Season 3 Episode 20

Nocturnal Omissions

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 16, 2001 on CBS

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  • Insomnia!

    Becker can't sleep....why...mother issues.

    The tv that Becker's mom gave to him when he was going away to college breaks down, and it will only show a picture for a split second which leaves Becker a very moody and disturbed invidiual.

    We learn what the tv meant to Becker as it was a gift from his mother who is now deceased.

    Becker hold his tv scared and it although Reggie tried to guide him to a new one, but he chose to tape up his old one and force a few more years out of it.

    Overall, not a bad episode, though the comedic side was lacking.
  • Becker's TV dies and he can't sleep.

    Reggie is trying out a new recipe for the menu and asks Jake to try it out. Jake thought it was apple pie, but with crackers instead of apples. It was meatloaf. Reggie wasn't too happy abou

    John walks in upset about not being able to sleep. His TV doesn't work, and the gang suggests that he buy a new TV. John doesn't like that they want him to just get rid of it.

    John walks in and is upset that there isn't any coffee made. He tries to make coffee, but he can't figure out how to make it. John's got a patient in room one, Mrs. Recinos. John asks for the key to the drug cabinet, but they seem to have lost it. This further upsets John

    At TechTown, John is looking for a replacement part for his TV. The salesman wants to sell him a bigscreen TV for $2600. John says his car didn't cost that much. A guy with a video camera walks up to John and now he's on all of the TV's in the store. Just as this is happening, outside of TechTown, Linda walks by. She's telling her friend that she feels that her boss is always chewing her out. Right next to her in the store is a TV with John on it, pointing and yelling. Linda says that maybe she shouldn't have had that last margarita.

    Back at the apartment, John is trying to get the TV working. He picks up the phone, the TV works, but when he puts it down, the TV goes back to all snow. John decides to call Jake and ask him if he wants to come over and watch TV. Jake hangs up the phone, so he can go back to bed. John lies down on his couch, and the TV comes on. As soon as he slides on a blanket, the TV goes back to snow.

    Jake walks into the diner upset with John. He's really, really pissed at John for calling him in the middle of night. Reggie tries to use a little psychology on John to figure out what's going on with John's lack of sleep. Bob walks into the diner, and John yells at him for not fixing his TV. Bob and Jake offer suggestions for sleeping.

    John walks into the office, and Margaret is concerned because of John's lack of sleep. John's not a young med student anymore, afterall. Linda follows John into his office and says she found the key to the drug cabinet. It was in a bag of coffee she stole from the office.

    Margaret comes in to get John, who has to deal with a doctor who he referred a patient to, but John can't understand him, because he's speaking a different language.

    John's home again, trying to relax with a video and hot towel. Bob suddenly walks in to fix John's window and ends up falling asleep on the couch. John's TV makes a bad sound, and dies after he pleaded for a bad movie or even an infomercial.

    John calls Jake, gets the machine, then calls Reggie. Reggie says he can come over to watch her TV, but they are going to have to buy him a new TV.

    At TechTown, John and Reggie are looking for TVs.

    The salesman wants to sell him a TV, and even offers to kick in $20 of his own. John doesn't want to get rid of his dead TV because he watched the moon landing, Kennedy, big sporting events, etc. He also revealed that his mother bought it for him. Reggie then realized what it's all about. Losing the TV was losing another piece of his late mother.

    John turns around to talk to the salesman and knocks a TV off of another TV, and the salesman says, I think you're gonna like that one.

    At John's place, the new TV is working, and John is sleeping.

    At Reggie's place, she can't sleep. She's just lying there watching TV.

    I loved the episode. This is one of my favorites.