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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There have been numerous references to Danson's former series Cheers (1982). Cheers co-stars George Wendt, Rhea Perlman and Kelsey Grammer have all appeared on the show: Wendt playing the barman to Danson's character (On "Cheers", Danson played the barman to Wendt's character) and Grammer playing an alcoholic friend of Danson's Harvard-graduate doctor (on "Cheers" and Frasier (1993), Danson played an ex-alcoholic and Grammer played the Harvard-graduate doctor. Rhea Perlman appeared as a therapist with an optimistic view on life, with Danson as the character who's not happy with his life (on "Cheers", Danson plays the cheery character and Perlman's the one who's not happy with her life). See more »

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Bob: I thought a man's home was supposed to be his castle.
Jake Malinak: What castle? You lived in your mother's rest home!
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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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