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Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 

A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job. Dr. Katz's receptionist is the acerbic Laura. He ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jonathan Katz ...  Dr. Katz 81 episodes, 1995-2002
H. Jon Benjamin ...  Ben Katz / ... 81 episodes, 1995-2002
Laura Silverman ...  Laura the Receptionist 81 episodes, 1995-2002
Will Le Bow Will Le Bow ...  Stanley / ... 73 episodes, 1995-2002
Julianne Bond Julianne Bond ...  Julie the Bartender / ... 73 episodes, 1995-2002
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A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job. Dr. Katz's receptionist is the acerbic Laura. He spends his free time in the bar "Jacky's 33" with his friends Stan and Julie, the bartender. Written by Tom Walsh <avs@netport.com>

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Trivia

The roots of the show trace to an independent short about a psychiatrist and his son. Titled "Shrink Wrap", it was created by Tom Snyder at his education-software company in Cambridge, Massachusetts before Snyder had anything at all to do with television. A friend in Los Angeles connected him with people in the industry, who were impressed enough by Shrink Wrap to want to develop it. They gave Snyder a list of experienced humorists as potential partners. One of them happened to be Snyder's all-time favorite stand-up comedian, Jonathan Katz. See more »

Quotes

Ben Katz: Milk, milk, lemonade. Around the corner fudge is made.
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Connections

Referenced in Mr. Show with Bob and David: Bush Is a Pussy (1997) See more »

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A boy, a bike, a heart so full....
23 May 2003 | by s-j-mcmullinSee all my reviews

In my right-out-of-college, unemployed days, Ben Katz was my hero.

Dr. Katz (followed by The Kids in the Hall) was required viewing every day at lunch.

The show introduced me to great stand-up comedians like Dave Attell, and I could always count on Ben and Dr. Katz to make me laugh.

Not a week goes by that I don't quote this show. A DVD compilation would be on my "must have" list.


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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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1.33 : 1
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