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  • Starring: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman
  • Summary: 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 frequents a bar, Jacky's 33, and hangs out with his friend Stan and tries to get up the courage to flirt with the owner, Julie. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist was a cartoon based on Jonathan Katz's personal life. Originally running on Comedy Central, the show aired for 6 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 air and aired most of the remaining episodes on a Christmas marathon later that year, with 3 episodes unaired. Among the patients that sporadically go to Dr. Katz for psychological help we can find familiar faces such as Winona Ryder, David Duchovny, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ben Stiller, Carrie Fisher, Conan O'Brien, Garry Shandling, Janeane Garofalo, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Kudrow, and Whoopi Goldberg, among others. Collapse
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Action & Adventure, Health & Lifestyle
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  1. Reviewed by: John Freeman
    Jul 24, 2013
    100
    One of TV's funniest and most offbeat series. [5 Apr 1996]
  2. Reviewed by: Ginia Bellafante
    Jul 2, 2013
    80
    An imaginative departure from the sea of indistinguishable sitcoms on the networks this fall.
  3. Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jul 24, 2013
    80
    "Dr. Katz" is a very funny show. [4 Dec 1995]
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jul 24, 2013
    80
    Watching Dr. Katz, with its jittery cartoon figures and deadpan monologue rants, is like experiencing a particularly giggly head trip. [5 Apr 1996]
  5. Reviewed by: Robin Dougherty
    Jul 24, 2013
    70
    The show's sense of humor might be described as highbrow deadpan. What's uncanny is how the animation captures each performer's physical and verbal tics. [6 Apr 1996]
  6. Reviewed by: Steve Johnson
    Jul 24, 2013
    70
    The regular sessions with comedians... provide uneven, occasionally forced-sounding comedy. While the moments that feel improvised between Katz and his guest sparkle (the animation is drawn to match the dialogue), the parts that feel like the same routine we'd hear at a nightclub can be rather lifeless, despite the program's efforts to pep them up by animating some of the stories told. But Katz and his principal co-writer, Tom Snyder, have wisely made the heart of the show Dr. Katz's tenuous relationship with his unemployed, still-living-at-home, adult son Ben. [1 Dec 1995]
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