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

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2 November 1998 (USA)  »

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The entire series was filmed in widescreen and seasons 3-6 aired in high definition. The DVDs of the show are only in full screen though, like when the show aired in standard definition. The widescreen versions of the show can be seen in reruns on HD networks such as Universal HD and USA HD in America. See more »

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Dr. John Becker: ...everybody at Harvard used to stand in line for days to get into one of his classes
Bob: Who said Harvard students don't know how to party?
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Referenced in Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) See more »

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very funny
9 January 2001 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

I just started watching this show a few months ago, and already I love it. Ted Danson is wonderful as the title character, and I think it is refreshingly funny and good. Shawnee Smith also makes a terrific airhead in Linda.


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