Doogie Howser, M.D.

Doogie Howser, M.D.

  • TV-PG
  • 1989
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.5  (7,972)

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.

Doogie Howser, M.D.
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What Makes Doogie Run
22. What Makes Doogie Run
March 24, 1993
Doogie feels his genius status is more of a curse than a blessing and looks for inspiration outside of medicine.
Eleven Angry People ... and Vinnie
21. Eleven Angry People ... and Vinnie
March 17, 1993
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.
Dorky Housecall, M.D.
20. Dorky Housecall, M.D.
March 10, 1993
An acerbic cartoonist patient helps Doogie get a grip on his platonic relationship with Michele.
Love Makes the World go 'Round ... or is It Money?
19. Love Makes the World go 'Round ... or is It Money?
February 24, 1993
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.
You've Come a Long Way, Baby-Sitter
18. You've Come a Long Way, Baby-Sitter
February 3, 1993
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.
Love Means Constantly Having to Say You're Sorry
17. Love Means Constantly Having to Say You're Sorry
January 27, 1993
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.
The Adventures of Sherlock Howser
16. The Adventures of Sherlock Howser
January 20, 1993
Doogie plays Sherlock Holmes with Vinnie as Dr. Watson as he tries to figure out his relationship with Michele.
It's a Tough Job ...But Why Does My Father Have to
15. It's a Tough Job ...But Why Does My Father Have to
January 13, 1993
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.
Spell It
14. Spell It "M-A-N"
January 6, 1993
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.
Roommate with a View
13. Roommate with a View
December 30, 1992
A free spirited model stays with Doogie and teaches him about trusting the unknown, as does a kidney transplant patient.
The Mother of All Fishing Trips
12. The Mother of All Fishing Trips
December 16, 1992
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.
Will the Real Dr. Howser Please Stand Up
11. Will the Real Dr. Howser Please Stand Up
December 9, 1992
Doogie accuses a family friend of child abuse after being brought in Eastman for injuries.
The Big Sleep ... Not!
10. The Big Sleep ... Not!
November 25, 1992
Doogie stays at the hospital to get some rest on Thanksgiving eve while a young mother feigns an illness to do the same thing.
Do the Right Thing ... If You Can Figure out What I
9. Do the Right Thing ... If You Can Figure out What I
November 18, 1992
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.
Nothing Compares 2 U
8. Nothing Compares 2 U
November 11, 1992
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 Can You Hear Me
7. Doogie Can You Hear Me
November 11, 1992
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, Can You Hear Me?
7. Doogie, Can You Hear Me?
November 11, 1992
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.
To Err is Human, to Give up Isn't a Bad Idea
6. To Err is Human, to Give up Isn't a Bad Idea
October 28, 1992
Doogie faces doubt during his first chance of operating solo, and Vinnie faces his own doubts voting for the first time.
The Patient in Spite of Himself
5. The Patient in Spite of Himself
October 21, 1992
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 Doesn't Live Here Anymore
4. Doogie Doesn't Live Here Anymore
October 14, 1992
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 Got a Gun
3. Doogie Got a Gun
October 7, 1992
Doogie considers buying a gun after the family home is robbed, but flashes of past shooting victims is haunting him.
Look Ma, No Pants
2. Look Ma, No Pants
September 30, 1992
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.
There's a Riot Going On
1. There's a Riot Going On
September 23, 1992
Doogie is having a hard time grasping the meaning of the 1992 L.A. riots following the not guilty verdict of the Rodney King beating trial.
Description

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.Doogie Howser, M.D. is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (98 episodes). The series first aired on September 19, 1989.

Doogie Howser, M.D. is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Doogie Howser, M.D. on demand at Hulu.

  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (7,972)