The Best Episodes of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2018

Dr. Katz is a divorced psychologist who lives with his son, Ben. While trying to help his patients (famous and not famous) with their traumas, paranoias, conflicts and problems, Dr. Katz also handles his own problems. His son Ben is all grown up but still don't know what to do with his life. His hobby is to waste Laura's (Dr. Katz's sarcastic receptionist) time with cheesy pick up lines and useless ideas and inventions. Dr. Katz also has a Cheers like bar called Jacky's 33 where he usually hangs out on his spare time, mostly chatting with his friends Julie and Stan. Julie is the bartender, who is studying to become a physical therapist and for whom Dr. Katz has a crush on. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist was a cartoon based on Jonathan Katz's personal life. Originally running on Comedy Central, the show aired for 5 and a half seasons, and helped put Comedy Central on the map, along with fellow cartoon hit South Park. Halfway through its sixth season, the network took it off the

Radio Katz

#1 - Radio Katz

Season 6 - Episode 14

Katz's friend Carlton Campbell, host of radio show ""Campbell's Couch,"" has asked Katz to fill in for him one night (""Does he know you well?"" asks the typically supportive Ben

star 10.00
2 votes
Big TV

#2 - Big TV

Season 6 - Episode 11

Tragedy strikes when the family TV dies (""Maybe you should give it mouth-to-mouth,"" offers Katz). Ben, of course, is most stricken by this event, unable to live even a day without it. He also can't wait for Katz to get home so they can go buy one together; instead, he has a 72-inch TV delivered to the house.

star 10.00
3 votes
Thanksgiving

#3 - Thanksgiving

Season 5 - Episode 18

It's Thanksgiving, and something big happening: Katz's ex-wife Roz is coming for dinner

star 9.75
4 votes
Pullman Square

#4 - Pullman Square

Season 6 - Episode 2

Ben calls Katz at work with the shocking news that Berman's is closing, the latest casualty in a renovation of Pullman Square -- Ben's old hangout. He wants to do something about it, natch, though he does it in a misguided way.

star 9.33
3 votes
Ball and Chain

#5 - Ball and Chain

Season 6 - Episode 8

Katz goes on three dates with best-selling author and gastrointerologist Alice Webber, and -- surprise -- Ben over-reacts, fearing his dad will get married again (""I don't mention her name in the house,"" he says cattily).

star 9.00
2 votes
Waltz

#6 - Waltz

Season 5 - Episode 14

As Katz and Ben prepare to go to Katz's niece Rachel's wedding, Katz discovers that since Uncle Morty is dead, he'll have to dance with Rachel -- and he can't waltz.

star 9.00
3 votes
Community Theater

#7 - Community Theater

Season 5 - Episode 16

Katz is auditioning for a community theater production of ""Love's Retreat.

star 9.00
2 votes
Uncle Nothing

#8 - Uncle Nothing

Season 6 - Episode 17

Ben and Dr. Katz meet at Julie's bar for a fun night on the town, but Dr. Katz reveals some startling news: Laura is engaged. Ben insists he's fine with it, but his actions (and words) prove otherwise.

star 9.00
2 votes
Vow of Silence

#9 - Vow of Silence

Season 6 - Episode 12

When the paper doesn't get delivered for a few days, Ben observes that Katz is hooked on the news. Katz denies it and bets him that he can go longer without news than Ben can go without talking.

star 9.00
3 votes
Expert Witness

#10 - Expert Witness

Season 6 - Episode 15

Katz is called to testify as an expert witness in the trial of a boy named Roger who broke into an elderly couple's home, tied them up, then wrote with permanent markers all over their walls. The issue is whether he's mentally competent to stand trial, and it's up to Katz to determine that. Ben wants to know why Katz is doing this, instead of the ""charlatans"" they usually get (""They were busy,"" Katz says), but when he learns that it pays $400 an hour, he encourages this new pursuit of his dad's. Eventually, Katz finds Roger not competent to stand trial.

star 9.00
2 votes
Wisdom Teeth

#11 - Wisdom Teeth

Season 6 - Episode 3

Ben's wisdom teeth hurt, which he shows his dad (along with a mouthful of cereal). He fears going to Dr. Zelbar because of his violent history with him -- apparently, Ben used to fight him.

star 9.00
2 votes
Walk for Hunger

#12 - Walk for Hunger

Season 6 - Episode 6

Laura tells Katz she'll be participating in a ""Walk for Hunger"" this Saturday, and asks him to sponsor her.

star 8.75
4 votes
Ping-Pong

#13 - Ping-Pong

Season 5 - Episode 17

Katz's old ping-pong rival David Stanick calls and wants to play again -- for $750. Katz agrees and starts to train and worry.

star 8.75
4 votes
Paranoia

#14 - Paranoia

Season 5 - Episode 13

Ben wakes Katz up in the middle of the night, claiming to hear a noise. Katz hears it too, and they both think they're being burglarized. After first trying to scare off the burglar (""I'm sure glad they haven't outlawed semi-automatic weapons in the city yet!""), they give up (""Help yourself, take whatever you want, just lock up when you're done""). Turns out the burglar doesn't get in, but Katz and Ben over-react -- oddly, this time it's Katz who over-reacts more. They get new locks and bars on the windows, and Ben wants a hamster. Katz tells Julie and Stan that a home is burglarized every 15 minutes, and that he can't believe he called 911 and was told he had the wrong number. (Stan: ""Did you dial N-I-N-E-one-one?"" Katz: ""OK, you win, you're the stupidest guy in the bar."") Katz suggests a lower peephole, in case the burglar is a midget. Why? Because every horror movie he's seen has an evil midget in it. (Movies mentioned: ""Midget Killers,"" ""I'm Small and You're Dead,"" ""Too Small to Let

star 8.67
6 votes
Sissy Boy

#15 - Sissy Boy

Season 6 - Episode 1

While picking up a box of donuts one morning, Ben is harassed by an old bully from school, Jimmy Solaray, and by Jimmy's son. They call him a sissy; Ben retorts by saying he's going to join the military.

star 8.60
5 votes
Movies

#16 - Movies

Season 5 - Episode 4

Katz and Ben try to decide on a movie. Katz wants to see ""Love Strings"" (a chick flick), while Ben wants to see ""Fire Power.

star 8.33
3 votes
Alderman

#17 - Alderman

Season 5 - Episode 12

Katz is disturbed to learn that the city alderman he voted for is corrupt. He talks about what HE would do if he were alderman: ""I'd like to bring crime back into the streets and out of the home,"" and get rid of the ""criminal element"" (Ben: ""Criminal element? What, are you Batman?""). Ben immediately begins being his dad's campaign manager, despite Katz's insistence that he is NOT running. (Ben's platform: handicap parking for everyone.) He makes signs and harasses Laura, inviting her over to help with the ""campaign"" (he tells her he used air quotes on the word ""campaign"").

star 8.25
4 votes
Bees and SIDS

#18 - Bees and SIDS

Season 2 - Episode 5

Ben gets a sore throat, which then spreads to his legs -- his hypochondria is in full bloom. Katz admonishes him to stay away from the medical books: "Last time it took three doctors and $500 to convince you that you didn't have an ovarian cyst." Ben suspects he may have something genetic, and Katz does some "gene" jokes (gene splicing, the shyness gene). He finally settles on SIDS -- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Meanwhile, Katz has a fear of bees, which comes to light when one finds its way into the office.

star 8.21
14 votes
Phone Luv

#19 - Phone Luv

Season 5 - Episode 6

Ben becomes enamored of Cindy, a telemarketer from Telepurchase. He mistakes her powerful sales skills for actual affection, and wants to have a private conversation with her, resulting in an angrily whispered argument between him and Katz.

star 8.20
5 votes
Metaphors

#20 - Metaphors

Season 5 - Episode 3

Katz brings up the job issue with Ben, and a series of metaphors ensues.

star 8.14
7 votes
Past Lives

#21 - Past Lives

Season 6 - Episode 4

Looking through the P.U. class catalog, Katz encourages Ben to take an adult education course.

star 8.00
2 votes
You're Belinda

#22 - You're Belinda

Season 6 - Episode 13

Ben hears about a new system of therapy called ""brief therapy,"" wherein the patient is cured with only 10 questions. Katz is skeptical, of course, citing the example of Jonas Salk, which he then realizes is a bad example, since what he did worked. Laura brings up the Meyers-Briggs test, and Katz refers to them as ""vaudeville.""

star 8.00
2 votes
Ben's Partay

#23 - Ben's Partay

Season 6 - Episode 5

Ben hears from an old friend named Bruce (at 1 in the morning), who tells him that he and some others will be in town over the long weekend. Ben decides to throw a party, and when Katz threatens to bring his guitar, Ben tells him he's not invited.

star 8.00
5 votes
Lerapy

#24 - Lerapy

Season 6 - Episode 18

Conan O'Brien steals a couple of Dr. Katz's jokes, and Katz becomes obsessed with the incident. After recounting the events to Ben and Laura, Ben plots to sell some of his own jokes to Conan O'Brien.

star 8.00
2 votes
Bakery Ben

#25 - Bakery Ben

Season 6 - Episode 16

Ben starts working at Steve's Bakery, his very first job. He has to get up at 4 A.M. to start work, and he gets fired on his 3rd day, for being 4 hours late.

star 8.00
2 votes