Well, I gotta tell you, this has been a lot of fun for me today and, looking back across everything, and … (phone rings) Not supposed to have your phone on television. (audience laughs) Hi.
Well, hello. Amanda, what’s up? Hi, Dr. Phil, I just wanted to call in and say congratulations on episode number 3,000. So, that’s so amazing. Well, thank you so much. I really appreciate that. You know, it’s interesting that you’re giving me a FaceTime call because when I started doing this show, we didn’t even have FaceTime. And so now, I’m looking at this, it’s like you’re actually here with me. Actually, Dr. Phil, I am here. We’re doing 3,000 shows and I was just starting to say, when we started this, what you do didn’t even exist. Yeah.
You’re a social media influencer with, what, 25 million followers, something like that? 26.
26 million, excuse me. Now, yeah.
That was yesterday. But you’re killing it, your posts are doing really, really well on social media. I hear you actually have some favorite posts that I’ve made. I do. The one all the way to the left, Kid Rock, there was a meme going around that you guys, you know, can look alike and I think this did so well because one, it’s hilarious. People love comedy online. And two, you look so good. I mean, look at that, look at the comparison! (audience applauds) Well, thank you so much for coming by and saying hello. Thank you. Now, my staff says that they have a little surprise for me but first, I’m supposed to watch this piece of tape, so we’ll watch this together. Hey, Dr. Phil, Buddy here. And I wanna congratulate you on 3,000 episodes. That is an amazing feat and it couldn’t have happened to a better guy. You are the best and I made you a special cake to celebrate. You the man, Dr. Phil! I’ve always said I had the easiest job in television because I have the hardest-working staff in television. Wow! I would like to take this moment to thank each and every one of them for the tireless dedication and countless hours of work that has made us the number one talk show in daytime for six years running. I also wanna thank Dr. Frank Wallace, the president of our advisory board, and someone that has been instrumental in my life. Frank, good to see you, man! Thank you so much for helping us all these years. I wanna thank all of my past guests who came today, along with my amazing social networking fans on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as anyone who is subscribed to my podcast, Phil in the Blanks, my true crime podcast Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil. I also wanna thank Buddy the cake boss for making this amazing cake. And I’m excited to say Carlo’s Bakery now ships their famous pastries and cakes with Buddy’s signature recipes straight from Hoboken to your home all over the United States. So you can go to carlosbakery.com, place your order for something like this. Now where is Barbara Robinson? She has been our assistant way back from Texas, so I guess you’ve been with me for, what, 87 years? Something like that?
Yeah. She’s been taking care of us forever and she now works from Texas but she flew in today for the show so we wanted to give a special recognition to you. (audience applauds)
Pleasure. And I have to give a special recognition to Carla Pennington. I’ve had one executive producer since we began so all 3,000 shows have been executive produced by Carla Pennington. All right, well, I have walked off this stage with Robin 2,999 times, take a look. (audience applauds) It’s time for number 3,000. All right, here we go. (upbeat music) Take care.