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Becker 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1998–2004)
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Dr. John Becker goes through his daily routine of being a doctor, stopping at his favorite diner, and other various situations, all the while hating life and everything around him.

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Dave Hackel
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ted Danson ...  Dr. John Becker 129 episodes, 1998-2004
Hattie Winston ...  Margaret Wyborn 129 episodes, 1998-2004
Shawnee Smith ...  Linda 129 episodes, 1998-2004
Alex Désert ...  Jake Malinak 129 episodes, 1998-2004
Terry Farrell ...  Reggie Kostas 94 episodes, 1998-2002
Saverio Guerra ...  Bob 90 episodes, 1998-2003
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Storyline

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 Thanos6

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This doctor feels your pain, he just doesn't want to hear about it. See more »

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Matthew Weiner wrote the pilot of Mad Men (2007) in 1999 while working on this sitcom. In 2002, Weiner sent the pilot as a writing sample to David Chase, who created The Sopranos (1999). See more »

Quotes

Margaret: [on the phone] I don't know. I don't know. I don't know.
[hangs up the phone and Becker walks in]
Margaret: What did you do?
Dr. John Becker: I don't know.
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Only watching it through reruns...
12 October 2004 | by zipperpluckerSee all my reviews

And I have to say, I love it. It comes on Fox (really late on weekdays) here. My husband and I enjoy laying in bed and having a good laugh. I haven't seen an episode yet that didn't crack us up at least 3 times. Everyone can relate to someone in this show. My husband is a mix of Bob's charm, Becker's sense of compassion and Jake's ability to see whats coming. For me, I'm as loving as Margret, witty as Reggie, and have the body of Linda...well, maybe I'm pushing it. Anyway, wish I would have found the show sooner. I am currently trying to figure out what happened to Reggie and where this blond chic came in. I don't like her as much as Reggie, but maybe she will grow on me. Although I doubt it since it was canceled!


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