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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.

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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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

Doogenstein

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 12, 1990)
Increasing responsibility makes Doogie lament the loss of youth.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

Doogie Got a Gun

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1992)
Doogie fantasizes after he and Vinnie are robbed at gunpoint.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

Dorky Housecall, M.D.

S04, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 1993)
A cartoonist patient staying at the hospital caricatures Doogie.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

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
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

Simply Irresistible

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1989)
Doogie considers a lucrative offer from a posh pediatrics practice.
  • Sun 8/6
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 18, 1989)
A teenage doctor struggles with being accepted.
  • Mon 8/7
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3
  •  
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 3.3
  • WREGDT3