Henry and Mr. Bones are watching Becker,
he’s trying to quit smoking
and he’s got a hundred dollar bet
with Jake the blind guy
and Linda the office girl
can’t take an x-ray to save her ass
and you’d better believe me Henry says
her ass is worth saving.
Becker finally breaks down
and ravishes a cigarette,
achieves satori in a back alley
like a Zen master of disaster,
but the ratings aren’t there,
at least, not enough to keep the show on the air.
Like sex with the wife, you get used to the re-runs.