History Main / FreudianCouch

31st May '17 12:08:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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In real life, Sigmund Freud trained in psychiatry under Doctors Jean-Martin Charcot and Josef Breuer, both of whom used hypnosis as treatment. In hypnotherapy, the couch was a necessary piece of equipment used to make the patient relax and drift off into a hypnotized semi-sleep. Although Freud later moved away from using hypnosis, he kept the couch as he found the relaxed state helpful in allowing the patient to form free associations.

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In real life, Sigmund Freud UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud trained in psychiatry under Doctors Jean-Martin Charcot and Josef Breuer, both of whom used hypnosis as treatment. In hypnotherapy, the couch was a necessary piece of equipment used to make the patient relax and drift off into a hypnotized semi-sleep. Although Freud later moved away from using hypnosis, he kept the couch as he found the relaxed state helpful in allowing the patient to form free associations.
25th Feb '17 9:34:33 PM Prophet82
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* The therapy couch Creator/MarilynMonroe laid on is [[http://entertainment.ca.msn.com/celebs/news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=23917928 being auctioned off.]] Opening bid is $1200.
14th Feb '17 3:22:13 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* The ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "He Said, He Said" features the Red Guy switching back and forth between Weasel and Baboon, who both sit on tbeir respective couches complaining about each other. It turns out Red isn't a psychologist at all; he crossed out the "OTIC" in "PSYCHOTIC" on his degree and wrote in "IATRIST".

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* The ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "He Said, He Said" features the Red Guy switching back and forth between Weasel and Baboon, who both sit on tbeir their respective couches complaining about each other. It turns out Red isn't a psychologist at all; he crossed out the "OTIC" in "PSYCHOTIC" on his degree and wrote in "IATRIST".


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': At the end of "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses", Kaeloo lies on a couch and tells Mr. Cat (who is pretending to be a psychologist) about her metamorphosis from tadpole to frog.
** Stumpy lies on a couch in "[[spoiler:Let's Play Astronauts]]" when narrating a dream he had to Kaeloo.
** In Episode 86, Mr. Cat visits an actual psychotherapist and lies on a couch.
20th Nov '16 1:01:57 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Lucifer's psychiatrist Linda assumes that all his talk about being the Devil is just a metaphor for his issues, until he finally shows her his NightmareFace. Naturally Linda freaks out on discovering that the supernatural is real, and one episode has her lying down on her own sofa trying to absorb what Lucifer is telling her, in an obvious reference to this trope. Lucifer cuts short the session, griping that he's having to do his own therapy.
11th Sep '16 6:17:05 PM Premonition45
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** Used when Marge is confronting her fear of flying and has therapy with a psychologist. She usually lies on the couch during the sessions.

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** Used in "Fear of Flying", when Marge is confronting her fear of flying and has therapy with a psychologist. She usually lies on the couch during the sessions.



** Parodied in an episode where Homer is talking about some problems he's been having, and is lying on the couch... which turns out to be in a furniture store.
--->''"This... really goes beyond my training as a furniture salesman, sir. Now, if you don't want the couch, I'm going to have to ask you to leave."''

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** Parodied in an episode "The Mysterious Voyage of Homer", where Homer is talking about some problems he's been having, and is lying on the couch... which turns out to be in a furniture store.
--->''"This...-->'''Salesman:''' This... really goes beyond my training as a furniture salesman, sir. Now, if you don't want the couch, I'm going to have to ask you to leave."''
31st Aug '16 10:23:42 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' episode "Flustering Footwear Flotsam", the island adults' new shoes are causing various problems for them, and they each go to Queeks' cave to complain in this fashion.
9th Jul '16 10:23:50 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The ''[[Series/WaltDisneyPresents Wonderful World of Disney]]'' special "Inside Donald Duck" features Ludwig Von Drake as a psychotherapist, with Donald on the chair talking about his troubles with Daisy.
* The ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "He Said, He Said" features the Red Guy switching back and forth between Weasel and Baboon, who both sit on tbeir respective couches complaining about each other. It turns out Red isn't a psychologist at all; he crossed out the "OTIC" in "PSYCHOTIC" on his degree and wrote in "IATRIST".
16th Apr '16 1:54:49 AM JackG
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** Specifically Troi is sitting on the couch and Riker uses her for a LapPillow. Which he finds very comfortable, but as Troi points out is not acceptable for counselling.
23rd Mar '16 4:01:13 PM TrustBen
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* Sasha's therapist Coz in ''Literature/AVisitFromTheGoonSquad'' keeps one in his office because it relieves him and his patients from the burden of eye contact.
4th Mar '16 10:46:04 AM 69BookWorM69
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** Detective Murdoch usually lies down when he has a hypnosis session with "his favourite head doctor", Dr. Roberts, who is a pioneer in mental health care in Toronto.
** Doctor Ogden becomes a psychiatrist between seasons five and six. She even went to Vienna to consult professor Freud himself. Freudian Couch is played for laughs when Inspector Brackenreid comes to see her and he's lying on a couch in her office, talking about some random stuff. She reminds him that he wished to speak about something important. Inspector immediately rises up and asks her to see his son who he's afraid might be a "sissy".

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** Detective Murdoch usually lies down when he has a hypnosis session with "his favourite head doctor", doctor" Dr. Roberts, who is a pioneer in mental health care in Toronto.
** Doctor Ogden becomes a psychiatrist between seasons five and six. She even went to Vienna to consult professor Freud himself. Freudian Couch In "Murdoch in Ladies' Wear", Murdoch is on her couch to recount a troubling dream he had about suspect Eva Pearce; he is distressed to have found Eva desirable when he's in love with Julia and investigating Eva for murder. The trope is [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs laughs]] when Inspector Brackenreid comes to see her and he's lying on a couch in her office, talking about some random stuff. She reminds him that he wished to speak about something important. Inspector immediately rises up and asks her to see his son who he's afraid might be a "sissy".
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