"You have a nice rack, you ought to show it off a little bit more."
—Spencer Ricks to Phoebe Halliwell.[src]

Spencer Ricks was a male advice columnist at The Daily, who according to Phoebe Halliwell, was a "misogynistic pig".


In 2003, Ask Phoebe was losing readership to the advice column written by Spencer Rick, since he "drummed up publicity by being controversial". Elise Rothman suggested to Phoebe that she should do a photo-shoot by 415 Magazine to defeat the competition. However, during the photo-shoot, Phoebe became influenced by a spell cast by a Witch Doctor, and desired to kill Spencer. Phoebe met Spencer at his newspaper and turned him into a Turkey using a potion. She was about to kill him when the Witch Doctor's spell was reversed. She then turned him back to normal again.[1]

A year later, Elise hired Spencer Ricks away from the competition to work for Phoebe. Elise wanted them to pick a letter each and give advice on it. Annoyed at Spencer's chauvinistic remarks at work, Phoebe turned him into a turkey once again, but then had second thoughts about it and changed him back. She later turned him into a pig to get past him on her way home. He was later changed back and wrote a column with her.[2]


Notes and Trivia[]

  • When Phoebe met Leslie St. Claire, she asked Elise if she had ever heard of a male advice columnist before; seemingly forgetting about Spencer Ricks.
  • Ricks was mentioned in the novel, Mystic Knoll.


Spencer Ricks has appeared in a total of 2 episodes throughout the series.