Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)

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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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 Stanley / ... (71 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Julie the Bartender (71 episodes, 1995-2002)
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An unusual feature of Dr Katz is the novel animation technique called Squigglevision, whereby, essentially, there is no lateral movement by any of the characters or objects, with only lips, eyes, and the like animated. However, the edges of the characters are in a constant state of zigzagging flux, and this gives the impression of movement. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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First show to use the animation technique "Squigglevision". Tom Snyder devised Squigglevision as an easy way to turn his company's illustrators into animators for his award-winning educational software. Using it later for "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" was a natural transition. See more »

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Ben Katz: You know what you are, Laura?
Laura: What am I?
Ben Katz: You're one great big ball of bitch.
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Kinda like Shorties: Watching Shorties, but for the intelligent
2 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this show from time to time in the late-90's, but I didn't get Comedy Central at home until around 2001. When I was flipping through the shows that were free with on demand, I was pleasantly surprised to find episodes of "Dr. Katz". This show is basically a half-hour animated sitcom/ stand up comedy showcase. Dr. Jon Katz is a therapist who anaylizes stand up comics and actors/actresses. Various elements of the conversations are literally animated out to make for an often hilarious story. In addition, H. Jon Benjamin plays Dr. Katz's son, Ben who is a loser who often hangs at his dad's office because he has a crush on the receptionist. And in case this wasn't enough, the show is presented in the acid-tripping animation style, Squigglevision, which can also be seen in the first few seasons of "Home Movies" (occasionally on Adult Swim). This show is a hidden gem, so if you happen to find it on on demand, watch it because chances are it won't be released on DVD.


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