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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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There's a Riot Going On

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1992)
Doogie clashes with an orderly (Markus Redmond) while treating riot victims.
  • Thu 6/29
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
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Look Ma, No Pants

S04, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1992)
Doogie gets caught skinny-dipping at the house with Katherine's new boss.
  • Thu 6/29
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

Doogie Got a Gun

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1992)
Doogie fantasizes after he and Vinnie are robbed at gunpoint.
  • Fri 6/30
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

Doogie Doesn't Live Here Anymore

S04, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1992)
Doogie and his dad have a disagreement about where Doogie should live.
  • Fri 6/30
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

The Patient in Spite of Himself

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 21, 1992)
Hospital staffers are required to undergo sensitivity training.
  • Mon 7/3
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

To Err Is Human, to Give Up Isn't a Bad Idea

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 1992)
Doogie is anxious about his first solo surgery; he and Vinnie vote.
  • Mon 7/3
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

Every Dog Has His Doogie

S01, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1989)
Doogie finds himself in trouble after performing an operation on a dog.
  • Tue 7/4
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

Sons of the Desert

S03, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 22, 1992)
Vinnie and Doogie head out on a Palm Springs vacation for spring break.
  • Tue 7/4
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

Doogie, Can You Hear Me?

S04, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1992)
Doogie dates a deaf woman; Vinnie finds inspiration for a film.
  • Wed 7/5
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
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Nothing Compares 2 U

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1992)
Doogie is interested in a student nurse, but she falls for Vinnie.
  • Wed 7/5
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 36.6
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Do the Right Thing, If You Can Figure Out What It Is

S04, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1992)
Doogie's heart-transplant patient smokes; Janine returns to Vinnie.
  • Thu 7/6
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

The Big Sleep ... Not!

S04, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 25, 1992)
Doogie and Vinnie stay behind on Thanksgiving while their families vacation.
  • Thu 7/6
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

Will the Real Dr. Howser Please Stand Up?

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 9, 1992)
Doogie clashes with his dad over a young patient he thinks was abused.
  • Fri 7/7
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

The Mother of All Fishing Trips

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 1992)
Dr. Howser experiences back spasms right before his fishing trip with Doogie.
  • Fri 7/7
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 36.6
  • WTVQDT6

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 18, 1989)
A teenage doctor struggles with being accepted.
  • Mon 7/10
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
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  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
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  • Tue 7/11
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
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  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 36.6
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  • Wed 7/12
  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
  • 36.6
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  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 36.6
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