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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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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 »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Throughout the first season, Linda (Shawnee Smith) is seen wearing a lab coat even though neither Dr. Becker nor Nurse Margaret wear one. This is because Smith was pregnant with her first child at the time and used the lab coat to hide her pregnancy. She also used various props, such as patient charts and purses, to help conceal it. See more »

Quotes

Chris Connor: You told Tony I was gay so he wouldn't be interested in me. Then you told me Tony was gay so I wouldn't be interested in him.
Dr. John Becker: Do you think I would be capable of that?
Chris Connor: You made up a sister named Pepper Becker!
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Great Comedy
18 January 2005 | by a1e8ayerSee all my reviews

We love Becker here in the UK it is a really funny comedy and look forward to each hilarious episode Ted Danson Plays an excellent role as Becker He is ably supported by Nancy Travis ,Shawnee Smith,Alex Desert, and the rest of the crew There is a great rapport between the characters which blend well together We think it is one of the most original and funniest situation comedies of all time There is nothing to compare with the quality of the scripts at present here in the UK at present and the fine acting compliments the scripts well. I heard that it has ended production in 2004 I hope that it does carry on as the standard has not fallen throughout it's production run


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