Season 3 Episode 2


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 16, 2000 on CBS
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Episode Summary

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.

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  • Becker gets Bob as a new superintendent. The diner is crowded with construction workers. Linda thinks she's found the perfect man.

    This episode is super Linda heavy. That works for me; she's my favorite character on the show. Bob is staying with her, and when Becker's building superintendent dies, she got Bob the job by writing his resume, delivering it, and "acting as a reference, and refusing to leave until Bob was hired."

    Also, Becker's office starts to recieve the next-door neighbor's mail. The offerings impress Linda - the French wine and ski boots and she decides Chris is her dream man. Sadly, this is not to be...

    Becker hears his super dying - pounding on the wall, but thinks it's his annoying neighbor. Naturally, his entire building blames him...moreless
  • Bob as John's super?

    John is awaken by the sound of water dripping in his sink. He calls his super, but gets an answering machine. He yells at him for two minutes, and hangs up. Then his lights flicker and finally go off. John calls him up again and says to "fix my damn lights too".

    John can't help but tell everyone at the diner about how bad things are at his appartment. John says he's only paying $450 a month for rent because someone died in his appartment just before he moved in.

    A construction worker walks into the diner and asks if he can use the restroom. Reggie says yes and points him to where it is. After he comes out, he tells Reggie that he liked the place and he'd tell the guys all about the place. Reggie is excited because she figures this will bring in more business.

    Linda has decided to kick Bob out of her appartment, and said he has to go get a job. He's not having much luck with that.

    At the office, a delivery driver stops by to deliver a package for someone who just bought the nearby building, but hasn't moved in yet, so he asks that Margaret sign for the package. She does so, and Linda takes notice of the package. It's a box of imported French wine. She starts to think about how this guy is rich and sophisticated, and wants to get with him.

    The next morning, at the diner, it's full of construction people. Unfortunately, they're just there for the restroom. They don't need food, since they bring their own. This frustrates Reggie of course.

    At John's place, he's still having problems. Someone next door starts hitting the wall. John thinks it's his neighbor trying to get him to turn down the volume on his TV. John decides to turn his TV up as the pounding on the wall continues.

    In the morning, John's super is found dead. That pounding on the wall was the super trying to get someone's attention to help him. He apparently had a heart attack, and everyone blames John for not doing something.

    Linda gets Bob the job as John's super which infuriates John. He just won't have any of it, but his neighbors want to give him a shot.

    After several more packages arrive to the office for the neighbor, the neighbor finally stops by, and it's a woman. Linda is really disappointed that she was a woman. This scene was good for a little chuckle.

    Having had enough of the construction workers, Reggie demands that they all leave. No one is buying anything, so why bother having them there.

    This was an average episode. The subplots were good, and I'm looking forward to the Bob as super plots in the future.moreless

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Construction builder: Give me a coffee and a muffin to go? Oh, and can I use your men's room?
      Reggie: Sure, it's right through there. Oh! Only you don't want the door that says men that's actually the women's room but the wo is always missing. You want the door that says me which is the men without the n.
      (construction builder looks at Reggie confused)
      Reggie: It's the second door on the right.

    • Becker: What's the matter with you people? I didn't kill that guy.
      Bob: (coming out of phone booth) Hey, Becker, you know that guy you killed? I just got his job.
      Becker: I didn't kill anybody, Bob! What'd you just say?
      Bob: I'm your new super.
      Becker: But Alexei just died this morning. How could you even know about the job?
      Bob: I owe it all to Linda.
      Becker: Linda helped you? My Linda?
      Bob: If, by "help", you mean left your office as soon as she heard the old super croaked, ran to your building, gave them my resume--which, by the way, she wrote acted as a reference, and wouldn't leave until they agreed to hire me, then, yeah, she helped!
      Becker: But you don't know anything about being a super!
      Bob: What's to know? Jake can do it, for crying out loud!
      Jake: Hey!
      Bob: Not to mention it's the deal of a lifetime--good salary, free apartment, and I get to sit on my ass all day and pretend I don't speak English. It's what I was born to do!
      Becker: This can't be happening.
      Bob: Don't worry. Whatever you need, day or night, my door is always open, and thanks to my new passkey, so is yours.
      Reggie: Jake, do you realize what this means?
      Jake: Yeah, Bob has someplace else to go.

    • Becker (to Linda): If I were capable of killing someone, would you still be alive?

    • Becker: Cheer up, Reg, as a restaurant this place is a toilet, but as a toilet it could be really special.

    • Becker: It's three in the morning, Alexi, I know you're there. Come on, you can't be asleep, you don't work. What could you possibly be tired from? You know, we didn't knock down the Berlin Wall so you could import your Soviet-style incompetence to the Bronx, so put the vodka bottle down, get up here and fix my sink!

    • Margaret: A new low, Linda. You are now hitting on a cardboard box.

    • Margaret: It was very Christian of you to take him for as long as you did.
      Linda: Hey, you have an extra room at your house, don't you?
      Margaret: You tell that little termite where I live, I swear I'll take you both out.

    • Reggie: You live in a dead guy's apartment?
      Becker: It's a very old city, everyone lives in a dead guy's apartment.

    • Bob: Bad news, it looks like Linda's kicking Bob out of her apartment.
      Reggie: Ah, the tribe has spoken.

    • Becker: Why don't you make a John Becker special?
      Reggie: Oh, I would, except for who'd buy a sandwich made of crab, bologna and bullsh...
      Becker: Hey!

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