Becker was a unique comedy for numerous reasons. It allowed Ted Danson to be one of the few sitcom stars to have two successful shows. It also took Danson, who was typecast as bartender Sam Malone and turned him into a completely different character in John Becker. Becker was one of the first shows to ever have an extremely angry man with a hatred for the world as the star.
The show opened with a great rant by Becker regarding how operators always make you "hold" for no reason. This episode also featured the usual greatness from Jake and Bob. Unfortunately we had to put up with the God-awful Chris in the episode. As the show progressed Becker's writing seemed to get worse and worse. Luckily the actors were strong enough to still keep the show funny but in the 21st Century when shows get cancelled without hesitation it is amazing that Becker lasted six seasons. The flashback part of the episode wasn't that great. Margaret's not the best character and having her as the catalyst of the episode's plot could only lead to an average installment of Becker.