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    • The Job
      The Job
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      2/9/03
      9.3
      Fed up with his practice, John applies for a research position in Baltimore, without telling his friends. His suspicious behavior then leads them to believe he's either sick or on drugs.
    • Amanda Moves Out
      Amanda Moves Out
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      3/30/03
      9.3
      Becker's in withdrawal from cigarettes and driving everybody crazy; Jake's girlfriend leaves him for a deliveryman; Chris awaits her delivery of Supersculpt Leave-In Hair Conditioner.
    • D.N.R.
      D.N.R.
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      1/28/04
      9.2
      In the series finale, Becker realizes he's happy, but Chris fears that John is going to break up with her after he invites her to dinner at a nice restaurant; Jake used his inheritance from his grandmother to go off to Northwestern University; and Linda finds a new Italian boyfriend on the subway.moreless
    • Mr. and Ms. Conception
      Mr. and Ms. Conception
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      4/13/03
      9.1
      John gets frustrated when a childless couple who come to him for advice on getting pregnant misconstrue everything he says. Elsewhere, Chris flirts with a fire marshal to get out of a ticket, but Bob's attempt to charm a police officer who is about to write him up for jaywalking backfires.moreless
    • Another Tricky Day
      Another Tricky Day
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      1/7/02
      9.1
      John's day is filled with wacky people, from two guys who want a prescription for marijuana to a man who is upset when he learns that he isn't dying. Meanwhile, Jake challenges Bob to a game of scrabble.
    • Choose Me
      Choose Me
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      1/18/99
      9.1
      When Reggie announces that she has an extra ticket to a Rangers-Flyers hockey game, Jake and Becker each makes it his primary goal to be chosen as the lucky recipient.
    • The Wrong Man
      The Wrong Man
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/13/00
      9.1
      "The one who got away" comes back into Becker's life looking to rekindle the flame—even though she's married. He entertains an invitation up to her hotel room, but after he hallucinates his friends mirroring his own guilt, he makes the hard decision to leave shortly after getting there. Meanwhile, Margaret struggles desperately to get Linda and Becker to sit still long enough to have a staff meeting.moreless
    • Love! Lies! Bleeding!
      Love! Lies! Bleeding!
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      2/8/99
      9.0
      Becker, not convinced of the wonders of love after witnessing a woman stab her husband with a fork, is forced to consult a teenager who wants a vasectomy, treat a woman with a severe allergic reaction to roses and watch Linda begin and end a relationship within hours. Even so, a late night hospital visit abruptly softens his perspective as he begins to understand why this holiday can be so important to others.moreless
    • Once Upon a Time
      Once Upon a Time
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      1/5/03
      9.0
      Margaret looks back 10 years to her first meeting with John, when she persuaded him to hire her and keep his practice open instead of closing shop and returning to Boston. Meanwhile, Bob hides at the diner from an angry tenant who wants him to fix a clogged drain; and Chris finds Jake's old keyboard.moreless
    • Stumble in the Bronx
      Stumble in the Bronx
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/8/99
      9.0
      While going to rescue the just-robbed Jake, Becker finds himself caught in the crossfire between two motorists who are arguing over a parking space. A struggle between the two ensues and one of them pulls out a gun. But it's Becker who takes a bullet to the shoulder. Despite his weakened state, he still manages to annoy everyone at the hospital and refuses to take the advice of his agitated doctor.moreless
    • Cyrano De-Beckerac
      Cyrano De-Beckerac
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/4/99
      9.0
      When Dr. John Becker finds out that one of his patients is dating Reggie, he decides to give the guy some free advice on how to "court her properly." Meantime, Linda becomes a volunteer for Big Sisters and gets stuck being a mentor to a greedy brat who takes advantage of her at every turn.moreless
    • Margaret's Dream
      Margaret's Dream
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/18/00
      9.0
      Margaret has an erotic dream about Becker; Jake accidentally signs for a keg of beer, so Reggie can't return it. Since Reggie also doesn't have a liquor license and therefore can't sell it, she, Jake, and Bob decide to drink it all, resulting in a hilarious time at the diner.
    • Hate Thy Neighbor
      Hate Thy Neighbor
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/15/99
      9.0
      Confined to his apartment during the recuperation period, Becker is subjected to the intruding lifestyles of those who live in his building, which has him seeing red. His mood brightens -- temporarily -- when his doctor from the hospital, Elizabeth Carson, makes a house call. Meanwhile, "good help is hard to find" takes on a new meaning when Margaret and Linda try to find a doctor to fill in for Becker.moreless
    • Bad to the Bone
      Bad to the Bone
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      2/2/03
      9.0
      Jake and Bob misinterpret one of Chris's phone conversations and assume that she and John are sleeping together. At the office, John tries to persuade a promiscuous teen to use condoms.
    • Daytime Believer
      Daytime Believer
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      4/20/03
      9.0
      John realizes he still has feelings for Chris after a series of romantic dreams about her, but he fears she doesn't feel the same way about him. Meanwhile, Linda lives in fear that something bad is going to happen to her after she is involved in an accident on her way to workmoreless
    • Do the Right Thing
      Do the Right Thing
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      10/13/02
      9.0
      John tries desperately to persuade Chris that he chose to be with her before he learned that Reggie was leaving town, but Chris doesn't believe him. Also, Jake and Bob decide to follow in Reggie's footsteps and get out of town, and Margaret and Linda try to find out the identity of a man who claims he is a former patient.moreless
    • Physician, Heal Thyself
      Physician, Heal Thyself
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      1/11/99
      8.9
      The arrogant Bronx doctor is once again complaining about the shortcomings of society, sparking another verbal sparring match with Reggie Becker is later compelled to swallow his pride and ask for her help when his back goes out, leaving him prone on the floor of his apartment. But he scoffs when she suggests he see an acupuncturist. Meanwhile, Margaret receives special deliveries from a smitten mailman.moreless
    • Everybody Loves Becker (2)
      Everybody Loves Becker (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      5/20/02
      8.9
      The fourth season concludes with a romantic cliffhanger as Reggie and a new neighbor (guest star Nancy Travis) each vie for John's affection. Also, Linda takes Margaret out for a night on the town, which Margaret lives to regret.
    • And The Heartbeat Goes On
      And The Heartbeat Goes On
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/27/02
      8.9
      A grumpy patient who claims he's dying insists that John visit him in the hospital every night. Also, Bob accidentally sees Chris naked in her apartment—but what really upsets her is that he doesn't brag to the guys about what a beautiful body she has.
    • Get Me Out of Here
      Get Me Out of Here
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/5/01
      8.9
      John hurts his shoulder and is afraid to have an MRI, so Reggie goes with him for support; Linda dates identical twins.
    • Dinner and a Showdown
      Dinner and a Showdown
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/19/01
      8.9
      Reggie makes a special "connection" with her friend's, Sara, husband. While Reggie and Becker are with another couple, Becker receives an emergency page and must rush off, reluctantly leaving his credit card to pay for the meal. Then Reggie's friend, Sara, also races off to tend to her children, leaving her husband Richard to stay and enjoy dinner with Reggie. But the two end up enjoying more than a meal—they end the night with a dessert that wasn't on the menu.moreless
    • Ms. Fortune
      Ms. Fortune
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      4/6/03
      8.9
      A palm reader turns up at the diner and, much to his own dismay, Becker gets caught up in the excitement and lets her take a look at his palm. Inspired by the psychic, Linda invests her inheritance in a grapefruit company.
    • Papa Does Preach
      Papa Does Preach
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/24/02
      8.9
      Jim Reynolds is a soft-spoken, likable man whom John is treating for high cholesterol. But Jim's condition is worsening because he isn't taking his medication. The reason: One of his three alter egos—the evil Jerry—keeps hiding the pills. So John goes straight to the source and speaks to Jerry, who then accuses Jim of lying. Adding to all of the confusion is yet a third persona Jim begins to exhibit: a three-year-old girl. Elsewhere, Chris and Jake annoy each other; and Bob becomes a big brother to a 10-year-old boy.moreless
    • The Grand Gesture
      The Grand Gesture
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      11/3/02
      8.9
      John becomes jealous when Chris turns down his offer to watch a movie with him and instead goes out with another man. Later, in an awkward attempt to show Chris his true feelings, John shows up at her job and inadvertently gets her into trouble.
    • City Lights
      City Lights
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      12/21/98
      8.9
      Becker is crabbier than ever when a flickering street light keeps him from getting any sleep. When the city refuses to make the broken street light a priority assignment, Becker takes matters into his own hands to ensure that he gets a proper night's rest. Meanwhile, Margaret agrees to let Linda bring one personal item into the office, unaware that Linda's item is breathing.moreless
    • Too Much, Too Late
      Too Much, Too Late
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      4/15/02
      8.9
      To Jake's horror, Reggie is obsessed with assisting him reach a goal he made up in the sixth grade. Reggie's persistence only causes pain and embarrassment for Jake, and she refuses to listen to John's pleas to leave Jake alone. Meanwhile, Linda drives the office crazy when she saves a patient's life and now thinks she can skip medical school and go straight to telling John and Margaret what to do.moreless
    • Santa On Ice
      Santa On Ice
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      12/13/99
      8.9
      Becker is his usual bitter self as Christmas rolls around, until a department store Santa drops dead in his waiting room. Meanwhile, Reggie prepares for her Christmas party.
    • Scriptus Interruptus
      Scriptus Interruptus
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      2/1/99
      8.9
      Becker agrees to write an article for a fellow doctor's medical journal, but has trouble finishing the project. With the article's deadline quickly approaching, Becker tries desperately to find a place to sit and hash out the piece. Unfortunately, he can't seem to acquire five minutes of quiet time before something or someone finds a way to interrupt his concentration.moreless
    • Let's Talk About Sex
      Let's Talk About Sex
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      3/4/02
      8.9
      Parents are enraged when they learn that John's talk on nutrition to a class of 8-year-olds turns into a discussion about sex; two cops use the diner for a stakeout.
    • Regarding Reggie
      Regarding Reggie
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      5/17/99
      8.9
      Becker fears that Reggie may get the wrong idea if he asks her to be his date at a medical fundraiser, on the season finale. Fearing that Reggie will misread his invitation, Becker struggles to find someone else to take to the event. Despite his resistance, his friends insist that he should just ask Reggie. The ongoing pressure causes Becker to recall the first time he was rejected by the opposite sex, as Prequel Monday concludes with a flashback sequence of a 10-year-old Becker asking a little girl to a school dance.moreless
    • Much Ado About Nothing (1)
      Much Ado About Nothing (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      5/13/02
      8.9
      John is surprisingly flustered when he learns that his upbeat neighbor Chris left town without saying goodbye. Reggie's woman's intuition kicks in and she immediately assumes that John has more than just casual feelings for his neighbor. Meanwhile, Linda sublets her job for a week to a girl who actually manages to do less work than Linda.moreless
    • Larry Spoke
      Larry Spoke
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      2/22/99
      8.9
      Becker copes with a patient who believes he can talk directly to God; Linda decides to keep a jacket mistakenly returned to her by her drycleaner.
    • L.A. Woman
      L.A. Woman
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/20/02
      8.9
      Neighbors John and Chris do whatever they can to annoy each other, from smoking cigars to using a sander at 4 A.M. to strip a floor; Linda pretends she is from L.A. to impress a new guy she is dating; Jake worries that Amanda is decorating his apartment in an overly feminine fashion.moreless
    • P.C. World
      P.C. World
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      1/25/99
      8.9
      When a self-serving reporter witnesses a heated argument between Becker and a man at the diner, he determines that Becker's comments are "politically incorrect" and uses his column to create a local controversy. Becker tries to ignore the reporter's comments, but when the hack then belittles Becker on a local radio show, the short-fused doctor heads to the station for a one-on-one confrontation.moreless
    • The Ghost of Christmas Presents
      The Ghost of Christmas Presents
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/10/01
      8.9
      John reluctantly agrees to buy a poor child a Christmas gift and then discovers that he has to deliver it as well; Bob visits his mother, who still treats him like a kid.
    • It Had to Be Ew
      It Had to Be Ew
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      2/25/02
      8.9
      John worries that women no longer find him attractive after Jake's girlfriend makes a disparaging remark to him; Linda fears that a pretty temp is going to replace her.
    • Dr. Angry Head
      Dr. Angry Head
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      12/11/00
      8.8
      Dr. Becker's back goes out on Christmas Eve, stranding him in a holiday nightmare. Trying to cut through a crowded department store on Christmas Eve, Becker stumbles into a Christmas display and knocks his back out, leaving him immobilized in Santa's Village. While the same grating Christmas tune plays over and over again, Becker waits for the paramedics and lives out his worst nightmare as he is assaulted by toy trains, cheerful pandas and really irritating kids. Meanwhile, Reggie decides to one-up an annoying woman who collects presents for orphans by organizing an unusual toy drive at the diner.moreless
    • Heart Breaker
      Heart Breaker
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/8/01
      8.8
      Everyone makes fun of John when he starts dating an attractive 27-year-old lawyer (Angela Shelton) and even he begins to wonder if everything is fine after he experiences chest pains when the subject of sex comes up.
    • Nightmare on Becker Street
      Nightmare on Becker Street
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      3/2/03
      8.8
      John is stalked by an elderly but frisky neighbor (Betty Garrett) who is determined to make him her man. Also: Linda decides to tell her boyfriend (Shawn Christian), who thinks she lives in L.A., the truth about where she resides.
    • Blind Injustice
      Blind Injustice
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      12/8/02
      8.8
      Jake begins to believe that his blindness makes him less of a person. The feeling sets in after he allows a crook carrying cash from Chris's register to walk right past him and out of the diner. Jake even holds the door open for the thief. After Chris and John's attempts to cheer him have the reverse effect, John figures a hockey game may help take Jake's mind off of the matter. But while the two are at the game, Jake believes he hears the robber's voice—and he wants John to make a citizen's arrest.moreless
    • V-Day
      V-Day
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      2/4/02
      8.8
      A tuxedo-clad John is on his way to his ex-wife's wedding in Connecticut when he stops in a bar because, in all honesty, he doesn't want to attend the event. Instead, the grumpy doc would prefer to have a few drinks, bend the ear of Frank the bartender for a while and get home in time to see the Knicks game on TV. And in the end, that's what he does, but not until he recalls (via flashbacks) his miserable Valentine's Day to Frank. While John complains about being all alone, the wise barkeep helps him realize how truly lucky he is.moreless
    • Partial Law
      Partial Law
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      4/5/99
      8.8
      Becker's computer is stolen from his apartment which leads him to buy another through shady sources. When Becker's computer is stolen from his apartment, he's shocked to learn that the insurance company's reimbursement won't even cover the cost of a keyboard. Against his better judgment, he purchases a top of the line system via shady means and soon realizes he's made a "fatal error."moreless
    • Breakfast of Chumpions
      Breakfast of Chumpions
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/8/01
      8.8
      John is more irritable than usual when he tries to quit smoking; Reggie believes a friendly customer stole all of her good luck and left her with his bad fortune.
    • Atlas Shirked
      Atlas Shirked
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      12/1/02
      8.8
      Becker's desperately trying to figure out what happened to the atlas he ordered from a door to door high school student; Chris is an over giver; Bob plans his mother's funeral.
    • The More You Know
      The More You Know
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      3/19/01
      8.8
      John doesn't know what to do when he accidentally learns that Linda and Reggie are dating the same guy; Bob tries in vain to figure out who the hooker is in his building.
    • The Pain in the Neck
      The Pain in the Neck
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      2/16/03
      8.8
      John gets upset when a patient refuses to take any more medication because he believes God is healing him through prayer. At the diner, Bob brags that he is part Native American and tries to cash in on his newfound heritage, and Linda attempts to keep up the charade in her “long-distance” relationship with a fellow New Yorker.moreless
    • Crosstalk
      Crosstalk
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      5/8/00
      8.8
      John gets into an argument with a priest over whose hands a patient is really in -- God's or the doctor's; Reggie, Jake and Bob take a gamble on the stock market.
    • The Trouble with Harry
      The Trouble with Harry
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      1/22/01
      8.8
      John has his hands full when a former patient dies and leaves him his ashes, and a current patient suffers a puzzling rapid heartbeat. Elsewhere, Reggie turns a blind eye to her handsome new boyfriend's glaring flaws
    • Thank You for Not Smoking
      Thank You for Not Smoking
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      3/16/03
      8.8
      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.moreless
    • The Ugly Truth
      The Ugly Truth
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      3/5/01
      8.8
      Reggie secretly conducts a psychology experiment on John to see if he treats attractive patients the same as unattractive ones. Also, Jake gets into a jam when he's accidentally sent a driver's license.
    • Nocturnal Omissions
      Nocturnal Omissions
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      4/16/01
      8.8
      John is crankier than normal when he suffers a bout of insomnia, which he believes can be cured by watching mindless TV shows. Unfortunately, his TV set is broken and he refuses to buy a new one.
    • Drive, They Said
      Drive, They Said
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      5/3/99
      8.8
      Becker reluctantly agrees to shuttle Reggie, Margaret, Jake and Linda to various engagements in Queens when they learn that he's heading that way in his car. It quickly becomes a "what-was-I-thinking" scenario for the gang when Becker's terroristic skills behind the wheel cause an accident. Even More Shameless Crossover Monday winds up when Dr. Becker returns to his office waiting room to find Hilton Lucas, Doug Heffernan and Ray Barone -- side-by-side -- waiting.moreless
    • Shovel Off to Buffalo
      Shovel Off to Buffalo
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/25/99
      8.8
      Before leaving for a medical conference in Chicago, at which he is scheduled to speak, Becker discovers that he has an extra airline ticket, which Reggie ends up using. Once aboard the plane, Reggie is immediately annoyed by the flight attendant and fellow passengers while Becker is uncharacteristically taking it all in stride. When Reggie discovers that Becker is high on Valium, she's alone in her misery until bad weather causes a delay and finds them stuck for hours on a tarmac in Buffalo. As the Valium wears off, Becker's temper and tongue-lashings return and the situation becomes a pressure-cooker about to explode.moreless
    • Saving Harvey Cohen
      Saving Harvey Cohen
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      4/12/99
      8.7
      Much to the Becker's dismay, an alley cat finds its way into his office and refuses to leave. When they realize that the cat is sick, Becker's guilted into taking care of it -- to the tune of $1,500. Meantime, Margaret attempts to help Becker plan a trip she knows he'll never take.moreless
    • The Usual Suspects
      The Usual Suspects
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/6/00
      8.7
      Becker's office is vandalized, and many, many people appear to have a plausible motive. It turns out that it was just Linda throwing a party, but she goes on a date with the clueless cop assigned to the case to keep him quiet. Meanwhile, Bob has been hanging out in Becker's apartment during the day and impersonating the doctor.moreless
    • Jake's Jaunt
      Jake's Jaunt
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/15/01
      8.7
      Everyone's shocked when Jake announces that he got married over the weekend to a woman he met at a friend's wedding. After realising he may have rushed things, Jake gets an annulment.
    • Subway Story
      Subway Story
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      1/21/04
      8.7
      Becker meets an older woman on the subway who's on her way to Ground Zero; Chris entertains the doctor's out-of-town friends with whom he is supposed to have dinner; Linda accidentally deletes some important insurance files.
    • Man Plans, God Laughs
      Man Plans, God Laughs
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      12/14/98
      8.7
      Becker's attempt at friendship is short lived; with Margaret at home with the flu, the flaky Linda is left in charge of the office; Reggie receives an unwelcomed visit from a former high-school classmate.
    • Blind Curve
      Blind Curve
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      11/29/99
      8.7
      Jake's old friend, who was responsible for the car accident in which Jake lost his sight, pays him a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Margaret tries to get out of an annual road trip with some nursing school friends; and Becker experiences screen envy when Jake wins a huge television at his grandmother's church raffle.moreless
    • Chris-Mess
      Chris-Mess
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      12/15/02
      8.7
      Chris gets jealous when she hears from John that he is dating an editor at a leading magazine and is going to spend Christmas with her in Vermont. Also: Bob fears that a street-corner Santa is out to get him, and Margaret tries to cheer up Linda by having her go caroling with a church group.moreless
    • The Princess Cruise
      The Princess Cruise
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      2/5/01
      8.7
      Dr. Becker sails off on a gay cruise because of Linda; Jake's girlfriend is letting her looks go due to his blindness.
    • Becker the Elder
      Becker the Elder
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      2/15/99
      8.7
      Becker is less than thrilled when his estranged father, Fred, makes an unannounced visit. Although Becker is unhappy to see his father, the others are instantly charmed by Fred's easygoing, jovial manner. Despite Becker's chilly welcome, Fred refuses to give up on resuming contact with his polar opposite son.
    • For Whom the Toll Calls
      For Whom the Toll Calls
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/28/00
      8.7
      When a long-distance call to Chico, California shows up on Becker's phone bill, he decides to dispute the charge. He even disputes the existence of the town, claiming that it's just a code word that the phone company uses for bogus charges. Margaret warns Becker not to fight the phone company, after all, "they're like God with computers," but Becker persists. Meanwhile, Reggie is upset when she isn't invited to a friend's wedding, and Bob listens to motivational tapes in order to land a job.moreless
    • Really Good Advice
      Really Good Advice
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/29/01
      8.7
      John takes Reggie's advice that he should tell women that he's sorry when he disappoints them, only to have it backfire; Jake and Bob switch jobs for the day.
    • Hanging with Jake
      Hanging with Jake
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/12/01
      8.7
      Jake encounters a depressed man who is about to hang himself, so he takes him back to the diner to cheer him up; John learns that a patient's wife is pregnant by another man.
    • Lucky Day
      Lucky Day
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      5/10/99
      8.7
      A prime parking space, an unexpected tax refund and a flawless trip to the post office are just a few of the lucky breaks bestowed upon Becker. Unable to accept the idea that he might just be having a good day, he remains wary of each new stroke of luck and convinces himself that payback is on its way. Trying to convince everyone the elastic band of luck with fling back into his face, he finally begins to enjoy his good fortune where he trips and is robbed of all his good luck.moreless
    • The Buddy System
      The Buddy System
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/26/01
      8.7
      John believes he is finally in a perfect relationship after seeing Laura for several months. Their no-strings, no-pressure friendship is just right for him: it's filled with casual sex and devoid of responsibility. Unfortunately for John, it's no longer ideal for Laura. She wants a commitment, which is something John just isn't ready to make.

      Elsewhere, Bob boasts about finding a Super Bowl ring in the backseat of a cab and plans to sell it rather than try to find its rightful owner; and Linda tries to talk her parents out of getting a divorce.moreless
    • The Film Critic
      The Film Critic
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/9/00
      8.7
      John attempts to enjoy a movie at a theater, but he walks out when the patrons keep annoying him. He then tries again...and again...and again. Elsewhere, Jake agrees to help Reggie get into a college course, but soon regrets it.
    • What's Love Got To Do With It?
      What's Love Got To Do With It?
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      10/8/03
      8.7
      John and Chris reluctantly confront their feelings for each other in the sixth-season opener. Meanwhile, Chris is furious over an outrageously high hospital bill and tries to get some of the charges dismissed in a meeting with an unsympathetic hospital administrator (Paul Dooley). Jake sells his dreadlocks to pay his rent.moreless
    • The 100th
      The 100th
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      11/17/02
      8.7
      John gets jealous and lies to a friend who expresses interest in Chris by telling him that she is gay. Unfortunately, the man acts on John's information and sets Chris up with a lesbian acquaintance. Also, Bob tries to deepen his friendship with Jake and buys a pair of walkie-talkies so that the two of them can stay in constant contact with each other.moreless
    • Parannoyed
      Parannoyed
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      4/29/02
      8.7
      Dr. John Becker's laundry, apartment and mail have all been tampered with and he is sure the culprit is one of his pesky neighbors. Determined to solve the mystery, he decides to confront all the tenants and barges into his building's weekly board meeting. Meanwhile Chris, the new girl in Becker's apartment building, is a hit with the gang at the diner, but her perky behavior only serves to darken his already miserable day.moreless
    • Truth and Consequences
      Truth and Consequences
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      4/19/99
      8.6
      Becker's cousin Barry invites him over to his house for dinner, and Becker learns first-hand that Barry and his wife are having major marital problems. However, Becker makes the situation worse by letting it slip that Barry once had an affair, which puts Becker in an awkward position.
    • One Angry Man
      One Angry Man
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      4/10/00
      8.6
      John fumes when he can't get out of jury duty and then can't get picked to actually serve on a jury; Jake gets a dog.
    • Psycho Therapy
      Psycho Therapy
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/1/01
      8.6
      Ted Danson is reunited with Cheers costar Rhea Perlman in this fourth-season premiere.

      At the end of last season, John was thrown in jail for contempt of court during a malpractice case. Tonight, he's released after reluctantly apologizing to a judge, who orders him to see a therapist and work on his problem with authority. However, the therapist, Katherine Simmons, is dealing with her own authority issues, which John winds up "helping" her work out. Becker is shocked one night when she shows up at his apartment a changed woman. Elsewhere, Jake grows weary of his new girlfriend's annoying habit of describing for him every little thing she's doing; and Linda lobbies for a raise.moreless
    • A Little Ho-mance
      A Little Ho-mance
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      10/22/03
      8.6
      John tries to plan a romantic first date with Chris, but unforeseen obstacles keep cropping up; Jake gets shocking news about his grandmother after she dies in a retirement home.
    • Piece Talks
      Piece Talks
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      4/22/02
      8.6
      Bob enlists the services of a questionable friend to get Reggie a great deal on a new freezer, under one condition. While trying to make a deal with Reggie, Bob's friend insults Reggie, teases Jake because he's blind and then threatens to kill the whole deal if Reggie doesn't go out with him on a date. Meanwhile, John finds himself acting as a sex therapist for the Bennetts, an 80-year-old couple having problems in the bedroom because of Mr. Bennett's newly revived libido.moreless
    • My Dinner With Becker
      My Dinner With Becker
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      12/7/98
      8.6
      Becker initially declines the offer of a blind date, but he eventually agrees to meet the woman. After hearing about her passion for line-dancing, karaoke and aroma therapy, Becker is kicking himself for not trusting his instincts. Meanwhile, Reggie's evening goes south when she realizes that the guy she's dating is just too... nice.moreless
    • But I've Got Friends I Haven't Used Yet
      2/9/03
      8.6
      Becker's old college roommate Rick Cooper, a recovering alcoholic, comes to town to make amends; but John was unaware until now that Rick was the one behind the misdeeds he confesses—which include stealing and sleeping with his wife. Meanwhile, Margaret spends time with Cliff, the medical supply salesman, until Linda accuses her of having an affair with him; and Bob becomes obsessed with his supposedly imminent death.moreless
    • Pilot
      Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      11/2/98
      8.6
      Becker deals with an HIV-positive child, and the fact that Reggie has inherited his favorite diner from her father.
    • Dog Days
      Dog Days
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/22/01
      8.6
      A con man posing as a homeless person pulls on everyone's heart strings. Becker ignores his first instinct and comes to the aid of the man. Bob, Jake and Reggie chip in by offering money, a hot meal and advice; however, the man is not really homeless and the gang is shocked when his profession is revealed. Meanwhile, Margaret, in desperate need of extra cash, takes on a second job, then regrets it.moreless
    • Pretty Poison
      Pretty Poison
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      2/12/01
      8.6
      John's former flame, Megan (Jaclyn Smith), appears unexpectedly at his door and announces that she has left her husband and wants to move in with John.
    • Elder Hostile
      Elder Hostile
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/26/01
      8.6
      Jake's grandmother (Adrian Ricard), who insists she has a heart murmur, gets angry at John when he declares her to be in good health; Reggie goes through an old high-school yearbook and gets more depressed by the minute; Margaret becomes concerned about Linda's relationship with a young boy.
    • Imm-Oral Fixations
      Imm-Oral Fixations
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/27/99
      8.6
      Becker is grumpier than usual after he decides to quit smoking, but he gets a lift from Reggie's friend (Marjorie Monaghan), an ex-smoker who tells him the only substitute that worked for her was sex.
    • Old Yeller
      Old Yeller
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/14/00
      8.6
      On the heels of being slapped with a traffic citation for reckless driving, a broken tail light and missing rear view mirror, Becker takes Margaret's advice when she suggests that he turn his jalopy into a potted plant. Although he doesn't get rid of his car, he does buy a motorcycle from one of his patients, causing everyone around him to agree that the doctor is suffering a mid-life crisis.moreless
    • Activate Your Choices
      Activate Your Choices
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      3/1/99
      8.6
      When Becker learns that his ex-wife Sandra is in town for a book signing tour, he feigns disinterest until he learns that chapters of her new self-help publication denounces "Angry Man," a pseudonym for Becker. When Becker confronts Sarah at her hotel, it becomes abundantly clear that their explosive chemistry remains fiercely intact.moreless
    • What Indifference a Day Makes
      What Indifference a Day Makes
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/30/00
      8.5
      when Becker has a high school student shadow him for a day, it turns out to be the most boring day ever at the office. Meanwhile, Reggie, Jake and Bob find that they have told each other all of their stories and have nothing to say to each other anymore. They decide to start sharing more personal stories, and Reggie and Jake learn a little more about Bob than they wanted to know.moreless
    • MisSteaks
      MisSteaks
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      5/6/02
      8.5
      When John receives eight expensive steaks from a patient, his new neighbor Chris compels him to throw a party.
    • One Wong Move
      One Wong Move
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/23/00
      8.5
      Challenged to do so by his friends, Becker changes his routine with disastrous results. When he eats at a new Chinese restaurant, Linda gets a stalker, Margaret gets food poisoning, Bob gets punched in the nose, and Reggie and Jake lose $80 to a scam artist.
    • All The Rage
      All The Rage
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/7/00
      8.5
      A judge sentences John to attend an anger-management class after he insults two police officers. It's taught by Richard, an irritating calm instructor -- and needless to say, Becker is hardly on his way to graduating with honors.Meanwhile, after Bob's mother kicks him out of her retirement home, Linda invites him to move in with her -- much to everyone else's dismay.moreless
    • 2001 1/2: A Graduation Odyssey
      2001 1/2: A Graduation Odyssey
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/19/01
      8.5
      John is honored when he's asked to fill in for the mayor and be the commencement speaker at his old high school, until he discovers why the mayor dropped out.
    • Beckerethics
      Beckerethics
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/20/00
      8.5
      Becker's car is stolen and things work out to his benefit with the insurance company; Reggie receives a very unexpected marriage proposal on her second date with a new guy.
    • Take These Pills and Shove 'Em
      Take These Pills and Shove 'Em
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      11/9/98
      8.5
      Becker must make a house call after a patient has an adverse reaction to his brutal bedside manner. He remains hellbent on convincing his patient, Mr. Marino, to acknowledge the fact that his diabetes has just triggered a minor heart attack and his condition needs to be monitored. Unfortunately, Mr. Marino is convinced that Becker is just trying to get away with a medical scam. Meanwhile, Jake takes a sculpting class in order to meet women.moreless
    • The Hypocratic Oath
      The Hypocratic Oath
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/10/00
      8.5
      John's waiting room turns into a maze of boxes when Linda orders too many supplies; Reggie becomes attracted to a much younger student and Margaret learns that a former patient died and has included her in her will.
    • Chris' Ex
      Chris' Ex
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      4/20/03
      8.5
      When Chris's all-too-friendly ex-husband unexpectedly shows up and stays at her apartment, Becker tries everything he can to keep the divorced duo apart.
    • The Bearer of Bad Tidings
      The Bearer of Bad Tidings
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/20/00
      8.5
      After John agrees to take on a vacationing doctor's patients and one of them dies, he inadvertently leaves a phone message, then desperately tries to retrieve it. Meanwhile, Linda tries to comfort her friend Lynda, who won't leave the office; and Reggie and Jake trade barbs during a slow time in the diner.moreless
    • SuperBob
      SuperBob
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/16/00
      8.5
      Becker's super dies and Bob takes his job, and the diner is packed, but no one is a paying customer because they are all construction builders wanting to use the toilet.
    • You Say Gay Son, I Say Godson
      You Say Gay Son, I Say Godson
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      4/9/01
      8.4
      John, for once, is at a loss for words when his godson (Marc Valera) seeks his advice on how to tell his father that he is gay; Reggie gets caught up in a game of one-upmanship with a snooty acquaintance (Molly Hagan).
    • The Rumor
      The Rumor
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/17/00
      8.4
      A rumor starts that John is dying when he suddenly begins eating healthy food and tries to control his temper.
    • Pain in the Aspirin
      Pain in the Aspirin
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/22/99
      8.4
      As Becker continues to recoup from his gunshot wound, he's caught off guard when Elizabeth claims that she doesn't have any aspirin -- although he found a bottle of them among her things while earlier snooping through her purse. Becker, of course dismissing his own bad behavior, is miffed at her actions and begins to think that she may not have an honest bone in her body. Meanwhile, Bob wins the lottery.moreless
    • Sex in the Inner City
      Sex in the Inner City
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      11/16/98
      8.4
      Despite his best efforts, Becker can't escape the sexual overtones that follow him throughout the day. He starts his morning at the cafe where Reggie and Jake are discussing the various things they do to release sexual tension. When Reggie suggests jogging, Becker quickly dismisses the idea, declaring that he doesn't have any such issues. As his day progresses, a bemused Becker is faced with various circumstances that make him all too aware of his sex life -- or, rather, lack thereof.moreless
    • Linda Quits
      Linda Quits
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/11/99
      8.3
      Linda quits her job after she makes a mistake on a patient's prescription, and Becker hires what seems like an ideal replacement. Meanwhile, Reggie, Jake and Bob wonder why a nicely dressed man keeps pacing back and forth outside the diner.
    • The Roast That Ruined Them
      The Roast That Ruined Them
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/21/00
      8.3
      Annoyed that they never socialize with other people, Becker's girlfriend, Liz, makes him throw a dinner party. Becker invites the gang, but only Reggie and her college date Brad shows up and an ex con who's suing Becker. Becker apologizes to Liz.
    • Margaret Sings the Blues
      Margaret Sings the Blues
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      1/7/04
      8.2
      Margaret gets depressed and refuses to work after she learns that a long-time friend is now worth millions. The information leads her to ponder whether she could have made it as a professional singer if she had pursued her dream. Back at the office, John tries to train Linda to give flu shots.moreless
    • The TorMentor
      The TorMentor
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      4/23/01
      8.1
      John is excited when he learns that his favorite college professor from Harvard is coming to town. But when John meets him, he's shocked to discover that the man doesn't remember him.
    • Talking Points
      Talking Points
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      3/18/02
      8.0
      When a patient loses the ability to speak, John gets him a machine that talks for him, but the man uses it to lash out at people; Bob turns into an environmentalist to impress a girl; Linda accuses Margaret of stealing her bracelet.
    • A First Class Flight
      A First Class Flight
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      12/17/03
      8.0
      Chris gets upset when John gets a free trip to Las Vegas to speak at a medical convention, but doesn't invite her to go along because he refuses to trade in his first-class airline ticket for two coach seats. Then Becker is tempted by a lovely doctor who whispers sweet nothings in his ear during the six-hour flight. Meanwhile, an uppity plastic surgeon takes over Becker's practice during his absence.moreless
    • Point of Contact
      Point of Contact
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/20/99
      8.0
      Becker performs his doctorly duties at the diner when a woman begins to choke on her food. After regaining her composure, the woman intensely expresses her gratitude to Becker, which takes him more than a little off-guard. As the days go by, Becker's fears are compounded when she begins to drop by the office and his apartment bearing gifts and well-wishes. Soon enough, Becker is outright panicked, and convinced that she's a certifiable lunatic who's become a danger to his well-being.moreless
    • He Said, She Said
      He Said, She Said
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/1/99
      8.0
      Becker starts receiving phone calls from a woman he doesn't know, so he tries to avoid her. The strange woman shows up at the diner to explain that a mutual friend suggested they meet while she is in town. Taking a liking to each other, Becker and his new friend begin to spend a lot of time together, that is, until she confesses a shocking secret that sends Becker reeling.moreless
    • Small Wonder
      Small Wonder
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      4/30/01
      7.9
      John takes an out-of-shape patient (Alan Blumenfeld) to a gym to work out, but the man has a heart attack there and then sues John; Linda dyes her hair blonde and suspects that's the reason people think she's dumb.
    • Barter Sauce
      Barter Sauce
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/28/02
      7.9
      John agrees to give free medical care to Bob, Reggie and Jake in exchange for repairs, food and magazines.
    • Chock Full 'O Nuts
      Chock Full 'O Nuts
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      12/3/03
      7.9
      When odd characters begin to overrun Becker's office and Chris' diner, Margaret discovers that a local halfway-house has been shut down. Becker decides to round up his new eccentric friends and takes the law into his own hands with an organized march for justice. Meanwhile, Jake inherits $25,000 from his late grandma's estate and must decide what to do with the money.moreless
    • Trials and Defibrillations
      Trials and Defibrillations
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      5/14/01
      7.9
      As the series' third season comes to a close, John Becker is being taken to court by a patient who claims the doctor almost killed him. The patient, Vinny, is suing John for allegedly causing him to have a heart attack by taking him to a gym for a workout. John maintains that Vinny would have had the heart attack anyway and that going to the gym had nothing to do with it. Defending John from his insurance company is a pretty attorney, and, of course, John finds fault with her, too. She refuses to let the hot-tempered doctor take the stand, fearing that he won't be able to keep a lid on his anger.moreless
    • Panic on the 86th
      Panic on the 86th
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      5/22/00
      7.8
      Reggie's celebration after earning an A in her psychology class turns to panic when she considers her uncertain future; and John entertains one of his neighbors, who turns out to be a hooker.
    • Someone's In The Kitchen with Reggie
      10/6/02
      7.8
      Becker spends the night with Reggie, but whilst trying to sneak out of the diner, Jake discovers him and finds out everything. Becker decides to dump Chris, and when she comes to the diner he tells her that he slept with Reggie and can't be with her. Later Becker has second thoughts and after a conversation with Linda about following your heart, decides to dump Reggie and be with Chris. He goes to the diner but Reggie is nowhere to be seen. The phone rings. It's Reggie. She's realized she hit rock bottom when she slept with Becker and has decided to leave town. Becker goes to Chris and tells her he changed his mind, and she's ready to be with him too until she finds out that Reggie lost town and she assumes she's some sort of consolation prize. Meanwhile Linda argues with Margaret over what the term "next Thursday" means.moreless
    • My Boyfriend's Back
      My Boyfriend's Back
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/18/99
      7.8
      Reggie begins dating Jordan, the most popular guy from her high school, who is building a hospital in the area, but quickly learns his dark side. Meanwhile, John fumes over his former research partner's patent for anti-wrinkle cream, and Linda adopts the bum who hangs out in the office doorway.
    • Sight Unseen
      Sight Unseen
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      5/1/00
      7.8
      Jake asks out a friendly young woman only to break up with her after he learns that she's also blind; Margaret tries to discover why a grouchy patient likes everyone but her.
    • Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
      Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/27/00
      7.8
      Becker decides to quit smoking—unfortunately, on a day when nothing goes right; Margaret is worried that her marriage is falling apart when her husband plans a trip to Atlantic City without her; when Linda keeps screwing up an X-ray, she convinces an old woman that she's crazy to get the woman to keep coming in for new X-rays; Bob, instead of fixing Becker's broken radiator, sleeps in Becker's bed and breaks his clock radio; and Reggie makes Becker do a memory test for a school project.moreless
    • Dates & Nuts
      Dates & Nuts
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/15/03
      7.8
      Chris pressures John into setting a time and a place for their first date, only to have it interrupted by a medical emergency; Hector talks Jake into making some extra money by participating in a drug test that goes terribly awry; Linda makes Margaret feel guilty about getting out of paying a traffic ticket.moreless
    • Cooked
      Cooked
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      5/15/00
      7.7
      Liz is offered a job in Chicago, which prompts John to tell her how he feels about her. He quickly regrets doing it, fearing he'll lose his freedom.
    • Snow Means Snow
      Snow Means Snow
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      1/14/04
      7.7
      There's a blizzard in New York, so Chris plans a trip to Bermuda with Becker; a psychic tells Linda she's going to meet the man of her dreams; Margaret looks forward to a weekend alone.
    • The Ex-Files
      The Ex-Files
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/14/02
      7.7
      Reggie starts dating one of John's recently divorced friends, but can't stop obsessing about the guy's former wife.
    • Picture Imperfect
      Picture Imperfect
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      3/11/02
      7.6
      John is elated to learn that an article he submitted is being published in The New York Medical Journal, but when it appears, his article is accompanied by a picture of an overweight, unattractive stranger. After constant phone calls to correct the mistake, John is finally able to meet Wally, the editor, but then even more damage occurs. Meanwhile, Jake loses his hearing after going to a concert, and Linda is the dumpee—not the dumper—when she goes out Arnoldo the water delivery man.moreless
    • Tell Me Lies
      Tell Me Lies
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      11/30/98
      7.5
      Becker and Jake notice that Reggie is upset about something, but she refuses to tell them why. Becker presses Reggie for details, but she responds with a series of lies before finally revealing the truth.
    • The Unbelievable Wrongness of Talking
      11/19/03
      7.5
      Chris gets frustrated when John repeatedly refuses to hold up his end of a conversation; Linda claims that she has met “the one,” but she soon gets a big surprise; and Hector tries to persuade Jake to invest in his latest get-rich-quick scheme.
    • Sister Spoils the Turkey
      Sister Spoils the Turkey
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/26/03
      7.4
      What was supposed to be a quiet Thanksgiving dinner for Becker and Chris turns into a stressful feast when Chris' long-lost sister shows up. The gang learns she served time for cutting off her husband's finger in a fit of rage, and nervously watch her for signs of a relapse.
    • Afterglow
      Afterglow
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      11/12/03
      7.4
      Chris tries to get John to be more considerate of her feelings, but he's not sure he can do it; Hector tricks Jake into selling porn magazines; Margaret takes a night job with a telemarketer and is shocked when she learns that it's a phone-sex operation.
    • Limits and Boundaries
      Limits and Boundaries
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      3/8/99
      6.9
      When a patient's mother desperately needs Becker to watch her two kids for the day, he reluctantly agrees and then makes Margaret and Linda keep an eye on them. But when the day turns into an unexpected sleepover at Becker's, his attempts to establish rules for the kids are about as effective as a blender during a power outage.moreless
    • Spontaneous Combustion
      Spontaneous Combustion
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/29/03
      6.5
      Jakes mourns for his nana; Becker and Chris try too hard to consummate their relationship; Linda feng shui's the office.
    • Sue You
      Sue You
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      5/7/01
      5.0
      John refuses to settle Vinny's lawsuit against him, despite the advice of his lawyer, Ruth, because he feels like it would imply guilt. Ruth impresses upon him that he could lose, and would then more or less have to shut down his practice. He finally decides to settle when he realizes how many people, both patients and employees, depend on him. Unfortunately, his decision doesn't sit well and he goes and tells Vinny that he will absolutely not settle. Jake and Bob try to think of the worst way to die. Linda pretends to like an ugly sweater/vest that Margaret's unemployed husband knits for her, and Margaret catches Linda in her lie by giving her one of her own to wear.moreless
    • Everybody Loves Becker
      Everybody Loves Becker
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      1/7/05
      0.0
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