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Doogie Howser, M.D. Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

26 Episodes 1989 - 1990

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Tue, Sep 19, 1989 30 mins

Doogie passes one test to get his driver's license, but he must pass another when he treats a critically ill boy (T.J. Evans). Dr. David Howser: James B. Sikking. Katherine Howser: Belinda Montgomery.

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Episode 2

The Ice Queen Cometh

Wed, Sep 20, 1989 30 mins

Doogie freezes in disbelief when he's asked out to dinner by Victoria Burke, the new radiology chief, known in some circles as "the Ice Queen." Vinnie: Max Casella. Doogie: Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 3

A Stitch Called Wanda

Wed, Sep 27, 1989 30 mins

Out on a date with Doogie, Wanda suffers an appendicitis attack and is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Mr. Plenn: Bill Hudson. Vinnie: Max Casella. Dr. Canfield: Lawrence Pressman. Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 4

Frisky Business

Wed, Oct 4, 1989 30 mins

His parents' trip signals party time for Doogie and friends, whose plans include drinking beer while Doogie is on call. Vinnie: Max Casella. David: James B. Sikking. Katherine: Belinda Montgomery. Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 5

The Short Goodbye

Wed, Oct 11, 1989 30 mins

Moving out of his parents' house proves to be an eye-opening experience for Doogie. Meanwhile, a rock star is admitted to the hospital for vocal-cord surgery. Charmagne: Nana Visitor. Vinnie: Max Casella.

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Episode 6

Simply Irresistible

Wed, Oct 18, 1989 30 mins

After a grueling 48-hour shift amid hothouse conditions, Doogie is tempted to switch loyalties to an upscale pediatrics group eager to woo him away from Eastman. Suspect: Ebbe Roe Smith. Hector: Eddie Torres. Brady: Roger Nolan. Doogie: Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 7

Vinnie Video Vici

Wed, Oct 25, 1989 30 mins

Vinnie is no fly on the wall as he observes Doogie's personal and professional life while shooting a documentary on a day in the life of a teenage doctor. Megan: Thora. Doogie: Neil Patrick Harris. David: James B. Sikking. Katherine: Belinda Montgomery.

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Episode 8

Blood and Remembrance

Wed, Nov 1, 1989 30 mins

Doogie's hectic schedule prevents him from spending time with Wanda (Lisa Dean Ryan), a situation that renders him more sympathetic to a patient (Arthur Taxier). Max Casella, Neil Patrick Harris. Dr. Andrews: Apollo Dukakis.

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Episode 9

She Ain't Heavy, She's My Cousin

Wed, Nov 8, 1989 30 mins

Vinnie is stuck on a blind date with Wanda's "big-boned" cousin, a girl with a self-image problem not unlike a plastic-surgery patient at the hospital, who's willing to pay through the nose for a perfect body. Ruth: Anne Bloom. Dr. Michaels: David Selburg. Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 10

My Old Man and the Sea

Wed, Nov 15, 1989 30 mins

Doogie is invited to spend the weekend in Palm Springs with Wanda and her family---but it's the same weekend that his father picked for their annual fishing trip. Ranger: Fred G. Smith. Frank: Bruce Gray. David: James B. Sikking.

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Episode 11

Tonight's the Night

Wed, Nov 22, 1989 30 mins

Doogie and Wanda are pressured by peers to get intimate; and Doogie has trouble leaving work problems at work as he deals with an unwed teenage mother (Terri Ivens). Janine: Lucy Boryer.

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Episode 12

Every Dog Has His Doogie

Wed, Nov 29, 1989 30 mins

At the hospital, the homeless are being turned away to make room for paying patients; and Doogie bucks the system by arranging surgery for a youngster's pet dog. Canfield: Lawrence Pressman. Janet: Melody Ryane. Miller: Jeffrey Tambor.

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Episode 13

Doogie the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Wed, Dec 13, 1989 30 mins

Doogie feigns illness to get out of working the night shift on Christmas Eve so he can go to a party. Paul: Archie Hahn. Dr. Solomon: Michael Laskin. Dr. Fowler: Julian Christopher. Spaulding: Kathryn Layng.

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Episode 14

Greed Is Good

Wed, Jan 3, 1990 30 mins

Greedy friends and family have a hand out as Doogie makes the finals of a quiz show offering cash and prizes galore. Joe: Hank Rolike. Sean: Craig Richard Nelson. Kevin: Michael Bacall. Mark: Paul Kreppel.

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Episode 15

Attack of the Green-Ey'd Monster

Wed, Jan 10, 1990 30 mins

Jealousy comes between Doogie and Wanda (Lisa Dean Ryan), and it also brings a silence between Dr. and Mrs. Howser (James B. Sikking, Belinda Montgomery). Dr. Freeman: Paul Eiding. Krista: Josie Bissett.

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Episode 16

It Ain't Over Till Mrs. Howser Sings

Wed, Jan 17, 1990 30 mins

A scare involving the results of her mammogram has Katherine intent on reviving her '60s singing career at a nightclub's open-mike night. Doogie: Neil Patrick Harris. David: James B. Sikking.

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Episode 17

Tough Guys Don't Teach

Wed, Jan 31, 1990 30 mins

Teaching a safe-sex class in high school isn't intimidating for Dr. Doogie, but one of the students is---a beefy bruiser who wants to fight Doogie after class. Susie: Brigid Conley Walsh. Curly: Kathryn Layng. Vinnie: Max Casella. Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 18

I Never Sold Shower Heads for My Father

Wed, Feb 7, 1990 30 mins

Vinnie doesn't understand his father's urgency to involve him in the family shower-head business. Carmine: Don Calfa. Mrs. Delpino: Anne DeSalvo. Janitor: Fred T. Scott. Doogie: Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 19

Doogie's Awesome, Excellent Adventure

Wed, Feb 14, 1990 30 mins

Doogie is just about as cool as a guy can get, thanks to fashion advice from the super-cool Griffin, who also thinks it's cool when Doogie "borrows" his father's BMW. Janine: Lucy Boryer. David: James B. Sikking. Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 20

Use a Slurpy, Go to Jail

Wed, Feb 28, 1990 30 mins

An embittered gang member holds Vinnie and Doogie hostage during a botched convenience-store holdup in which Doogie is left to ponder prejudice. Capt. Adams: John Shearin. Sgt. Fogle: Eli Rich. Vinnie: Max Casella. David: James B. Sikking. Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 21

Whose Mid-Life Crisis Is It Anyway?

Wed, Mar 14, 1990 30 mins

When Doogie's dad decides to retire, discouraged that his research failed to make a splash in medical journals, Doogie prescribes an attitude adjustment. Moore: George Wyner. Charlie: Ralph Manza. McGuire: Mitchell Anderson.

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Episode 22

Vinnie's Blind Date

Sun, Mar 25, 1990 30 mins

Vinnie's date with Doogie's young patient takes a romantic turn, but Vinnie fears it won't last if a cornea transplant restores her vision. Janine: Lucy Boryer. Mrs. Callen: M.E. Loree. Dr. Montgomery: Miguel Sandoval. Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 23

And the Winner is...

Wed, Mar 28, 1990 30 mins

Doogie and McGuire put their friendship on the line while competing for the Resident of the Year award. Marcus: David Ackroyd. Zielonka: Susan Krebs. David: James B. Sikking. Doogie: Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 24

Breaking Up Is Hard to Doogie

Sat, Apr 14, 1990 30 mins

After sitting in on a marriage-counseling session, Doogie and Wanda wonder if their relationship will improve with age; McGuire (Mitchell Anderson) defends Spaulding's honor to a boastful rival (Gregg Marx). Dr. Brown: Sheila Larken. Wanda: Lisa Dean Ryan.

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Episode 25

The Grass Ain't Always Greener

Wed, Apr 25, 1990 30 mins

Now free to date other women, Doogie enjoys a few evenings with a trendy philosophy student (Brooke Mills) before realizing that something's missing---Wanda (Lisa Dean Ryan). Bradley: John Buchanan.

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Episode 26

Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Gland

Wed, May 2, 1990 30 mins

Vinnie is nervous about his "first time" with Janine (Lucy Boryer); Doogie feels unexpected emotions over Wanda's announcement. Hotel Clerk: Peter Kevoian. Dr. Kagan: Barry Michlin. Doogie: Neil Patrick Harris.

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