Thursday, April 20, 2006

You Can't Have It Both Ways

I'm going to elaborate on one of my random thoughts from yesterday. Dr. Phil's wife a.k.a Robin McGraw. She has always bugged me. The way she sits in the audience every show comes off as too "little woman" for me. I can admit that's judgmental on my part since I have no idea what she is like as a person and maybe that's the problem. It's the same way I feel about Laura Bush. They are in the public eye, we know them for who their husbands are, and it stops there.

Last week my being "bugged" by Robin turned into "highly irritated". She was on stage with Dr. Phil talking with a 66 year old woman who lied about her age on her Internet dating profile. This woman felt that no one would be interested in her if she told her real age. It's was then that Robin opened her mouth and had the gall to say that she never lied about her age. ROBIN! ARE YOU KIDDING ME! Your face is pulled so freakin' tight I'm surprised you can even blink! She has spent thousands of dollars lying to herself about her age. I would of had some respect for her if she had fessed up to not wanting to look older (who wants to?) or had addressed our society's worship for the young and fear of growing old. Nope, she sat there and said that she liked telling people her age because inevitably people always say "You don't look 52!". She needs to schedule some professional time with her hubby but he's a fucking hypocrite too.

My favorite example of this was the show that had three flat chested girls as guests, and they were arguing the case for boob jobs. If they convinced Dr. Phil of a true need for one he would pay for it. I had heard Dr. Phil talk about plastic surgery before and he always made the point that in most cases what needed fixed was something on the inside. I watched this show with some personal interest being flat chested myself, I wanted to hear that a woman's worth is not her breast size, something I came to terms with a long time ago. NOPE! He gave boob jobs to all three of them. And the convincing reasons? It would help their self esteems and make their bodies look more proportioned, that was it.
I've never looked at Dr. Phil as some serious show that's going to fix the ills of society, it's entertainment. At this point I find it so hypocritical it's not worth the little bit of entertainment it offers. I'm done with Dr. Phil. I've switched to Ellen. Her show is infinitely more uplifting. As Cameo and I have agreed upon, if you're having a bad day, nothing can cheer you up like watching Ellen shake her booty.

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Blogger something blue said...

I think Robin and Laura are going for the "behind every great man is a woman." But how great are their men? (Dr. Phil - it's not hard to look smart when there are so many loco people and you can always use the edit feature to make them look even more insane.)

I love cranking the TV when Ellen dances! I've always wanted to throw a big party and have Tony come to DJ. Whahoo that would be Fun!

11:36 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

I am with Something Blue about having Tony DJ a party.

But I am even more with you about Dr. Phil's wife. She makes me crazy. I mean her big claim to fame is that she is someones wife. And so hypocritical as you have pointed out. Ug

5:35 PM  
Blogger Marcie said...

If you ever throw that party you have to invite us:)

6:12 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

you kidding me?
i think Dr. Phil is a sell-out.
I used to watch it when i thought i was having real psychological advices. But no. That has proven to br wrong.

Smart choice you made. And yah, Ellen is more uplifting.
And think of Paris Hilton. That woman is flat chested and she has the money to do whatever she wants and look at her - proud of being so. With that one, she deserves my thumbs up!

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

I never liked Robin either. She has that same smugness that Laura has. I'd like to bitch slap both of them for being so smarmy.

I don't watch Dr. Phil much but I'm a bit disappointed that he gave in to the boob job thing.

Yeah..I'd love to be more proportioned, too, but as I lamented in that RHOC post a couple weeks ago, everyone running out and getting boob jobs just perpetuates this false picture of femininity.

Apparently Dr. Phil disagrees. He can spin it any way he wants but obviously he buys into it, too. Puh! Fuck 'em both.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I agree; Ellen's booty-shaking is MUCH more entertaining.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Analisa said...

Here from IzzyMom to say, "Well said!" Totally with you on Dr. Phil and on Ellen!

4:03 PM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

I hate Dr. Phil. I've read some really horrible things about the way he actually treats people on that show. I can't remember whose blog it was on but it was pretty recently. He gives terrible advice that could seriously hurt people (my mom and all her friends are therapists, so I hear a lot about this kind of stuff).

And even though I fully intended NOT to like Ellen, because it seemed such a trendy thing to do, she is really funny and personable! I totally like her show.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Dr.Phil paid for those girls boob jobs to make them look more proportional, maybe he could also pay for Robin's eye enlargement. She’s got such a big head with those tiny eyes. If she’s not in need of a good proportioning then I don't know what is.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Faustina said...

I love dr. Phils show and always get a little upset when somebody disses him. But I choked when he said he didn't want his wife to not look her age. To use one of his own quotes: did somebody step in here and staple "dumb" on my forehead?

4:55 AM  
Anonymous Julie Larson said...

Robin was on Rachael Ray today, talking about how she looks how shes does because of her "natural beauty regimen". Hah! She looks like she's pumped so full of botox, she belongs in a wax museum. I'm glad someone else finds her irritating. I thought I was the only one!

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank Goodness, I totaly agree with you, about Robin McGraw. That woman has had so many cosmetic procedures her face looks as if it's made of plastic. I think it's hilarious that she sits on TV everyday with that blank expression on her face. Today she was admonishing a woman who wanted a face lift and said that she, Robin, would never have a barbaric face lift. ha ha ha No, she only has face lifts aren't barbaric. ha ha Oh, and her teeth aren't real either!

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah seriously she is so freakin annoying and what a hypocrite, she has most definetly had a ton of plastic work, lipo, boobs and her face is so tight bet she can hardly blink. Both hav eturned into big fat phonies. And did ya know Phil was married once befor and cheated on his first wife?

10:46 AM  
Blogger Max said...

If you really want to know the truth behind Dr. Phil you have to read 'The Making of Dr. Phil' where it is talked about things such as the fact that Dr. Phil has been stripped of his license to practice psychology. And he supposedly cheated on his first wife.

Also, Robin has obviously had breast augmentation surgery: no woman of that physique has breasts that size - just compare them to her upper arms, for instance.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous alicia pilotta said...

Robin mcgraw needs to live in reality just read her twitter! She doesnt have a clue what the real world is!She spends all day primping or in the drs getting hormones or the dentist getting caps!! Which by the way are hugh for her mouth!!

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin Mcgraw should consider staying home and getting a life instead of hanging off her husband every day of the week in the audience! Truth be told I think she has Dr. Phil by the cahoonas big time. See her in the commercial for his show?? Again here she is hanging off his sleeve. How pathetic she is and how pathetic he is for not being able to stand up to this botox bitch.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't this woman get a life of her own?? I think when Oprah gave Dr Oz his show it was with the condition that he must leave his wife at home!!
Funny how whenever he says that he wakes up in the morning and asks himself how he can make life better for her, Robin agrees but never says that's how she starts her day too! major loser x 2

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do I start about Robin McGraw!
How about: Perfume,make up, candles, books, etc etc. I hate her twangy accent. I am sure she is getting speaking lessons because sometimes she loses her twang.

these two, Dr phil and Robin are hucksters!!!

Pretty soon the two of them will be promoting and producung tv shows and movies!!!
thank you for letting me vent!

8:47 AM  
Blogger JustSayin said...

Robin's constant focus on "charity" is ridiculous, just to get a tax write-off. How come nobody has commented on the fact that she is the worst freaking commentator in the universe? Those freaking annoying hand gestures that seem so phony. God her face is so weird; it has literally not one wrinkle on it but she still looks so old. And the way she dresses like a weird Marie Osmond doll! Her eyes are like little slits and her annoying lisp. I can't take her for five seconds. I would love to see her try to launch a charity that is not promoted and assisted by her husband.

10:09 AM  
Blogger JustSayin said...

She bragged that she gave 50,000 away and I just did the math on my computer and it is .1% of what Dr. Phil made in one that is one year. So they're literally writing about giving the equivalent of 100th of a penny.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to like Phil way back before he became a self righteous blow hard...and Robin ..Please...her latest crap that he is promoting bandaids for kids with kitties and puppies on them for kids and baby wipes/tissues with the stupid baby names...like they really need the money and theres not a million of those things already out there (how original) and her overpriced skin creams that dont work like all the other celebs. She is so fake I want to gag when shes on the show!!! I wouldnt have a problem with him promoting someone who deserved it. Wake up Doc!

12:02 PM  

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