Doogie Howser, M.D.

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Doogie Howser showed the coming of age of a teenage genius who was a board-certified surgeon by the time he was 16. At that tender age, Doogie (a childhood nickname for "Douglas") has to balance life with his parents and contemporaries and the demands of a career that's stressful even for adults. He has help and support from understanding parents Katherine and David Howser, the latter also a doctor, co-workers at the hospital who respect him despite his age, best friend Vinnie, and girlfriend Wanda.

Last Updated: 10/28/2022Network:ABC (US)
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The Doctor, the Wife, Her Son and the Job
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9.00
5 votes

#1 - The Doctor, the Wife, Her Son and the Job

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/13/1991

Doogie's mom gets a job. Unfortunately for Doogie, it's at his hospital.

Planet of the Dateless
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8.71
7 votes

#2 - Planet of the Dateless

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/20/1991

Two weeks of volunteer work in Mexico makes Jack reevaluate his life.

Presumed Guilty
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8.70
10 votes

#3 - Presumed Guilty

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/2/1991

Doogie wrecks his father's car and tries to cover it up.

Revenge of the Teenage Dead
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8.70
10 votes

#4 - Revenge of the Teenage Dead

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/31/1990

Vinnie makes a zombie horror movie

Directors: Win Phelps
Spell It M-A-N
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8.67
6 votes

#5 - Spell It M-A-N

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/6/1993

A nurse Doogie's dating retaliates against his braggadocio by spreading rumors about him; Vinnie gets a new film-school dormmate.

Writer: Nick Harding
A Kiss Ain't Just a Kiss
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8.57
7 votes

#6 - A Kiss Ain't Just a Kiss

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/24/1991

Problems are bound to occur when Doogie kisses Janine

Doogie's Wager
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8.50
6 votes

#7 - Doogie's Wager

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/3/1991

Vinnie awaits word of whether he's accepted to film school.

Will the Real Dr. Howser Please Stand Up
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8.50
6 votes

#8 - Will the Real Dr. Howser Please Stand Up

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/9/1992

Doogie spots evidence of child abuse when his dad's friend brings in his injured son for care.

Directors: Kenneth Frankel
My Two Dads
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8.44
9 votes

#9 - My Two Dads

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/6/1991

Vinnie joins Doogie and David on a camping trip.

Dances with Wanda
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8.43
7 votes

#10 - Dances with Wanda

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/1/1991

Doogie takes a still-grieving Wanda to the prom then introduces her to a young heart patient to rekindle her spirit for living

Look Ma, No Pants
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8.40
5 votes

#11 - Look Ma, No Pants

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/30/1992

Katherine can't stop playing mother to Doogie even after he dates her boss, whom he brings to the house for skinny-dipping.

Do the Right Thing ... If You Can Figure out What It Is
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8.40
5 votes

#12 - Do the Right Thing ... If You Can Figure out What It Is

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/18/1992

Doogie's heart tells him to do one thing, his head another in choosing the best candidate for a heart transplant. Vinnie's dilemma involves a vulnerable Janine.

Use a Slurpy, Go to Jail
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8.38
13 votes

#13 - Use a Slurpy, Go to Jail

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/28/1990

An embittered gang member holds Vinnie and Doogie hostage during a botched convenience-store holdup in which Doogie is left to ponder prejudice.

Doogie, Can You Hear Me?
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8.38
8 votes

#14 - Doogie, Can You Hear Me?

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/11/1992

A hearing-impaired patient charms Doogie, who speaks her language by signing but may not be listening. She also offers creative inspiration for Vinnie's Chaplinesque film.

Academia Nuts
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8.36
11 votes

#15 - Academia Nuts

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/24/1990

Vinnie asks to "borrow" one of Doogie's old school papers. Meanwhile, Doogie treats a wealthy hypochondriac.

Directors: Ed Sherin
Writer: Nick Harding
I Never Sold Shower Heads for My Father
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8.33
15 votes

#16 - I Never Sold Shower Heads for My Father

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/7/1990

Vinnie doesn't understand his father's urgency to involve him in the family shower-head business.

A Woman Too Far
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8.33
12 votes

#17 - A Woman Too Far

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/12/1990

Doogie weighs his relationship with Wanda against an attractive nursing student.

Fatal Distraction
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8.33
6 votes

#18 - Fatal Distraction

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/20/1991

Doogie and Wanda face more strains when he goes to a party with another woman.

Doogie Has Left the Building (2)
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8.33
6 votes

#19 - Doogie Has Left the Building (2)

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/1991

Life at Doogie and Vinnie's pad resembles one big beer commercial, but what Doogie really needs is a listening ear. (Part 2 of 2)

Doogiesomething
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8.33
6 votes

#20 - Doogiesomething

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/4/1991

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

Doogie Sings the Blues
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8.31
13 votes

#21 - Doogie Sings the Blues

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/17/1990

Doogie treats a once popular singer who is trying to make a comeback.

Club Medicine
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8.25
8 votes

#22 - Club Medicine

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/13/1992

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

Doogenstein
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8.23
13 votes

#23 - Doogenstein

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/1990

Doogie's heavy third-year residency duties make him fear he's missing out on his youth.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
The Mother of All Fishing Trips
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8.20
5 votes

#24 - The Mother of All Fishing Trips

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/16/1992

Doogie's mom makes a poor substitute as Doogie's fishing partner when Dr. Howser throws his back out and is at home being cared for by Vinnie.

Nothing Compares 2 U
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8.20
5 votes

#25 - Nothing Compares 2 U

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/1992

Doogie's ego takes a beating when a winsome nurse chooses Vinnie over him. Raymond also comes up short when comparing himself to other technicians.

Directors: Rachel Feldman

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