Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Season 2
S02 E01Oct 15, 1995
Bystander Ben Oct 15, 1995 Ben is proud to have been quoted in a newspaper article as a witness to a crime, and he considers himself to be a part of the media now. He considers getting a more exciting first name than Ben, like Zeus; dad suggests Ben "The Over-Reactor" Katz. He finally admits to Katz that he didn't actually see the crime.
S02 E02Oct 29, 1995
Real Estate Oct 29, 1995 Katz's ex-wife announces she's coming for a visit, and Ben tells her she can stay at their place, which Katz does not like the idea of. Ben then brings up the possibility of getting his own apartment, which of course does not happen. ("The sunken living room -- can that be fixed?" he asks one potential landlord.) Stanley, at the bar, tells Katz he's the one who came up with the slogan "Location, location, location"; it used to be "Location, location, location, location," he says. Katz winds up deciding to let his ex-wife stay at the house, even though Ben has now changed his mind on the whole matter, too.
S02 E03Nov 12, 1995
Glasses Nov 12, 1995 Katz gets glasses, although he doesn't think he needs them. He points out the irony in a store whose job it is to sell you glasses telling you after an examination that you need glasses. He makes Laura help him look at an eye chart which he wrote himself. Julie laughs when she sees him in his glasses, and Stanley is no help either.
S02 E04Dec 17, 1995
Office Management Dec 17, 1995 Laura takes the day off for no good reason, and Ben thinks it's because she's not happy there, particularly when Katz asks Ben to fill in and then brusquely changes his mind. Katz frets about whether Laura is happy -- "100 percent of my employees are unhappy," he muses. Stanley suggests "Intra-Office Primal Screaming." In an attempt to make things better, Katz makes Laura an "Administrative Assistant": "I won't be able to pay you as much, but there will be additional responsibilities," he tells her. Katz tries to convince Ben (and himself) that there is no problem with Laura, but then throws an office Christmas party -- even though his office consists only of him and Laura.
S02 E05Jan 14, 1996
Bees and SIDS Jan 14, 1996 Ben gets a sore throat, which then spreads to his legs -- his hypochondria is in full bloom. Katz admonishes him to stay away from the medical books: "Last time it took three doctors and $500 to convince you that you didn't have an ovarian cyst." Ben suspects he may have something genetic, and Katz does some "gene" jokes (gene splicing, the shyness gene). He finally settles on SIDS -- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Meanwhile, Katz has a fear of bees, which comes to light when one finds its way into the office.
S02 E06Jan 21, 1996
Drinky the Drunk Guy Jan 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.
S02 E07Apr 7, 1996
Sticky Notes Apr 7, 1996 Katz suspects Laura of stealing office supplies but is too weaselly to confront her on it. Stan, at the bar, says it's not even stealing. Katz points out only he and Laura have keys to the office, along with the cleaning service -- ""Finders Keepers."" Meanwhile, Ben begins pursuing -- some would say stalking -- the new girl in the building.
S02 E08Apr 14, 1996
It Takes Some Getting Used To Apr 14, 1996 Alerted that something is afoot by Katz wearing a bathrobe, Ben learns that he had a woman over the night before. At first he is incredulous, but then believes it and is offended.
S02 E09Apr 21, 1996
The Particle Board Apr 21, 1996 Katz wants to put up shelves and convinces the reluctant Ben to help. Ben goes wild at the hardware store, buying lots of unnecessary stuff, including a nailgun, which he breaks through mis-use and can't return.
S02 E10Apr 28, 1996
A Journey for the Betterment of People Apr 28, 1996 Ben is approached by a "woman plying her trade," and it makes him decide to help people in need. He gets pretty obsessed about the whole thing, brags to Laura, calls Katz a failure, insults a long-time family friend, and finally gives up on the idea of helping people -- all in about three days.
S02 E11May 5, 1996
Theory of Intelligence May 5, 1996 Katz is asked to speak at an adult education class on his theory on intelligence. His theory is that a person's intelligence increases immediately after an intense emotional experience. Ben tries to prove this by inflicting pain upon himself, among other things.
S02 E12May 12, 1996
Henna May 12, 1996 Ben and Katz both use "Ultra Henna Bouquet," which makes their hair an odd orange color. Ben just can't bring himself to complain, though, since he got the sample free in the mail and loves getting anything free. They do call the hotline, and Katz tries to complain, only to be stopped by Ben.
S02 E13May 26, 1996
ESP May 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.