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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »



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


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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2 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Bob disappeared at the start of the 6th season, the character was said to "be on vacation" and was then never referred to again. This was because Saverio Guerra had left the show between the 5th and 6th seasons. See more »


Patient: [guest star Mary Steenburgen] You arrogant bastard, if I say I know the Roosevelts, I know the Roosevelts.
[leaves the office]
Dr. John Becker: I pity the poor bastard who's married to her.
[Mary Steenburgen is Ted Danson's real-life wife]
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: David Spade/Eagle-Eye Cherry (1998) 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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