Becker

Thank You for Not Smoking

Season 5, Ep 17, Aired 3/16/03
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  • Episode Description
  • John feels like climbing the walls after Chris bans smoking from the diner and Margaret won't let him light up in the office. Elsewhere, Bob convinces Jake that Amanda is cheating on him after Jake unwittingly walks into the diner wearing lime green pants that are too small for him; and Linda persuades John to treat a friend's dog.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Saverio Guerra

    Bob

  • Ted Danson

    Dr. John Becker

  • Alex Désert

    Jake Malinak

  • Hattie Winston

    Margaret Wyborn

  • Shawnee Smith

    Linda

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Chris turns the restaurant into a smoke-free business, which obviously upsets John.

    By jchamberlin, Dec 23, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • (cigarette falls down the fire escape) Becker: I see you, I see you. Don't move, don't move.

    • (food container leaks) Becker: A billion Chinese, you'd think they'd invent a leak proof container?

    • Becker: Boy, it's been a long hard day, a long hard day. Margaret: John, it's only 2:30 PM. Becker: Why don't we just close early? Linda: Good night. (takes her bag and leaves swiftly)

    • Becker: (to the dog, about Linda) If you can ever answer the phone, you can have her job.

    • (Becker hides the cigarette in his mouth as he hears a knock at the door) Margaret: Are you smoking? (Becker shakes his head) Becker: (pushes the cigarette out of his mouth) Oh! It still hurt a lot less than if she had caught me.

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    Notes (1)

    • Fourth and final on-screen attempt for Becker to quit smoking...this time by force from Chris, and is finally successful.

    Allusions (1)

    • Smoking was recently banned in all restaurants in New York not too long before this episode aired.

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