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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.

Sep 18, 1989
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Spell It M-A-N

S04, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 6, 1993)
Doogie has his third date with a nurse; Vinnie's roommate is gay.

It's a Tough Job ... But Why Does My Father Have to Do It

S04, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1993)
Doogie's dad may take a management job; Vinnie's dad has a date.

The Adventures of Sherlock Howser

S04, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 20, 1993)
Doogie fantasizes himself and Vinnie as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

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.

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.

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.

Dorky Housecall, M.D.

S04, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 1993)
A cartoonist patient staying at the hospital caricatures Doogie.

Eleven Angry People ... and Vinnie

S04, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 17, 1993)
Vinnie has jury duty, and finds himself the lone dissenter on the case.

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.


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.

The Ice Queen Cometh

S01, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1989)
The icy new Chief of Radiology asks Doogie to father her child.

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.

Frisky Business

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1989)
Vinnie persuades Doogie to have a party while his parents are away.

The Short Goodbye

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 1989)
Doogie moves to a cheap hotel after a fight with his parents.

Simply Irresistible

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1989)
Doogie considers a lucrative offer from a posh pediatrics practice.

Vinnie Video Vici

S01, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1989)
For a class project, Vinnie wants to videotape Doogie on rounds.

Blood and Remembrance

S01, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1989)
Wanda leaves Doogie when he keeps breaking their dates; he struggles to admit he is in the wrong.

She Ain't Heavy, She's My Cousin

S01, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1989)
Doogie tries to fix Vinnie up with Wanda's cousin, but her insecurities interfere.

My Old Man and the Sea

S01, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1989)
Doogie abandons Wanda for the weekend so that he can go fishing with his dad.

Tonight's the Night

S01, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1989)
Doogie and Wanda feel pressured to take their relationship to the next level.