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In a trailblazing turn for the talk-show medium, Dr. Phil's frequent appearances on Oprah's show in the late '90s led to what amounted to a spin-off. (They first met when he was brought in to prep her to defend a food-libel court case in '95.) And look how culture has reaped the rewards: He can holler at and condescend to people every day, courtesy of Oprah's Harpo Productions.
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