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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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Although Doogie and Vinnie were supposed to be the same age, Neil Patrick Harris is actually six years younger than Max Casella. Harris was 16 during the first season and Casella was 22. See more »

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Vinnie Delpino sometimes mispronounces his own last name as "Delphino". See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Hellcats (1990) See more »

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Good for the first one-and-a-half seasons
18 March 2014 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I suppose it must be different when you first watched this, but I only started watching this in 2013 when there were suddenly a few cultural references to Doogie Howser on TV and in the movies.

It was fun watching it at first - a boy genius who is a doctor. It's a show about growing up pains, with the quirk that the growing boy is smarter than his father and is an accomplished and respected doctor. I enjoyed the episodes where he is saving lives and learning adult perspectives in a medical setting, but the normal growing pains part are too normal to be interesting. I actually liked Vinny better as the normal kid with the genius friend - if you think it is easy being a genius, try being his friend!

By the second half of the second season, the show did not interest me as much as it initially did. I would have given it a 5, but thought 6 was more appropriate for the excellent first season.


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