The BEST Episodes of Becker

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: CBS

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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Do the Right Thing

#1 - Do the Right Thing

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.21
180 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Ian Gurvitz
Cyrano De-Beckerac

#2 - Cyrano De-Beckerac

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.17
290 votes
Directors: Ken Levine
Writers: Marsha Myers
Activate Your Choices

#3 - Activate Your Choices

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.13
223 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: David Isaacs
Limits & Boundaries

#4 - Limits & Boundaries

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.12
225 votes
Writers: Dave Hackel
Becker the Elder

#5 - Becker the Elder

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.11
224 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Dave Hackel
Spontaneous Combustion

#6 - Spontaneous Combustion

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2003

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

star 8.09
127 votes
Directors: Ken Levine
Writers: Gary Dontzig, Steve Peterman
P.C. World

#7 - P.C. World

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.07
260 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Michael Markowitz
Chock Full 'O Nuts

#8 - Chock Full 'O Nuts

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.06
185 votes
Directors: Chris Brougham
Writers: Matthew Ember
Choose Me

#9 - Choose Me

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.06
258 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Marsha Myers
Atlas Shirked

#10 - Atlas Shirked

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.04
184 votes
Directors: Darryl Bates
Writers: Liz Astrof
The Hypocratic Oath

#11 - The Hypocratic Oath

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.03
204 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Ian Gurvitz
The 100th

#12 - The 100th

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.03
184 votes
Directors: Ken Levine
Writers: David Isaacs, Ken Levine
Papa Does Preach

#13 - Papa Does Preach

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.00
185 votes
Directors: Chris Brougham
Writers: Norm Gunzenhauser
Truth and Consequences

#14 - Truth and Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.97
211 votes
Writers: Marsha Myers
The TorMentor

#15 - The TorMentor

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.95
257 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Kate Angelo
Drive, They Said

#16 - Drive, They Said

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 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.

star 7.95
234 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: David Isaacs, Ken Levine
Man Plans, God Laughs

#17 - Man Plans, God Laughs

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.94
217 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Ian Gurvitz
The Roast That Ruined Them

#18 - The Roast That Ruined Them

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.93
169 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Dana Klein
Let's Talk About Sex

#19 - Let's Talk About Sex

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.92
150 votes
Directors: Darryl Bates
Writers: Marsha Myers
Scriptus Interruptus

#20 - Scriptus Interruptus

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.91
278 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Ian Gurvitz
The Rumor

#21 - The Rumor

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 17, 2000

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

star 7.89
200 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Earl Pomerantz

#22 - Chris-Mess

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.88
188 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Kate Angelo
Linda Quits

#23 - Linda Quits

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.86
263 votes
Directors: Ken Levine
Writers: Glenn Gers
Sister Spoils the Turkey

#24 - Sister Spoils the Turkey

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.84
160 votes
Directors: Darryl Bates
Writers: Joyce Gittlin
You Say Gay Son, I Say Godson

#25 - You Say Gay Son, I Say Godson

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 9, 2001

John, for once, is at a loss for words when his godson (Marc Valera) seeks his advice on how to tell his father that he is gay; Reggie gets caught up in a game of one-upmanship with a snooty acquaintance (Molly Hagan).

star 7.83
234 votes
Directors: Darryl Bates
Writers: Gary Dontzig, Steve Peterman