Sitting down to watch Becker, I wonder where it had been my whole life. Becker wasn't into trends or trendy, he was angry and had common sense to fill a whole night of NBC sitcoms. In the show, John Becker lives in New York and according to him is the only one dumb enough to open a medical practice in the Bronx. In truth he admits that he does BECAUSE no one opens a practice and people there need a doctor. He has a staff of two, ditzy Linda and … more
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This TV sitcom offers a forum for the brash and belligerent Bronx Becker (Ted Danson), an opinionated doctor who not only holds forth in his office but also in the local diner run by Regina Costa, aka Reggie (Terry Farrell) where his pessimistic rant ranges over such topics as talkshows, "white trash," used cars, and "parasitic car salesmen." "If you care about your wife and kids," Becker tells one overweight patient, "I want you to remember this one word: salad." But there's also a soft side to... Dr. John Becker, as revealed in his treatment of an HIV-positive boy, M.J. Johnson (Robert Bailey Jr.). Filmed in Los Angeles, the series premiered November 2, 1998 on CBS. ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide