History Series / Becker

1st Jul '17 8:44:10 AM Anicomicgeek
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At work, head nurse Margaret (Hattie Winston) was in charge, and the practice was assisted by Linda (Shawnee Smith), who could be TheDitz but was very popular with the patients. Becker spent most of his time at Reggie's Diner, owned by ex-model Reggie Kostas (Terry Farrell). Other characters included blind newspaper seller Jake Malinack (Alex Desert) and Bob (Saverio Guerra), an annoying old schoolfriend of Reggie's who [[ThirdPersonPerson referred to himself in the third person]].

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At work, head nurse Margaret (Hattie Winston) was in charge, and the practice was assisted by Linda (Shawnee Smith), who could be TheDitz but was very popular with the patients. Becker spent most of his time at Reggie's Diner, owned by ex-model Reggie Kostas (Terry Farrell). Other characters included blind newspaper seller Jake Malinack (Alex Desert) (Creator/AlexDesert) and Bob (Saverio Guerra), an annoying old schoolfriend of Reggie's who [[ThirdPersonPerson referred to himself in the third person]].
18th Jun '17 6:46:29 AM ClatoLawa
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* ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing: Becker's usual attitude, with Margaret futilely telling him to let whatever it is go. Sometimes it seems to work -- see his confrontation with the journalist who mistook him for a racist in "PC World" -- but more often it gets in trouble, such as when he got banned from Thriftymart.

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* ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing: Becker's usual attitude, with Margaret futilely telling him to let whatever it is go. Sometimes it seems to work -- see his confrontation with the journalist who mistook him for a racist in "PC World" -- but more often it gets him in further trouble, such as when he got banned from Thriftymart.
10th Jan '17 3:59:08 PM Xtifr
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'''''Becker''''' was a SitCom which ran on {{CBS}} from 19982004, about an [[DrJerk angry, loud, opinionated doctor]] named John Becker (played by Creator/TedDanson) with a small practice in the Bronx and a loose group of petty, self-centered "friends", who seemed to be the only people who could actually stand Becker for more than a few moments. Nevertheless he seemed popular with his patients, despite the fact that Becker generally hated people.

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'''''Becker'''''
''Becker''
was a SitCom which ran on {{CBS}} from 19982004, about an [[DrJerk angry, loud, opinionated doctor]] named John Becker (played by Creator/TedDanson) with a small practice in the Bronx and a loose group of petty, self-centered "friends", who seemed to be the only people who could actually stand Becker for more than a few moments. Nevertheless he seemed popular with his patients, despite the fact that Becker generally hated people.
15th Aug '16 10:11:59 PM ChrisDen
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-->'''Jake''': ''[following the screech of tires and sound of a collison from outside]'' What just happened?

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-->'''Jake''': ''[following the screech of tires and sound of a collison collision from outside]'' What just happened?



* Four-Temperament Ensemble: Becker is Choleric, Margaret is Lekuine, Linda and Bob are Sanguine, Reggie is Melancholic, and Jake is Phlegmatic.

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* Four-Temperament Ensemble: FourTemperamentEnsemble: Becker is Choleric, Margaret is Lekuine, Linda and Bob are Sanguine, Reggie is Melancholic, and Jake is Phlegmatic.



* FriendsRentControl: {{Averted}}. Despite being a private practice Doctor, Becker still lives in a modest apartment. He also mentions that his car is "Held together with duct tape". Though it's mentioned several times that Becker's practice is in a poor neighborhood and his patients are frequently short of cash and are unable to fully pay. It's also implied in The Pilot that he's quite charitable to his poorer patients.

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* FriendsRentControl: {{Averted}}. Despite being a private practice Doctor, doctor, Becker still lives in a modest apartment. He also mentions that his car is "Held "held together with duct tape". tape." Though it's mentioned several times that Becker's practice is in a poor neighborhood and his patients are frequently short of cash and are unable to fully pay. It's also implied in The Pilot that he's quite charitable to his poorer patients.



* ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing: Becker's usual attitude, with Margaret futilely telling him to let whatever it is go. Sometimes it seems to work - see his confrontation with the journalist who mistook him for a racist in "PC World" - but more often it gets in trouble, such as when he got banned from Thriftymart.

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* ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing: Becker's usual attitude, with Margaret futilely telling him to let whatever it is go. Sometimes it seems to work - -- see his confrontation with the journalist who mistook him for a racist in "PC World" - -- but more often it gets in trouble, such as when he got banned from Thriftymart.



** He's got a surprising amount of patience even with some of the stupid ones. Such as the woman who asked-after being told to only drink clear fluids until she got better-whether orange juice and milk would be okay. And then asked if vodka would be good for her, being a clear fluid.
** One episode states that the reason why Becker's office is located where it's located is so that he can help people that otherwise wouldn't have access to medical help.
** He also frequently accepts gifts such as baked goods and Sports tickets instead of money as many people don't have much.

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** He's got a surprising amount of patience even with some of the stupid ones. Such as the woman who asked-after asked--after being told to only drink clear fluids until she got better-whether better--whether orange juice and milk would be okay. And then asked if vodka would be good for her, being a clear fluid.
** One episode states that the reason why Becker's office is located where it's located in such a bad location is so that he can help people that otherwise wouldn't have access to medical help.
** He also frequently accepts gifts such as baked goods and Sports sports tickets instead of money as many people don't have much.



** ''Subway Story'' has his patience tested when he guides an old lady to where she wants to go, before he starts to figure out that she was going to Ground Zero. When she explains the reason why she can't the realization hits Becker hard, and he stays with her as she talks about her son on September 11th.

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** ''Subway Story'' has his patience tested when he guides an old lady to where she wants to go, before he starts to figure out that she was going to Ground Zero. When she explains the reason why she can't the realization hits Becker hard, and he stays with her as she talks about her son who died on September 11th.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Megan, Becker's college girlfriend, was friendly albeit snarky woman who truly loved him in her first appearance. She becomes a [[ConsummateLiar lying]] [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[GoldDigger gold digging]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]] in her second appearance.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Megan, Becker's college girlfriend, was a friendly albeit snarky woman who truly loved him in her first appearance. She becomes a [[ConsummateLiar lying]] [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[GoldDigger gold digging]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]] in her second appearance.
1st Aug '16 5:52:42 AM outlander2012
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Becker, which is surprising, considering his car is about one crash away from falling apart.
-->'''Jake''': ''[following the screech of tires and sound of a collison from outside]'' What just happened?
-->'''Reggie''': Oh no! Becker got into ''another'' accident!
26th Jul '16 6:39:03 AM outlander2012
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8th Jul '16 6:51:13 AM Kitchen90
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* PuttingTheMedicInComedic

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* PuttingTheMedicInComedicPuttingTheMedicInComedic: A comedy about a doctor qualifies for this.
8th Jul '16 6:49:53 AM Kitchen90
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* PuttingTheMedicInComedic
30th May '16 6:24:17 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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The show seemed determined to outdo ''{{Seinfeld}}'''s level of human depravity.

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The show seemed determined to outdo ''{{Seinfeld}}'''s ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'''s level of human depravity.
6th Feb '16 8:14:52 PM nombretomado
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Many of Danson's old ''{{Cheers}}'' co-stars.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Many of Danson's old ''{{Cheers}}'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' co-stars.
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