The Best Episodes of Becker

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2018

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.

What's Love Got To Do With It?

#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.

star 8.18
50 votes
Directors: Chris Brougham
DNR

#2 - 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.

star 8.04
33 votes
Directors: Chris Brougham
Daytime Believer

#3 - 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

star 8.02
44 votes
Directors: Chris Brougham
Hate Thy Neighbor

#4 - 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.

star 7.99
59 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
The Grand Gesture

#5 - The Grand Gesture

Season 5 - Episode 5

John becomes jealous when Chris turns down his offer to watch a movie with him and instead goes out with another man. Later, in an awkward attempt to show Chris his true feelings, John shows up at her job and inadvertently gets her into trouble.

star 7.95
39 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Spontaneous Combustion

#6 - Spontaneous Combustion

Season 6 - Episode 4

Jakes mourns for his nana; Becker and Chris try too hard to consummate their relationship; Linda feng shui's the office.

star 7.94
36 votes
Directors: Ken Levine
Lucky Day

#7 - Lucky Day

Season 1 - Episode 21

A prime parking space, an unexpected tax refund and a flawless trip to the post office are just a few of the lucky breaks bestowed upon Becker. Unable to accept the idea that he might just be having a good day, he remains wary of each new stroke of luck and convinces himself that payback is on its way.

star 7.92
59 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Chris's Ex

#8 - Chris's Ex

Season 5 - Episode 21

When Chris's all-too-friendly ex-husband unexpectedly shows up and stays at her apartment, Becker tries everything he can to keep the divorced duo apart.

star 7.90
40 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
The Usual Suspects

#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.

star 7.90
47 votes
Directors: Ken Levine
A Little Ho-mance

#10 - 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.

star 7.89
38 votes
Directors: Darryl Bates
Nightmare on Becker Street

#11 - Nightmare on Becker Street

Season 5 - Episode 15

John is stalked by an elderly but frisky neighbor (Betty Garrett) who is determined to make him her man. Also: Linda decides to tell her boyfriend (Shawn Christian), who thinks she lives in L.A., the truth about where she resides.

star 7.89
37 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
The Job

#12 - The Job

Season 5 - Episode 16

Fed up with his practice, John applies for a research position in Baltimore, without telling his friends. His suspicious behavior then leads them to believe he's either sick or on drugs.

star 7.89
37 votes
Directors: Darryl Bates
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Thank You for Not Smoking

#13 - 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.

star 7.89
35 votes
Directors: Mike Uppendahl
Once Upon a Time

#14 - 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.

star 7.87
39 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Choose Me

#15 - Choose Me

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Reggie announces that she has an extra ticket to a Rangers-Flyers hockey game, Jake and Becker each makes it his primary goal to be chosen as the lucky recipient.

star 7.86
77 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Barter Sauce

#16 - 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.

star 7.85
41 votes
Directors: Wil Shriner
Bad to the Bone

#17 - Bad to the Bone

Season 5 - Episode 12

Jake and Bob misinterpret one of Chris's phone conversations and assume that she and John are sleeping together. At the office, John tries to persuade a promiscuous teen to use condoms.

star 7.85
40 votes
Directors: Wil Shriner
Everybody Loves Becker

#18 - Everybody Loves Becker

Season 4 - Episode 24

The fourth season concludes with a romantic cliffhanger as Reggie and a new neighbor (guest star Nancy Travis) each vie for John's affection. Also, Linda takes Margaret out for a night on the town, which Margaret lives to regret.

star 7.85
40 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Pilot

#19 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Becker deals with an HIV-positive child, and the fact that Reggie has inherited his favorite diner from her father.

star 7.82
146 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
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Dates & Nuts

#20 - Dates & Nuts

Season 6 - Episode 2

Chris pressures John into setting a time and a place for their first date, only to have it interrupted by a medical emergency; Hector talks Jake into making some extra money by participating in a drug test that goes terribly awry; Linda makes Margaret feel guilty about getting out of paying a traffic ticket.

star 7.81
42 votes
Directors: Chris Brougham
Subway Story

#21 - Subway Story

Season 6 - Episode 12

Becker meets an older woman on the subway who's on her way to Ground Zero; Chris entertains the doctor's out-of-town friends with whom he is supposed to have dinner; Linda accidentally deletes some important insurance files.

star 7.81
36 votes
Directors: Ian Gurvitz
Mr. and Ms. Conception

#22 - Mr. and Ms. Conception

Season 5 - Episode 20

John gets frustrated when a childless couple who come to him for advice on getting pregnant misconstrue everything he says. Elsewhere, Chris flirts with a fire marshal to get out of a ticket, but Bob's attempt to charm a police officer who is about to write him up for jaywalking backfires.

star 7.81
36 votes
Directors: Darryl Bates
Ms. Fortune

#23 - Ms. Fortune

Season 5 - Episode 19

A palm reader turns up at the diner and, much to his own dismay, Becker gets caught up in the excitement and lets her take a look at his palm. Inspired by the psychic, Linda invests her inheritance in a grapefruit company.

star 7.81
36 votes
Directors: Chris Brougham
Let's Talk About Sex

#24 - Let's Talk About Sex

Season 4 - Episode 16

Parents are enraged when they learn that John's talk on nutrition to a class of 8-year-olds turns into a discussion about sex; two cops use the diner for a stakeout.

star 7.81
31 votes
Directors: Darryl Bates
Papa Does Preach

#25 - Papa Does Preach

Season 5 - Episode 7

Jim Reynolds is a soft-spoken, likable man whom John is treating for high cholesterol. But Jim's condition is worsening because he isn't taking his medication. The reason: One of his three alter egos, the evil Jerry, keeps hiding the pills. So John goes straight to the source and speaks to Jerry, who then accuses Jim of lying. Adding to all of the confusion is yet a third persona Jim begins to exhibit: a three-year-old girl. Elsewhere, Chris and Jake annoy each other; and Bob becomes a big brother to a 10-year-old boy.

star 7.81
36 votes
Directors: Chris Brougham