Dr. Phil McGraw spoke to Deadline about the unique challenges he's facing while filming his talk show from home.
He's enlisted wife Robin to serve as his PA/Girl Friday, he noted, with producers coming in via Zoom:
This is Dr. Phil from the kitchen, I’ve got a one-man crew: my wife Robin, she’s doing lighting, cameras, does hair and makeup, wardrobe with a good attitude. I’m actually just shooting into an iPhone or iPad depending on what’s happening. The cameras on these devices are amazing, they take a really good picture and Robin has got me a bunch of her mirrors with lights on and set them up and it’s really amazing.
Reflecting on the toilet-licking TikToker who flouted coronavirus regulations, McGraw quipped:
Oh my god, if brains were lard, she couldn’t grease the skillet. She was just unbelievable.
And is McGraw himself the right expert to speak on COVID-19? The doctor himself said:
I’m not an immunologist, I’m not an infectious disease expert but because I have the profile I do, I have access to the top people in the world and I will tell you what they’re telling me with no political spin, no agenda.