Lisa Kudrow's character, Fiona Wallice, on "Web Therapy" may be the worst therapist ever, but that doesn't seem to stop therapists from watching and loving it. Jay Leno asked Kudrow if she ever gets any feedback from real therapists during her appearance on "The Tonight Show," and she said she definitely does.
"Most of them come up and they say, ‘That show is really funny!’" Kudrow said. "Then, they lean in and say, ‘You don’t know how many times I’ve wanted to say tell patients, like, the things that you do.’"
"The things that you do" refers to Fiona's impatience with her patients. That's why she does such short sessions. And rather than allow them to talk at their own pace, she often interrupts them with no-nonsense advice.
But even though Fiona is terrible at her job, Kudrow is doing just fine. "Web Therapy" is up for an Emmy in the cumbersomely titled category "Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs."
"Web Therapy" shifts to its new time slot this Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET on Showtime, while "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" stays at 11:35 p.m. ET every weeknight at NBC.