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I Met Dr. Phil in Second Life!

Dr. Phil in Second Life

Mr. Draxtor Despres asks me to help him out from time to time with certain projects he has going on. Recently he messaged me to help him with locations so he can show a celebrity around Second Life. That celebrity was none other than Dr. Phil himself. His avatar even looks like him, don’t you think?

If you’re not familiar with Dr. Phil McGraw, he is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of his own television show, aptly named, Dr. Phil. I’ll be honest, I’ve never actually watched his show. But I had heard of him because I had seen him on Oprah when he first started.

Anyhow, Drax asked me for a few locations so we took him to Gos to try on sunglasses, to a welcome area where he had some funny conversations with people (as you can see in the first image), some fantasy sims and he also went to 1920s Berlin! The funniest part was watching everyone react to him at the welcome area, I believe it was Ahern. Nobody believed it was really him and they were all busy calling him a newb. I was there and giggling to myself. He was trying to ask them questions about Second Life and how they felt about it and no one really gave him a straight answer. So you know, next time you are in a welcome area and you see a celebrity avatar visiting and trying to have a conversation, don’t be so quick to judge and think he’s fake! It was definitely a funny and fun experience. I think Dr. Phil enjoyed himself, and Ms. Jo Yardley was also very nice to him when he visited 1920s Berlin. (UPDATE: Marianne McCann also helped Draxtor with Dr. Phil as well. She helped him fly over mainland. See Draxtor’s tweet for reference.)

The reason Dr. Phil was in Second Life is because he is actually doing a show on Gaming addiction today and Ebbe Altberg will be on it talking about Second Life. Linden Lab says it will mostly be positive, but I have to admit, I am a little scared to see what he will say. There is a short clip of Ebbe on the Dr. Phil website, which Draxtor has uploaded to youtube so you can see, I’m embedding it below.

The Dr. Phil show is supposed to air today at 12pm EST (I was wrong, the new one is at 3pm EST), which is my timezone. I think you can look up what time and channel it will be on in your timezone on the TV Listings website.

Let’s all hope this show doesn’t make Second Life look too bad and hopefully will make people more curious about it, at least enough to sign up! Drax did a great job of showing him around so let’s hope for a positive experience all around!

Related Links:
Linden Lab announcement
Dr Phil’s website
TV Listings

Updates about the show:
– Dr. Phil tweeted about his avatar in Second Life:

– Ebbe encourages Dr. Phil to speak with him again about virtual reality:

– I watched the show and live plurked it all at this link. Dr. Phil didn’t say anything negative about gaming, virtual worlds or Second Life. He just said that it’s the ‘abuse’ not the ‘use’ of gaming that is dangerous. He also had some other gamers on, after Ebbe, that talked about how they have full, successful real lives but still balance a healthy gaming lifestyle along with their real lives.

– Someone put the entire episode on YouTube if you guys would like to see it. I am not sure how long it will be up there though, so check it out soon if you plan to: https://youtu.be/QFKI5glyf7o

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