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
This doctor feels your pain, he just doesn't want to hear about it.
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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
You told Tony I was gay so he wouldn't be interested in me. Then you told me Tony was gay so I wouldn't be interested in him.
Dr. John Becker
Do you think I would be capable of that?
You made up a sister named Pepper Becker!