Dr. Oz helps a lady overcome an unusual phobia

[Video link] (Boing Boing Video's YouTube) In this morning's episode of Dr. Oz, he and a phobia expert helped a young lady overcome her irrational fear of a very unusual creepy crawly.


  1. Those things are horrible. They shit all over your bathroom floor. They’ll even crawl into your bed. And they make the nastiest sounds.

  2. Wait. Is she seriously terrified of Charlie Sheen? REALLY? I mean. Are we going to see a Fiji mermaid next?

  3. Maybe it would make more sense if I had an clue who is in that picture. Is it a dreaded dictator or possibly a serial killer? Or worse?

  • Funny. Did you do this, Rob? I can see this being lifted and used in multiple instances… the birth of a new meme.

  • Since when does a fear of heights make no sense, Dr. Oz? I think that’s called self-preservation.

    Stick to talking about obesity and heart disease. That’s where all the money is.

    1. A fear of heights is irrational when you are totally safe but you’re still scared, especially when it interferes with your life. I used to be absolutely terrified of heights. I couldn’t walk across bridges, couldn’t climb outdoor staircases, couldn’t ride in a glass elevator.

      Being afraid to stand on the edge of a cliff is self-preservation. Being afraid to ride in a mall elevator is a nuisance.

  • Regardless of her particular phobia, the segment plays like an infomercial, overly earnest and melodramatic.

  • This is kind of like my reaction when I see a unicorn image on BB. It’s always the precursor to something even worse.

  • There is tea all over my keyboard. I was wondering why something as ordinary as some daytime show on phobias was doing on BB…

    Perfect delivery!

  • I am Oprahphobic, so there’s no way in hell I’m watching this. Even her spinoffs give me the heebie jeebies.

  • She has a phobia like I do. Which is to say, she doesn’t, but if paid enough, she could fake it really damn well. The edit reveals the truth of the problem- she’s an actress paid to act scared to make ratings. Nothing more, possibly a little less.

  • Ironically this video gave me the opposite reaction she was having. It triggered my love of cute redheads.

  • I thought that phobias were IRRATIONAL fears? Charlie Sheen? Definitely something to be very, very afraid of.

  • Whenever I see Charlie Sheen’s dead soulless eyes, I try to think of something nice and furry like a trapdoor spider or a tasmanian devil.

  • Until I started reading the comments, I was convinced that the picture on the screen was Dr. Oz, making the whole episode even more parodical. I guess I really do have face blindness.

  • So she has a fear of spiders. Dr. Oz should just send her to Oz. We have plenty of spiders that can help her deal with that fear. We also have plenty of other dangerous animals she can develop a fear of instead.

  • I’m not a fan of Dr. Oz.

    My parents had a hot air popcorn popper when they were in college. They had one when I was a little kid. They had one while I was growing up. Yet Dr. Oz mentions the thing and suddenly my mother feels like the heavens have parted and God himself has told her that plain popcorn is a healthy snack.

    Not because it’s friggin obvious. Because “Oz” says so.

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