400 votes


CBS 1998

Ted Danson (Cheers) starred as Dr. John Becker, a dedicated and talented physician with a gruff exterior. Unfortunately, his interior isn't all that warm and fuzzy either. While he offends those around who try to get close to him, he is extremely dedicated to his medical practice in the Bronx where he always goes the extra mile to help those in need.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Becker

Becker - S6E1

#1 - What's Love Got To Do With It?


Season 6 - Episode 1

John and Chris reluctantly confront their feelings for each other in the sixth-season opener. Meanwhile, Chris is furious over an outrageously high hospital bill and tries to get some of the charges dismissed in a meeting with an unsympathetic hospital administrator (Paul Dooley). Jake sells his dreadlocks to pay his rent.

The episode was rated from 56 votes.

Becker - S5E22

#2 - Daytime Believer


Season 5 - Episode 22

John realizes he still has feelings for Chris after a series of romantic dreams about her, but he fears she doesn't feel the same way about him. Meanwhile, Linda lives in fear that something bad is going to happen to her after she is involved in an accident on her way to work

The episode was rated from 51 votes.

Becker - S2E9

#3 - Hate Thy Neighbor


Season 2 - Episode 9

Confined to his apartment during the recuperation period, Becker is subjected to the intruding lifestyles of those who live in his building, which has him seeing red. His mood brightens -- temporarily -- when his doctor from the hospital, Elizabeth Carson, makes a house call. Meanwhile, "good help is hard to find" takes on a new meaning when Margaret and Linda try to find a doctor to fill in for Becker.

The episode was rated from 63 votes.

Becker - S6E13

#4 - DNR


Season 6 - Episode 13

In the series finale, Becker realizes he's happy, but Chris fears that John is going to break up with her after he invites her to dinner at a nice restaurant; Jake used his inheritance from his grandmother to go off to Northwestern University; and Linda finds a new Italian boyfriend on the subway.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.

Becker - S5E11

#5 - Once Upon a Time


Season 5 - Episode 11

Margaret looks back 10 years to her first meeting with John, when she persuaded him to hire her and keep his practice open instead of closing shop and returning to Boston. Meanwhile, Bob hides at the diner from an angry tenant who wants him to fix a clogged drain; and Chris finds Jake's old keyboard.

The episode was rated from 44 votes.

Becker - S6E3
#6 - A Little Ho-mance
Season 6 - Episode 3

John tries to plan a romantic first date with Chris, but unforeseen obstacles keep cropping up; Jake gets shocking news about his grandmother after she dies in a retirement home.

The episode was rated from 42 votes.
Becker - S4E17
#7 - Picture Imperfect
Season 4 - Episode 17

John is elated to learn that an article he submitted is being published in The New York Medical Journal, but when it appears, his article is accompanied by a picture of an overweight, unattractive stranger. After constant phone calls to correct the mistake, John is finally able to meet Wally, the editor, but then even more damage occurs. Meanwhile, Jake loses his hearing after going to a concert, and Linda is the dumpee-not the dumper-when she goes out Arnoldo the water delivery man.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.
Becker - S4E13
#8 - Barter Sauce
Season 4 - Episode 13

John agrees to give free medical care to Bob, Reggie and Jake in exchange for repairs, food and magazines.

The episode was rated from 42 votes.
Becker - S3E5
#9 - The Usual Suspects
Season 3 - Episode 5

Becker's office is vandalized, and many, many people appear to have a plausible motive. It turns out that it was just Linda throwing a party, but she goes on a date with the clueless cop assigned to the case to keep him quiet. Meanwhile, Bob has been hanging out in Becker's apartment during the day and impersonating the doctor.

The episode was rated from 54 votes.
Becker - S5E17
#10 - Thank You for Not Smoking
Season 5 - Episode 17

John feels like climbing the walls after Chris bans smoking from the diner and Margaret won't let him light up in the office. Elsewhere, Bob convinces Jake that Amanda is cheating on him after Jake unwittingly walks into the diner wearing lime green pants that are too small for him; and Linda persuades John to treat a friend's dog.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.

Last updated: aug 30, 2021



**Ted Danson was awesome! And the main cast was near perfect. ** I watched the series several times over the decade and it never gets old (to me, at least.)

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