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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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Pilot

S01, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1989)
Doogie (Neil Patrick Harris) tries to pass his driving test, kiss his dream girl (Lisa Dean Ryan) and cope with a young patient. With James B. Sikking.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

The Ice Queen Cometh

S01, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1989)
The icy new Chief of Radiology asks Doogie to father her child.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Doogie the Red-Nosed Reindeer

S01, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1989)
Doogie treats a patient with multiple personalities on Christmas Eve.
  • Mon 7/24
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Greed Is Good

S01, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1990)
Doogie is on the verge of winning big money on a quiz game show.
  • Mon 7/24
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Attack of the Green-Eyed Monster

S01, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1990)
Jealousy affects Wanda, Doogie, his parents, McGuire and Spaulding.
  • Tue 7/25
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

It Ain't Over Till Mrs. Howser Sings

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1990)
A medical scare convinces Katherine to fulfill a dream and live her life to the fullest.
  • Tue 7/25
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Tough Guys Don't Teach

S01, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 31, 1990)
Doogie (Neil Patrick Harris) teaches a high-school sex education class. With James B. Sikking.
  • Wed 7/26
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

I Never Sold Shower Heads for My Father

S01, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 1990)
After a clash, Vinnie's father (Don Calfa) has a heart attack.
  • Wed 7/26
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Doogie's Awesome, Excellent Adventure

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 14, 1990)
Doogie is part of the ``in'' crowd after saving a popular student.
  • Thu 7/27
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Use a Slurpy, Go to Jail

S01, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 28, 1990)
Doogie is held hostage during a botched robbery at Vinnie's convenience store.
  • Thu 7/27
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Whose Mid-Life Crisis Is It Anyway?

S01, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 14, 1990)
Doogie's father undergoes a mid-life crisis and considers retirement.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Vinnie's Blind Date

S01, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 25, 1990)
Vinnie finds out that his dream girl is blind and awaiting a surgery that could make her see.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

A Stitch Called Wanda

S01, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 27, 1989)
Wanda (Lisa Dean Ryan) breaks up with Doogie (Neil Patrick Harris) when she learns he assisted with her appendectomy. With James B. Sikking.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Frisky Business

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1989)
Vinnie persuades Doogie to have a party while his parents are away.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

And the Winner Is ...

S01, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 28, 1990)
Doogie and McGuire compete against each other for ``resident of the year.''
  • Mon 7/31
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Breaking Up Is Hard to Doogie

S01, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 4, 1990)
Doogie and Wanda attempt to save their relationship through counseling.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

The Grass Ain't Always Greener

S01, E25  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 1990)
Doogie dates a Lakers cheerleader, but finds that he really wants to be with Wanda.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Gland

S01, E26  (First Aired: May. 2, 1990)
Bad tonsils thwart Vinnie's plans for a romantic night with Janine.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Guess Who's Coming to Doogie's

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1990)
The man who held Doogie and Vinnie hostage visits the hospital.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Ask Dr. Doogie

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1990)
A series of TV public service announcements makes Doogie a star.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

C'est la Vinnie

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 1990)
Vinnie is stuck in an elevator with his pregnant teacher (Mimi Kuzyk).
  • Thu 8/3
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Car Wars

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 1990)
Doogie gets a classic car, but his father forbids him to keep it.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4

Doogie Sings the Blues

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1990)
A homeless patient (Joe Seneca) claims to be a legendary jazz musician.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 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.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KPXJDT4