Becker (1998–2004)

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Dr. John Becker goes through his daily routine of being a doctor, stopping at his favorite diner, and other various situations, all the while hating life and everything around him.

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 Dr. John Becker (129 episodes, 1998-2004)
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 Margaret Wyborn (129 episodes, 1998-2004)
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 Linda (129 episodes, 1998-2004)
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 Jake Malinak (129 episodes, 1998-2004)
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 Bob / ... (103 episodes, 1998-2003)
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 Regina "Reggie" Kostas / ... (94 episodes, 1998-2002)
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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 Thanos6

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This doctor feels your pain, he just doesn't want to hear about it. See more »

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Tohtori Becker  »

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Before the fourth season, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith, Alex Désert, and Saverio Guerra staged a protest over their salaries by refusing to show up for work. The five actors had expected a pay raise after the third season but did not receive one. They filed a lawsuit against Paramount Television for breach of contract. The suit was eventually settled and the actors returned to work. See more »

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[to Liz]
Dr. John Becker: All right, I'm sorry.
[Reggie gasps]
Dr. John Becker: Oh, shut up.
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Referenced in The King of Queens: Pregnant Pause: Part 2 (2001) See more »

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Great Comedy
18 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We love Becker here in the UK it is a really funny comedy and look forward to each hilarious episode Ted Danson Plays an excellent role as Becker He is ably supported by Nancy Travis ,Shawnee Smith,Alex Desert, and the rest of the crew There is a great rapport between the characters which blend well together We think it is one of the most original and funniest situation comedies of all time There is nothing to compare with the quality of the scripts at present here in the UK at present and the fine acting compliments the scripts well. I heard that it has ended production in 2004 I hope that it does carry on as the standard has not fallen throughout it's production run


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