Last August I went to a taping of the Dr. Phil show. The show aired yesterday. Many of you emailed me to let me know you saw me on TV. A few of you sent me emails with opinions on the somewhat controversial show.
I intentionally didn't tell you ahead of time I would be on TV yesterday. I was secretly hoping they would cut me out of the episode.
I am basically a very shy person. The idea of all of you watching me on TV freaked me the hell out. Also, I was very nervous when all the cameras came out of the ceiling and walls to film me. My voice wavered and I may have stammered a lot and I pretty much looked like a loser.
Plus … omigod … have any of you ever seen yourself on a 50 inch flat screen? Holy hell! Where's Dr. Nichter when you need a shitload of immediate on-the-air plastic surgery?
Some people knew they were going to be filmed when they went there. They got their hair and make-up professionally done. I was just there. Dr. Phil talked to me during a commercial break and then asked me talk on camera for a few brief moments.
The episode was on the mommy wars.
No bitching about photo quality, okay?
Dr. Phil wanted a controversial show to improve ratings so he intentionally pitted working and stay at home moms against each other.
I didn't like the whole concept of mom against mom. Here's a very crappy photo of me looking serious while talking to Dr. Phil. All those lines across my chin and neck are from the TV. I swear.
I didn't know what the show was about when I went to the taping. I thought it was going to be about bloggers. The most successful mommy blogger in the country world was a guest on the show. Some of you know Heather Armstrong as Dooce. I sat in the row behind her during the taping. After the filming concluded, I met Heather and her husband, Jon, and their new baby, Marlo. Heather was very nice.
The primary spokesperson for the stay at home moms was Jessica Gottlieb. Jessica voiced strong opinions when she had opportunities to speak on the show. Dr. Phil called Jessica "sanctimonious" and "judgmental." I don't think Jessica agreed with him on either of those descriptions.
So what did I have to say while on the Dr. Phil show?
Really, I didn't have much to say.
"Can't we all just get along?" or something along those lines.
I'm practically a celebrity now, don't ya think?
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