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Doogie Howser, M.D. 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Series (1989–1993)
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A teenage genius deals with the usual problems of growing up, on top of being a licensed physician in a difficult residency program.
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1993   1992   1991   1990   1989  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Dr. Doogie Howser 97 episodes, 1989-1993
Max Casella ...  Vinnie Delpino 97 episodes, 1989-1993
Belinda Montgomery ...  Katherine Howser 97 episodes, 1989-1993
Lawrence Pressman ...  Dr. Benjamin Canfield 97 episodes, 1989-1993
Kathryn Layng ...  Nurse Curly Spaulding 97 episodes, 1989-1993
James Sikking ...  Dr. David Howser 97 episodes, 1989-1993
Markus Redmond ...  Raymond Alexander 71 episodes, 1990-1993
Lucy Boryer ...  Janine Stewart 61 episodes, 1989-1993
Mitchell Anderson ...  Dr. Jack McGuire 51 episodes, 1989-1991
Lisa Dean Ryan Lisa Dean Ryan ...  Wanda Plenn 46 episodes, 1989-1992
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Storyline

A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all of this on top of being a licensed physician in a difficult residency program. Written by Phil Fernando

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doogie Howser, M.D. See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(97 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Doogie was born September 21, 1973. His sixteenth birthday, which is celebrated in the pilot episode, is only two days after the pilot aired (September 19, 1989). See more »

Goofs

Max Casella sometimes mispronounces his character's last name (Delpino) as "Delphino". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.27 (2009) See more »

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my opinion on Doogie Howser, M.D.

i love this show, even though i was born after it ended, and now its only on at two a.m. but i still love it!

the plot is great because it combines a normal teenage life with the life of a hospital worker, both lines sticking extremely close to the truth.

oh, and of course, i love the characters! my favorite is Vinnie Delpino, Doogie's best friend and neighbor. he is the more typical teen, who is obsessed with girls, sex, and other more normal... hobbies, i guess? he brings a sense of balance to Doogie's hectic life, though he succeeds at getting the both of them in trouble on numerous occasions.

i was disappointed how the last season came to a end the way it did, but otherwise, i give this series a 10. *Racetrack*(abby)


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