Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)

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 Dr. Doogie Howser (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Vinnie Delpino (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Katherine Howser (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Dr. Benjamin Canfield (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Nurse Curly Spaulding (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Dr. David Howser (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Raymond Alexander (71 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Janine Stewart (61 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Dr. Jack McGuire (51 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lisa Dean Ryan ...
 Wanda Plenn (46 episodes, 1989-1992)
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A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all this on top of being a licensed physician in a difficult residency program. Written by Phil Fernando

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Steven Bochco partially modeled the character of Doogie Howser after his father who had been a child prodigy himself as a violinist. See more »

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In the Season One opening credits, the article discussing Doogie graduating from high school says that he is 12-years-old in the first line. The next article, however, says that he graduated from Princeton, a college, at age 10. This was later changed, in Season 2, from 12 to 9-years old. See more »

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Great Program Wrongly Dismissed As A Kids' Show
9 October 1999 | by (California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I loved this show! I used to watch it every week. Unfortunately, I think too many people dismissed "Doogie Howser, M.D." as kids' or teens' faire because of the main character(Doogie) and the premise(boy genius becomes m.d. at age 14).

The truth is, the writing was consistently sharp and witty, and pretty mature. Plus, this program was one of Steven Bochco's creations, as in Steven Bochco, the man behind Hill Street Blues(which won something like, I don't know, 2,000 awards). I'm surprised this last fact alone didn't get Doogie Howser more respect. Oh, well. If you get a chance,definitely check out the reruns.


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