Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the police etc. fail to go the extra mile. So he can afford to constitute a team of his own, which like clients and others has to put up with his mind-games.
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On a Spring 2017, season 2 of Match Game, host Alec Baldwin did his usual segment where he introduced all the celebrity talent and inquired silly questions from them. Mekhi Phifer was a guest and when asked by Alec, after being introduced as the star of the show Lie to Me, what would be an example of him lying, Mekhi wittingly retorted that it would be a lie for him to say that he enjoyed working on that show. See more
Dr. Cal Lightman
That's a lie.
Referenced in Fringe: The Plateau