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
His bedside manner is no manners at all!
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Did You Know?
The character of Margaret's husband, Lewis, is never seen in the show, a gag in the tradition of Cheers
(1982), in which Norm's wife, Vera, is never seen, and Frasier
(1993), in which Niles' wife, Maris, is never seen. See more
Dr. John Becker
Romance is like the cheese in the mousetrap - it baits you into position, so the cold, metal bar of reality can come down and snap your neck.