Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that made lots of references to Ted Dansons previous show Cheers throughout its run – Becker

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Dr. John Becker goes through his daily routine of being a doctor, stopping at his favorite diner, and other various situations, all the while hating life and everything around him. – IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

6 seasons

Characters:

 

Ted Danson – Dr John Becker

Hattie Winston – Margaret Wyborn

Shawnee Smith – Linda

Alex Desert – Jake Malinak

 

Trivia

  • The character of Margaret’s husband, Lewis, is never seen in the show, a gag in the tradition of Cheers (1982), in which Norm’s wife, Vera, is never seen, and Frasier (1993), in which Niles’ wife, Maris, is never seen.
  • Ted Danson and Nancy Travis previously worked together in Three Men and a Baby and Three Men and a Little Lady.
  • Dr. John Becker’s office phone number is 555-0199.
  • Throughout the first season, Linda (Shawnee Smith) is seen wearing a lab coat even though neither Dr. Becker nor Nurse Margaret wear one. This is because Smith was pregnant with her first child at the time and used the lab coat to hide her pregnancy. She also used various props, such as patient charts and purses, to help conceal it.

 

Clips

 

The Best of Ted Danson

 

 

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