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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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Doogie Sings the Blues

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1990)
A homeless patient (Joe Seneca) claims to be a legendary jazz musician.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

Academia Nuts

S02, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1990)
Vinnie passes off an old biology paper that Doogie wrote as his own.
  • Tue 5/30
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

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.
  • Wed 5/31
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

Nautilus for Naught

S02, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1990)
Wanda admires the physique of a male model, inspiring Doogie to hit the gym.
  • Wed 5/31
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

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.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

Oh Very Young

S02, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 28, 1990)
Canfield dates Spaulding; Doogie applies for elite surgical training.
  • Thu 6/1
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

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.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

A Woman Too Far

S02, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1990)
Doogie cheats on Wanda, then must defend a bigamist to his wives.
  • Fri 6/2
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

Presumed Guilty

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1991)
Vinnie damages Mr. Howser's prized '57 convertible; Doogie and Katherine try to help.
  • Mon 6/5
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

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.
  • Mon 6/5
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

Air Doogie

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1991)
Inept basketball player Doogie gets imagined advice from Julius Erving.
  • Tue 6/6
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

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.
  • Tue 6/6
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

My Two Dads

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1991)
Doogie and his father bring Vinnie along on their father/son camping trip.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

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.
  • Wed 6/7
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

Fatal Distraction

S02, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1991)
Doogie finds himself attracted to a nursing student during a break with Wanda.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

The Doctor, the Wife, Her Son and Her Job

S02, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 1991)
Doogie is embarrassed and annoyed by Katherine's job at the hospital.
  • Thu 6/8
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

Planet of the Dateless

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 20, 1991)
McGuires envies Doogie's talent; Doogie accepts a blind date and demonstrates his maturity.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

Doogie's Wager

S02, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 3, 1991)
Delivering a premature baby poses a challenge for Doogie; Vinnie awaits his film school acceptance.
  • Fri 6/9
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 18, 1989)
A teenage doctor struggles with being accepted.
  • Mon 6/12
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2
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  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2