Dr. Phil McGraw and Ozzy Osbourne may seem like strange bedfellows, but on Monday (March 21), TV's top doc knocks on the stained oak doors of the Prince of Darkness' manse for a most unusual house call. Fans of Dr. Phil's can catch the hourlong session on his daily syndicated show, while fans of MTV's "The Osbournes" can check out all the action on the season finale of the reality series that very same evening at 10 p.m.
Joining Ozzy will be wife Sharon, daughter Kelly and son Jack, when the life strategist takes a look at where the family has been and where they are going now that Ozzy is out of rehab and living his life clean and sober.
"I can't ask for anything else. He is sober. He is back," a tearful Kelly tells Dr. Phil. Adding, "I can't remember a time when I was a kid that we would go anywhere as a family, or I went to a movie with my dad, or he would fall asleep in my school meetings. I thought that was the way all dads were."
The metal madman listens to what his family says, and then admits, "I can't change what I've done. I recognize I've had a problem and today I'm dealing with it."
But Ozzy isn't the only one who takes himself to task. When Sharon tells the talk-show host that she won't win any mother-of-the-year award, the response is surprising.
"It offends me when you say that," Jack admits. "I get pissed off she is talking @#$% about herself."
And Kelly agrees with her brother. "You need to stop doing that," she tells her mom. "When you sell yourself out, you sell us out, too."
Since "The Osbournes" premiered on MTV, they have become America's favorite dysfunctional family, and even though Ozzy is sober now, most likely that won't change — but he will.
But Dr. Phil cautions the family, "It is critical to his rehabilitation and staying sober to know how important he is to you all."