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Examines the profile of the addict, the nature of addiction, and explains the roller coaster syndrome that can trap innocent people. Too many people have suffered needlessly on the roller coaster of addiction. Dr. Cohen knows that addiction is a powerful trap and hopes that people will recognize that addicts are neither weak nor bad people. They are just people who underestimated the danger they were facing.
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Irving Cohen was a character that Martin Short used on SCTV, and brought with him to SNL. Known for his admiration of Al Jolson, Cohen was a caricature of old Tin Pan Alley songsmiths, and the running gag in any sketch where he appeared was that he would claim that he could "write a song about anyt'ing," at which point Irving would call to a pianist off camera, "Give me a 'C', a bouncy, 'C'", and then he would ad-lib lyrics, ending with, "Da-da-da-da-dee, da-da-da-da-dah, ah, whatever da hell else ya wanna put in da t'ing!" This off camera pianist seemed to follow Cohen everywhere, even bursting into song in the middle of a HUAC hearing.
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