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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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He's only human... sometimes. 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

There have been numerous references to Danson's former series, Cheers (1982). Cheers co-stars George Wendt, Rhea Perlman, and Kelsey Grammer have all appeared on the show. Wendt played the barman to Danson's character - on Cheers (1982), Danson played the barman to Wendt's character; Grammer played an alcoholic friend of Danson's Harvard-graduate doctor - on Cheers (1982) and Frasier (1993), Danson played an ex-alcoholic and Grammer played the Harvard-graduate doctor; Rhea Perlman appeared as a therapist with an optimistic view on life, with Danson as the character who's not happy with his life - on Cheers (1982), Danson played the cheery character and Perlman was the one unhappy with her life. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John Becker: Uh-Linda?
LindaLynda: Yes?
Dr. John Becker: I meant Linda.
LindaLynda: Yes?
Margaret: You're both named Linda?
LindaLynda: Yes.
Dr. John Becker: I just had that creepy feeling I had in medical school watching the cell divide.
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A unique and funny show (A)
29 July 2004 | by couchpotato100See all my reviews

Well I just found out that the show has ended, which prompts me to write this review for the show. Something that I rarely do, and I am doing so now because I thought the show possessed something special.

The run down is simple, Ted Danson plays Dr John Becker a dedicated and talented doctor who has a very gruff exterior. The episodes revolve around his work in his practise and his interactions with his friends at his local diner. The show was interesting purely due to the talented and diverse cast, although they change throughout the seasons the show manages to keep its comedic style. I encourage anyone who hasn't seen the show to watch it, and all those who have…

Over the years I've become attached to the show and the characters in it. It will be sorely missed.


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