7.5/10
4,454
29 user 4 critic

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 

A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker 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 ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
4,626 ( 348)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
2002   1999   1998   1997   1996   1995  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Home Movies (1999–2004)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships.

Stars: Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky
The Critic (1994–1995)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.

Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad.

Stars: Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis
Liquid Television (1991–1994)
Animation | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

MTV's classic, surreal, experimental, grotesque, macabre and darkly humorous animation anthology featuring both serialized and one-off segments. The show also features music videos and rare live action and puppet segments.

Stars: Holly Payne, William Waghorn, Mandy Perryment
The Head (1994–1996)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jim and Roy, a friendly violet demonic-looking alien that inhabits Jim's giant head, must stop an alien invasion. Misguided FBI agents and a manipulated mad doctor stand in their way, but Jim finds allies.

Stars: Gordon Barnett, Jason Candler, Eric Fogel
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However, to remain in the spot-light he has started his own late-night talk show filmed ... See full summary »

Stars: George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill
Sealab 2021 (2000–2005)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other.

Stars: Harry Goz, Erik Estrada, Ellis Henican
The Oblongs (2001–2002)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.

Stars: Will Ferrell, Pamela Adlon, Jean Smart
The Critic (2000–2001)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Film critic Jay Sherman continues his media career online.

Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nick Jameson, Maurice LaMarche
Animation | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Lucy is the 21 year old daughter of Satan in this dark comedy.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Jon Glaser
Mission Hill (1999–2002)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The misadventures of a group of disparate roomates who live in a hip neighbourhood in a major city.

Stars: Brian Posehn, Nick Jameson, Wallace Langham
Æon Flux (1991–1995)
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Æon Flux is a mysterious and amoral secret agent from the country of Monica. Her motives or background are left unexplained, as are those of her antagonist/love, Trevor Goodchild. On her ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Julia Fletcher
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
...
...
Will Le Bow ...
 Stanley / ... 72 episodes, 1995-2002
Julianne Bond ...
 Julie the Bartender 72 episodes, 1995-2002
Edit

Storyline

A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker 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. Written by Tom Walsh <avs@netport.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Katz  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Contrary to the characters they played (Ben Katz and Laura the Receptionist), H. Jon Benjamin and Laura Silverman were an actual boyfriend/girlfriend team. See more »

Quotes

David Duchovny: Sometimes I think that the dream is reality and life is the simulacrum.
Dr. Katz: It certainly is.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Saving Private Brian (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ben and Dad making a winning team
4 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest animated series ever. I started watching Dr. Katz in 1998, early in the year when I got my satellite dish. Our cable company doesn't carry Comedy Central. The show had a good run, and many of the episodes were downright hilarious. The characters are so loveable, how can you not watch? You have Dr. Katz, a psychologist, who studies the minds of celebrities, mostly comedians. Then, you have Ben, ah Ben...the loveable kid who isn't really a kid at all. He's in his 20's, but he doesn't have a job, and he spends most of his time sitting around the house with two different colored socks on...the kind that are white and have colored stripes at the top. Ben has a thing for his dad's secretary, Laura, who for an animated person is stunningly beautiful, I have to say, and he always gets laughs when he tries to ask her out or flirt with her. Dr. Katz was a great show, and it's a shame Comedy Central didn't renew it. I guess they have better things to air like 18 episodes of the not- so- funny SNL a day. According to a form letter I received via e- mail, Katz was supposed to run on the weekends for good in reruns, but that never happened, because they replaced it with Duckman, and Comedy Central no longer owns the rights to the series. You can, however, pick up tapes of the show at amazon.com. You can also find people online who have episodes on tape who are willing to copy them for you, some for free, some for a price. I know that's illegal, but when they don't have every episode available for sale, how else do they expect you to see it? Check it out if you can, you won't regret it.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017

"The IMDb Show" connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017 and unwraps some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials.

Watch now