Becker is a sitcom that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2004. The show followed misanthropic Dr. John Becker and his small medical practice based in the Bronx.
- In the episode, "Man Plans, God Laughs", John Becker's nurse and office manager, Margaret, is at home with the flu and Becker's other flaky nurse, Linda, is left in charge of the office. When the office is in chaos, Linda recommends Becker rename the exam rooms to A, B and C and place the patients according to the letter of their ailment. Becker then calls up Margaret to beg her to come back to the office by explaining to her, "She wants to bring the patients in alphabetically, Margaret. She's turning the place into Sesame Street."
- In the episode, "Heart Breaker," Becker goes on a date with a woman who is younger than him. When his friends at Reggie's diner find out because Margaret called them, they made fun of him. Bob says, "So Becker's taking a walk down Sesame Street?" and Jake replies, "Looks like Oscar the Grouch has a girlfriend."
- In the episode, "Really Good Advice," Becker plans a date with a woman name Beth and tells Reggie that they are going to meet tomorrow. Reggie tells Becker that today is Tuesday and tomorrow is Wednesday to make a point that Wednesday dates are pity dates. Becker replies, "Well thanks Big Bird. Maybe later we'll work on numbers."
- In the episode, "Chock Full o' Nuts,” Linda tries to get the patients to sing together while they wait for Becker to check on them. Becker says, “I’m trying to run a medical practice and I ended up with Sesame Street.”
- LeVar Burton played Mr. Haller in "Beckerethics"
- Bill Capizzi played Mr. Capelli in "Pilot" and "Smoke'em If You Got 'Em"
- Ted Danson played John Becker
- Rhea Perlman played Dr. Simmons in "Psycho Therapy"
- Richard Schiff played Berry in "Truth and Consequences"
- Avery Schreiber played Mr. Perkins in "My Boyfriend's Back"
- Dick Van Dyke played Fred Becker in "Becker the Elder"
- Hattie Winston played Margaret Wyborn