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
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was originally hired to play Chris for just four episodes, and at the end of Season 4 was to disappear after John Becker (Ted Danson
) chose to be with Reggie Kostas (Terry Farrell
). But the producers decided to fire Farrell and keep Travis on as a full time character. See more
Regina 'Reggie' Kostas
Do you think it would be silly for me to go back to college, now?
Dr. John Becker
No, I think it would silly for us to have this conversation again, ten years from now.
Referenced in MADtv: Episode #8.13