When the Dr. Phil
show premiered in 2002 David Letterman
began featuring out of context
snippets of the show on his own Late Show with David Letterman
. It seems that Dave
took delight in tweaking the doctor's image, as in addition to these segments he also claimed that good 'ol Phil
used to be married to Oprah Winfrey
, among other false things. Typically once or twice (or even three times) a night Dave
would pause the action on the show and ask for some words of wisdom from Dr. Phil
himself. Then, after a card with the doctor's smiling faces comes up on screen, we were treated to a piece of Phil
olicous sentiment that is taken totally out of context
. As of mid-2003 the segment appears sparingly, if at all; it seems to have met the same fates as other past-gags on the show such as Campaign 2000
and tossing things off the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater
while other, more popular segments such as Late Show Top Ten
, Is This Anything?
, and Will It Float?
Past "Words of Wisdom" featured on the show include...
- It is what it is, the only time is now.
- I've had a vasectomy, and I've had it reversed!
- I do yell at my children and I don't know how to stop.
- I would eat Cocoa Puffs if I got hungry enough.
- When I was like...4th, 5th, 6th, 7th grade, I raised pigeons.
- Get horny and call me.
Watching Late Show with David Letterman