A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job. Dr. Katz's receptionist is the acerbic Laura. He ... See full summary »
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 Dr. Katz (81 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Ben Katz / ... (81 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Laura the Receptionist (81 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Julie the Bartender (71 episodes, 1995-2002)
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A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job. Dr. Katz's receptionist is the acerbic Laura. He spends his free time in the bar "Jacky's 33" with his friends Stan and Julie, the bartender. Written by Tom Walsh <avs@netport.com>

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Trivia

How much the show's celebrity "patients" might draw from their own real issues, if any, was something of a behind-the-scenes running gag. Rodney Dangerfield gave probably the most personal and clinically relevant spiel of all. His humorous description of feeling "heaviness" on waking in the morning matches a symptom of melancholic depression, a variety of major depressive disorder which Rodney had long struggled with in real life. See more »

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Ben Katz: Milk, milk, lemonade. Around the corner fudge is made.
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Referenced in South Park: Summer Sucks (1998) See more »

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Amazing
30 October 2000 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

This is the most amazing animated series on TV at the moment. It's not just the humor, but the characters are ones that you can identify with and the animation is amazing. The surroundings are completely static (black and white and unmoving). The people are the only animations that move. It's like their outlines are permanently set to "vibrate". This is annoying to some people, but I think it's really great. Laura HAS to be the most amazing receptionist EVER! WATCH THIS SHOW!


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