‘Tacos Don’t Make Themselves, But People Do’: Johnny Pemberton Does A Perfect Impression of Dr. Phil’s Folksy Bullshit
Dr. Phil hasn’t had a license to practice psychology since 2006, but that doesn’t stop him from passing off incoherent idioms and improvised Texan platitudes as legitimate medical advice like a jackrabbit in a tin can calling bingo.
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Comedian Johnny Pemberton is best known for playing deadbeat dad Bo Thompson in the NBC sitcom Superstore, but, for my money, the Minnesotan comic’s best performance is as daytime television’s most farcical fake doctor in the most recent episode of Christina P’s podcast Where My Moms At?
A riff on the Lone Star State’s seemingly endless well of inscrutable locutions quickly developed into a roast of Oprah’s biggest blunder as Pemberton fired off more nonsensical folksy phrases than a longhorn with a milk crate full of rattlesnakes.