Dr. Katz

Season 2 Episode 6

Drinky the Drunk Guy

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 19, 1996 on Comedy Central
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Drinky the Drunk Guy
Ben thinks Katz is drinking too much, which of course he is not. As usual, Ben goes way overboard, mentioning a TV program he plans to watch: "The Drinky Guy Who's Drunk All the Time, and His Name is My Dad" ("Drinky the Drunk Guy" is Katz's suggestion for a similar program). Ben calls Laura to check on his dad, and she tells him not to let his own hypochondria extend to his father. He attempts an intervention, guided by a pamphlet called "Why is Daddy Actin'Funny?" but it's a bad time for Katz, who is busy reading "The Foot Bridges of Madison County." So Ben vows to try the intervention at a more convenient time.

This episode's patients are Ray Romano, and Janeane Garofalo.moreless

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    Janeane Garofalo

    Janeane Garofalo


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    Ray Romano

    Ray Romano


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    Julianne Shapiro

    Julianne Shapiro


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    Will Lebow

    Will Lebow


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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Dr. Katz: You are the youngest of six.
        Janeane: No.
        Dr. Katz: I'm sorry, let me check my... Okay, so you are the middle child, classic middle child syndrome.
        Janeane: No, I'm the youngest of three.
        Dr. Katz: My next guess. Okay, and the only female.
        Janeane: No.
        Dr. Katz: You're not making this easy on me, Janeane.
        Janeane: I have a sister who is three years older than me and a brother who is six years older than me.
        Dr. Katz: Classic... uh, stacking, every three years s-syndrome.

      • Dr. Katz: You're 24 years old. Relaxing, for you, could be lying down and feeling your own manhood ...
        Ben: Alright, I have a problem too.

      • Ben: "Well, I'm not gonna beat around the bush; I'm not gonna mince words. I am here for a very specific reason, and that is..."
        Dr. Katz: "Wait a second, let me guess: did I forget your allowance?"
        Ben: "No, no, no, it's not that, Dad. It's actually more serious than that. Um, this is an intervention, Dad. I mean, I don't wanna make any bones about it. I'm here to tell you..."
        Dr. Katz: "Can we do this later?"
        Ben: "Sure."
        Dr. Katz: "'Cause, I'm in the middle, I'm almost done with this chapter."

      • Julie: Are you guys gonna eat something?
        Dr. Katz: Stan, you wanna share something?
        Stanley: Yeah, you got any of that brownish-reddish meat you had yesterday?
        Dr. Katz: Yeah, I'll have a piece of brownish-reddish meat.
        Stanley: On whole wheat?
        Julie: Yeah, It's on whole wheat.
        Dr. Katz: Give us just like a study in khaki.
        Stanley: Earth tones.
        Dr. Katz: A plate of earth tones, yeah.

      • Janeane: (about being mugged) They stole my pride, they stole my sense of rhythm, they stole my whimsical good nature.
        Dr. Katz: You shouldn't leave all that stuff lying around.

      • Ben (About Dr. Katz): "He seems to be drinking a little bit more than usual, you know, the booze, you know, liquor."
        Laura: "Ben, don't let your hypochondria extend to your father."
        Ben: "It's not hypochondria, is it: liquor? That's alcoholism."
        Laura: "Well, if you think that you're an alcoholic and you're not, that's hypochondria."
        Ben: "I thought that was denial."
        Laura: "No, denial is when you are an alcoholic and you don't think you are."
        Ben: "Okay, so what's hypochondria again?"
        Laura: "It's when you don't have it, but you think you do. You don't have it, you think you do; your father has it even less, and you think he does."
        Ben: "God, I could use a drink."

      • Ben: I was thinking I was gonna watch T.V. You know, there's a special on a really drunk guy who drinks a lot. You should watch that.
        Dr. Katz: What's that called?
        Ben: It's called 'Drinky Guy Who's Drunk All The Time'.
        Dr. Katz: Drinky the drunk guy?
        Ben: Yeah, whose name is 'My Dad'.

      • Ben: You're doing alright, Dad. How about a glass of water or a cup of coffee and uh and then you can call it quits for the day, huh, and start drinking early tomorrow.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Dr. Katz mentions he is reading The Footbridges of Madison County, making a reference to the popular novel, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller. The book, which was also made into a movie in 1995, follows the story of a lonely Italian war bride who has an affair with a photographer who has come to Madison County, Iowa to create a photographic essay on the covered bridges in the area.