Howard brought up last night's premiere of "Meet the Shrink," and how well Dr. Ellen McGrath, the show's host, dealt with her first patient, Jeff the Drunk.
Howard recalled that Jeff was defensive when the show began, and wouldn't give meaningful answers to any of Dr. McGrath's questions.
However, Howard added that Dr. McGrath was able to get Jeff to open up as the session went on, especially when he started talking about his physical appearance and his relationship with his father. Jeff called in and said that he thought the session with Dr. McGrath was helpful, but that he wasn't sure if he'd sit through another one.
Howard pointed out that when Jeff told Dr. McGrath on the show that he looked hideous, she responded that she had seen much worse-looking people. Howard thought Jeff had probably never heard that type of reaction before and didn't know how to deal with it, because he immediately asked Dr. McGrath to lie next to him on the couch after she said it.