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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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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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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Katz 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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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

Follows The Biography of Mr. Katz (1992) See more »

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Ben and Dad making a winning team
4 October 2000 | by JBoze313See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest animated series ever. I started watching Dr. Katz in 1998, early in the year when I got my satellite dish. Our cable company doesn't carry Comedy Central. The show had a good run, and many of the episodes were downright hilarious. The characters are so loveable, how can you not watch? You have Dr. Katz, a psychologist, who studies the minds of celebrities, mostly comedians. Then, you have Ben, ah Ben...the loveable kid who isn't really a kid at all. He's in his 20's, but he doesn't have a job, and he spends most of his time sitting around the house with two different colored socks on...the kind that are white and have colored stripes at the top. Ben has a thing for his dad's secretary, Laura, who for an animated person is stunningly beautiful, I have to say, and he always gets laughs when he tries to ask her out or flirt with her. Dr. Katz was a great show, and it's a shame Comedy Central didn't renew it. I guess they have better things to air like 18 episodes of the not- so- funny SNL a day. According to a form letter I received via e- mail, Katz was supposed to run on the weekends for good in reruns, but that never happened, because they replaced it with Duckman, and Comedy Central no longer owns the rights to the series. You can, however, pick up tapes of the show at amazon.com. You can also find people online who have episodes on tape who are willing to copy them for you, some for free, some for a price. I know that's illegal, but when they don't have every episode available for sale, how else do they expect you to see it? Check it out if you can, you won't regret it.


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