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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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 Regina "Reggie" Kostas / ... (94 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Bob / ... (90 episodes, 1998-2003)
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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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His bedside manner is no manners at all! See more »

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Dr. John Becker's office phone number is 555-0199. See more »

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Dr. John Becker: [on many episodes] It's about the principle, Margaret!
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A unique and funny show (A)
29 July 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Well I just found out that the show has ended, which prompts me to write this review for the show. Something that I rarely do, and I am doing so now because I thought the show possessed something special.

The run down is simple, Ted Danson plays Dr John Becker a dedicated and talented doctor who has a very gruff exterior. The episodes revolve around his work in his practise and his interactions with his friends at his local diner. The show was interesting purely due to the talented and diverse cast, although they change throughout the seasons the show manages to keep its comedic style. I encourage anyone who hasn't seen the show to watch it, and all those who have…

Over the years I've become attached to the show and the characters in it. It will be sorely missed.


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