TV Series | TV-PG | | Animation, Comedy
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 »
The roots of the show trace to an independent short about a psychiatrist and his son. Titled "Shrink Wrap", it was created by Tom Snyder at his education-software company in Cambridge, Massachusetts before Snyder had anything at all to do with television. A friend in Los Angeles connected him with people in the industry, who were impressed enough by Shrink Wrap to want to develop it. They gave Snyder a list of experienced humorists as potential partners. One of them happened to be Snyder's all-time favorite stand-up comedian, Jonathan Katz.
Yeah, I think I've seen pictures.
Dr. Katz: Yeah, he's not a photogenic man.
Ben Katz: Neither were you.
Dr. Katz: Did you have to say that?
Ben Katz: I'm sorry, Dad, but you know there were two ugly guys in the photo. One was you, one was David Stanick.
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