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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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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 ...  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

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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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Runtime:

(97 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Neil Patrick Harris reportedly drew inspiration from watching Robert Young in Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969). Learning that Young was ill and pondering death, Harris visited Young with tapes of this show and helped cheer him up. See more »

Goofs

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

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart the Murderer (1991) See more »

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One of my all time favorite shows
28 January 2005 | by c_l_lanceSee all my reviews

Doogie Houser, MD. Just the name brings a smile of remembrance to me. In the tradition of such television classics as L.A. LAW, NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues, Doogie Houser, MD was a wonderfully funny with a touch of life. As a 30 something adult when I first watched Doogie in late night reruns, I was hooked by its' humor and wit while watching this "kid" with a adult mind, yet the hormones and maturity of a teenager, grow into independence. Memorable episodes include his first day, the late night skinny dip (as mentioned by another viewer), the practical joke he played on other hospital staff only to have it ruthlessly reciprocated, and the apartment with his best friend Vinny. There is some risqué humor but it is nothing when compared to today's standards. I always enjoyed seeing the relationship he had with his dad(James Sikking) and mom(Belinda Montgomery). I had the entire series recorded but sacrificed them for NFL games. BIG mistake!! Doogie Houser, MD will long be cherished by this now 40 something dad and his now 20 something daughters. I look forward to seeing Doogies journal again.


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