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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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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.
  • Sun 2/25
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

The Adventures of Sherlock Howser

S04, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 20, 1993)
Doogie fantasizes himself and Vinnie as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
  • Mon 2/26
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Love Means Constantly Having to Say You're Sorry

S04, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1993)
Vinnie finds that he is jealous of his new girlfriend's friends.
  • Wed 2/28
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

You've Come a Long Way, Baby Sitter

S04, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1993)
Doogie meets his former sitter (Chelsea Noble); Vinnie crashes a movie set.
  • Thu 3/1
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Love Makes the World Go 'Round ... Or Is It Money?

S04, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1993)
An ATM errs in Vinnie's favor; a tomboy patient has a crush on Doogie.
  • Fri 3/2
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Doogie's Awesome, Excellent Adventure

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 14, 1990)
Doogie is part of the ``in'' crowd after saving a popular student.
  • Sat 3/3
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

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.
  • Sun 3/4
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

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.
  • Mon 3/5
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

The Ice Queen Cometh

S01, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1989)
The icy new Chief of Radiology asks Doogie to father her child.
  • Tue 3/6
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

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.
  • Wed 3/7
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Frisky Business

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1989)
Vinnie persuades Doogie to have a party while his parents are away.
  • Thu 3/8
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

The Short Goodbye

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 1989)
Doogie moves to a cheap hotel after a fight with his parents.
  • Fri 3/9
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

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.
  • Sat 3/10
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2