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Becker

Year:
Duration:
30 min (including commercials - 129 episodes)
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
7.3
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1998-11-02
Filming Locations: Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Elya Baskin
Elya Baskin
Becker
Ted Danson
Dr. John Becker
Hattie Winston
Margaret Wyborn
Shawnee Smith
Linda
Alex Désert
Jake Malinak
Saverio Guerra
Bob
Terry Farrell
Regina "Reggie" Kostas
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Trivia
Nancy Travis was originally hired to play Chris for just four episodes, and at the end of Season 4 was to disappear after John Becker (Ted Danson) chose to be with Reggie Kostas (Terry Farrell). But the producers decided to fire Farrell and keep Travis on as a full time character.
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The entire series was filmed in widescreen and seasons 3-6 aired in high definition. The DVDs of the show are only in full screen though, like when the show aired in standard definition. The widescreen versions of the show can be seen in reruns on HD networks such as Universal HD and USA HD in America.
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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.
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Quotes
Mr. Stoler: I don't need these pills. This test confirms everything I believe in.
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Margaret: So someone finally shot you.
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Bob: You're blind! You can't even enjoy the best parts of sex! You can't see the mirror over the bed, you can't adjust the camcorder... you can't even see your friends cheering you on!
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Faq
Q
How did Jake lose his sight?
A
When he was younger, he and his friend both got drunk at a party and got into a car accident while trying to drive home. His friend was uninjured, and appears in the episode "Becker: Blind Curve (#2.11)".
Q
What are Linda and Margaret's jobs?
A
Margaret is a nurse who manages Becker's practice and occasionally provides home care to patients. Linda assists with routine duties around the office, such as filing. She also once mentioned that she reads to the kids who visit the office. Becker once mentioned that he owed her father a favor, implying that that is the only reason he hired her.
Q
How did Reggie/Chris become owners of the diner?
A
Reggie's father opened the diner and she inherited it from him. Chris became the proprietor after Reggie left town
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Photos from cast
Alice Krige Elya Baskin Clayton Landey Abigail Mavity Jennifer McComb James Pickens Jr. Kyla Pratt Jacob Smith