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  • Actor Allusion: In one episode, George Wendt stars as a bartender at an airport bar patronized by Becker.
    • Kelsey Grammer appears as an old friend of Becker's and a former alcoholic who is apologizing to those he wronged in the past.
    • Rhea Perlman appears as Becker's court ordered therapist who is trying to help Becker with his anger problem, reversing a dynamic from Cheers when Sam would help Carla through her anger.
    • In the episode "The Ex Files," Becker's friends find out he sang "Goodnight Sweetheart" in a barbershop quartet in college. He sang the same song barbershop style in Three Men and a Baby.
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  • Dye Hard: Ted Danson's hair had gone completely white by this point, so he dyed it brown for the Becker character.
  • He Also Did: Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, wrote for Becker and wrote the pilot for Mad Men as a Spec Script while he was still there. The script didn't get produced for another eight years, but it did land him a job with David Chase working on The Sopranos. Since Becker is so totally different from those two, it's a bit jarring to see that this is where he got his start.
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: Many of Danson's old Cheers co-stars.
  • Real-Life Relative: Mary Steenburgen appears as one of Becker's patients. Irritated by her, Becker says he pities whatever guy that winds up marrying her.
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