Sam leaps into Dr. Ruth Westheimer the well-known sex therapist just as she is in the middle of her radio call-in show. Al tells him he's there to help two of Dr. Ruth's staff, Doug and Debbie, to stick together. Sam thinks he's there to help a young woman, Annie Wilkins, who called into the show to say she was being pressured by her boss, Jonathan, to have sex. Sam convinces her to quit her job and Jonathan says Annie is just fantasizing. In the blue room meanwhile, the real Dr. Ruth has advice for Al who, she says, seems to go out of his way to sabotage all of his relationships. Written by
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When Sam mentions sexual harassment, a black woman in the background is showing rapt attention to the conversation. Her friend calls her, "Anita." She is meant to represent Anita Hill. See more
Near the end of the episode, Al is telling Sam the wrap up. In the background, you can plainly see the phone off the hook from the earlier struggle. Next, Annie comes into the room telling Sam/Dr. Ruth that the police are on the way. Unless Annie has a second phone line in her NY apartment (or a very RARE cell phone in 1985), the line would've been 'dead' and she could not have called the police. See more
Ziggy says there's a 72% chance that you're here to play with matches.
[Al strikes the handlink hard
Stinking thing... oh, matchmaker. To play matchmaker.