The BEST Episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D.
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
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.
#1 - The Doctor, the Wife, Her Son and the Job
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 13, 1991
Doogie's mom gets a job. Unfortunately for Doogie, it's at his hospital.
#2 - A Kiss Ain't Just a Kiss
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 24, 1991
Problems are bound to occur when Doogie kisses Janine
#3 - Planet of the Dateless
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 20, 1991
Two weeks of volunteer work in Mexico makes Jack reevaluate his life.
#4 - Doogie's Wager
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 3, 1991
Vinnie awaits word of whether he's accepted to film school.
#5 - Revenge of the Teenage Dead
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 31, 1990
Vinnie makes a zombie horror movie
#6 - Dances with Wanda
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired May 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
#7 - Presumed Guilty
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 2, 1991
Doogie wrecks his father's car and tries to cover it up.
#8 - My Two Dads
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 6, 1991
Vinnie joins Doogie and David on a camping trip.
#9 - Doogie Has Left the Building (2)
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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)
#10 - Academia Nuts
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 1990
Vinnie asks to "borrow" one of Doogie's old school papers. Meanwhile, Doogie treats a wealthy hypochondriac.
#11 - Do the Right Thing ... If You Can Figure out What It Is
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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.
#12 - Spell It M-A-N
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 6, 1993
A nurse Doogie's dating retaliates against his braggadocio by spreading rumors about him; Vinnie gets a new film-school dormmate.
#13 - To Live and Die in Brentwood
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 9, 1991
Wanda wants time alone after a family member dies.
#14 - The Show Musn't Go On
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 12, 1992
An egotistical actor observes Doogie's hospital procedures to give his TV series a shot in the arm.
#15 - A Woman Too Far
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 12, 1990
Doogie weighs his relationship with Wanda against an attractive nursing student.
#16 - Fatal Distraction
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 20, 1991
Doogie and Wanda face more strains when he goes to a party with another woman.
#17 - Doogiesomething
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 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.
#18 - I Never Sold Shower Heads for My Father
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 7, 1990
Vinnie doesn't understand his father's urgency to involve him in the family shower-head business.
#19 - If This Is Adulthood, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 19, 1992
After months of dating Cecilia, Doogie discovers what she's been hiding a 4-year-old son, who stirs Doogie's paternal instincts.
#20 - Doogie, Can You Hear Me?
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.
#21 - Use a Slurpy, Go to Jail
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 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.
#22 - Doogie Sings the Blues
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 1990
Doogie treats a once popular singer who is trying to make a comeback.
#23 - Oh Very Young
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 28, 1990
Doogie rethinks his position on May-December relationships when he finds himself the victim of age discrimination.
#24 - My Father, My Self
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 19, 1992
While Doogie considers a career specialty, he learns that another doctor has been invited to join his father's practice.
#25 - Club Medicine
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired May 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.