Stand-up comedian Jonathan Katz voices Professional Therapist Dr. Jonathan Katz. A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but ... See full summary »
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 Dr. Katz (81 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Julie the Bartender (71 episodes, 1995-2002)
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Stand-up comedian Jonathan Katz voices Professional Therapist Dr. Jonathan Katz. 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. Most of Dr. Katz's patients are voiced by members of the stand-up comic fraternity. This gives them a chance to perform their routines in cartoon form. Written by Tom Walsh <avs@netport.com>

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28 May 1995 (USA)  »

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In Jacky's 33 Bar a picture of a basketball player in a 33 jersey resembles (in rough caricature) the Celtics' #33 Larry Bird, marking Boston as the show's setting. Which makes sense, as the show was created and produced almost entirely in the Boston area. 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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