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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Becker See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Margaret's husband, Lewis, is never seen in the show, a gag in the tradition of Cheers (1982), in which Norm's wife, Vera, is never seen, and Frasier (1993), in which Niles' wife, Maris, is never seen. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: Just for today, you are Beth.
Lynda: I don't like the name Beth.
Linda: I do, can I be Beth?
Lynda: I want to be Beth too.
Margaret: You can't both be Beth.
Linda: Why? We're both Linda.
Lynda: Let's pick our own names.
Linda: I want to be Margaret.
Lynda: No, I want to be Margaret.
Margaret: I want to be dead.
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Referenced in Hot in Cleveland: What's Behind the Door (2012) See more »

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Awesome sitcom
10 December 2003 | by grumpyassSee all my reviews

I have only recently started to watch it, since i moved to Cali. I only have antenna TV. I watch it all the time and I laugh my a$$ off every time. I hope it last for a long while. I am going to a live taping of the show so I am quite excited about that one. This show is great, Becker is the kinda of guy you'd never really want to bump into but it hilarious to watch. Two Thumbs up!!!!


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