3rd Season

#1 The Film Critic
#2 Superbob
#3 One Wong Move
#4 What Indifference a Day Makes
#5 The Usual Suspects
#6 The Wrong Man
#7 Beckerethics
#8 Smoke 'em if You Got 'em
#9 Dr. Angry Head
#10 Margaret's Dream
#11 Heart Breaker
#12 The Trouble with Harry
#13 The Princess Cruise
#14 Pretty Poison
#15 2001 1/2: A Graduation Odyssey
#16 Elder Hostile
#17 The Ugly Truth
#18 The More You Know
#19 You Say Gay Son, I Say Godson
#20 Nocturnal Omissions
#21 The TorMentor
#22 Small Wonder
#23 Sue You
#24 Trials and Defibrillations

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#1 The Film Critic: Aired Monday, October 9, 2000

Becker keeps trying to see a movie, but the first two times the audience is too loud, and the third time he is distracted by a chatty and crying Margaret who thinks her husband Louis might be having an affair. Finally, Becker sees the movie in an empty theater, but this time Jake accompanies him and asks him to describe everything that's happening on the screen. Reggie tries to get Jake to register for an art history class for her since he gets to cut the line since he's blind. He tells her he tried, but it was full up, but then she finds out that he gave her spot to a cute girl he met and is now dating. As revenge, Reggie tells the cute girl that Jake only pretends to be blind to get girls into bed.

#2 Superbob: Aired Monday, October 16, 2000

Linda kicks Bob out of her apartment and gets him a job as Becker's superintendant after Becker's old super dies of a heart attack. Reggie loses her patience when the new construction crew down the street comes into her restaurant just to use the bathroom. Linda falls in love with the new guy who bought the building next door just from receiving his packages, and is disappointed to learn that he's actually a woman.

#3 One Wong Move: Aired Monday, October 23, 2000

When John varies his daily routine and eats at a new Chinese restaurant, Linda gets a stalker, Margaret gets food poisoning, Bob gets punched in the nose, and Reggie and Jake lose $80 to a scam artist. John treats "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch.

#4 What Indifference a Day Makes: Aired Monday, October 30, 2000

Reggie, Jake and Bob find that they have told each other all of their stories and have nothing to say to each other anymore. They decide to start sharing more personal stories, and Reggie and Jake learn a little more about Bob than they wanted to know. Margaret signs Becker up to show a school kid around his office for a day. Becker thinks it's a terrible idea, but when he meets the enthusiastic kid he's actually kind of happy about it. Unfortunately, Becker's day turns out to be incredibly boring and when he looks at himself through the kid's eyes he wonders why he became a doctor. Linda reorganizes the store room and ends up moving most of the supplies into Becker's office.

#5 The Usual Suspects: Aired Monday, November 6, 2000

Someone trashes John's office over the weekend and a clueless cop is assigned to the case. It turns out that it was just Linda throwing a party, but she goes on a date with the cop to keep him quiet. Bob has been hanging out in Becker's apartment during the day and impersonating the doctor.

#6 The Wrong Man: Aired Monday, November 13, 2000

Becker's ex-girlfriend from college, who is now married, comes into town and sparks re-ignite between them after they find out that they only broke up due to miscommunication. He entertains an invitation up to her hotel room, but after he hallucinates his friends mirroring his own guilt, he makes the hard decision to leave shortly after getting there. Margaret tries desperately to get Linda and Becker to sit still long enough to have a staff meeting.

#7 Beckerethics: Aired Monday, November 20, 2000

Becker is asked by a patient to commit insurance fraud to help his brother who has MS. Becker has trouble with the decision, but doesn't think twice about accepting $800 from his own insurance company when his crappy car is stolen and the insurance company mistakes the car's normal state for destruction by the thieves. Becker decides not to go through with the fraud and Margaret sends back Becker's own $800. Reggie likes the new guy she's dating, Greg, but is a little put off when he proposes marriage on their second date. She considers still dating him, but then finds out that he's already engaged and just wanted to "trade up."

#8 Smoke 'em if You Got 'em: Aired Monday, November 27, 2000

Becker quits smoking and is even more testy than usual. Jake bets Becker that he won't even last the day without a cigarette, and it seems like the whole world is out to make Becker lose. Margaret is worried that her marriage is falling apart when her husband plans a trip to Atlantic City without her. When Linda keeps screwing up an X-ray, she convinces an old woman that she's crazy to get the woman to keep coming in for new X-rays. Bob, instead of fixing Becker's broken radiator, sleeps in Becker's bed and breaks his clock radio. Reggie makes Becker do a memory test for a school project.

#9 Dr. Angry Head: Aired Monday, December 11, 2000

John becomes part of a department-store Christmas display when he throws his back out and can't move. Reggie competes against a rival businesswoman to see who can collect more toys for kids, and considers it a Christmas miracle when her rival's bakery burns down. Linda persuades Margaret to let her pose as the office manager so she can impress her parents, but her parents never show.

#10 Margaret's Dream: Aired Monday, December 18, 2000

Jake accidentally signs for a keg of beer, so Reggie can't return it. Since Reggie also doesn't have a liquor license and therefore can't sell it, she, Jake and Bob drink it and get completely wasted. Margaret has a sex dream about Becker and Linda figures it out. When Linda overhears Becker talking to his accountant about giving Margaret a much-deserved raise, Linda misunderstands and thinks Becker is going to seduce Margaret. Of course, Linda puts the idea into Margaret's head so that when Becker approaches her promising her "something she's wanted for a long time," Margaret freaks out and says she won't be having sex with Becker. They clear up the misunderstanding and Margaret realizes that perhaps her dream just meant that Becker was someone she could lean on when she was going through a difficult time.

#11 Heart Breaker: Aired Monday, January 8, 2001

Bob wages a war on Reggie's behalf against an old rival from high school who thinks she saw Reggie flirting with her boyfriend. Linda wants to leave work early to take a spinning class. Becker dates a twenty-seven-year-old, and although he can stand up to his friends' teasing, he gets chest pains every time sex with her becomes a topic. After Becker finally gives up and breaks up with her, he finds out that his chest pains were actually due to an allergy to MSG.

#12 The Trouble With Harry: Aired Monday, January 29, 2001

Becker is willed an ex-patient's ashes and he doesn't even remember who the guy is. Becker wants to just throw the ashes out, but his conscience, and Margaret, won't let him. Finally they find the old man's file and fondly remember Harry, the Carlisle doorman. Becker puts Harry's urn to work as a door stop. Becker is having trouble figuring out why a patient has an irregular heart beat. Finally Margaret's diet reminds him that his patient's diet tea may be reacting badly with her asthma medication. Reggie is dating a man named Mike who treats her like crap but she puts up with it because he's so incredibly good-looking. Jake convinces Reggie to dump Mike, and then Linda immediately asks him out.

#13 The Princess Cruise: Aired Monday, February 5, 2001

Becker's bad mood is worse than usual, so Margaret insists that he go on a vacation, but he is less than relaxed when Linda accidentally books him on a gay cruise. Jake is dating a drop-dead gorgeous woman who starts to let herself go when she realizes that she doesn't need to dress up for Jake when they go out together.

#14 Pretty Poison: Aired Monday, February 12, 2001

Becker's former flame, Megan, appears unexpectedly at his door and announces that she has left her husband and wants to move in with Becker. Becker thinks all his life-long fantasies have come true, even though his friends try to warn him that Megan is probably on the rebound and seems a little insane to them. Becker keeps trying to convince himself that everything's okay even as Megan deals with numerous ex-boyfriends and runs up a huge bill on his credit card. Becker's dreams are dashed when Megan disappears one morning with her stuff and a lot of his stuff as well.

#15 2001 1/2: A Graduation Odyssey: Aired Monday, February 19, 2001

Becker is honored when he's asked to speak at a mid-year high school graduation, and stresses over his speech. He is disappointed when his friends ignore and mock him and won't listen to him practice his speech or recognize what an honor he has been given. Becker is very disappointed when he finds out that the graduation is just six delinquents in a classroom who aren't interested in what he has to say. Becker rants at them about how life sucks and they actually appreciate what he has to say. Becker's friends show up to hear his speech, but they're late, so Becker successfully leaves them with the impression that he gave a great dramatic speech at a serious graduation.

#16 Elder Hostile: Aired Monday, February 26, 2001

Becker agrees to treat Jake's grandmother when her regular doctor passes away. When he examines her, she insists that she has a heart murmur and usually gets B-12 shots for it. He is unable to convince her that there is no murmur and B-12 does nothing for a murmur anyway, and when they start arguing she slaps him. Jake is horrified that Becker would yell at his grandmother and insists he apologize while Becker is horrified that an old lady hit him. For the sake of his friendship with Jake, Becker finally does apologize to Jake's grandmother and they come to an understanding that her heart murmur was magically cured by her B-12 shots. Reggie gets depressed when Bob pulls out their old high school yearbook and she remembers how popular she was in high school and realizes what a failure her life has become. Linda is spending a lot of time with a 10-year-old boy, and Margaret is worried that the boy thinks Linda is his girlfriend, so she insists that Linda break up with him. Linda attempts to break it off, but is unsuccessful and blames Margaret. When Margaret tells the boy that she was worried that he thought Linda was his girlfriend, the boy scoffs that Linda's like a million years old.

#17 The Ugly Truth: Aired Monday, March 5, 2001

When Bob fixes an electrical plug in Becker's office, he and Margaret get to talking and start becoming friends. Everyone is horrified to see them hanging out together. When the plug shorts out and blows Margaret across the room, she is reminded that Bob is an incompetent creep. Everyone welcomes Margaret back from the dark side. Reggie conducts a secret experiment on Becker and shows that he treats pretty female patients better than not so good-looking ones. When two men, one gorgeous and one freaky, walk into the diner for lunch, Reggie thinks Becker is trying to get back at her, and so purposely treats the freaky one better, even agreeing to go out on a date with him. It isn't until her date comes to pick her up that she realizes it was just coincidence, and Becker had nothing to do with this man. When New York state mistakenly issues Jake a driver's license, Becker warns that a storm of bureacratic disaster is soon to follow, but Jake just laughs it off. When Jake's disability benefits are yanked because the state now thinks he's faking his blindness, Jake comes running to Becker for help. Becker helps him out by being his loud obnoxious self, but then is stymied by a drop-dead gorgeous state employee. Jake doesn't get his benefits back until he falls down the stairs in the state building, proving his blindness.

#18 The More You Know: Aired Monday, March 19, 2001

Becker finds out Linda and Reggie are dating the same guy, and desperately doesn't want to get involved. When he finally does tell them, he predictably does a terrible job and they end up hating him for it. Linda makes up nicknames for patients according to their worst physical features. Bob is doing a terrible job of trying to find out who the hooker in the building is.

#19 You Say Gay Son, I Say Godson: Aired Monday, April 9, 2001

Reggie is back at war with her "friend" Sara from the bakery. Reggie keeps shooting herself in the foot trying hard not to look petty and Sara always manages to screw her in end. Margaret is afraid Louis is going to ask for a divorce, but instead she finds out that he got laid off from his job a few months ago and has been pretending to go to work every since. Becker lets it slip to his old college roommate, Frank, that his son, who is Becker's God-son, Adam, is gay. Becker finds himself supporting Adam when Frank uncharacteristically stops talking to his son.

#20 Nocturnal Omissions: Aired Monday, April 16, 2001

Becker is having trouble sleeping, and with his ancient TV on the fritz, he can't do use usual watching-TV-until-he-falls-asleep-on-the-couch solution. All his friends and co-workers try to convince him to buy a new TV, but he's too cheap to do so. Finally, Reggie drags him to the TV store herself, where she analyzes his reluctance to buy a new TV as a subconscious connection to his dead mother, who bought him his old TV. When Becker knocks a TV over at the store and is forced to buy it, his insomnia is finally cured.

#21 The TorMentor: Aired Monday, April 23, 2001

Becker speaks fondly of his old favorite Harvard professor, Fowler, who is coming to town for a book signing. When Becker, along with Reggie, goes to surprise the old man, Fowler doesn't remember his eager student, but is quick to befriend Reggie. When Fowler comes by the diner for lunch and to see Reggie, Becker is tormented, unable to understand how he can be so not memorable. Finally, Reggie helps Fowler fake remembering a story from Becker's past to make the grumpy doctor feel better. Bob wonders if he should be trying to better himself, but is comforted when Professor Fowler tells him he's reached the apex of his capabilities. Linda stresses about Becker discovering the huge long-distance phone bill she's rung up at the office.

#22 Small Wonder: Aired Monday, April 30, 2001

Becker's superstition about little people causing bad things to happen is revived when his new water delivery guy is a little person and hangs out at Reggie's diner. Reggie's diner physically starts to fall apart, Bob twists his ankle and loses his wallet, and Jake's hand is injured when he tries to help Reggie rebuild. Meanwhile, one of Becker's patients, Vinny, has a heart attack when Becker takes him to the gym to work out. Even though Becker saves his life and Vinny assures Becker that he's grateful, Becker finds out that he's being sued for medical malpractice. Linda dyes her hair and thinks that she is being discriminated against for being a dumb, easy blonde.

#23 Sue You: Aired Monday, May 7, 2001

John refuses to settle Vinny's lawsuit against him, despite the advice of his lawyer, Ruth, because he feels like it would imply guilt. Ruth impresses upon him that he could lose, and would then more or less have to shut down his practice. He finally decides to settle when he realizes how many people, both patients and employees, depend on him. Unfortunately, his decision doesn't sit well and he goes and tells Vinny that he will absolutely not settle. Jake and Bob try to think of the worst way to die. Linda pretends to like an ugly sweater/vest that Margaret's unemployed husband knits for her, and Margaret catches Linda in her lie by giving her one of her own to wear.

#24 Trials and Defibrillations: Aired Monday, May 14, 2001

After Vinny DeLuca's attorney paints an unflattering picture of Becker as an arrogant, irresponsible bully, Margaret, Reggie, Linda, and Anita are called to the stand in his defense but just make matters worse. Becker is further troubled when he learns that his attorney, Ruth, slept with Bob, demonstrating her bad judgment. Becker takes the stand himself, and by some miracle his harsh truthfulness wins him the case, although he lands in jail for contempt of court.

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