Becker is cynical and insensitive, but the show also presents strong loyalty among co-workers and friends. Characters are of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds; some are disabled. The show tackles issues surrounding underserved communities, including poverty and lack of medical care. Ethical issues surrounding medical practices are also dealt with; boundaries are pushed to provide health services to the needy, but the medical code of ethics isn't violated. Becker is an outspoken atheist.
References to violence, including gang violence, but all within the context of receiving medical treatment.
Contains sexual innuendo (which may go over the head of young viewers); many of the characters are single, so plenty of dating/relationship talk, too. Some making out, but no simulated sex acts.
Mild: "Bitch," "damn," "crap," etc.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frequent adult smoking and drinking. Prescription drugs are discussed within the context of a patient's medical needs.