Dr. Phil

10 Best Episodes of Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil is a talk show hosted by Phil McGraw. After McGraw's success with his segments on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil debuted on September 16, 2002. On both shows McGraw offers advice in the form of "life strategies" from his life experience as a clinical psychologist.

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#1 - Sandra and Joey Return: Will Sandra Finally Take the Polygraph and Drug Test? (Season 14 - Episode 161)

A mother in a bitter custody battle is offered a polygraph test to prove that she has not coached her daughters to make false accusations of physical and sexual abuse against their father, but something causes her to storm off stage.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 12 votes.

Dr. Phil - S15E57

#2 - Young, Smart and out of Control: Our 17-Year-Old Son Is Facing 2 DUIs and Prison! (Season 15 - Episode 57)


Teen Bo faces two felony DUI charges, accused of running over someone and of wrecking his car after blacking out; he and his parents meet Janelle, who has lived with loss after one reckless, selfish act.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 11 votes.

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#3 - The Indiana Train Track Murders; The Search for a Killer (Season 16 - Episode 66)

Teens Liberty German and Abigail Williams go hiking in the woods of their small hometown in Indiana and are brutally murdered; in their final moments, the best friends may have recorded images and audio of their killer.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 11 votes.

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#4 - My Daughter Believes She's Pregnant With Jesus; What Will the Ultrasound Show? (Season 15 - Episode 39)


Haley, who insists she is pregnant and about to give birth to Jesus, the Son of God, learns the results of her ultrasound.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 37 votes.

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#5 - Survivor Todd: On Death's Door (Season 15 - Episode 53)

Todd Herzog, winner of ``Survivor: China,'' fights for his life.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 24 votes.

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#6 - Were Pet Owners Scammed Out of Thousands of Dollars by a Service Dog Company? (Season 15 - Episode 67)


Families say a company that claimed to train service dogs to detect glucose levels in diabetics was a scam that left them with expensive pets who were not equipped to save lives.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 11 votes.

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#7 - I Believe My Daughter Is Being Controlled by Her BFF (Season 14 - Episode 135)

Rachel had high hopes for her daughter, Shaila, with dreams of her graduating college, getting into the medical field, marrying a smart, handsome man and becoming a mother. But Rachel says those dreams were shattered when her daughter met Destinee. Rachel says Shaila’s BFF has been more of a BFD – best friend disaster -- ever since they became roommates two months ago. Shaila has now dropped out of college, and her mom claims she is more of Destinee’s servant than sidekick. She says she believes her daughter is belittled, mistreated and “beaten down” all because of her so-called bestie, Destinee, who strongly denies Rachel's allegations. She says she wants Destinee out of her daughter’s life forever.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 10 votes.

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#8 - The College Student, the Frat Boy and the Football Tailgate Party That Ended in Rape: The Exclusive Interview (Season 15 - Episode 41)


A young woman tells of being brutally raped, then tricked into saying that she had consensual sex, and the charges against her rapist being temporarily dropped; her lawyer and a police veteran tell how she was finally given justice.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 12 votes.

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#9 - Busting a Bad Mom? Discipline or Abuse? (Season 15 - Episode 42)

Vicki accuses her daughter of abusing her granddaughter, causing bruises and calling the child ``worthless'' and ``stupid.''

The episode was rated 8.00 from 17 votes.

Dr. Phil - S15E52

#10 - The Doctor Who Has Been Waiting Six Years for Two Mystery Boxes Totaling $6.5 Million: Is It a Scam? (Season 15 - Episode 52)


Mark has sent hundreds of thousands of dollars overseas to help a woman he met online; Dr. Phil conducts a global investigation.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 18 votes.

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#11 - Sleeping in a Cage Like an Animal: Our Adoptive Parents Were Convicted of Child Endangerment (Season 15 - Episode 141)

Michael and Sharen Gravelle were convicted of child endangerment and abuse for their parenting tactics, including making their children sleep in cages. Eighteen-year-old Simon says he was a survivor of the abuse. Dr. Phil producers track down one of Simon’s adopted siblings, a young girl named Abba, and surprise the two by reuniting them for the first time in 10 years. And, there are more shocking revelations when Simon and Abba are reunited with other people from their past, including the person who reported the abuse which then helped with their rescue!

The episode was rated 7.95 from 22 votes.

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#12 - The Frat Boy Dubbed the Cannibal Killer Breaks His Silence From His Hospital Bed (Season 15 - Episode 35)


College student Austin Harrouff, accused of murdering a couple and stabbing a neighbor who tried to help, speaks out for the first time.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 21 votes.

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#13 - My Daughter Is a Liar and Catfishing Boys Online (Season 14 - Episode 143)

Shannon claims her beautiful teenage daughter Ryann is a pathological liar and a catfish, who portrays herself online as a bubbly blonde cheerleader saving herself for her prince charming. But, Shannon says boys beware because she believes her daughter needs psychological help, and claims Ryann has gone as far as to fabricate two pregnancies in order to “trap” two different boys into committing to her. Ryann says her mother is the liar and says she is only interested in speaking with Dr. Phil with hopes that he can get some sense through to her mother’s “thick head.” Ryann says her mother goes out of her way to make her look bad when she is just a good, innocent teenage girl. Ryann says her mom needs to come to terms with her own issues and leave her alone. What happens when Dr. Phil presents Ryann with evidence that seems to prove her mom’s side of the story? Plus, Shannon wonders whether Ryann’s behavior is because she has never met her biological father. See what happens when Dr. Phil reveals he was able to find Ryann’s biological father.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 14 votes.

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#14 - My Fame-Obsessed Ex Spreads Lies That I Tried to Poison Our Daughter With a Sports Drink (Season 15 - Episode 32)


Brandon and Danielle continue to trade accusations in their custody battle for their 10-year-old daughter.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 28 votes.

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#15 - My Handsome Reality TV Star Ex and Father of My Son Thinks He's God's Gift to Women (Season 15 - Episode 71)

Jessica believes Jason, Tank D from ``Redneck Island,'' cheated on her with a co-star.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 14 votes.

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#16 - A Baby Ripped from the Womb: One Mother’s Nightmare (Season 14 - Episode 1)


An attack in Colorado almost too brutal to believe: A fetus ripped from a mother's womb. Dr. Phil has the exclusive interview with brave survivor Michelle Wilkins, whose story made national headlines. A young mother-to-be, full of joy and happily preparing for her baby daughter's arrival, answered a seemingly innocent ad on Craigslist offering up free maternity clothes. She had no idea she was about to walk into her worst nightmare. Michelle went to pick up the clothing, but she didn't leave with new outfits; she left in an ambulance, clinging to life, without her baby. Her fetus was ripped from her womb. Michelle's inspiring story is one of incredible survival, love and loss.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 26 votes.

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#17 - My Doctor Has Sent $1 Million to a Woman Overseas to Get 2 Boxes Containing $6.5 Million in Cash, Jewelry and Diamonds (Season 15 - Episode 51)

Mark says he sold property, took money from his business and stopped paying his taxes so he could send hundreds of thousands of dollars to Nigeria to cover customs fees for two boxes of money and jewelry for a woman he met online.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 15 votes.

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#18 - My Fiance Admits to Putting His Hands on Me and Pouring Ice Water on Me, but It's Partially My Fault for Provoking Him (Season 14 - Episode 156)


Jordan says she is tired of her fiance's physical and verbal abuse, but adds that she loves him so much she is afraid to leave him.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 11 votes.

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#19 - A Sick Online Prank Led to an 11-Year-Old Boy's Suicide by Hanging: His Mother Speaks Out (Season 15 - Episode 149)

It was a national news story that shocked and broke hearts across the nation: an 11-year-old boy committed suicide after an alleged social media prank. Katrina Goss says she found her son, Tysen, hanging in his bedroom closet after she says his reported “girlfriend” faked her own death. How did what is being called a “cruel teen joke” spiral so out of control? In an exclusive interview, Katrina shares intimate details of that fateful night and heartbreaking last moments of her son’s life. Plus, find out why she says she believes this may have been something more than a prank.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 30 votes.

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#20 - Police Called 100 Times on Our Car-Stealing, Drug-Taking, Dad-Beating, Beautiful 15-Year-Old Daughter (Season 15 - Episode 109)


Tom and Karen say their 15-year-old daughter, Madison, is out of control. Tom says he has served seven tours of duty in the Middle East commanding troops but says he has faced his scariest and most dangerous enemy in his own home. Tom and Karen say the police have been called 100 times and Madison has been charged four times with domestic abuse for physically attacking Tom. In addition, they claim Madison has stolen their car 30 times, and most recently, Tom says Madison was in an 80-mile-per-hour car chase — while high on drugs, with a friend carrying a gun — which ended with the car being totaled. Tom and Karen say they desperately need Dr. Phil’s help as they fear for their lives.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 25 votes.


Last updated: feb 08, 2023

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