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.
Did You Know?
In the original history, Doug Bridges and Debbie Schaefer never got back together after they broke up for the fourth time. Doug eloped with Brenda Jacobs but she divorced him after six months as she only married him to help her career. Debbie got a job as a television presenter but she bombed on her first assignment and was relegated to writing for a retirement newspaper. 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
[whenever Sam's mind merges with Dr Ruth's
Now, we are getting somewhere.
Spoofs Dr. Ruth Westheimer