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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

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
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Frisky Business

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1989)
Vinnie persuades Doogie to have a party while his parents are away.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Ask Dr. Doogie

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1990)
A series of TV public service announcements makes Doogie a star.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Vinnie Video Vici

S01, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1989)
For a class project, Vinnie wants to videotape Doogie on rounds.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Doogenstein

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 12, 1990)
Increasing responsibility makes Doogie lament the loss of youth.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Doogie Got a Gun

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1992)
Doogie fantasizes after he and Vinnie are robbed at gunpoint.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Dorky Housecall, M.D.

S04, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 1993)
A cartoonist patient staying at the hospital caricatures Doogie.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

What Makes Doogie Run

S04, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 24, 1993)
Doogie thinks he is too focused on his job, and questions his future in medicine.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

The Short Goodbye

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 1989)
Doogie moves to a cheap hotel after a fight with his parents.
  • Sun 8/6
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Simply Irresistible

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1989)
Doogie considers a lucrative offer from a posh pediatrics practice.
  • Sun 8/6
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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.
  • Mon 8/7
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Nautilus for Naught

S02, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1990)
Wanda admires the physique of a male model, inspiring Doogie to hit the gym.
  • Mon 8/7
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Oh Very Young

S02, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 28, 1990)
Canfield dates Spaulding; Doogie applies for elite surgical training.
  • Tue 8/8
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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.
  • Tue 8/8
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

A Woman Too Far

S02, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1990)
Doogie cheats on Wanda, then must defend a bigamist to his wives.
  • Wed 8/9
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Presumed Guilty

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1991)
Vinnie damages Mr. Howser's prized '57 convertible; Doogie and Katherine try to help.
  • Wed 8/9
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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.
  • Thu 8/10
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

My Two Dads

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1991)
Doogie and his father bring Vinnie along on their father/son camping trip.
  • Thu 8/10
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2