Doogie and Vinnie are held hostage in a convenience store by a gang member.



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Benjamin Canfield (credit only)
Dr. Jack McGuire (credit only)
Nurse Curly Spaulding (credit only)
Dr. David Howser (as James B. Sikking)
John Lucas
Mrs. Alexander
John Shearin ...
Captain Adams
Eli Rich ...
Sergeant Fogle
E. Hampton Beagle ...
Julie Serquinia ...
Valerie Simpson
Alejandro Quezada ...


Doogie and Vinnie are held hostage in a convenience store by a gang member.

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Comedy | Drama | Family





Release Date:

28 February 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Doogie's Blog Entry March 3, 1990... I never thought of myself as prejudiced against black people... but after last night, I think I may have to rethink what I thought. See more »


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Racist trash
9 April 2012 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The show is pretty superficial and corny overall, but this is where they really tried to get "socially relevant." The typically flimsy plot is this episode involves a black teenager holding up a convenience store with Doogie and his cardboard Italian stereotype of a friend in it. By the end of the show, the two white boys have not only gained empathy for the socially disadvantaged criminal, but get down on themselves for not having any "black friends." Then Doogie soul searches to see if he is truly prejudiced against blacks.

Lesson of the story? Anti-social behaviour and rampant criminality is a product of the environment. And the environment, of course, is all white people's fault. They should, like, feel more guilty and stuff.

Typically irrational, insane, American liberal anti-white garbage. But good for a snicker or two.

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