Richard Lewis - Out of Therapy

Kevin Rooney & Franklyn Ajaye Season 1, Ep 0114 02/24/1992 Views: 2,319

You never lose your problems. (1:51)

IT'S HARD TO BEIN FRONT OF PEOPLE

ALTHOUGH, YOU KNOW,MY SHRINK WANTED ME TO STAY

AND I, YOU KNOW,I WANTED TO LEAVE.

IT WAS 17 YEARS.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

BUT IT WASN'TA CLEAR-CUT CHOICE.

WE FLIPPED A COIN

WHICH I THOUGHT WASA LITTLE SAD, YOU KNOW.

BUT I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE ALIVE

AND ACTUALLY, I'M LYING TO YOU.

I GOT A CALL THIS MORNING.

I'VE BEEN OUT FOR THREE MONTHS--"OUT," LIKE IT WAS PRISON.

SHE SAID THAT SHE MADEA MISTAKE FIVE YEARS AGO

SOME KIND OF THEORETIC THING,SHE SAID, THAT WAS WRONG

AND SHE'S RECALLING HER PATIENTSSO I HAVE TO COME BACK.

BUT, LOOK, I'M NOT GOING BACK.

I DON'T CARE,I'M NOT GOING BACK.

BUT YOU NEVER LOSEYOUR PROBLEMS.

LIKE MY FAMILY,YOU'RE SET IN YOUR OWN WAYS.

I STILL-- I'M PARANOID.

I ALWAYS FEEL THATPEOPLE ARE TRYING

TO HELP ME BEHIND MY BACK.

AND I WORK OUT,LIKE, ONCE EVERY MONTH

AND I HAVE A LITTLESTATIONARY BIKE

AND I HAVEA REARVIEW MIRROR ON IT.

I'M WORRIED, YOU KNOW

FOR ANY KIND OFASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS.

BUT THERAPY HAS BEEN, LIKE,FOR ME, LIKE A WAY OF LIFE.

I'LL NEVER FORGETTHE FIRST DAY I WENT.

MY FATHER--MAY HE REST IN PEACE--

HE WAS SO OUT OF TOUCHWITH PSYCHOTHERAPY

I SAID, "DAD, I HADA BREAKTHROUGH!"

HE SAID, "A GRAPEFRUIT?"

"NO, NO, DAD,IT WAS A BREAKTHROUGH, DAD."

BUT HEY, I'M OUT OF THERAPY,IT'S THE A LIST

AND YET I STILL FEELI'M HAVING TWO BREASTS AWAY

FROM BEINGEXACTLY LIKE MY MOTHER.

THAT'S WHY...

( laughter )

I PROBABLY SHOULD GO BACK.

AND IT'S NOT EASY.

I DON'T GO ONTHE ROAD NOW THAT MUCH

BUT CALLING A SHRINK, LIKE,SOMEWHERE IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA--

AND I LOVE TULSA--

BUT YOU LOOK INTHE YELLOW PAGES:

"1-900-YOU WHACKO."

IT'S PRETTY FRIGHTENING.