Is Dr. Phil singing with Good Charlotte the opposite of two things that go great together or a perfect marriage of weirdness? Either way, it definitely happened, and the above video is proof.
It was, of course, all a joke. The “modern rock” stars were the musical guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden Friday night. But before they performed their 2002 hit “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” the dapper English host told them that they always could be “Good Charlotte,” but he’d really rather prefer them to be “Great Charlotte.”
He then suggested the most ridiculous person he could think of to share the vocals and make sure social media actually noticed that Good Charlotte were on TV.
And that’s why Dr. Phil, full name Phil McGraw, stormed the stage wearing black eyeliner and, presumably, fake tattoos. Spoiler: Dr. Phil is as legitimate a singer as he is a doctor.
Before the show, the good not-doctor, who rose to fame thanks to numerous folksy appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, took to Twitter to sound like a narc’s idea of a rock ’n’ roll star.
Social media naturally blew up.
Afterward, Corden swore he’d do more mis-matched buddy mash-ups in the future. May we suggest Linkin Park and Orrin Hatch? Seven Mary Three and Ben Stein? Bruce Springsteen and Chris Christie? The possibilities are endless.
(Via Daily Dot)