Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot2 November 1998
Becker treats an HIV-positive child and is shocked to find that Reggie has inherited his favorite diner from her father.
9 November 1998
Becker makes a house call after a patient reacts to his rude bedside manner. Jake takes a sculpting class to meet women.
16 November 1998
As the day progresses, Becker is faced repeatedly with reminders him of his sex life, or lack thereof.
30 November 1998
Becker and Jake pressure Reggie to tell them what's bothering her-with varying responses.
7 December 1998
Becker and Reggie each have blind dates that disintegrate-Becker because he didn't listen to his own instincts and Reggie because she did listen to Becker's.
14 December 1998
Becker's attempt at friendship is short lived. With Margaret at home with the flu, Linda is left in charge of the office. Reggie receives an unwelcome visit from a former high-school classmate.
21 December 1998
Becker's mood is worse than ever when a flickering street light keeps him awake. Margaret agrees to let Linda bring one personal item into the office.
11 January 1999
Becker and Reggie argue about crime rates. Becker is forced to ask for Reggie's help with an injury, but he initially rejects her suggestion that he see an acupuncturist. Margaret receives special deliveries from an apparently smitten mailman.
Season 1, Episode 9: Choose Me18 January 1999
Becker and Jake compete for a ticket to a hockey game with Reggie.
Season 1, Episode 10: P.C. World25 January 1999
Becker's heated remarks to someone make for equally heated discussion on a radio show.
1 February 1999
Becker has difficulty finding five minutes to finish an article for a fellow doctor's medical journal before the submission deadline.
8 February 1999
Becker is typically cynical about Valentine's Day after seeing a woman stab her husband with a fork, advising a teenager who wants a vasectomy, treating a woman who is allergic to roses, and seeing Linda begin and end a relationship within hours. A hospital visit changes his perspective, and he begins to understand the holiday's significance.
15 February 1999
Becker's father comes for a visit and they are surprised that he is nothing like Becker. They like him and Becker doesn't think much of him. When he tells Reggie what happened between them. She tells him that he should try and talk to him.
22 February 1999
Becker treats a patient who claims he can talk to God. Linda decides to keep a jacket accidentally returned to her by her dry cleaner.
1 March 1999
Becker's ex-wife writes a book called "Angry Man" obviously about John. When Becker confronts Sarah at her hotel, it is obvious that she retains a strong emotional hold on him.
8 March 1999
Becker reluctantly agrees to babysit a mother's young son and daughter for a day. His attempts to create order meet with limited success.
5 April 1999
Becker's computer is stolen from his apartment. When he learns that his insurance policy proceeds are decidedly less than market value, he decides on a replacement through shady sources.
12 April 1999
An alley cat finds its way into his office and refuses to leave. Margaret attempts to help Becker plan a trip she knows he'll never take.
19 April 1999
During dinner with his cousin Barry and his wife who are having marital difficulties, Becker lets it slip that Barry once had an affair.
3 May 1999
Becker reluctantly agrees to chauffeur Reggie, Margaret, Jake and Linda to various engagements in Queens. Becker returns to his office waiting room to find Hilton Lucas, Doug Heffernan and Ray Barone waiting.
Season 1, Episode 21: Lucky Day10 May 1999
Among other things, Becker gets an excellent parking space, an unexpected tax refund, and a fruitful trip to the post office. Despite his good fortune, he remains convinced his luck will change-for the worse.
17 May 1999
Becker fears that Reggie may get the wrong idea if he asks her to be his date at a medical fund-raising dinner.
20 September 1999
At the diner, Becker treats a woman who is choking on her food and seems to be obsessed with expressing her thanks.
27 September 1999
Becker gets help to quit smoking from Reggie's friend, an ex-smoker who tells him the only substitute that worked for her was sex.
4 October 1999
Becker gives a patient some advice on how to court Reggie. Linda volunteers for Big Sisters.
11 October 1999
Linda quits her job after she makes a mistake on a patient's prescription. Reggie, Jake, and Bob speculate about a nicely dressed man pacing outside the diner.
18 October 1999
Becker fumes over his former research partner's patent for anti-wrinkle cream. Reggie begins dating Jordan, the most popular guy from her high school. Linda adopts the bum who hangs out in the office doorway.
25 October 1999
Becker and Reggie get stuck aboard a plane in Buffalo en route to a medical conference in Chicago.
1 November 1999
Becker is visited by a friend of an old friend who turns out to be the old friend. Margaret is upset with an acquaintance over an old debt. Linda turns out to have some hidden math skills.
8 November 1999
Becker is shot in the shoulder while rescuing Jake from a robbery attempt. In spite of his weakened state, he annoys everyone at the hospital and refuses the advice of his frustrated doctor.
15 November 1999
During his recuperation, Becker is effectively confined to his apartment-and typically cranky. His mood brightens-temporarily-when his doctor from the hospital, Elizabeth Carson, drops by his apartment. Meanwhile, Margaret and Linda try to find a doctor to fill in for Becker.
22 November 1999
Elizabeth claims that she doesn't have any aspirin, but Becker finds a bottle of them while earlier snooping through her purse. Becker obsesses about her "lie" while ignoring his. Bob wins the lottery.
29 November 1999
Jake's old friend, who was driving drunk in the car in which Jake lost his sight, visits to ask for forgiveness. Becker's jealous when Jake wins a huge television at his grandmother's church raffle. Margaret tries to avoid attending an annual road trip with some nursing school friends.
13 December 1999
A department store Santa drops by Dr. Becker's waiting room and drops off more than John expected. Also, Reggie's thinking of a Christmas party but will it be a thought that counts?
10 January 2000
Reggie and a fellow student study rat behavior using a maze. Coincidentally, John's waiting room turns into a maze of boxes when Linda orders too many supplies. Margaret learns that a former patient died and has included her in her will.
Season 2, Episode 14: The Rumor17 January 2000
A rumor spreads through the office and diner that John is dying when he suddenly begins eating healthy food and tries to control his temper.
7 February 2000
Becker is sentenced to attend an anger management class after he insults two police officers. Linda invites Bob to move in with her after his mother kicks him out of her retirement home.
Season 2, Episode 16: Old Yeller14 February 2000
Attempting to recapture his youth, Becker buys a motorcycle.
21 February 2000
Becker and Liz throw a dinner party attended only by Reggie, her date, and an ex-con who's suing Becker.
28 February 2000
Becker disputes a call on his phone bill to Chico, California. Reggie is upset when she isn't invited to a friend's wedding. Bob listens to motivational tapes to land a job.
20 March 2000
Becker takes on a vacationing doctor's patients and, when one of them dies, he is forced to inform the family. Linda has to tend to her friend Lynda, who won't leave the office. Reggie and Jake trade insults during a slow time in the diner.
10 April 2000
John fumes twice-once when he can't get out of the jury duty pool, and once when he isn't called to serve. Jake gets a dog.
1 May 2000
Jake dates a friendly woman but breaks up with her when he learns that she's also blind. Margaret tries to learn why she doesn't appeal to a grouchy patient.
Season 2, Episode 22: Crosstalk8 May 2000
Becker argues with a priest when a man enters hospital in critical condition. Reggie, Jake, and Bob dabble in the stock market.
Season 2, Episode 23: Cooked15 May 2000
Liz is offered a job in Chicago, which prompts John to tell her how he feels about her.
22 May 2000
Reggie's celebration after earning an A in her psychology exam turns to panic when she suddenly considers her uncertain future. John entertains one of his neighbors, who turns out to be a prostitute.
9 October 2000
John tries repeatedly to enjoy a movie at a theater. Jake "helps" Reggie register in a college course.
Season 3, Episode 2: SuperBob16 October 2000
After Becker's building super dies from a heart-attack, Bob successfully takes over with some help from Linda. Reggie receives a proposal after only two dates, unaware that her boyfriend is already engaged to be married.
23 October 2000
Challenged by the gang, Becker changes his routine and eats at a different Chinese restaurant-with disastrous results.
30 October 2000
Becker tries to exhibit the pressures of a medical practice to a high school student. Reggie, Jake, and Bob decide to start sharing more personal stories.
6 November 2000
Becker's office is vandalized, and many people seem to have a plausible motive. Bob has been impersonating Becker.
13 November 2000
A former flame tries to come back into Becker's life. Margaret tries to conduct a staff meeting.
20 November 2000
Becker's car is stolen, and he settles favorably with the insurance company. Reggie receives a marriage proposal on her second date with a new guy.
27 November 2000
Becker decides to quit smoking. Reggie makes Becker do a memory test for a school project. Margaret is worried that her marriage is falling apart when her husband plans a trip to Atlantic City without her. Linda repeatedly convinces an elderly woman that she needs her hand x-rayed when, in reality, Linda keeps botching the process. Instead of fixing Becker's broken radiator, Bob sleeps in Becker's bed and breaks his clock radio.
11 December 2000
Becker strains his back on a department store Christmas display and is immobilized. Reggie competes with a rival in organizing a toy drive. Linda looks for meaning in Christmas.
18 December 2000
Margaret has an erotic dream about Becker. Jake accidentally signs for a keg of beer, so license-less Reggie can't return it or sell it.
8 January 2001
Becker experiences unexpected difficulty dating an attractive lawyer half his age.
22 January 2001
A man dies and leaves his ashes to Becker. A current patient suffers a puzzling rapid heartbeat. Reggie tries to ignore her handsome new boyfriend's total lack of consideration for her.
5 February 2001
Linda inadvertently books John on a gay cruise. Jakes's girlfriend lets her appearance slide because he's blind.
12 February 2001
After Becker gets reunited with his childhood 'fantasy', Megan, Becker becomes happy and life is going great for him....Not for long. Becker then finds out that Megan has been using him for many reasons.
19 February 2001
Becker is asked to perform a speech in front of a class of graduating students in the Mayor's absence. He is eagerly brainstorming things to say, little does he know the graduating class is the class of "2001 and a half".
26 February 2001
Jake's grandmother disagrees violently with Becker's good health diagnosis. Reggie becomes increasingly depressed as she browses through an old high school yearbook. Margaret is concerned about Linda's relationship with a young boy.
5 March 2001
Reggie conducts a experiment on Becker for a psychology course to see if he treats attractive patients more favorably than unattractive ones. Jake is accidentally sent a driver's license.
19 March 2001
John doesn't know what to do when he accidentally learns that Linda and Reggie are dating the same man. Bob tries to figure out the identity of the prostitute in his building.
9 April 2001
Becker's godson seeks advice on how to tell his father that he is gay. Reggie feel threatened by a snooty acquaintance.
16 April 2001
John gets stuck watching mindless TV shows to battle sleeplessness. Unfortunately, his television is broken, and he refuses to replace it.
23 April 2001
John is excited to learn that his favorite Harvard professor in town for a book signing. But he's shocked to discover that the man doesn't remember him.
30 April 2001
Becker takes an out-of-shape patient to a gym to work out. The man has a heart attack and sues Becker. Linda suspects that people think she's dumb because she has dyed her hair blonde.
Season 3, Episode 23: Sue You7 May 2001
Becker refuses to settle Vinny's lawsuit against him, despite his lawyer's advice to the contrary. Margaret's husband Louis knits sweater/vest garments for Margaret and Linda. Jake and Bob try to think of the worst way to die.
14 May 2001
As he does with everyone else, Becker finds fault with his attorney. Nevertheless, she refuses to let him take the stand, fearing that he won't be able to control his temper.
1 October 2001
Continuing from last season, Becker is ordered by a judge to see a therapist about his problem with authority. Jake tires of his new girlfriend's wanting to describe for him every little thing she's doing. Linda lobbies for a raise.
8 October 2001
John is more irritable than usual when he tries once again to quit smoking. Reggie believes a friendly, fortunate customer stole all of her good luck and left her with his former bad luck.
15 October 2001
Everyone at the diner is surprised when Jake announces that he got married over the weekend to a woman he met at a friend's wedding.
Season 4, Episode 4: Dog Days22 October 2001
A con man posing as a homeless person deceives everyone at the diner. In need of extra cash, Margaret takes on a second job, then regrets it.
29 October 2001
John follows Reggie's advice about telling women that he's sorry when they're hurt. Jake and Bob swap jobs.
5 November 2001
John hurts his shoulder and is afraid to have an MRI. Linda dates identical twins.
12 November 2001
Jake runs into a depressed man who is about to hang himself. So Jake takes him back to the diner to cheer him up. John learns that a patient's wife is pregnant by another man.
19 November 2001
Reggie "connects" with the husband of her friend Sara, while at dinner initially with Becker and Sara.
26 November 2001
John starts to feel emotional after Laura, a woman whom he had an intimate but 'No-strings-attached' relationship with, announces that she's going to move on with her life with a man she meets. Bob finds a 1987 Super Bowl ring in the backseat of a taxi.
10 December 2001
John reluctantly agrees to buy a gift for a poor child. He then discovers that he also has to deliver it. Bob visits his mother, who still treats him like a child.
7 January 2002
Becker's patients include two young men who want a prescription for medical marijuana and a man who is upset to learn that he isn't dying after all. Jake challenges Bob to a game of scrabble.
14 January 2002
Reggie begins dating one of John's recently divorced friends. However, she can't stop obsessing about the man's former wife.
28 January 2002
John agrees to give free medical care to Reggie, Jake, and Bob in exchange for free food, magazines, and home maintenance.
Season 4, Episode 14: V-Day4 February 2002
Becker bores a bartender with a story about his ex-wife's wedding.
25 February 2002
John worries that women no longer find him attractive after Jake's girlfriend makes an apparently disparaging remark to him. Linda worries that she is being replaced by a competent, polite temp.
4 March 2002
Becker's intended talk to children about nutrition abruptly becomes a discussion about sex. Two police officers conduct a stakeout at the diner.
11 March 2002
An unflattering picture of someone other than John is placed in an article about him, causing him distress.
18 March 2002
Becker manages to get a machine for a patient with Lou Gehrig's Disease but is disturbed when the patient's family is less than enthused. Bob becomes an environmentalist to impress a girl he met at the diner. Linda accuses Margaret of stealing her bracelet.
15 April 2002
Reggie becomes obsessed with helping Jake reach goals he developed in the sixth grade. Linda saves a patient's life and practically assumes the role of a second doctor at Becker's office.
22 April 2002
Bob uses a questionable friend to get Reggie a great deal on a new freezer. John acts as a sex therapist for the Bennetts, an 80-year-old couple having difficulties because of Mr. Bennett's newly revived libido.
Season 4, Episode 21: Parannoyed29 April 2002
Becker is furious because someone has tampered with his laundry and mail and left his apartment covered with roaches. He is sure these developments are all the result of intentional sabotage by his neighbours.
Season 4, Episode 22: MisSteaks6 May 2002
When John receives some expensive steaks from a patient, his new neighbor Chris cajoles him into throwing a party.
13 May 2002
John is surprisingly concerned when he learns that his new neighbour Chris has left town without saying goodbye. Reggie assumes that John has more than casual feelings for Chris. Linda sublets her job for a week to a girl who actually manages to do less work than Linda.
20 May 2002
Reggie and Chris compete for John's affection. Linda takes Margaret out for a night on the town.
6 October 2002
Becker battles with himself over which woman to romance-Reggie or Chris. Linda argues with Margaret over what the term "next Thursday" means.
13 October 2002
Becker tries to convince Chris that he chose to be with her before he learned that Reggie was leaving town, but Chris doesn't believe him. Margaret and Linda try to find out the identity of a man who claims he is a former patient. Jake and Bob decide to follow in Reggie's footsteps and travel.
Season 5, Episode 3: L.A. Woman20 October 2002
Neighbors John and Chris do whatever they can to annoy each other. Linda pretends she is from L.A. to impress a new man she is dating. Jake worries that Amanda is decorating his apartment in an overtly feminine fashion.
27 October 2002
Becker promises to visit serious heart patient.
3 November 2002
John tries "one last time" to romance Chris. The diner gets a new manager.
Season 5, Episode 6: The 100th17 November 2002
Becker tries to discourage a friend from expressing interest in Chris by telling him that she is gay. Unfortunately, the friend sets up Chris with a lesbian acquaintance. Bob buys a pair of walkie-talkies so that he and Jake can stay in constant contact.
24 November 2002
Becker treats a patient with multiple personalities. Chris and Jake annoy each other. Bob becomes a big brother to a 10-year-old boy.
1 December 2002
Becker tries to learn what happened to the atlas he bought. Chris takes responsibility for everyone's agendas. Bob plans his mother's funeral.
8 December 2002
Jake feels further handicapped by his blindness when he inadvertently allows a crook to rob the diner. He feels vindicated later when he thinks he has found the crook.
Season 5, Episode 10: Chris-Mess15 December 2002
Chris is jealous when Becker plans to spend Christmas in Vermont with a magazine editor he is dating. Margaret invites Linda to go caroling with her church group. Bob fears that a street-corner Santa is out to get him.
5 January 2003
Margaret is not expecting any special treatment on the tenth anniversary of her working with Becker. Chris finds Jake's old keyboard. Bob hides at the diner from an angry tenant who wants him to fix a clogged drain.
2 February 2003
Jake and Bob assume from overhearing one of Chris's phone conversations that she and John are sleeping together. John tries to convince a sexually active teen to use condoms.
9 February 2003
Becker receives a visit from a medical school colleague.
16 February 2003
Becker is upset when a patient substitutes his Christian Science faith for medical treatment. Linda tries to continue the charade of her "long-distance" relationship with a New York City resident. Bob brags that he is part Native American and tries to cash in on his newly discovered heritage.
2 March 2003
John is stalked by a frisky, elderly neighbor. Linda decides to tell the truth about where she resides to her boyfriend, who thinks she lives in L.A.
Season 5, Episode 16: The Job9 March 2003
John is frustrated with his practice and applies for a research position in Baltimore, without telling his staff or friends. His suspicious behavior leads them to believe he's either ill or on drugs.
16 March 2003
John feels stifled when Chris prohibits smoking in the diner and Margaret prohibits it in the office. Bob convinces Jake that Amanda is cheating on him. Linda persuades John through her friend Holli to treat a friend's dog.
30 March 2003
Amanda leaves Jake for a deliveryman. Becker's withdrawal from smoking is driving everybody crazy-again. Chris awaits her delivery of hair conditioner.
6 April 2003
A palm reader comes to the diner. Despite his own objections, Becker lets her take a look at his palm. Inspired by the psychic, Linda invests her inheritance in a grapefruit company.
13 April 2003
John is frustrated with a couple who seek counseling on conception and misinterpret his advice. Chris flirts with a fire marshal to avoid a ticket. Bob's attempt to charm a police officer out of a jaywalking ticket backfires.
Season 5, Episode 21: Chris' Ex20 April 2003
When Chris's extra-friendly ex-husband suddenly appears and stays at her apartment, Becker tries everything possible to keep the divorced couple apart.
20 April 2003
After a series of romantic dreams about Chris, John realizes he still has feelings for her but wonders if she feels the same way about him. After Linda is involved in an accident on her way to work, she fears that something bad is going to happen to her.
8 October 2003
John and Chris address their developing relationship. Chris tries to have a hospital bill reduced. Jake sells his dreadlocks to pay his rent.
15 October 2003
Chris pressures John into setting a time and place for their first date. Hector convinces Jake to make extra money by sampling experimental medications. Linda makes Margaret feel guilty for talking her way out of a traffic ticket.
22 October 2003
Becker tries to plan a romantic first date with Chris, but unforeseen obstacles constantly appear. Jake receives shocking news about his grandmother after she dies in a retirement home.
29 October 2003
Becker and Chris try too hard to consummate their relationship. Jake mourns his grandmother. Linda feng shui's the office.
5 November 2003
Chris is frustrated when John repeatedly refuses to maintain his side of a conversation. Linda claims that she has met "the one." Hector tries to persuade Jake to invest in his latest get-rich-quick scheme.
Season 6, Episode 6: Afterglow12 November 2003
Chris tries to get John to be more considerate of her feelings. Margaret takes a night job with a telemarketer. Hector tricks Jake into selling porn magazines.
26 November 2003
Becker's and Chris's plans for a quiet Thanksgiving dinner with a few guests are disrupted by the appearance of Chris' sister.
3 December 2003
A large number of street people flock about the diner and John's office. Jake's grandmother leaves him $25,000.
17 December 2003
Chris is incensed when Becker receives a free trip to Las Vegas and doesn't invite her. An "odd duck" plastic surgeon takes over Becker's practice during his absence.
7 January 2004
Margaret is depressed about her career path after hearing about a childhood friend who has become wealthy. Becker tries to train Linda to give flu shots.
14 January 2004
Chris plans a trip to Bermuda with Becker. Margaret looks forward to a weekend without Louis. A psychic tells Linda she's going to meet the man of her dreams.
21 January 2004
Linda deletes some important files and spends the day trying to recover them or cover up what she's done. Some out-of-town friends have come to see John but he's nowhere to be seen so Chris must entertain them, to the annoyance and embarrassment of all concerned. John is trying to get home on the subway but a little old lady needs help in getting to her destination. John stops to help her, but she needs to be helped again and again. And when he finally gets her to the station she's heading for, Chambers Street, why doesn't she want to go up to the street?
Season 6, Episode 13: DNR28 January 2004
Chris fears that John is going to break up with her after he invites her to dinner at a nice restaurant with no explanation. Jake decides how to spend his inheritance from his grandmother. Linda finds a boyfriend.
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