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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Actress Shawnee Smith
fronted a punk-rock band, called Fydolla Ho, while appearing on Becker. She used the summer hiatus time in between seasons to perform and go on tour. Each cast member, including Ted Danson
, went to see a Fydolla Ho show. See more
[about relaxation tapes
Dr. John Becker
You'd be surprised how many people give 'em to me for Christmas.
I'm surprised people give you presents at all.
Referenced in Collateral