The BEST episodes of Becker

Every episode of Becker ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Becker!

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.

Last Updated: 8/10/2022Network: CBS
Do the Right Thing
184 votes

#1 - Do the Right Thing

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/2002

John tries desperately to persuade Chris that he chose to be with her before he learned that Reggie was leaving town, but Chris doesn't believe him. Also, Jake and Bob decide to follow in Reggie's footsteps and get out of town, and Margaret and Linda try to find out the identity of a man who claims he is a former patient.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
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Cyrano De-Beckerac
295 votes

#2 - Cyrano De-Beckerac

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/1999

When Dr. John Becker finds out that one of his patients is dating Reggie, he decides to give the guy some free advice on how to "court her properly." Meantime, Linda becomes a volunteer for Big Sisters and gets stuck being a mentor to a greedy brat who takes advantage of her at every turn.

Directors: Ken Levine
Limits & Boundaries
230 votes

#3 - Limits & Boundaries

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/8/1999

When a patient's mother desperately needs Becker to watch her two kids for the day, he reluctantly agrees and then makes Margaret and Linda keep an eye on them. But when the day turns into an unexpected sleepover at Becker's, his attempts to establish rules for the kids are about as effective as a blender during a power outage.

Activate Your Choices
228 votes

#4 - Activate Your Choices

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/1/1999

When Becker learns that his ex-wife Sandra is in town for a book signing tour, he feigns disinterest until he learns that chapters of her new self-help publication denounces "Angry Man," a pseudonym for Becker. When Becker confronts Sarah at her hotel, it becomes abundantly clear that their explosive chemistry remains fiercely intact.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Becker the Elder
231 votes

#5 - Becker the Elder

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/15/1999

Becker is less than thrilled when his estranged father, Fred, makes an unannounced visit. Although Becker is unhappy to see his father, the others are instantly charmed by Fred's easygoing, jovial manner. Despite Becker's chilly welcome, Fred refuses to give up on resuming contact with his polar opposite son.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
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Spontaneous Combustion
131 votes

#6 - Spontaneous Combustion

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/29/2003

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

Directors: Ken Levine
P.C. World
269 votes

#7 - P.C. World

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/25/1999

When a self-serving reporter witnesses a heated argument between Becker and a man at the diner, he determines that Becker's comments are ""politically incorrect"" and uses his column to create a local controversy. Becker tries to ignore the reporter's comments, but when the hack then belittles Becker on a local radio show, the short-fused doctor heads to the station for a one-on-one confrontation.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Chock Full 'O Nuts
189 votes

#8 - Chock Full 'O Nuts

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/3/2003

When odd characters begin to overrun Becker's office and Chris' diner, Margaret discovers that a local halfway-house has been shut down. Becker decides to round up his new eccentric friends and takes the law into his own hands with an organized march for justice. Meanwhile, Jake inherits $25,000 from his late grandma's estate and must decide what to do with the money.

Directors: Chris Brougham
Choose Me
264 votes

#9 - Choose Me

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/18/1999

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.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
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Atlas Shirked
188 votes

#10 - Atlas Shirked

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/1/2002

Becker's desperately trying to figure out what happened to the atlas he ordered from a door to door high school student; Chris is an over giver; Bob plans his mother's funeral.

Directors: Darryl Bates
The 100th
187 votes

#11 - The 100th

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/17/2002

John gets jealous and lies to a friend who expresses interest in Chris by telling him that she is gay. Unfortunately, the man acts on John's information and sets Chris up with a lesbian acquaintance. Also, Bob tries to deepen his friendship with Jake and buys a pair of walkie-talkies so that the two of them can stay in constant contact with each other.

Directors: Ken Levine
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The Hypocratic Oath
208 votes

#12 - The Hypocratic Oath

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/10/2000

John's waiting room turns into a maze of boxes when Linda orders too many supplies; Reggie becomes attracted to a much younger student and Margaret learns that a former patient died and has included her in her will.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Papa Does Preach
189 votes

#13 - Papa Does Preach

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/24/2002

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.

Directors: Chris Brougham
Truth and Consequences
215 votes

#14 - Truth and Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/19/1999

Becker's cousin Barry invites him over to his house for dinner, and Becker learns first-hand than Barry and his wife are having major marital problems. However, Becker makes the situation worse by letting it slip that Barry once had an affair.

The TorMentor
261 votes

#15 - The TorMentor

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/23/2001

John is excited when he learns that his favorite college professor from Harvard is coming to town. But when John meets him, he's shocked to discover that the man doesn't remember him.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Drive, They Said
238 votes

#16 - Drive, They Said

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/3/1999

Becker reluctantly agrees to shuttle Reggie, Margaret, Jake and Linda to various engagements in Queens when they learn that he's heading that way in his car. It quickly becomes a "what-was-I-thinking" scenario for the gang when Becker's terroristic skills behind the wheel cause an accident. Even More Shameless Crossover Monday winds up when Dr. Becker returns to his office waiting room to find Hilton Lucas, Doug Heffernan and Ray Barone -- side-by-side -- waiting.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Let's Talk About Sex
154 votes

#17 - Let's Talk About Sex

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/4/2002

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.

Directors: Darryl Bates
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Man Plans, God Laughs
224 votes

#18 - Man Plans, God Laughs

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/14/1998

Becker's attempt at friendship is short lived; with Margaret at home with the flu, the flaky Linda is left in charge of the office; Reggie receives an unwelcome visit from a former high-school classmate.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Scriptus Interruptus
285 votes

#19 - Scriptus Interruptus

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/1/1999

Becker agrees to write an article for a fellow doctor's medical journal, but has trouble finishing the project. With the article's deadline quickly approaching, Becker tries desperately to find a place to sit and hash out the piece. Unfortunately, he can't seem to acquire five minutes of quiet time before something or someone finds a way to interrupt his concentration.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
The Roast That Ruined Them
174 votes

#20 - The Roast That Ruined Them

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/21/2000

Annoyed that they never hang out with other people, Becker's girlfriend, Liz, makes him throw a dinner party. Becker invites the gang, although only Reggie and her date attend -- a college boy she worries is too young for her -- unless you count the complete stranger with whom Becker seems to have the most in common.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
The Rumor
205 votes

#21 - The Rumor

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/17/2000

A rumor starts that John is dying when he suddenly begins eating healthy food and tries to control his temper.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
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193 votes

#22 - Chris-Mess

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/15/2002

Chris gets jealous when she hears from John that he is dating an editor at a leading magazine and is going to spend Christmas with her in Vermont. Also: Bob fears that a street-corner Santa is out to get him, and Margaret tries to cheer up Linda by having her go caroling with a church group.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
Sister Spoils the Turkey
164 votes

#23 - Sister Spoils the Turkey

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/26/2003

What was supposed to be a quiet Thanksgiving dinner for Becker and Chris turns into a stressful feast when Chris' long-lost sister shows up. The gang learns she served time for cutting off her husband's finger in a fit of rage, and nervously watch her for signs of a relapse.

Directors: Darryl Bates
Linda Quits
268 votes

#24 - Linda Quits

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/1999

Linda quits her job after she makes a mistake on a patient's prescription, and Becker hires what seems like an ideal replacement. Meanwhile, Reggie, Jake and Bob wonder why a nicely dressed man keeps pacing back and forth outside the diner.

Directors: Ken Levine
Everybody Loves Becker
216 votes

#25 - Everybody Loves Becker

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/20/2002

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.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
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