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Doogie Howser MD was a television series that aired during the late 1980's to early 1990's. It is a comedy drama which featured Neil Patrick Harris. In the show viewers witness a teenage doctor who has difficulty being a normal teenager as a result of his extraordinary situation. The show had 97 episodes and was one of the most popular shows of its time. This show was created by Steven Bocho and David E Kelley.

The premise of the show is about a teenage boy named Douglass Howser who is the son of a family physician. He survives early stage pediatric leukemia and as a result, Douglas decides to become a physician. Since Douglas possesses a genius level intellect and an exceptional memory, he begins longitudinal study as a child prodigy. During his schooling, Douglas aced the SAT exam, finished high school in nine weeks, graduated from Princeton University and finished medical school at age 14. His accomplishments were so extraordinary that a newspaper article referred to him as someone who can't buy beer but can prescribe drugs. During the show, many issues are explored. These issues include AIDS, racism, homophobia, sexism, gang violence, access to good medical care and losing virginity. Other issues of friendship and aging are also explored.

Doogie Howser MD is one of the more interesting shows ever made. It is a show that allows viewers to watch someone achieve extraordinary accomplishments. The fact that a teenage boy becomes a physician is quite remarkable and can give viewers a considerable amount of inspiration. With the various issues explored in the show, viewers will also become more aware of many important aspects of life and therefore view a rather intriguing show. For those into medical dramas and watching shows that deal with teenage prodigies, Doogie Howser MD is one of the better shows that one can watch.

ABC
4 Seasons, 98 Episodes - Canceled
September 19, 1989
Comedy, Drama
6.5/10
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  • Doogie feels his genius status is more of a curse than a blessing and looks for inspiration outside of medicine.

  • Vinnie sticks to the letter of the law after being called to court as a juror, as does Doogie after finding a bogus doctor is practicing at Eastman.

  • An acerbic cartoonist patient helps Doogie get a grip on his platonic relationship with Michele.

  • Vinnie is tested over right and wrong after a bank mistake gives him $16,000; Doogie must prove his integrity to a girl with a crush on him.

  • Sometimes things are better left alone including Doogie meeting his former babysitter whom he had a crush on, and Vinnie's desire to have his script read by a star.

  • Laura made Vinnie feel like a man, but his jealousy over her relationships with other men makes him look like a child. Meanwhile, Doogie is puzzled by the illness of a traveler.

  • Doogie plays Sherlock Holmes with Vinnie as Dr. Watson as he tries to figure out his relationship with Michele.

  • Vinnie has a tough time adjusting to his father's new girlfriend/masseuse , while Doogie has to adjust after his father is asked to replace a staff doctor who died suddenly.

  • A nurse gets revenge on Doogie by spreading rumors about him after he's caught in locker room bragging. Vinnie gets a new film school roommate.

  • A free spirited model stays with Doogie and teaches him about trusting the unknown, as does a kidney transplant patient.

  • After David throws his back out, Katherine joins Doogie for the annual father-son camping trip. Meanwhile, Vinnie takes care of Dr. Howser at home.

  • Doogie accuses a family friend of child abuse after being brought in Eastman for injuries.

  • Doogie stays at the hospital to get some rest on Thanksgiving eve while a young mother feigns an illness to do the same thing.

  • Doogie has a hard decision to make choosing the best candidate for a heart transplant surgery. Vinnie is in a dilemma over a vulnerable Janine.

  • Doogie has a hard time with his ego after a nurse chooses Vinnie over him. Also Raymond comes up short compared to the other technicians.

  • Doogie challenges a young deaf woman who is given the chance of having her hearing partially restored. Vinnie must produce a student film, but is daunted by its minuscule budget.

  • Doogie is enamoured by a hearing impared patient , but isn't hearing what she's saying. She inspires Vinnie with a Chaplin-esque styled silent film.

  • Doogie faces doubt during his first chance of operating solo, and Vinnie faces his own doubts voting for the first time.

  • Doogie and a fellow doctor are used as patients for a med-school project with hopes of being poked and prodded would give them a glimpse of what it's like to be a patient.

  • Doogie looks for a new apartment and falls in love with a loft in Venice Beach. Mean while Vinnie also needs to find a place to stay after his parents divorce.

  • Doogie considers buying a gun after the family home is robbed, but flashes of past shooting victims is haunting him.

  • Katherine is having a hard time pulling herself away as Doogie's mother after he starts dating her boss, which includes getting caught skinny dipping.

  • The Drs. Howser spend a father-son trip at a Honduran operating theater, where Doogie gives a thumbs down to a wisecracking surgeon.

  • Cherished memories get lost in the aging process for a patient who relies on Doogie to help him remember; and Vinnie takes a video journey to self-discovery.

  • Doogie is anything but popular after he encourages Wanda to accept her dad's new gal and Vinnie to accept being short.

  • Spring break in Palm Springs is just what the doctor ordered for Vinnie, who pursues a jealous vendetta against Janine, and Doogie, who weighs a fellowship in trauma surgery.

  • Janine's parents split a seam when Janine forsakes college for a career in fashion.

  • After taking Spaulding out for her 30th birthday, Doogie wonders if there's more fun in store for the two of them.

  • After months of dating Cecelia, Doogie discovers what she's been hiding -- a 4-year-old son, who stirs Doogie's paternal instincts.

  • An egotistical actor observes Doogie's hospital procedures to give his TV series a shot in the arm.

  • Vinnie bets that Doogie can't last in a "mindless" fast-food job.

  • The examination of a mummy brings rumblings of a curse from the staff and has Doogie contemplating the limits of modern medicine.

  • Katherine relives her past with her visiting first love; Raymond starts hanging out with pals from the 'hood after failing his paramedics exam.

  • Doogie discovers the healing power of laughter after an argument with Vinnie and while treating a troubled young kidney patient.

  • Doogie takes a liking to a homely hospital research librarian only after he learns she's scheduled for plastic surgery; a youth counselor's lies trap him in a kind of prison.

  • Doogie and Wanda's efforts to be friends are put on hold after Wanda calls long-distance for advice on a new guy.

  • Doogie's parents want him to pay room and board; Spaulding's father doesn't want a pacemaker.

  • While driving to visit Wanda, Doogie's car breaks down in the desert -- where he meets a soul mate.

  • Doogie plays a Civil War doctor as he and Vinnie collaborate on a screenplay.

  • Doogie is a portrait of anxiety when Wanda comes home from art school and strikes up several new friendships.

  • A seductive classmate proves more temptation than Vinnie can handle, especially as Janine grows distant.

  • Doogie is in court after the parents of a sick Laotian kid refuse to have him go through surgery because of their strong religious beliefs. Meanwhile Vinnie gets in hot water with Jennine's parents after they find him hiding in their bathroom and catching a glimpse of her mom nude.

  • Life at Doogie and Vinnie's new pad resembles one big beer commercial, but what Doogie really needs is a listening ear.

  • Doogie and Vinnie move into their own apartment: Doogie ponders a decision affecting the life of a young patient.

  • It's time for Doogie's annual chat with his psychologist where he gets a few things off his chest, such as feeling like a man but treated as a kid. During the talk he reveals what happened the night before Wanda leaves to art school in Chicago.

Most Popular Doogie Howser, M.D. Episodes

  • Season 3 Episode 2 Doogie Has Left the Building (1) 10/02/1991
  • Season 1 Episode 15 Attack of the Green-Eyed Monster 1/10/1990
  • Season 3 Episode 6 Lonesome Doog 10/30/1991
  • Season 1 Episode 3 A Stitch Called Wanda 9/27/1989
  • Season 3 Episode 4 It's a Damn Shaman 10/16/1991

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