Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Season 5
S05 E01Jun 17, 1998
Old Man Jun 17, 1998 Katz seems to be losing energy and is sleeping later in the morning. He wonders if he's feverish, but in fact, he feels a little cold.
S05 E02Jun 22, 1998
Fanny Pack Jun 22, 1998 Katz gets a fanny pack to hold his cell phone, beeper, electronic organizer, and various other technological gadgets.
S05 E03Jun 29, 1998
Metaphors Jun 29, 1998 Katz brings up the job issue with Ben, and a series of metaphors ensues.
S05 E04Jul 6, 1998
Movies Jul 6, 1998 Katz and Ben try to decide on a movie. Katz wants to see ""Love Strings"" (a chick flick), while Ben wants to see ""Fire Power.
S05 E05Jul 13, 1998
Ticket Jul 13, 1998 Katz gets a ticket for running a stop sign, despite his efforts to lighten up the cop (""That is a great color for you""). Ben asks, ""Why didn't you play with his mind?"" and suggests they contest the ticket.
S05 E06Jul 20, 1998
Phone Luv Jul 20, 1998 Ben becomes enamored of Cindy, a telemarketer from Telepurchase. He mistakes her powerful sales skills for actual affection, and wants to have a private conversation with her, resulting in an angrily whispered argument between him and Katz.
S05 E07Jul 27, 1998
Chain Letter Jul 27, 1998 Ben is surprised to get a letter from boyhood friend Lance Garcy. Turns out it's a chain letter, and Ben is quite awed by its power of causing tragedy to strike those who ignore it.
S05 E08Aug 3, 1998
Babysitting Ben Aug 3, 1998 Katz gets a death threat, via Laura, who is unclear on the details; she didn't press for more information because ""I didn't want to make him angry--er.""
S05 E09Aug 10, 1998
Miles Away Aug 10, 1998 Ben's goes to visit his cousin Sarah, in an unnamed city, from whom he once stole money when he was 6 (""It was over a dollar,"" he says as he worries whether she's still upset).
S05 E10Aug 17, 1998
London Broil Aug 17, 1998 Ben points out, ""When we spend time together over breakfast: boring,"" leading to a discussion of the old games he and Katz used to play when Ben was a kid. Katz asks him to take the London broil out of the freezer, and then goes to work. When he gets home, Ben greets him with a clue -- the first in a series of 54 -- for a game of Treasure Hunt
S05 E11Aug 24, 1998
Feng Shui Aug 24, 1998 Ben begins rearranging the furniture in the apartment after picking up a book on Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese philosophy that teaches believers to arrange the objects in their surroundings to achieve inner peace. Dr. Katz is wary of Ben's new obsession with Feng Shui, but Laura finally finds something to talk about with Ben.
S05 E12Sep 21, 1998
Alderman Sep 21, 1998 Katz is disturbed to learn that the city alderman he voted for is corrupt. He talks about what HE would do if he were alderman: ""I'd like to bring crime back into the streets and out of the home,"" and get rid of the ""criminal element"" (Ben: ""Criminal element? What, are you Batman?""). Ben immediately begins being his dad's campaign manager, despite Katz's insistence that he is NOT running. (Ben's platform: handicap parking for everyone.) He makes signs and harasses Laura, inviting her over to help with the ""campaign"" (he tells her he used air quotes on the word ""campaign"").
S05 E13Sep 28, 1998
Paranoia Sep 28, 1998 Ben wakes Katz up in the middle of the night, claiming to hear a noise. Katz hears it too, and they both think they're being burglarized. After first trying to scare off the burglar (""I'm sure glad they haven't outlawed semi-automatic weapons in the city yet!""), they give up (""Help yourself, take whatever you want, just lock up when you're done""). Turns out the burglar doesn't get in, but Katz and Ben over-react -- oddly, this time it's Katz who over-reacts more. They get new locks and bars on the windows, and Ben wants a hamster. Katz tells Julie and Stan that a home is burglarized every 15 minutes, and that he can't believe he called 911 and was told he had the wrong number. (Stan: ""Did you dial N-I-N-E-one-one?"" Katz: ""OK, you win, you're the stupidest guy in the bar."") Katz suggests a lower peephole, in case the burglar is a midget. Why? Because every horror movie he's seen has an evil midget in it. (Movies mentioned: ""Midget Killers,"" ""I'm Small and You're Dead,"" ""Too Small to Let
S05 E14Oct 5, 1998
Waltz Oct 5, 1998 As Katz and Ben prepare to go to Katz's niece Rachel's wedding, Katz discovers that since Uncle Morty is dead, he'll have to dance with Rachel -- and he can't waltz.
S05 E15Oct 12, 1998
Anniversary Oct 12, 1998 Katz's wedding anniversary is approaching, so Ben wants to do something for him.
S05 E16Oct 19, 1998
Community Theater Oct 19, 1998 Katz is auditioning for a community theater production of ""Love's Retreat.
S05 E17Oct 26, 1998
Ping-Pong Oct 26, 1998 Katz's old ping-pong rival David Stanick calls and wants to play again -- for $750. Katz agrees and starts to train and worry.
S05 E18Nov 23, 1998
Thanksgiving Nov 23, 1998 It's Thanksgiving, and something big happening: Katz's ex-wife Roz is coming for dinner