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Dr. Phil Lays the Smackdown

12/15/2006 9:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

He might act like a softee, but Dr. Phil doesn't take any s**t from anybody.
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The TV shrink was fuming during a segment involving Ty Beeson, the man behind the controversial "Bumfights" DVD series -- and kicked the guy right off the set!

During a graphic video profile featuring footage from "Bumfights," an outraged Phil demanded that his crew immediately stop rolling tape. Phil then booted Beeson from the set while telling him, "That's despicable. I don't want to talk to you. You can go. You can go."

Beeson, who appeared on the show in a Dr. Phil costume (baldcap and all), didn't leave without getting in a few choice words, "Every time you bring a guest on this show, you exploit them and spread whatever problems they have to the whole world. You think that's helping them?" Security then rushed Beeson offstage.

Phil apologized for the incident, telling the audience, "That is absolutely despicable, and I refuse to publicize that ... he clearly could not have a serious dialogue about this."

The episode DID make national air on Tuesday, with clips from "Bumfights" included in the show. Dr. Phil episodes are all pre-taped. Our question: If Dr. Phil was really against publicizing the material, why didn't he edit it out of the show?


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Hidley Boxn    

Dr. Phil is no better than that guy if he invited him to the show only to grandstand and ride the high holy horse... after the fact, and kick him off the set?! Doc knew whatt was on the DVD. He's full of himself now. Too much Hollywood rubbed off on good ol doc. Obviously he lied when he said he won't publicize the "Bumfights" DVD. He made it bigger than it ever was. Good going doc, Oprah must be loving you for it. More viewers and more buzz on the internet because of your grandstanding. What a fake!

2877 days ago


Anyone else think Robyn's turning into a wax figure?

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if dr. phil knew what this guy did and knew he was going to kick him off then why did he even invite him onto the show?

2877 days ago


OMG robin is looking so FAKE. so I guess it takes a fake to love another fake?? the vaneers they both have are so so hideous they look like horse teeth.

2877 days ago


Dr. Phil & Robin promote such a healthy & loving marriage......puke city. The best part of his show is the ending when he walks into the audience so Robin can join him to leave the show. Clearly seen is Mrs. Stepford wife looking up adoringly to Dr. Dork, chatting by herself cuz he doesn't even give her the time of day. I mean, how much more can he not acknowledge you in public like that? She's totally ignored/dismissed by him. Every time!

2877 days ago

We, are not amused.    


("Our question: If Dr. Phil was really against publicizing the material, why didn't he edit it out of the show?")
Silly rabbit....

2877 days ago


You know what really aggravates me about this whole situation?

The way anyone with half a brain could see through it. I mean come on Dr. Phil, if you are going to bring someone on the show and then throw them off in front the whole world so you can take the moral high ground and look good. At least do it smoothly and less conspicuous. The way he spoke down to him like he was a dog, when in reality they are pretty much the same person. You don't think Dr. Phil hurts people? Maybe not physically, but he does leave deep scars in people, emotional scars. Going around saying he is a doctor, giving them amateur advice anyone with any sense could give them and slapping Doctor all over it. Give me a break. Screw Fake Dr. Phil, he has no right at all to judge anyone. They both exploit people, in my opinion Mr. Phil hurts people the most. Phil should be stripped of his celebrity status and enjoy his millions. Come on people, evolve already...

2877 days ago

Bikini Man    

I don't remember ever anyone like this guy...he is out of control. Dr Phil came from no where and the power seems to took over. Wow! the media if got anywhere close to the Pup as this guy. Fatso would go back to Texas with his Jeans and let the whole USA know about Dr Phil. Donald Trump, Dr Phil, Regis, these guys are out of control. I want Dick Clark back, his ego was tame by these dudes. The next big news is Larry the Cable guy is he really from Texas or does he really wear Butt Crack Jeans. This guy is not a Red Neck but at least he is funny in his role playing.

2877 days ago


Did Dr. Phil know what Mr. Beeson was all about before booking him on his show? Why did he book him in the first place? Or did he just happen to walk onstage by surprise? It does seem like an act.

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They both planned it ok. Btw, I have bumfights in my cd.

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Wow! Dr. Phil is really the disingenuous piece of crappola that the grapevine says he is ... No wonder he bought out Oprah's contract, to get out and from under her. He says one thing, and then puts this shit on the air ....?????

This has got to be the evidence anyone needed as to what this media putz is all about ....

2877 days ago

Mad Balls    

Never liked the Guy . His Neighborhood experiment with Crack heads , druggies and sex perverts living together and being filmed bordered on criminal insanity . Not only did almost get one of the neighbors killed but the house residents were comitting crimes and staying up to all hours of the night . The lights from the TV cameras were killing the vegetation in the area . Dickhead . Just watch him when he gives advice on Diets , very funny and disturbing . Why does he always apologize when he hands out advice . Maybe because he can't take his own advice . He would have never got the job unless he did Gayle , anyway . Dickhead .

2877 days ago

Matty B    

Dr. Phil,

Ah, yes, isn't he the wonderful guy who became so petulant when he learned that Governor Schwarzenegger was not able to introduce him at a conference, and that he would have to be introduced by Maria Shriver instead? He cancelled, or tried to, I think. What a freakin punk ass bitch.

2877 days ago

Tee Mann    

Funnily enough the episode did air according to the article and notice how the cameras never stopped rolling as Dr. Phil was "SO OFFENDED" by the footage. If it was so "Deplorable" then don't air the episode at all. Dr. Phil and Ty Beeson are in the same business. EXPLOITATION!!!!

2877 days ago


check out this article on phil from in 2003 --

"dr" phil said he didn't want to publicize this guy and then didn't cut the footage from his show, which he had every opportunity to do since it is pretaped. gross. I hate the bumfights stuff, but I absolutely agree that phil exploits people as well -- and all to make himself the big daddy of tv.

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