Dr. Ken (ABC) “Ken Helps Pat” Episode 3

KEN JEONG, SUZY NAKAMURA

The new ABC’s new series Dr. Ken “Ken Helps Pat” Episode 3 airs Friday Oct 16 at 8:30pm. In tonight’s episode, Pat wants everyone to start working on Saturdays, so the workers in the office ask Ken to talk Pat out of it. When Ken visits Pat at home, he’s shocked to find out he’s living in a boat in the driveway. After Pat explains he’s going through a divorce but still loves his wife, Ken thinks they’ve had a bonding moment. Meanwhile, Dave is given a new nickname at school and it brings up bad memories for Allison.

Show Summary: As general practitioners go, Dr. Ken Park (Ken Jeong) is a good one…but with a lousy bedside manner. He wants the best for his patients — he’d just prefer that they take their whining and complaining elsewhere. At the HMO clinic where he works, he is a little too honest, but he can’t seem to help himself.

At home, Ken is the easily irritated father of two, facing the daily trials of fatherhood neither comfortably nor gracefully. His wife Allison (Suzy Nakamura), a psychotherapist, does her best to keep her husband’s anxiety, hypersensitivity and control issues in check. While she supports their highly intellectual nine-year-old son Dave’s (Albert Tsai) quest for artistic freedom, Ken envisions the kid becoming the school laughing stock. When Allison encourages trust of their 16-year-old daughter Molly (Krista Marie Yu), Ken instead decides to install a tracking device on her phone.

The self-described “five foot five inches of fury” never seems to get a break, whether at home or at the clinic, where his loyal but oh-so-irritating support staff includes a sharp tongued receptionist (Tisha Campbell-Martin), and Clark (Jonathan Slavin), Dr. Ken’s faithful nurse, confidante and partner-in-crime. And of course his nemesis, hospital administrator Pat Hein (Dave Foley), who never misses a chance to put the screws to Dr. Ken and his staff.

Dr. Ken Park has a pretty sweet life. A smart and beautiful wife who still wants to have sex with him every now and then, two decent kids and a job in which he gets to help people on a daily basis. If he could only relax, get out of his own way and stop second-guessing everyone and everything around him, Dr. Ken would be just fine. But that’s not likely to happen anytime soon!

“Dr. Ken” stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell Martin as Damona, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Kate Simses as Julie, Albert Tsai as Dave, Krista Marie Yu as Molly, and Dave Foley as Pat.