76g: Dick Cavett / Ry Cooder
Dr. Robert Liebman.....Chevy Chase
Female Patient.....Ann Risley
Construction Worker.....John Belushi
[ open on NBC promo jingle ]
Jingle: This Faaaaalll... NBC sends you All The Best!
[ iris into Mobile Shrink's office, as a Female patient lies on his couch ]
Female Patient: -- And, if I don't call you, how am I gonna speak to you? Well, listen, I just don't have any idea of why you want to speak to me.
Announcer: This Fall, NBC presents an exciting new medical drama. Dr. Robert Liebman, a new breed of analysts, gives up his comfortable office practice to fight depression, neuroses, and feelings of inadequacy, no matter where or when they strike.
[ Dr. Liebman casually exits his office in mid-analysis ]
[ dissolve to Dr. Liebman's car pulling up to a mailman on the street ]
Announcer: [ over SUPER: ] "Chevy Chase is... "Mobile Shrink".
[ Dr. Liebman follows the mailman along his route, taking down notes in a notepad ]
Dr. Robert Liebman: Sorry I'm a little bit late this afternoon. How are you feeling today?
Dr. Robert Liebman: That's good, I'm glad to hear it.
Announcer: With a beeper, compassion, and a notepad, he goes out into the streets to those who need help most -- the over 5.3 million Americans who don't seek proper mental health care.
[ dissolve to Dr. Liebman taking notes as he examines a Cashier working at the supermarket ]
Dr. Robert Liebman: -- something bothering you today. You seem upset.
Cashier: Yeah, well, uh -- I had that same nightmare dream, you know the one about that squishy snake?
Dr. Robert Liebman: Oh, yeah.
Cashier: [ to her customer ] Fifty-nine cents.
Announcer: "Mobile Shrink". Boldly exploring the subconcious, breaking down defense mechanisms, restructuring anxieties, and reintegrating the behaviorial characteristics of the individual.
Cashier: [ picks up an avocado ] How much are the avocadoes?
[ dissolve to Dr. Liebman analyzing Tony as he flips dough at a pizzeria ]
Dr. Robert Liebman: Tony, it's a simple Rorschach test. Tell me what you see on the card, whatever comes to your mind. [ he holds up a card ]
Tony: I see a rabbit.
Announcer: "Mobile Shrink". Combining the wisdom of Freud, the clarity of Jung, and the human insight of Dr. Joyce Brothers.
[ Dr. Liebman holds up another card ]
Tony: Uh, let's see -- a bat.
Dr. Robert Liebman: What about the last one here? [ he holds up another card ]
[ Tony flips the dough into the air, and it lands on the card ]
[ dissolve to Dr. Liebman climbing down a mound of dirt to a construction worker with a jackhammer ]
Announcer: "Mobile Shrink". He went outside... to help people go inside -- inside themselves. Deeper than they've ever been before. Down into the depths of the psyche. Uprooting the basic fears that block their happiness.
Dr. Robert Liebman: Let's get back to the separation of you and your parents! How old were you at the time?
Construction Worker: Uh -- 27!
Dr. Robert Liebman: [ frowning ] What!
Construction Worker: 27!
Dr. Robert Liebman: How old were you?!
Construction Worker: When?!
Dr. Robert Liebman: When your parents separated! How old were you?!
Construction Worker: I was 4!
Dr. Robert Liebman: Okay! [ he makes a note in his notepad ] How do you feel? Any anxiety, any what?
Construction Worker: Anxious!
Dr. Robert Liebman: Anger?
Construction Worker: Anxious!
Dr. Robert Liebman: Let it out!
Construction Worker: ANXIOUS!!
Announcer: "Mobile Shrink". Coming to NBC this Fall.
Jingle: All the best, from NBC!
[ fade ]