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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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Cast

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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Animation | Comedy

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Trivia

When Jonathan Katz called his friend Chuck Sklar when Sklar was a roommate of H. Jon Benjamin, Benjamin's girlfriend Laura Silverman sometimes answered the phone. Jonathan was so smitten with Laura's tone of bored indifference that she became his prime candidate for Laura the Receptionist. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Katz: How is your appetite?
Joy: My appetite is too good. I just want to eat everything.
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Edited into Heroes of Jewish Comedy (2003) See more »

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Kinda like Shorties: Watching Shorties, but for the intelligent
2 April 2005 | by buckyboy28See all my reviews

I watched this show from time to time in the late-90's, but I didn't get Comedy Central at home until around 2001. When I was flipping through the shows that were free with on demand, I was pleasantly surprised to find episodes of "Dr. Katz". This show is basically a half-hour animated sitcom/ stand up comedy showcase. Dr. Jon Katz is a therapist who anaylizes stand up comics and actors/actresses. Various elements of the conversations are literally animated out to make for an often hilarious story. In addition, H. Jon Benjamin plays Dr. Katz's son, Ben who is a loser who often hangs at his dad's office because he has a crush on the receptionist. And in case this wasn't enough, the show is presented in the acid-tripping animation style, Squigglevision, which can also be seen in the first few seasons of "Home Movies" (occasionally on Adult Swim). This show is a hidden gem, so if you happen to find it on on demand, watch it because chances are it won't be released on DVD.


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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1995 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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