Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Dr. Katz (80 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Ben Katz / ... (80 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Laura the Receptionist (80 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Julie the Bartender (66 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 process "Squiggle Vision". Later shows to use it include Science Court (1997) and Home Movies (1999). See more »

Quotes

Ben Katz: Yeah, I think I've seen pictures.
Dr. Katz: Yeah, he's not a photogenic man.
Ben Katz: Neither were you.
Dr. Katz: Did you have to say that?
Ben Katz: I'm sorry, Dad, but you know there were two ugly guys in the photo. One was you, one was David Stanick.
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Ben and Dad making a winning team
4 October 2000 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest animated series ever. I started watching Dr. Katz in 1998, early in the year when I got my satellite dish. Our cable company doesn't carry Comedy Central. The show had a good run, and many of the episodes were downright hilarious. The characters are so loveable, how can you not watch? You have Dr. Katz, a psychologist, who studies the minds of celebrities, mostly comedians. Then, you have Ben, ah Ben...the loveable kid who isn't really a kid at all. He's in his 20's, but he doesn't have a job, and he spends most of his time sitting around the house with two different colored socks on...the kind that are white and have colored stripes at the top. Ben has a thing for his dad's secretary, Laura, who for an animated person is stunningly beautiful, I have to say, and he always gets laughs when he tries to ask her out or flirt with her. Dr. Katz was a great show, and it's a shame Comedy Central didn't renew it. I guess they have better things to air like 18 episodes of the not- so- funny SNL a day. According to a form letter I received via e- mail, Katz was supposed to run on the weekends for good in reruns, but that never happened, because they replaced it with Duckman, and Comedy Central no longer owns the rights to the series. You can, however, pick up tapes of the show at amazon.com. You can also find people online who have episodes on tape who are willing to copy them for you, some for free, some for a price. I know that's illegal, but when they don't have every episode available for sale, how else do they expect you to see it? Check it out if you can, you won't regret it.


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