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Doogie Howser, M.D.

Doogie Howser, M.D.

Long before Neil Patrick Harris portrayed the skirt-chasing Barney Stinson in ``How I Met Your Mother,'' he was a favorite of TV audiences as medical prodigy Dr. Douglas ``Doogie'' Howser in this 1989-'93 comedy-drama. Created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, the series follows Doogie's daily trials and travails at work, the problems that come along with the notoriety as the country's youngest surgeon, and his personal life as a regular teenager who just wants to borrow his dad's car to take his girlfriend out on a date. When he's not tackling social issues of the day or butting heads with his stern but wise father, Dr. David Howser (James B. Sikking), Doogie pals around with window-entering best bud Vinnie Delpino (Max Casella) and always finds time to post select tidbits of wisdom into his computer journal.

Premiere:
Sep 18, 1989
Original Network:
ABC
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Doogie Sings the Blues

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1990)
A homeless patient (Joe Seneca) claims to be a legendary jazz musician.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Academia Nuts

S02, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1990)
Vinnie passes off an old biology paper that Doogie wrote as his own.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Revenge of the Teenage Dead

S02, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1990)
Vinnie directs a video, and decides to cast a nerd in the slasher role.
  • Wed 5/31
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Nautilus for Naught

S02, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1990)
Wanda admires the physique of a male model, inspiring Doogie to hit the gym.
  • Wed 5/31
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down

S02, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1990)
Katherine's parents come to visit for Thanksgiving; Vinnie and Janine's relationship hits a snag.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Oh Very Young

S02, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 28, 1990)
Canfield dates Spaulding; Doogie applies for elite surgical training.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

TV or Not TV

S02, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1990)
Vinnie and the staff hound a hospitalized network president to help Vinnie get into film school.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

A Woman Too Far

S02, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1990)
Doogie cheats on Wanda, then must defend a bigamist to his wives.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Presumed Guilty

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1991)
Vinnie damages Mr. Howser's prized '57 convertible; Doogie and Katherine try to help.
  • Mon 6/5
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

To Live and Die in Brentwood

S02, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 1991)
Doogie struggles to help when an unexpected death strikes Wanda's family.
  • Mon 6/5
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Air Doogie

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1991)
Inept basketball player Doogie gets imagined advice from Julius Erving.
  • Tue 6/6
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

A Life in Progress

S02, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 1991)
A muralist working in the hospital has AIDS and is fired from his job.
  • Tue 6/6
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

My Two Dads

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1991)
Doogie and his father bring Vinnie along on their father/son camping trip.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

S02, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 1991)
Doogie and his grandfather run into problems when they help remodel the kitchen.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Fatal Distraction

S02, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1991)
Doogie finds himself attracted to a nursing student during a break with Wanda.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

The Doctor, the Wife, Her Son and Her Job

S02, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 1991)
Doogie is embarrassed and annoyed by Katherine's job at the hospital.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Planet of the Dateless

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 20, 1991)
McGuires envies Doogie's talent; Doogie accepts a blind date and demonstrates his maturity.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Doogie's Wager

S02, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 3, 1991)
Delivering a premature baby poses a challenge for Doogie; Vinnie awaits his film school acceptance.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 18, 1989)
A teenage doctor struggles with being accepted.
  • Mon 6/12
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4
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  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4