It’s been over two decades since Dr. Phil made his national television debut as a regular contributor to The Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Phil debuted nearly four years later on September 16, 2002, and began airing its 18th season on September 9, 2019.

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“I can’t believe it’s 3,000 shows, really. I thought maybe three years, and now here we are 18 seasons later,” says Oprah, adding, “I know what that’s like – every day, offering service, offering information, offering hope.”

Watch the video above for Oprah’s full congratulatory message to Dr. Phil, then continue watching to find out why he says, “I absolutely couldn’t have done it without Robin.”

Plus, find out what special surprise Robin has in store for her husband, and see his tribute to her.

Check here to find out where you can watch more from “Dr. Phil’s 3000th Show” airing Tuesday.

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