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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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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

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(97 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Doogie's word processor program is based on Word Perfect 5.1 for MS-DOS. See more »

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

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Show was too cliché!
7 February 2017 | by daveevadSee all my reviews

This could have been an outstanding show had it not been designed to be some sort of "example" of how to still live the normal society expected lifestyle while still being a genius.

A kid with this level of mind would not function at home with parents telling him what to do. He was able to work as a doctor with a healthy income and should have left home soon as he started working as a doctor. It was a joke seeing his parents trying to help guide his life. Most parents suck with that part of the job in the first place. Parents always try and hold their kids back based on their own generational and society expectations from 30 years ago when they were kids. Parents have no damn clue how to raise kids in the current time period. Doogie would have better off on his own, but they just had to find a way to restrain him and make him some society expected kid who obeyed his parents and restrained his lifestyle even though he was wealthy and extremely capable of handling his own life. They had him make all the normal mistakes any kid would make when we know that wouldn't be the case being he is above his years in his thought process.

The show just had too much sugar, not enough spice.


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