New Guinea Pigs arrive at the Dr. Phil House

March 19, 2009

Couples argue in The Dr. Phil House

Couples argue in The Dr. Phil House

Dr. Phil has often said that his guests are “teaching tools” (aka guinea pigs) for the viewing public  This week, three fighting couples enter the Dr. Phil House, a virtual Habitrail, to teach us what I learn from most of his episodes–that I am way better off than those guests!  The most notable difference between these couples and past feuding family members is that these three women are as aggressive (if not more) than their husbands and are able to stand up to Dr. Phil without looking too stupid.  Aside from the “teaching tool” motive, is the linchpin of Phil’s calling in this world: To Save the Children.  I side with him on that issue and it is one of the reasons my TiVo is still set to The Dr. Phil Show.

PJ

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Rock of Love Charm School vs. Playboy Mansion

December 1, 2008

It’s sometimes not easy to explain the differences between one Reality TV show and another, even when the differences are obvious.  Side by side, here’s a look at two shows that couldn’t be more different, yet are strangely similar:

Rock of Love Charm School vs. Playboy Mansion’s Girls Next Door

Charm School Cast Dressed in Uniform

Charm School Cast Dressed in Uniform

1) Bitches in Heat vs. Bunnies in Love

2) Fuchsia Highlights vs. Pampered Peroxide

3) Sharon Osbourne, Headmistress  vs. Hugh Hefner, Headmaster

4) Charm School Pins vs. Playboy Bunny Diamond Necklaces

5) One Girl Eliminated Each Week vs. One (or more) Girls Move in Each Week

6) Censored language vs. Pixilated Body Parts

7) Competition for $100,000 Prize vs. Share Million Dollar Enterprise

The Girls next Door

The Girls Next Door Share the Love at the Playboy Mansion

8) Bret Michael’s Former Girlfriends vs. Hugh Hefner’s Past, Present,and Future Girlfriends

9) Learn New 10 Commandments vs. Live By The Golden Rule

10) Former Strippers vs. Former Hooters Girls

Although The Girls Next Door have moved on, and “random-ass hoe’s” have moved in, according to Kendra Wilkinson in an interview with Chelsea Handler, viewers will be able to reunite with their favorite Charm School girls on “Rock of Love Bus” premiering January 4th on VH1.

Pj


Your “search term” Q & A …{Blogs}

May 9, 2008

It can be frustrating when your search terms don’t lead you to what you want to know. Several people have found my blog and their questions were not answered. I hope you enjoyed reading anyway, and to thank you for stopping by, I will try to find out some answers for you or point you in the right direction:

Q: How old is Judge Judy?

A: Judge Judy’s birthday is October 21, 1942. I found this on the Dead or Alive website.

Q: Is Robyn leaving Dr. Phil?

A: This story surfaced on April 18th and the official reply is “no comment.” To add your two cents to the discussion, click on this interesting site.

Q: Where can I get Bethany’s book?

A: Check out this link to Bethany Frankel’s official website for all things Bethany.

Q: How do I find a job on the WWE?

A: Here are the job postings on the WWE Corporate Website.

Q: Tell me about the magic life in the white house?

A: This is a title of a book, The magic Life, about a murder mystery at the white house.

Q: Tell me about the poodles in the show?

A: Check out Groomer Has It dog grooming contestant, Sarah Grace McCandless’s blog, The Groomer Mill, for detailed information about all the groomers and the dogs that they groom on the show.

Q: I’m looking for information about the spandex leg man?

A: I couldn’t find the spandex leg man but I found out that the Spandex Man is Toby McGuire. Who knew?

Hope this helps!

PJ


Judge Judy is never short of one-liners

May 6, 2008

I’ve been watching Judge Judy on and off for 10 years, mainly to hear her one liners. I call them Judge Judy-isms. She reminds me of a grandmother, never short of opinions or old fashioned advice. I started writing a list:

1. Beauty fades; dumb is forever.

2. You have to put on your listening ears.

3. I am a truth-telling machine.

4. If you wallow around with pigs, you’re going to get dirty.

5. Where did you think you were coming, to a tea dance?

7. An 8 year old does not need a cell phone!!!

8. If you think that I believe anything you just said, then I’m 5’7″ and 42 years old. Don’t laugh.

9. ‘Uhhm’ is not an answer.

10. Do I look like I need any help from you?

PJ


Round #2 with mamma’s boy {Dr. Phil}

May 5, 2008

I had to wait until the end of the show to hear Dr. Phil say:

To crazy mom (Yolande): “I haven’t had a drink in 40 years, and I’m really thinking…”

To ex-wife (Amanda): “If I were you, happiness would be these folks in my rear-view mirror. I feel like they don’t have a plan for life.”

To adult son living with mom (Pierre): “You’re 40, able-bodied, and intelligent–get off your dead-ass and get a job!”

To audience (PJ et al.): “Am I the only one who thinks this is just really weird?”

No, but parading out a singe nutty family for an entire “update show” is boring, Dr. Phil.

Coming up tomorrow: Round #2 with “king of moochers.” I predict Dr. P will say…(see Comment #3). I’ll be ready with the remote and delete button.

PJ


Dr. Phil reveals he’s “as flexible as a rubber hose”

May 2, 2008

Based on the title of today’s episode, Cougar Craze, I expected Dr. Phil to set the women’s movement back a few years by making the guests look desperate and needy. But Dr. Phil was more worried about the women marginalizing his age group by choosing to dive into a dating pool full of men under 30. Attractive and articulate women over 45 claim that older men “have pot bellies and are rigid and set in their ways.” The show took a bizarre twist when Dr. Phil jumped off his high chair (literally, because today everyone was seated on high wooden chairs facing the audience), unbuttoned his sport coat and said, “I don’t have a pot belly.” The audience breathed a sigh of relief when Dr. P hopped back upon his perch and didn’t remove any more clothing. Then Dr. P said, “I’m as flexible as a rubber hose!” to which the audience of women responded with a resounding, “Oh no he didn’t!” An embarrassed Robin McGraw stood up and gushed, “I’m leaving.” Dr. Phil: “I didn’t mean it like that! Right. The director made the right choice when staging this episode. The guests were seated next to, not around Dr. Phil like they needed therapy, and Dr. Phil sat poised to lead a discussion, rather than give advice. Dr. Phil’s bottom line was: “Age should not be a deal-breaker if you both have the same mind set.” It was an entertaining show and for a minute I thought Dr. Phil might stand up on his chair and beat his chest with his fists, gorilla-style. Maybe that footage will appear on the Dr. Phil Uncensored page.

Have a good weekend,

PJ


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