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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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
[after John finds a stray cat in his office
Oh look, a kitty! When I was little I had a cat just like this. He was the cutest thing I ever saw until he took a nap in the dryer. He was never quite the same after that.
Dr. John Becker
Margaret, I don't care what you do. Take it to the woods, put it out on the street, I don't care. Just get rid of it.
Just to be clear, we are talking about the cat?