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Complete series cast summary:
...  Dr. Doogie Howser 97 episodes, 1989-1993
...  Vinnie Delpino 97 episodes, 1989-1993
...  Katherine Howser 97 episodes, 1989-1993
...  Dr. Benjamin Canfield 97 episodes, 1989-1993
...  Nurse Curly Spaulding 97 episodes, 1989-1993
...  Dr. David Howser 97 episodes, 1989-1993
...  Raymond Alexander 71 episodes, 1990-1993
...  Janine Stewart 61 episodes, 1989-1993
...  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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One of the first sitcoms that did not have an audience or any laugh track. See more »

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In the opening credits a newspaper clipping is shown, stating that Doogie Howser graduated from high school at the age of 12, but in the next newspaper clipping it says that he graduated from Princeton at age 10. It's not possible to graduate from college before graduating high school. This was not changed until season 3. See more »

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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: The Lorelais' First Day at Yale (2003) See more »

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Great Program Wrongly Dismissed As A Kids' Show
9 October 1999 | by 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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