Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist : Season 1

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  • 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.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. Kansas City Star
    Reviewed by: Barry Garron
    Jul 24, 2013
    90
    If this one doesn't make you laugh, it may be time to report to the cryogenics lab. [26 May 1995]
  2. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Eric Mink
    Jul 24, 2013
    90
    Ingenious. ... It's an inspired, imaginative technique, making the slices of standup routines fit seamlessly into the therapy sessions, which is sort of what standup comedy is, anyway. [26 May 1995]
  3. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2013
    83
    Dr. Katz is a cartoon cross between The Bob Newhart Show and Seinfeld.
  4. Reviewed by: John J. O'Connor
    Jul 24, 2013
    80
    This inventive sitcom is hilarious.
  5. Chicago Sun-Times
    Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    Jul 24, 2013
    75
    Taking the sitcom-shrink genre beyond "Frasier" and "The Bob Newhart Show," Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz" enters the hip, surreal realm of "The Simpsons." [27 May 1995]
  6. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Terry Kelleher
    Jul 24, 2013
    70
    The material is high in laugh content, but sometimes the handy wonders of animation tempt the makers of "Dr. Katz" to illustrate jokes unnecessarily. [28 May 1995]
  7. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jul 24, 2013
    63
    Defiantly deadpan and amusing. [26 May 1995]

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