Doogie Howser, M.D.

The WORST episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D.

Every episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D.!

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.

Love Means Constantly Having to Say You're Sorry
5 votes

#1 - Love Means Constantly Having to Say You're Sorry

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/27/1993

Laura makes Vinnie feel he's "become a man," but he reacts with adolescent jealousy to men around her. Meanwhile, a traveler's illness puzzles Doogie.

Directors: Craig Belknap
You've Come a Long Way, Baby-Sitter
8 votes

#2 - You've Come a Long Way, Baby-Sitter

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/3/1993

Some things are better left unexplored, like Doogie's crush on his old baby sitter or Vinnie's dream of having a star read his script.

Directors: Mark Horowitz
Thanks for the Memories
9 votes

#3 - Thanks for the Memories

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/6/1992

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 of self-discovery.

The Patient in Spite of Himself
7 votes

#4 - The Patient in Spite of Himself

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/1992

A med-school project has Doogie and a fellow doctor posing as patients, being poked, prodded and probed to learn how to empathize with patients.

Directors: Win Phelps
It's a Tough Job ... But Why Does My Father Have to Do It?
6 votes

#5 - It's a Tough Job ... But Why Does My Father Have to Do It?

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/13/1993

Vinnie can't adjust to the masseuse his father is dating; Doogie's dad is asked to replace a doctor who expired while on duty.

The Adventures of Sherlock Howser
6 votes

#6 - The Adventures of Sherlock Howser

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/20/1993

Doogie as Sherlock Holmes and Vinnie as Dr. Watson play out Doogie's confusion over Michele.

174 votes

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/1989

Doogie passes one test to get his driver's license, but he must pass another when he treats a critically ill boy.

Directors: Rick Wallace
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Doogie Doesn't Live Here Anymore
10 votes

#8 - Doogie Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/1992

Doogie hunts for new digs—a Venice Beach loft; and Vinnie must also find a new home when his parents divorce.

Directors: Win Phelps
Roommate with a View
9 votes

#9 - Roommate with a View

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/30/1992

Doogie learns a lesson about trusting the unknown from a free-spirited model sharing his loft, as does a kidney-transplant candidate.

Directors: Joan Tewkesbury
The Short Goodbye
45 votes

#10 - The Short Goodbye

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/1989

Moving out of his parents' house proves to be an eye-opening experience for Doogie. Meanwhile, a rock star is admitted to the hospital for vocal-cord surgery.

Mummy Dearest
6 votes

#11 - Mummy Dearest

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/22/1992

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

To Err is Human, to Give up Isn't a Bad Idea
6 votes

#12 - To Err is Human, to Give up Isn't a Bad Idea

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/1992

Doogie faces his first solo surgery fearing he's not perfect; and Vinnie faces his first time voting.

A Stitch Called Wanda
77 votes

#13 - A Stitch Called Wanda

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/27/1989

Out on a date with Doogie, Wanda suffers an appendicitis attack and is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.

Guess Who's Coming to Doogie's
13 votes

#14 - Guess Who's Coming to Doogie's

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/19/1990

Former gang member Raymond Alexander begins working at the hospital but his past may come back to haunt him.

Directors: Stephen Cragg
Double Doogie with Cheese
11 votes

#15 - Double Doogie with Cheese

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/5/1992

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

Directors: Bill D'Elia
Dangerous Reunions
8 votes

#16 - Dangerous Reunions

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/8/1992

Katherine relives the past with her visiting first love; Raymond starts hanging out with pals from the 'hood.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
Sons of the Desert
8 votes

#17 - Sons of the Desert

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/22/1992

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

Blood and Remembrance
30 votes

#18 - Blood and Remembrance

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/1/1989

Doogie's hectic schedule prevents him from spending time with Wanda, a situation that renders him more sympathetic to a patient.

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition
11 votes

#19 - Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/13/1991

Grandpa Howser causes problems as Doogie's parents try to renovate the kitchen.

Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Grand
14 votes

#20 - Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Grand

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/2/1990

Vinnie is nervous about his "first time" with Janine; Doogie feels unexpected emotions over Wanda's announcement.

Directors: Stephen Cragg
Frisky Business
42 votes

#21 - Frisky Business

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/1989

His parents' trip signals party time for Doogie and friends, whose plans include drinking beer while Doogie is on call.

Greed Is Good
15 votes

#22 - Greed Is Good

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/3/1990

Greedy friends and family have a hand out as Doogie makes the finals of a quiz show offering cash and prizes galore.

What Makes Doogie Run
9 votes

#23 - What Makes Doogie Run

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/24/1993

Doogie sees his gift of genius as more of a curse than a blessing as he seeks inspiration outside the world of medicine.

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The Ice Queen Cometh
69 votes

#24 - The Ice Queen Cometh

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/1989

Doogie freezes in disbelief when he's asked out to dinner by Victoria Burke, the new radiology chief, known in some circles as "the Ice Queen."

Vinnie Video Vici
33 votes

#25 - Vinnie Video Vici

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/25/1989

Vinnie is no fly on the wall as he observes Doogie's personal and professional life while shooting a documentary on a day in the life of a teenage doctor.

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