Is This Normal?: Dr. Phil

A Secret Wave?
Dr. Phil explains the mystery behind his one-finger wave.

Dr. Phil received countless letters from viewers asking about a particular thing he does before beginning each show. "What's up with the one-finger wave?" many asked. "Is that normal?"

One fan even wrote in to say it helped her cope with road rage. "Now when someone pisses me off," the fan explained, "I'm gonna give them what I call the 'Dr. Phil finger!"

"The truth is," says Dr. Phil, "I'm waving to my wife. I've done that for years and she waves back."

"So my theory is," Dr. Phil continues, "It's normal!"