September 14, 2006, - 4:48 pm

Bride of Phil: Annoying Dr. Phil’s Wife, Mrs. Phil, Joins Psychobabble-onia

By Debbie Schlussel
He’s fat, but gives diet advice. He cheated on his first wife, but chastises all other cheaters (besides him) on his silly daytime talk show. The annoying Dr. Phil is bad enough.
Unfortunately, now, Bride of Phil a/k/a Mrs. Phil a/k/a Robin McGraw is dishing out advice. And what are her qualifications for this? Well, she’s married to Dr. Phil. And that’s about it.
Today’s USA Today Life section has a half-page ad for Mrs. Phil’s new book, “Inside My Heart.” Are you really interested in what is inside Mrs. Phil’s heart? Tough. The ad tells you anyway, featuring this pyschobabblish quote:

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Please Go Away: Dr. Phil & Mrs. Phil

I am on a mission to get you excited about your life, excited about being a woman in this day and time [DS: Translation, guys this book ain't for you--even the ones who actually watch Dr. Phil or Oprah.] My goal is to help you see your life as I see mine: a vast array of choices that can bring you closer to the person you long to be. Your life is waiting for you to claim it. It’s all in the choosing.

Puh-leeze. This woman lucked out and married a guy who lucked out by meeting Oprah. Not exactly advice the common woman can emulate.
Taking bets on how many weeks ’til it’s in the dollar bargain bin at Barnes & Noble.

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“My goal is to help you see your life as I see mine: a vast array of choices that can bring you closer to the person you long to be. Your life is waiting for you to claim it. It’s all in the choosing.”
If I married a multi-millionaire I would have a vast array of choices, too. I don’t care at all for Dr. Phil, but at least he can claim he earned his money (as much as phonies like he and Oprah earn money).
I’ll just never understand the popularity of HOprah, Dr. Phil, and HOprah’s new pet Rachael Ray.

The_Man on September 14, 2006 at 7:44 pm

the doctor a fraud wrote would write a diet book and he as fat as artie lange. she should have a book, LOOK AT MY PLASTIC BOTOX FACE,without opfah he be just another college professor banging his students

PNAMARBLE on September 14, 2006 at 7:53 pm

Here’s what gets me about Gro-prah and Dr. Full-of-himself and their ‘diet’ books. Two very wealthy people with access to things the average person will never touch. They will have their own gym in their home. They will hire the best personal trainers who will drag their fat butts out of bed and put them through a workout in that fancy gym. They will hire a nutritionist to make all their meals and see that they eat perfectly. When all is said and done, they will hire a ghost writer to pen the book that tells how ‘they’ did it even though they have ‘done’ nothing! And on top of that, they still look like crap!
Most people who work out, do not have millions to spend on all this stuff, yet they get better results.
Toss the Docs wife onto that trash heap of advice givers that know nothing. I wonder if she even met the writer of her book. Or if she’s even read it.

MagicalPat on September 14, 2006 at 8:32 pm

I think they would have been successful even if they’d not met Oprah, that is just the kind of people they are. I thought both of her books were very good. She gives some good advice. I don’t always agree with him, but he has some good concepts and a good heart. Green eyed monster here maybe?.
Take what you can use toss the rest.

Linda on July 21, 2011 at 10:03 am

Wow, All true. I’ve always thought that the people who follow these tv personalities and their advice are only sheep- following blindly with no proof to support. It started with Oprah’s book club. How pathetic is it that each book she suggests immediately goes on the best seller list. Sheesh. Now, have you taken a look at Mrs. Phil’s face lately!!!???? Wow. The next Catwoman. Cut back on the botox and facelifts lady, actually, it’s too late now. Pathetic people cling to these celebrities for advice on how to run their lives when the celebrities can’t even run their own lives.

Julie on December 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Robin McGraw is annoying to me also. She wants to have her 15 minutes of fame. Dr. Phil has gotten old too. Let them both disappear from the air waves.

    Jess on December 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Wow watched Dr. Phil today episode called I Did Not Try to Blind My Wife. Which after today’s episode it may be last episode. The last few weeks I’ve been getting annoyed with him trying to push his wife’s new program or whatever it is called Aspire Initiative & it just gets annoying. About like how for ever he talked about his newest book. Well today’s episode went way to far. At about 30min. Into show after commercial break comes back it shows couple of show tapes he reaches in his left pocket. Then he starts giving dude advice then he talking about his wife’s new Aspire Initiative & how people do such & such. Well Camera man is probably fired now!! They panned to Robyn & she’s talking what looks like to herself which I thought wow Dr. Phil’s wife’s crazy & talks to herself! Then I noticed him faith his left eye and then his head turned & I saw it. He had ear piece in & was getting info from his wife. This explains why she was yapping to herself. I rewinded it and the microphone is right on top her dress. That did it for me. This show went overboard pushing her on me. Now she giving advice to people. People who don’t believe watch the episode I’m talking about & you will see her 1st talking to herself then he twitches his left eye. Guess that supposed to be her Qu for stop talking shut up I can’t concentrate with you yapping. Heck woman I’m trying like hell to make you famous letting you be seen on every episode leaving with him then he’s pushing her new pet project on all of America. Is that the Good Dr. Phil’s way of giving his wife something to do so she will leave him alone for a while! Here is my advice DR.PHIL No one cares what Robyn thinks or does. Now I officially don’t care what Dr. Phil says anymore.

chuck on December 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I thought I was the only one who thought Robin McGraw is annoying and has a need to be famous. It was bad enough that I had to listen to Dr. Phil say every single day that he wrote a book and his son Jay is the publisher. Talk about Nepotism. The problem I have with this new project of domestic violence (well I have a couple)of hers is that she is copying so many other programs out there and trying to take the credit for them. She has no real experience with domestic violence and should leave it up to the experts. I find her lacking credibility and experience in this matter. People do not watch Dr. Phil to hear Robin.

Patty on January 20, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Another gem of a “Dr. Phil Show” today. The full-of-herself Robin was actually using the problems of a downtrodden woman as the means for promoting her own skin care products. Under the guise of helping the woman, Robin gave an endless sales pitch for each of the five products in a studio salon decorated with pictures of herself everywhere. She claims to have formulated the skin care line herself – what exactly are her qualifications? The same qualifications that entitle her to counsel people? Let’s face it Robin’s gleaming white teeth and plastic face are hardly her the result of her own natural beauty.

Holly on April 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I was also feeling annoyed by Robin watching the show today.The entire show was created just so she could promote her new line of skin products. She babbled on about how much these products can help your skin and how she created them, funny she never mentioned that these products in conjunction with plastic surgery, botox and God know what other procedures she has had done to her face can make you look good. She is not qualified to give her opinion an anything as far as Im concerned. All Dr Phil does now days is promote himself, his Son’s ,his wife and on occasion his grandchildren.

    christy on April 12, 2014 at 3:34 am

It seems as though someone on the Dr. Phil show said once that Robin worked as ” an engineer” at some point .? It seems that no evidence is found that she has a college degree. Also, I thought I heard her say on several occasions that she has stated that she has a proprietary ingredient ( Edelweiss flower) in her new skin care line but there are several cosmetics and skin care products on the internet that advertise that their product contains this flower.? Also, Dr. Phil’s shows are becoming embarrassing to watch as they are starting to sound like infomercials for Robin’s products. I feel a little uncomfortable about her ” wanting to help abused women” when Sara Morrison claims she was abused by Dr.Phil and Robin “stood by her man.” Phil and Robin don’t seem honest to me.

faith on April 14, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Well, folks, today was the absolute worst of the Robin McGraw show. Unbelievable. She restored 3 or 4 downtrodden women with her new brand of makeup–which even cures acne. Now they are all pretty enough to go find that man! The first 20 minutes of the show featured a woman badly in need of Robin’s so-called expertise and the beauty products that would give her the self-esteem to dump the looser she brought to the show. This is getting unbearable. There is no longer any pretense about the purpose of the show. Robin’s makeup (named after the granddaughter) bestows the self-esteem all women are lacking!

Denise on April 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm

I was shocked at the way Robin is peddling her skin care line specifically to women who are affected by physical abuse! It’s not just the one show either, I just watched an episode of the Dr’s and here she is again. There are these women at home who are abused and have little to no self esteem who are going to dig in their pockets & buy her face junk because they see how “happy” these woman are on TV. Shame on her.

rosalie on May 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

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