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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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And the Winner Is ...

S01, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 28, 1990)
Doogie and McGuire compete against each other for ``resident of the year.''

Breaking Up Is Hard to Doogie

S01, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 4, 1990)
Doogie and Wanda attempt to save their relationship through counseling.

Tonight's the Night

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

Every Dog Has His Doogie

S01, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1989)
Doogie finds himself in trouble after performing an operation on a dog.

Doogie the Red-Nosed Reindeer

S01, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1989)
Doogie treats a patient with multiple personalities on Christmas Eve.

Greed Is Good

S01, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1990)
Doogie is on the verge of winning big money on a quiz game show.

Attack of the Green-Eyed Monster

S01, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1990)
Jealousy affects Wanda, Doogie, his parents, McGuire and Spaulding.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Doogie's Awesome, Excellent Adventure

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 14, 1990)
Doogie is part of the ``in'' crowd after saving a popular student.

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.