Therapy script
Saturday, April 4, 2009

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GK: If you need a therapist, but you donít want to go to one in your home town because people will see your car in the parking lot and mark you as unstable and not let their kids play in your yard, then itís time to take a therapy vacation to New York City. (BIG GLISS AND BAND)

HEATHER (SINGS): In New York, people donít blink
If they know youíre seeing a shrink.

GK: New York City, with more psychotherapists per square mile than any city in the world.

HEATHER (SINGS): Weíve got cognitive, expressive, and analysis
And also buildings like giant phalluses.

GK: So book your next trip to New York through Emotional Adventures. Enjoy fine dining (TR FRENCH) and the Empire State Building (WIND), cabaret (HEATHER VOCALIZES, TORCH) all with a therapist to guide your experience.


SS (UNDER): Youíre feeling something right now. And thatís good.


TR (NY): Four nights at a three-star hotel, two Broadway plays, one Circle Line dinner cruise, and five hours of therapy, all for under $1000. Airfare not included.

HEATHER (SINGS): Itís a beautiful New York vacation,
Theater, dining, maybe medication.

GK: Or the deluxe package: five nights at a four-star hotel, three Broadway plays, six hours of therapy, for under $1500. All of the pleasures of New York — a carriage ride in the park (HORSES HOOVES), the Staten Island ferry (BOAT HORN), Coney Island (RATCHET OF ROLLER COASTER AND THEN ROAR, SCREAMS), Broadway (HEATHER SINGS: Tonight, tonight, wonít be just any night), and a therapist by your side.

SS: Tell me what youíre feeling right now.

TR (BLOOMBERG): Iím feeling good. This is Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Everybody in New York is already in therapy, so who cares if you are? Iím in therapy. Thereís no shame in it. In fact, people wonder about you if youíre not. So come to New York and let us tell you whatís wrong with you and then letís have a real good time.

HEATHER (SINGS): New York, New York, itís a therapy town.
The place to go if youíre feeling down.
If youíre in therapy, nobody cares.
And if youíre not crazy, we can take you there.
New York, New York— a psychotherapy fair.

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