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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was originally hired to play Chris for just four episodes, and at the end of Season 4 was to disappear after John Becker (Ted Danson
) chose to be with Reggie Kostas (Terry Farrell
). But the producers decided to fire Farrell and keep Travis on as a full time character. See more
[Stops looking through the trash can as Dr. Becker walks by
Dr. John Becker
Oh yeah, good morning... um.
Dr. John Becker
Right. I knew it was something weird like that.
I know you said not to talk to you unless it was absolutely necessary, but I just want to say thanks a lot for making me a nurses aid. I never thought I would be a professional anything! And this is way better than sweeping up hair at a beauty salon. Although the fumes from those hair dyes can give you a pretty good buzz! You know, this ...
Referenced in Collateral