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Becker TV Show


Becker Cast

Series Description

The Becker TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about a doctor who ran a medical clinic located in New York City. He's about the most negative person on Earth! He hated his world and the people he was forced to share it with. The storylines typically centered around his interactions with his patients, clinic staff, and the characters who hung out at the diner he frequents.

Becker Cast

Ted Danson .............................. John Becker
Terry Farrell ........................... Regina "Reggie" Kostas
Alex Desert ............................. Jake Malinak
Shawnee Smith .......................... Linda
Hattie Winston .......................... Margaret
Saverio Guerra .......................... Bob
Nancy Travis ............................ Chris Connor (2002-2004)

Becker Trivia

    

Three of Ted Danson's fellow "Cheers" stars appeared on the Becker TV show and "traded roles" with Danson. Rhea Perlman played a happy-go-lucky therapist to Danson's grouchy doctor. On Cheers, Danson was the happy guy to Perlman's grumpy waitress. George Wendt guest-starred as a bartender who served Becker and on Cheers, Danson played the bartender who served Wendt. Kelsey Grammer played an alcoholic to Danson's role as a Harvard graduate doctor and on Cheers Danson played a recovering alcoholic to Grammer's role as a Harvard graduated doctor of psycology!

The phone number at Becker's clinic was 555-0199. TV show phone numbers typically start with "555" because there are no real phone numbers that begin with "555". There is no "555" area code either. Before shows used those numbers, unfortunate people with the phone number used on the air would get thousands of phone calls!

Saverio Guerra quit the Becker TV show after the fifth season ended. Since there had been no episode filmed with him that explained why his character (Bob) would be leaving, they simply said that Bob had gone on vacation. They didn't worry too much about the audience wondering why he wasn't returning. They simply never mentioned his name again!

In the first couple of episodes of Becker, Linda (played by Shawnee Smith) is the only one in the clinic wearing a long lab coat. That was due to the fact that Shawnee was pregnant at the time but her character wasn't.

In keeping with a Cheers tradition where Norm's wife Vera was never seen, Margaret's husband Lewis was never seen on Becker. On Cheers spin-off series, "Frasier", Niles' wife Maris was never seen either!

Nancy Travis was not intended to become a regular cast member. She was hired to appear on just four episodes as Chris Connor and then Becker would choose Reggie Kostas (played by Terry Farrell) over her and Chris would just vanish from the show. The way that Becker and Connor interacted was so great, however, that the producers decided to fire Terry Farrell and make Nancy Travis a regular cast member instead!

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1

  1. Pilot Episode (11/2/1998)
  2. Take These Pills And Shove 'Em (11/9/1998)
  3. Sex In The Inner City (11/16/1998)
  4. Tell Me Lies (11/30/1998)
  5. My Dinner With Becker (12/7/1998)
  6. Man Plans, God Laughs (12/14/1998)
  7. City Lights (12/21/1998)
  8. Physician, Heal Thyself (1/11/1999)
  9. Choose Me (1/18/1999)
  10. P.C. World (1/25/1999)
  11. Scriptus Interruptus (2/1/1999)
  12. Love! Lies! Bleeding! (2/8/1999)
  13. Becker The Elder (2/15/1999)
  14. Larry Spoke (2/22/1999)
  15. Activate Your Choices (3/1/1999)
  16. Limits And Boundaries (3/8/1999)
  17. Partial Law (4/5/1999)
  18. Saving Harvey Cohen (4/12/1999)
  19. Truth And Consequences (4/19/1999)
  20. Drive, They Said (5/3/1999)
  21. Lucky Day (5/10/1999)
  22. Regarding Reggie (5/17/2000)

Season 2

  1. Point Of Contact (9/20/1999)
  2. Imm-Oral Fixations (9/27/1999)
  3. Cyrano De-Beckerac (10/4/1999)
  4. Linda Quits (10/11/1999)
  5. My Boyfriend's Back (10/18/1999)
  6. Shovel Off To Buffalo (10/25/1999)
  7. He Said, She Said (11/1/1999)
  8. Stumble In The Bronx (11/8/1999)
  9. Hate Thy Neighbor (11/15/1999)
  10. Pain In The Aspirin (11/22/1999)
  11. Blind Curve (11/29/1999)
  12. Santa On Ice (12/13/1999)
  13. The Hypocritic Oath (1/10/2000)
  14. The Rumor (1/17/2000)
  15. All The Rage (2/7/2000)
  16. Old Yeller (2/14/2000)
  17. The Roast That Ruined Them (2/21/2000)
  18. For Whom The Toll Calls (2/28/2000)
  19. The Bearer Of Bad Tidings (3/20/2000)
  20. One Angry Man (4/10/2000)
  21. Sight Unseen (5/1/2000)
  22. Crosstalk (5/8/2000)
  23. Cooked (5/15/2000)
  24. Panic On The 86th (5/22/2000)

Season 3

  1. The Film Critic (10/9/2000)
  2. SuperBob (10/16/2000)
  3. One Wong Move (10/23/2000)
  4. What Indifference A Day Makes (10/30/2000)
  5. The Usual Suspects (11/6/2000)
  6. The Wrong Man (11/13/2000)
  7. Beckerethics (11/20/2000)
  8. Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em (11/27/2000)
  9. Shovel Off To Buffalo (12/4/2000)
  10. Doctor Angry Head (12/11/2000)
  11. Heart Breaker (1/8/2001)
  12. The Trouble With Harry (1/22/2001)
  13. The Princess Cruise (1/29/2001)
  14. Pretty Poison (2/12/2001)
  15. 2001 1/2: A Graduation Oddysey (2/19/2001)
  16. Elder Hostile (2/26/2001)
  17. The Ugly Truth (3/5/2001)
  18. The More You Know (3/19/2001)
  19. You Say Gay Son, I Say Godson (4/9/2001)
  20. Nocturnal Omissions (4/16/2001)
  21. The TorMentor (4/23/2001)
  22. Small Wonder (4/30/2001)
  23. Sue You (5/7/2001)
  24. Trials and Defibrillations (5/14/2001)

Season 4

  1. Psycho Therapy (10/1/2001)
  2. Breakfast Of Chumpions (10/8/2001)
  3. Jake's Jaunt (10/15/2001)
  4. Dog Days (10/22/2001)
  5. Really Good Advice (10/29/2001)
  6. Get Me Out Of Here (11/5/2001)
  7. Hanging With Jake (11/12/2001)
  8. Dinner And A Showdown (11/19/2001)
  9. The Buddy System (11/26/2001)
  10. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents (12/10/2001)
  11. Another Tricky Day (1/7/2002)
  12. The Ex-Files (1/14/2002)
  13. Barter Sauce (1/28/2002)
  14. V-Day (2/4/2002)
  15. It Had To Be Ew (2/25/2002)
  16. Let's Talk About Sex (3/4/2002)
  17. Picture Imperfect (3/11/2002)
  18. Talking Points (3/18/2002)
  19. Too Much, Too Late (4/1/2002)
  20. Piece Talks (4/22/2002)
  21. Parannoyed (4/29/2002)
  22. Missteaks (5/6/2002)
  23. Much Ado About Nothing - Part 1 (5/13/2002)
  24. Everybody Loves Becker - Part 2 (5/20/2002)

Season 5

  1. Someone's In The Kitchen with Reggie (10/6/2002)
  2. Do the Right Thing (10/13/2002)
  3. L.A. Woman (10/20/2002)
  4. And The Heartbeat Goes On (10/27/2002)
  5. The Grand Gesture (11/3/2002)
  6. The 100th (11/17/2002)
  7. Papa Does Preach (11/24/2002)
  8. Atlas Shirked (12/1/2002)
  9. Blind Injustice (12/8/2002)
  10. Chris-Mess (12/15/2002)
  11. Once Upon a Time (1/5/2003)
  12. Bad to the Bone (2/2/2003)
  13. I've Got Friends I Haven't Used Yet (2/9/2003)
  14. The Pain in the Neck (2/16/2003)
  15. Nightmare on Becker Street (3/2/2003)
  16. The Job (2/9/2003)
  17. Thank You for Not Smoking (3/16/2003)
  18. Amanda Moves Out (3/30/2003)
  19. Ms. Fortune (4/6/2003)
  20. Mr. and Ms. Conception (4/13/2003)
  21. Chris' Ex (4/20/2003)
  22. Daytime Believer (4/20/2003)

Season 6

  1. What's Love Got To Do With It? (10/8/2003)
  2. Dates & Nuts (10/15/2003)
  3. A Little Ho-mance (10/22/2003)
  4. Spontaneous Combustion (10/29/2003)
  5. Afterglow (11/12/2003)
  6. The Unbelievable Wrongness of Talking (11/19/2003)
  7. Sister Spoils the Turkey (11/26/2003)
  8. Chock Full 'O Nuts (12/3/2003)
  9. A First Class Fight (12/17/2003)
  10. Margaret Sings the Blues (1/7/2004)
  11. Snow Means Snow (1/14/2004)
  12. Subway Story (1/21/2004)
  13. D.N.R. (1/28/2004)

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