Monday, September 28, 2009

As seen on Dr. Phil ('s website)

Last Thursday I noticed in my Statcounter, that someone from the Dr. Phil show visited Poop and Boogies. I did not think too much about it although I did mention it to my wife Lauren. After some clicks and research we saw that the next show was from an Amtrak train. I just took an Amtrak train to the Huggies event I attended and I assumed someone from Dr. Phil's production company found my site through some type of Google search.

On Friday I checked my Statcounter and I saw a bunch of visits from Dr. Phil's website. They were coming from here.

Holy crap! Dr. Phil was recommending my site. I, of course, immediately posted that on my Facebook and Twitter pages. I read through the Dr. Phil website to see why. Apparently Dr. Phil was giving some advice to a new dad and encouraged him to start his own website. If you read the paragraph where Poop and Boogies is mentioned, it reads as if P&B is some kind of group support site for fathers. This was pointed out to me by several people (naysayers) on Facebook and Twitter that the Dr Phil people got it wrong because P and B is not a support site. But, you see, I saw the glass as half full and I read it as Dr. Phil encouraging the new dad to start his own website and P&B is one example of such a website. Someone at Dr. Phil knows about P & B. (Hi Email me.)

After reading the paragraph a few times it struck me that there was a possibility that Dr. Phil would, maybe, mention the name of this site on his show. I wondered how Poop and Boogies would sound with his Texas drawl. I spent a better part of the day daydreaming about what would happen if he does mention the blog on his show. I would be kind of like famous. I would be approached by all kinds of advertisers wanting to pay me for space on my blog. I could tell people that Dr. Phil himself reads and recommends my blog (which, you know, he probably does). Dr. Phil got his start on Oprah and I could get my start by being on his show. I was going places. The Poop and Boogies Show has such a nice ring to it. My dad would be so proud.

I DVRed the show and I watched the segment about the new father. The New Dad tells Dr. Phil that there are so many Mommy sites out there for women, by women, but that there are not too many by men. And just as Dr. Phil is about to mention some sites by men, his wife Robin interrupts the conversation to gush over the cuteness of the New Dad's baby. They then go to commercial and come back to a different segment.

So, Robin McGraw, Dr. Phil's wife, destroyed all my hopes of being famous by having Poop and Boogies mentioned on national television.

Does any one know anybody over at the Ellen show?

21 comments:

Mel said...

"I would be kind of like famous."

Hate to break it to you, but you already are kind of like famous.

Susie said...

Ha! Damn that Robin! And that little baby that caught her attention!

Seriously, I can totally see "Poop and Boogies" as a sitcom. Can't you?

No_Newz said...

Robin is a ruiner of all things that are good. Look at her old man's hair...it's gone because of her cockblocking behavior, I'm sure. :P

At least you are WAY more famous than that weedwhacker of a brother you have. :)

NEVER doubt your dad is proud of you!!!!

SciFi Dad said...

I think you need to stand up for yourself and tell the world what you really think about mommybloggers and their whole "right" to breastfeed in public thing.

Anonymous said...

L.W. do not take this abuse! Go after'NO_NEWZ' Did you see that comment? Way nasty! You are just as famous with me as this Poop and Boogies author. After all, he didn't have a Scrabble competition with me, did he? No, He was on the train changing Jackson's diaper, meeting with the Big Wigs in N.Y. You were at home taking care of MOM, bringing her dinner and playing games. You are my favorite, L.W. ( for today, anyway)

Melinda said...

Fame will come to you in it's own time. Is it what you really want?

I quite like knowing how funny you are and that you haven't been fully discovered yet.
Someday, Anon will brag about knowing you. x

eclectic said...

Naysayer?? Well, okay. Better than a neigh-sayer, I guess. ;)

Effie said...

I totally agree with Susie--a sitcom--like "Everybody loves Raymond"--too funny! Mind you, who would you get to play you and Lauren and the boys?!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Can I be one of your buddies on the sitcom. Every dad on a sitcom needs buddies. I can even do goofy fairly convincingly...

April said...

I think she owes you an apology. On National TV for robbing you fo your chance at international stardom. You could have been famous. More famous than you already are. Hey do you think you could mention my blog when they call you to offer you your apology show? I'm kind of like a support group for crazy overworked insecure but awesome chubby girls. Hey, everyone has their niche.

(And just so you know, my word verification is "thicable". I think I just proved my point about the chubby thing.)

Susie said...

I want to be the shrink on the sitcom. You know you'll need one.

jacs said...

You were robbed! Boo!!

Love ya, Robin!!

At the very least, they should invite you onto the show! What do ya say, Dr. Phil?? Er...Robin??

Barb said...

Yeah - Susie can be the godmother and the shrink... way to go!

Michelle said...

I always knew there was something wrong with Mrs. Dr. Phil, well, other than being married to Dr. Phil.

Little Miss English Teacher said...

Psh. That Robin is a jealous Bia!

You are definitely famous at our house ... no worries!

gigglepotamus said...

I think Megan Fox would be a good pic to play me...

creative breathing said...

It will happen one day W. I don't know why it hasn't already! I recommend Poop and Boogies on a daily basis. After awhile it's not so bad to say. Your point all along! E

kalki said...

Dude! That is freaking awesome. Except for the part where Robin screws things up, that is.
But still! You're Dr. Phil famous! This is huge.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

But dude, still...

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