Dr. Katz - Season 2

Comedy Central (ended 1999)




Episode Guide

  • ESP
    Episode 13
    After making a few lucky guesses, Ben thinks he has ESP ("Extra-sentencing something") and goes to extremes in trying to test it. He warns Katz not to go to the bar, or else something bad will happen.
  • Henna
    Episode 12
    Ben and Katz both use "Ultra Henna Bouquet," which makes their hair an odd orange color. Ben just can't bring himself to complain, though, since he got the sample free in the mail and loves getting anything free. They do call the hotline, and Katz tries to complain, only to be stopped by Ben.moreless
  • Theory of Intelligence
    Katz is asked to speak at an adult education class on his theory on intelligence. His theory is that a person's intelligence increases immediately after an intense emotional experience. Ben tries to prove this by inflicting pain upon himself, among other things.
  • A Journey for the Betterment of People
    Ben is approached by a "woman plying her trade," and it makes him decide to help people in need. He gets pretty obsessed about the whole thing, brags to Laura, calls Katz a failure, insults a long-time family friend, and finally gives up on the idea of helping people -- all in about three days.moreless
  • The Particle Board
    The Particle Board
    Episode 9
    Katz wants to put up shelves and convinces the reluctant Ben to help. Ben goes wild at the hardware store, buying lots of unnecessary stuff, including a nailgun, which he breaks through mis-use and can't return.
  • It Takes Some Getting Used To
    Alerted that something is afoot by Katz wearing a bathrobe, Ben learns that he had a woman over the night before. At first he is incredulous, but then believes it and is offended.
  • Sticky Notes
    Sticky Notes
    Episode 7
    Katz suspects Laura of stealing office supplies but is too weaselly to confront her on it. Stan, at the bar, says it's not even stealing. Katz points out only he and Laura have keys to the office, along with the cleaning service -- "Finders Keepers." Meanwhile, Ben begins pursuing -- some would say stalking -- the new girl in the building.

    This episode's patients are Gary Shandling and Judy Tenuta.moreless
  • 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
  • Bees and SIDS
    Bees and SIDS
    Episode 5
    Ben gets a sore throat, which then spreads to his legs -- his hypochondria is in full bloom. Katz tells him to stay away from the medical books. He finally settles on SIDS -- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Meanwhile, Katz has a fear of bees, which comes to light when one finds its way into the office.

    This episode's patients are Dom Irerra, and Louis CK.moreless
  • Office Management
    Office Management
    Episode 4
    Laura takes the day off for no good reason, and Ben thinks it's because she's not happy there, particularly when Katz asks Ben to fill in and then brusquely changes his mind. Katz worries Laura isn't happy with her job. Stanley suggests "Intra-Office Primal Screaming." Katz tries to convince Ben (and himself) that there is no problem with Laura, but then throws an office Christmas party -- even though his office consists only of him and Laura.

    This episode’s patients are Ray Romano, and Carol Leifer.moreless
  • Glasses
    Episode 3
    Katz gets glasses, although he doesn't think he needs them. He points out the irony in a store whose job it is to sell you glasses telling you after an examination that you need glasses. He makes Laura help him look at an eye chart which he wrote himself. Julie laughs when she sees him in his glasses, and Stanley is no help either.

    This week's patients are Dom Irerra and Emo Phillips.moreless
  • Real Estate
    Real Estate
    Episode 2
    Katz's ex-wife announces she's coming for a visit, and Ben tells her she can stay at their place, which Katz isn't particularly happy about. Ben then brings up the possibility of getting his own apartment.

    This episode's patients are Barry Sobel and Rita Rudner.
  • Bystander Ben
    Bystander Ben
    Episode 1
    Ben is proud to have been quoted in a newspaper article as a witness to a crime, and he considers himself to be a part of the media now. He thinks about getting a more exciting first name than Ben, like Zeus; his dad suggests Ben "The Over-Reactor" Katz. This episode's patients are Kevin Meaney and Steven Wright.moreless