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02 Nov 2022, 10:01 pm

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Sad to say, the one marked season 3 episode 3 doesn't seem to be the one you mentioned, though both Wikipedia and IMDB both say that's the one. Must be DailyMotion that's labelled it wrong. Though strangely I found another source that gave me the very same wrong episode. So I'm out of ideas as to how to find it. :-(


Well, I guess you'd have to somehow get ahold of the entire season 3; I just checked YouTube and it's nowhere. Anyways, very relatable episode to those who like their routine and sameness. But the guest character who has a crush on Linda -- ASD in true form, complete with stimming in the background while the foreground scene focuses on Becker.



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03 Nov 2022, 10:24 am

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Yes it's got to be out there somewhere. Drives me nuts when I can't find things.



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11 Nov 2022, 11:07 am

I can't believe what I just watched on TV: An episode of "Becker" where Linda is poking fun at the name Asperger's!

Linda is the show's dimwit. She works at Dr. Becker's office and is reading a patient file, saying that a word is "AsBURGER's."

The smart employee, Margaret, corrects this and says it's "Asperger's."

Linda keeps laughing about it. Margaret says, word for word, "Asperger's is a serious behavior disorder. Dr. Becker is sending that man to a specialist downtown."

Linda giggles again. Margaret says, "Do you realize how many people have Asperger's?"

Linda says, "Yeah, over 50 billion served!"

I was hoping they'd show the patient, but then it cut to a new scene. EDIT: I saw the rest of the show, and Linda changes a password to "Asperger's." Margaret laughs. Dr. Becker overhears and says, "Asperger's is a very serious illness."

WHO WROTE THIS EPISODE? By definition, Asperger's is a MILD form of autism, and...autism is NOT an illness.

The episode is called "Crosstalk."



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13 Nov 2022, 11:39 am

Great news!! !! !!

That Becker episode, "The Wong Move," is airing again this Tuesday, 10:30 Mountain Time. I think the cable network is Antenna TV.

This is the episode where the main storyline is Becker's resistance to a change in routine, and how he gets talked into changing it, and this creates a ripple effect of mishaps for everyone. BUT, there's also a guest character who's SO coded for autism -- this is very obvious when he comes into Becker's waiting room.

I really hope people here watch this episode. I think it was written with autism (the then-Asperger's) in mind.



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13 Nov 2022, 3:29 pm

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I'd love to, but I haven't got live television and I still can't find that particular episode online.



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13 Nov 2022, 3:54 pm

Stephen Dedalus - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man



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13 Nov 2022, 5:56 pm

Felix Unger, The Odd Couple

Frank Burns, MASH

Georgette Baxter, Mary Tyler Moore

And a case could be made for all four main characters on Seinfeld.



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29 Nov 2022, 8:39 am

Possibly Wednesday Adams of the Netflix show Wednesday.

Show is a spinoff of The Adams Family
Netflix’s Wednesday Is a Lesson in Paying Homage While Adapting to the Times


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30 Nov 2022, 8:17 pm

ASPartOfMe wrote:
Possibly Wednesday Adams of the Netflix show Wednesday.

Show is a spinoff of The Adams Family
Netflix’s Wednesday Is a Lesson in Paying Homage While Adapting to the Times


I thought she was in the 90's movies with Christina Ricci. Possibly in some of the comics too.


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