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Lately I I’ve been switching over to something else to watch wishing the first 5 mins. I enjoyed the adoption scammer episodes but that’s a rare treat. In addition to everything else I hate about this guy, the intros showing him conferring with staff before going on stage is so contrived. Between the hawking of his podcasts, Life Coach Mike, Robyn’s skin care line, his son Jay and whatever other crap he’s promoting, he barely has time for guests. Robyn looks like she’s wasting away to nothing. 

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Wow! Today's show covered all the bases; shilling for No. 7, complete with "company beauty expert" and touting the accomplishments of his son. Since I missed most of it, did he also pat himself on the back for his: books, how long he's been doing this and that it is definitely NOT his first rodeo?

What a hack! What a joke. Springer 2.0.
 

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Maybe consider this as a warning, but I have a feeling Coach Mike is going to be on tomorrow's episode with the guy who who lost weight and gained it all back.

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I wonder if today's man who lost a lot of weight, and regained even more, was refused by My 600 lb Life?   So this was the second choice?    

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Yeah. Imagine getting turned down for a show like THAT! 

Really? This dude goes to all that trouble and time, and WORK and he does what? Just stuffs his face again?!! These people are hopeless pathetic messes. This is all of your own doing. 

And that kid in tomorrow's show? Nico? Is he related to this guy because he sure looks like it!

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2 hours ago, Sam Spayaid said:

And that kid in tomorrow's show? Nico? Is he related to this guy because he sure looks like it!

That's actually going to be Monday's show*; tomorrow's show is about the girl who was held captive and her captor claims that it was consensual.

(I thought that was a girl at first until I saw the semi-topless shot.)

 

*another angry/violent video game-addicted son, the topic Dr. Phil just can't stop covering.

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17 hours ago, iHateAmpersands said:

*another angry/violent video game-addicted son, the topic Dr. Phil just can't stop covering.

Now don't forget the ever popular Cat Fishing episodes spotlighting incredibly stupid people who handed over their life savings to some idiot they have never laid eyes on, a dead beat son/daughter who lives in a car, is addicted to meth/smack/crack/booze, is completely subsidized by very stupid parents, has never held a job and the sucker parents got stuck raising their grandchild/children, an out-of-control asshole teen but I guess that's been covered in the above quote or, last but not least, a husband/wife screwing around. That's pretty much Phil's playlist.

Have I left anything out?

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Sorry, I can't watch shows where the topic involves people that have been tortured.  It's too upsetting. Where are the so-called teaching moments? Urgh.

I'm not fond of Phil arguing with delusional people either, while the audience laugh. Today's episode was a case in point. The guest had serious issues and was not treated with compassion. Her family, her niece excepted, were more concerned about themselves and her father was a bit of a clown. How do they know she wasn't raped? She was delusional so it's hard to tell.

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Next week includes angry, violent son #666, mooching moms and exploiting covering the Doomsday Couple story:

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2/24: Our Device-Addicted, Violent Teen Controls the House

Kathi says she lives in fear of her 14-year-old son, Nico, who refuses to attend school and has charged thousands of dollars to buy tokens for video games; when she tries to get him to put down the controls, he terrorizes the household.

2/25: My Mooching Mom Has 5 Months to Get a Life

Cindy's daughter, Cheyenne, is a 24-year-old college student, her primary caretaker and sole financial supporter; Cheyenne's boyfriend wants to propose but says he doesn't want Cindy ruling their future.

2/26: A Blown Inheritance and Threats With a Loaded Gun: Our Mother Is out of Control

Siblings say their mother, Sherry, has blown through a $250,000 inheritance in the past 11 months by running up bar tabs with her friends and strangers, buying lavish things, popping non-prescribed pills and washing them down with rum.

2/27: Doomsday Couple Flee to Hawaii: Family of Missing Children Speak Out

Lori Vallow appears not to care that two of her children have disappeared, and she is in Hawaii with her fifth husband, Chad Daybell; four untimely deaths surround Lori and Chad; family members speak to Dr. Phil.

2/28: Real Life Pretty Woman ... Not so Pretty Ending!

Jessica believed that once she married her Prince Charming, Jerry, she would never have to work as an escort again; 27 years later, she says he is a lying, uncaring psychopath, and she has been raped and abused multiple times by her clients.

 

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Mooching Mom will only work out for the daughter if fiance sticks to his guns, and they move away from the mother, and they never let her in the door to their place.  Otherwise, the old bat will be parked in their home for life. 

The one on Wednesday might be fun too, where the woman blew through $250k in less than a year.  

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"Device Addicted Teen" episode on Monday...,what is wrong with that kids speech?  It's almost like the way a 4 year old speaks. And he's really overweight for a 14 year old. What a mess. All 3 of them 

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1 hour ago, chenoa333 said:

"Device Addicted Teen" episode on Monday...,what is wrong with that kids speech?  It's almost like the way a 4 year old speaks. And he's really overweight for a 14 year old. What a mess. All 3 of them 

Dr. Phil always says, "What's your payoff?" when people are doing really senseless things.  I wonder what is the payoff for that kid's behavior when he is dirty, foul-mouthed, etc., etc., etc.  And when they send him away to "detox" from his addiction to video games, the parents bring him home after 9 days because it's cold and it's like a boot camp.  (In other words, exactly what he needs.)

Dad is so dysfunctional he "passes out" whenever a hard decision needs to be made, and Mom thinks the answer to the son's threatening behavior is just to lock up all the knives.  I hope the older son stays away.  These folks have created this mess, and are not willing to proactively do anything to fix it.

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1 hour ago, AZChristian said:

These folks have created this mess, and are not willing to proactively do anything to fix it.

That about sums it up.

I have to FF though the bratty children episodes.  It makes me hate kids.

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1 hour ago, parrotfeathers said:

That about sums it up.

I have to FF though the bratty children episodes.  It makes me hate kids.

You are better than I am.  I just turn those episodes off.

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15 hours ago, parrotfeathers said:

It makes me hate kids.

Hmmm.....too late for that. Already done and probably in no small part to seeing totally bat shit crazy money-sucking brats on shows like this.

Anyone else not think that these segments taped "at home" are phony as hell?

Come on...there's a bloody CAMERA CREW there, in their home, and they're just supposed to be catching the person acting like a total unhinged asshole nutcase? Or how about those poignant really stupid shots of them looking off, wistfully in the distance. 

Starting with the good "doctor" - who has questionable credentials to begin with - this show is so full of shit, it's ridiculous.

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I wish a kid like this was "acting" for the cameras but I can say that all three of my kids have known kids like this when they were in elementary and middle school. Both of these parents are woefully dysfunctional as parents. Good grief...they have zero parenting strategy or skills with which to deal with their son. Not surprised they allowed him to leave this wilderness camp after nine days. I've seen this particular program showcased a few years back on TV. I forget the network, might have been MTV...anyway...it's located in the Northwest and the "hikes" are in the desert of Oregon and in the surrounding hills. They sleep in tents and the weather is brutal. Very rugged camping and conditions for kids like Nico. Most get through it but others cannot hack it.  Frankly, I think Nico would have been better served to be put in a therapeutic residential treatment program/school where he gets therapy, schooling and therapeutic activities like horseback riding and caring for a horse or another ranch type activity. Now he's back to square one with all the dysfunction and the physical abuse/anger that is raging around him and to him. And...he's getting older and bigger. It's scary to think that he could be one of these lone wolf "incel" guys in a few years using the internet to buy guns and using them...Dr.Phil goofed on this one. Wrong place for this particular child.

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21 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

"Device Addicted Teen" episode on Monday...,what is wrong with that kids speech?  It's almost like the way a 4 year old speaks. And he's really overweight for a 14 year old. What a mess. All 3 of them 

Yeah, that kid will be on My 600 Lb Life within a decade if nothing changes.

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Does anyone else think the current episode about "My Mooching Mom has 5 Months" is fake? The daughter is so clueless, the boyfriend is a fool, and the whole thing is just bizarre.    The mother getting banned by QVC for using several accounts, in the daughter and other relatives' names is called identity theft, and since the accounts weren't paid, why isn't there anything on the show about collection agencies, or fraud charges?     Plus, if mommy dearest is told to leave, she's not going without an eviction notice.     The mother is a total fraud, and I'm wondering if everyone else involved is also. 

I could have skipped  Dr. Phil's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, fortunately, I got to the mute button.   

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Oddly, Dr. Phil is not on today at it's normal weekly time: 3 p.m. PST on CBS. It's just the local nightly news from Los Angeles. I wonder what they did with him 😄

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3 hours ago, kicksave said:

I wish a kid like this was "acting" for the cameras but I can say that all three of my kids have known kids like this when they were in elementary and middle school. Both of these parents are woefully dysfunctional as parents. Good grief...they have zero parenting strategy or skills with which to deal with their son. 

Something I don't recall their following up on . . . they said the kid had charged up thousands of dollars (on the parents' credit cards) to buy gaming tokens.  Why in Heaven's name did the parents not CANCEL those cards, or notify the credit card company to put restrictions on them?  

They all apparently reveled in their mutual dysfunction.  Run, older son, RUN!!!!

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On 2/24/2020 at 5:35 PM, chenoa333 said:

"Device Addicted Teen" episode on Monday...,what is wrong with that kids speech?  It's almost like the way a 4 year old speaks. And he's really overweight for a 14 year old. What a mess. All 3 of them 

I wonder if the kid is on the autism spectrum.

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4 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

I could have skipped  Dr. Phil's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, fortunately, I got to the mute button. 

I record it and thankfully fast forwarded it.  I wonder if anyone really watched it.  Crazy mooching mama has a problem for sure.  If that guy marries the caretaker daughter he may be in for a marriage of misery unless he has gonads the size of Texas.  Moocher is not going to let go without a fight.  

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Oh my gosh that poor girl looks so exhausted.  Her eyes are so dark.  I feel terrible for her. 

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It takes a lot of cajones to mooch off a kid who is still in college and just trying to get by. I asked Poetic Jr if he would mind if I moved into his off campus apartment with him and he would have to wait on me while I watched TV all day and shopped online using his credit and financial aid. His eyeroll was huge. 

Clearly most of mom's problems were mental. Lots of people have arthritis and work and support themselves. I think she is just freaked by the possibility of not being cared for, like she has her whole life and has retreated into a faux reality of sickness. She doesn't need the PnP Center, she needs a life coach and a social worker. 

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My family has the condition that she claims she has.  Most of us are fine for the most part (I have to be careful while walking so I don't turn an ankle causing massive damage) but my brother has his aorta replaced at 45 due to the condition.  And he works everyday like the rest of us, so he using that as an excuse not to work is BS

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Ever so humble, Dr. (?) P. must brag about his "star" on the Walk of Fame but as some of us already know, ANYONE can BUY a star on that street. Yep. You BUY IT....YOU DON'T EARN IT so just yet another thing he has to bluster about.

In keeping with my theory about the show being mostly fake, haven't you ever wondered why the same above-mentioned camera crew are always there to witness the screaming, shrieking and general bat shit crazy behavior of this person at home?!!! 

I'll just let that sink in and mention that a friend of mine got banned/blocked from the Dr. P. Face Book page for expressing views that were "too honest" and questioned everything from Phil's credentials - still under scrutiny - to these phony "at home" sneak peeks into this idiot's life.

Maybe he's looking to claim the mantle from Jerry Springer or Maury Povich.....other purveyors of quality television shows.

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