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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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All Upcoming Times for Doogie Howser, M.D.

Episode Air Date Channel

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

Vinnie Video Vici

S01, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1989)
For a class project, Vinnie wants to videotape Doogie on rounds.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

Doogenstein

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 12, 1990)
Increasing responsibility makes Doogie lament the loss of youth.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

Dances With Wanda

S02, E25  (First Aired: May. 1, 1991)
Doogie wants to take a grieving and reclusive Wanda to the senior prom.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

The Summer of '91

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 1991)
Doogie endeavors to visit Wanda before she leaves in order to lose his innocence.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

The Cheese Stands Alone

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 1991)
Janine tells Doogie why she's pushing away Vinnie, who eyes another.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

Double Doogie With Cheese

S03, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1992)
Vinnie challenges Doogie to work in a fast-food burger joint.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

Sons of the Desert

S03, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 22, 1992)
Vinnie and Doogie head out on a Palm Springs vacation for spring break.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

That's What Friends Are For

S03, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 29, 1992)
Wanda wants Doogie to side with her in an issue with her father.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2

There's a Riot Going On

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1992)
Doogie clashes with an orderly (Markus Redmond) while treating riot victims.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 5.4
  • KSTCDT2