriend (whoever the hell that is)
    went on Dr. Phil and beat him up and the clip got on youtube :biggrin:

    I don't want him to DIE. maybe just get pied once a week when there
    happened to be a film crew handy. fun stuff like that :laugh:
  10. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    I think Dr. Phil genuinely wants to help these people, and also boost ratings at the same time. I like how his shows are graphic and compelling.
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