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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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In 2008 Neil Patrick Harris appeared in TV and print ads for Old Spice deodorant spoofing his Doogie Howser character (he said that he could recommend the product as a "former make-believe doctor" and because he "used to be a doctor for pretend;" (he also tried to use a stethoscope on a patient's nose instead of his chest). See more »

Goofs

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 Designing Women: Oh Dog, Poor Dog (1993) See more »

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Great show
6 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This American series influenced me quite a lot, Doogie Howsers best friend is called Vinnie Delpino. I liked his character so much, that i took over his nickname and now call myself in the internet "delpino".

"Doogie Howser" is one of my favourite series. I don't know why, maybe because I can see myself in Doogie and Vinnie, or its the atmosphere it has.

It also sends out a positive message, there is no violence or explicit sex. Its funny, touching, and you can learn something. At the end of each episode Doogie writes a small note into his diary about what he learnt.

I also like the music of the series.


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