Professional Therapist Dr. Jonathan Katz is a divorced father with 'custody' of his 23-year-old son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job. Dr. Katz's receptionist is the acerbic Laura. He spends his free time in the bar "Jacky's 33" with his friends Stan and Julie, the bartender. Most of Dr. Katz's patients are voiced by members of the stand-up comic fraternity.
Last Episode06x16 Bakery Ben Aired: Feb. 14, 2002
Ben starts working at Steve's Bakery, his very first job. He has to get up at 4 A.M. to start work, and he gets fired on his 3rd day, for being …
Series Fun Facts
- This was Comedy Central's first original animated series, followed by South Park. The show initially ran as seven one-minute shorts on "Short Attention Span Theater" (1989).
- First show to use the animation technique "Squigglevision". Tom Snyder devised Squigglevision as an easy way to turn his company's illustrators into animators for his award-winning…
[show]First show to use the animation technique "Squigglevision". Tom Snyder devised Squigglevision as an easy way to turn his company's illustrators into animators for his award-winning educational software. Using it later for "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" was a natural transition.
- Contrary to the characters they played (Ben Katz and Laura the Receptionist), H. Jon Benjamin and Laura Silverman were an actual boyfriend/girlfriend team.