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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doogie as Sherlock Holmes and Vinnie as Dr. Watson play out Doogie's confusion over Michele.
Doogie hunts for new digs—a Venice Beach loft; and Vinnie must also find a new home when his parents divorce.
Doogie learns a lesson about trusting the unknown from a free-spirited model sharing his loft, as does a kidney-transplant candidate.
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.
The examination of a mummy brings rumblings of a curse from the staff and has Doogie contemplating the limits of modern medicine.
Doogie faces his first solo surgery fearing he's not perfect; and Vinnie faces his first time voting.
Out on a date with Doogie, Wanda suffers an appendicitis attack and is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.
Former gang member Raymond Alexander begins working at the hospital but his past may come back to haunt him.
Vinnie bets that Doogie can't last in a "mindless" fast-food job.
Katherine relives the past with her visiting first love; Raymond starts hanging out with pals from the 'hood.
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.
Doogie's hectic schedule prevents him from spending time with Wanda, a situation that renders him more sympathetic to a patient.
Grandpa Howser causes problems as Doogie's parents try to renovate the kitchen.
Vinnie is nervous about his "first time" with Janine; Doogie feels unexpected emotions over Wanda's announcement.
His parents' trip signals party time for Doogie and friends, whose plans include drinking beer while Doogie is on call.
Greedy friends and family have a hand out as Doogie makes the finals of a quiz show offering cash and prizes galore.
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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 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.