The BEST episodes of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

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

Dr. Katz is a divorced psychiatrist 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 cancelled.

Last Updated: 6/18/2024Network: Comedy CentralStatus: Ended
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Expert Witness
star
9.33
3 votes

#1 - Expert Witness

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/24/1999

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.

Thanksgiving
star
8.30
10 votes

#2 - Thanksgiving

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/23/1998

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

Drinky the Drunk Guy
star
8.30
77 votes

#3 - Drinky the Drunk Guy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/21/1996

Ben thinks Katz is drinking too much ("Take the mask off for one minute"), which of course he is not. As usual, Ben goes way overboard, mentioning a TV program he plans to watch: "The Drinky Guy Who's Drunk All the Time, and His Name is My Dad" ("Drinky the Drunk Guy" is Katz's suggestion for a similar program). Ben calls Laura to check on his dad, and she tells him not to let his own hypochondria extend to his father. He attempts an intervention, guided by a pamphlet called "Why is Daddy Actin'Funny?" but it's a bad time for Katz, who is busy reading "The Foot Bridges of Madison County." So Ben vows to try the intervention at a more convenient time.

Big TV
star
8.29
7 votes

#4 - Big TV

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/24/1999

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.

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Everybody's Got a Tushy
star
8.18
114 votes

#5 - Everybody's Got a Tushy

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/25/1995

Dr. Katz is concerned about Ben's social life (or lack-there-of).

Ben Treats
star
8.00
13 votes

#6 - Ben Treats

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/9/1997

Ben wins $500 in the Sir Pay-a-Lot scratch-off lottery and takes Katz and Laura out to dinner. Soon enough, Ben and Laura both get drunk and start to act goofy.

Alibi
star
8.00
6 votes

#7 - Alibi

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/31/1997

While watching the news, Ben and Katz learn that a mailbox in their neighborhood was struck by a car driven by a bald Caucasian male in his late 40s. Ben assumes it was his dad, despite dad's protests that while he is in his late 40s, he is ""balding,"" not bald.

Anniversary
star
8.00
7 votes

#8 - Anniversary

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/12/1998

Katz's wedding anniversary is approaching, so Ben wants to do something for him.

Radio Katz
star
8.00
7 votes

#9 - Radio Katz

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/24/1999

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

Phone Luv
star
7.90
10 votes

#10 - Phone Luv

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/20/1998

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.

Pullman Square
star
7.90
10 votes

#11 - Pullman Square

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/22/1999

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.

Vow of Silence
star
7.88
8 votes

#12 - Vow of Silence

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/24/1999

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.

Studio Guy
star
7.88
16 votes

#13 - Studio Guy

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/19/1997

Katz wants to take up recording again, because he's writing a new song. Ben is opposed to the idea, until Katz tells him he can be the producer.

Fructose
star
7.88
16 votes

#14 - Fructose

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/1996

Katz decides to keep a bowl of fruit at the office, but it goes rotten pretty fast. He talks about it at the bar, and Stanley pronounces ""fructose"" as ""fruck-tose."" Meanwhile, Ben considers a variety of career options, after being told by his dad that he's ""pissing his life away"". He tries cake decorating and makes a cake made purely of frosting; takes up roller-skating; considers being a truck driver; and asks if there's a job for what he used to do as a kid: put on a pair of dad's pants, pull them way over his head, and stumble around the house.

Mourning Person
star
7.83
6 votes

#15 - Mourning Person

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/26/1997

92-year-old Aunt Estelle (wife of Cousin Morty) dies, and Katz is asked to give the eulogy.

Paranoia
star
7.83
12 votes

#16 - Paranoia

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/28/1998

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

Koppleman and Katz
star
7.82
17 votes

#17 - Koppleman and Katz

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/1996

While rummaging around in search of his birth certificate, Ben comes across evidence of Katz's former life: as a hippie folk singer.

Chopper
star
7.80
5 votes

#18 - Chopper

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/24/1997

Ben wins first runner-up in a WFEN radio contest to ride in the traffic helicopter. He hopes the real winner can't make it and he gets all psyched up for the possibility.

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Walk for Hunger
star
7.78
9 votes

#19 - Walk for Hunger

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/20/1999

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

ESP
star
7.76
17 votes

#20 - ESP

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/26/1996

After making a few lucky guesses, Ben thinks he has ESP ("Extra-sentencing something") and goes to extremes in trying to test it. He warns Katz not to go to the bar, or else something bad will happen.

Big Fat Slug
star
7.75
12 votes

#21 - Big Fat Slug

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/9/1997

Katz thinks Ben is watching too much TV, which he is. But he says TV influences people.

Miles Away
star
7.73
11 votes

#22 - Miles Away

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/10/1998

Ben's goes to visit his cousin Sarah, in an unnamed city, from whom he once stole money when he was 6 (""It was over a dollar,"" he says as he worries whether she's still upset).

Ball and Chain
star
7.71
7 votes

#23 - Ball and Chain

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/24/1999

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).

Uncle Nothing
star
7.71
7 votes

#24 - Uncle Nothing

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/3/2002

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.

Past Lives
star
7.71
7 votes

#25 - Past Lives

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/6/1999

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