Misanthropic Dr. John Becker runs a clinic in New York City. He is assisted by super-capable Margaret Wyborn and less-than-capable Linda, who's only kept on because no one else can stand the doctor. Becker's best (some would say only) friend is the blind Jake Malinak, who runs a newsstand in the diner across the street. The diner used to be run by Reggie Kostas, but it has been taken over by Chris Conner, a lady whom Becker fluctuates between loathing and being attracted to. The diner is also frequented by Robert Benito, who is universally known as Bob and is the super at Becker's apartment (much to the doctor's regret). Written by
This doctor feels your pain, he just doesn't want to hear about it.
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[guest star Mary Steenburgen
You arrogant bastard, if I say I know the Roosevelts, I know the Roosevelts.
[leaves the office
Dr. John Becker
I pity the poor bastard who's married to her.
[Mary Steenburgen is Ted Danson's real-life wife