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On 'Oprah,' Dr. Phil shaves off his trademark mustache [poll]

May 7, 2010 |  6:57 pm


In a move we can only hope is as socially significant as Kate Gosselin's decision to get hair extensions, Dr. Phil McGraw shaved off his mustache Friday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Dr-phil1web Winfrey was broadcasting live from Radio City Music Hall in New York to mark the 10th anniversary of her magazine.

McGraw's upper lip apparently hasn't seen the light of day for 40 years, which sort of freaks us out a little when we think about that lip smooching his wife, Robin (who was in the audience, by the way).

Then we realize, hey, we're thinking about Dr. Phil making out with his wife -- and that freaks us out a lot. 

After the deed was done, McGraw said he felt "awfully drafty."

This post really needs to end here, doesn't it? But first -- a nonscientific online poll.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Oprah Winfrey takes the first try at shaving off Dr. Phil McGraw's mustache, as Dr. Mehmet Oz, far left, and a professional barber look on during the "The Oprah Winfrey Show" live from Radio City Music Hal on May 7, 2010, in New York. At right, the "after" shot of a clean-shaven Dr. Phil. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press.

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