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Doogie Howser, M.D. Season 4 Episodes

Season 4 Episode Guide

22 Episodes 1992 - 1993

Episode 1

There's a Riot Going On

Wed, Sep 23, 1992 30 mins

The 1992 L.A. riots find trauma surgeon Doogie (Neil Patrick Harris) overwhelmed. Raymond: Markus Redmond. Thomas: Garvin Funches. Rita: Sheila R. Johns. Pat: Julie Ow.

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Episode 2

Look Ma, No Pants

Wed, Sep 30, 1992 30 mins

Katherine can't stop playing mother to Doogie, even after he dates her boss (Kristen Cloke), whom he brings to the house for skinny-dipping. Belinda Montgomery, Neil Patrick Harris.

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Episode 3

Doogie Got a Gun

Wed, Oct 7, 1992 30 mins

After the family is robbed, Doogie considers buying a gun, but he's haunted by memories of shooting victims he's treated. Off. Scott: Ron Canada. Crandall: Art La Fleur. Salesmn: Wayne Powers.

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Episode 4

Doogie Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Wed, Oct 14, 1992 30 mins

Doogie (Neil Patrick Harris) hunts for new digs---a Venice Beach loft; and Vinnie must also find a new home when his parents divorce. Candy: Miriam Flynn. Harold: Max Gail.

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Episode 5

The Patient in Spite of Himself

Wed, Oct 21, 1992 30 mins

A med-school project has Doogie and a fellow doctor (Maggie Jakobson) posing as patients, being poked, prodded and probed to learn how to empathize with patients. Karen: Emily Warfield.

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Episode 6

To Err Is Human, to Give Up Isn't a Bad Idea

Wed, Oct 28, 1992 30 mins

Doogie faces his first solo surgery fearing he's not perfect; and Vinnie faces his first time voting. Dr. Angelis: Ray Abruzzo. Dr. Meyerson: John Ingle.

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Episode 7

Nothing Compares 2 U

Wed, Nov 11, 1992 30 mins

Doogie's ego takes a beating when a winsome nurse (Eva Loseth) chooses Vinnie over him. Raymond also comes up short when comparing himself to other technicians. Nick: Ray Lykins.

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Episode 8

Doogie Can You Hear Me

Wed, Nov 11, 1992 30 mins

A hearing-impaired patient (Terrylene) charms Doogie, who speaks her language by signing but may not be listening. She also offers creative inspiration for Vinnie's Chaplinesque film. Max Casella.

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Episode 9

Do the Right Thing...If You Can Figure Out What It Is

Wed, Nov 18, 1992 30 mins

Doogie's heart tells him to do one thing, his head another in choosing the best candidate for a heart transplant; and Vinnie's dilemma involves a vulnerable Janine (Lucy Boryer). Jack: Joel Polis.

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Episode 10

The Big Sleep... Not!

Wed, Nov 25, 1992 30 mins

Doogie holes up at the hospital on Thanksgiving Eve for some R&R, as does a new mother (Gail Edwards) who feigns illness to get away from her family. Dr. Winston: Bren McKinley.

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Episode 11

Will the Real Dr. Howser Please Stand Up?

Wed, Dec 9, 1992 30 mins

Doogie spots evidence of child abuse when his dad's friend brings in his injured son (John Christian Graas) for care. Hank: Stephen Lee. David: James B. Sikking. Harris: Demetria Victor.

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Episode 12

The Mother of all Fishing Trips

Wed, Dec 16, 1992 30 mins

Doogie's mom makes a poor substitute as Doogie's fishing partner when Dr. Howser throws his back out and is at home being cared for by Vinnie (Max Casella).

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Episode 13

Roommate with a View

Wed, Dec 30, 1992 30 mins

Doogie learns a lesson about trusting the unknown from a free-spirited model (Cristan Crocker) sharing his loft, as does a kidney-transplant candidate (James Pickens Jr.) Jerry: Dirk Blocker.

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Episode 14

Spell It 'M-A-N'

Wed, Jan 6, 1993 30 mins

A nurse Doogie's dating retaliates against his braggadocio by spreading rumors about him; Vinnie gets a new film-school dormmate (Gil Cates Jr.). Welch: Rif Hutton.

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Episode 15

It's a Tough Job...But Why Does My Father Have to Do It?

Wed, Jan 13, 1993 30 mins

Vinnie can't adjust to the masseuse (Donna Ponterotto) his father (Don Calfa) is dating; Doogie's dad is asked to replace a doctor who expired while on duty. Dr. Horschlauer: Patrick Cronin.

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Episode 16

The Adventures of Sherlock Howser

Wed, Jan 20, 1993 30 mins

Doogie as Sherlock Holmes and Vinnie as Dr. Watson play out Doogie's confusion over Michele. Spaulding: Kathryn Layng. Bob: Robert Clotworthy. Doogie: Neil Patrick Harris. Vinnie: Max Casella.

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Episode 17

Love Means Constantly Having to Say You're Sorry

Wed, Jan 27, 1993 30 mins

Laura (Eva Loseth) makes Vinnie feel he's "become a man," but he reacts with adolescent jealousy to men around her. Meanwhile, a traveler's illness puzzles Doogie. Kelly: Tracy Scoggins.

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Episode 18

You've Come a Long Way, Baby-sitter

Wed, Feb 3, 1993 30 mins

Some things are better left unexplored, like Doogie's crush on his old baby sitter (Chelsea Noble) or Vinnie's dream of having a star (Jeff Yagher) read his script. Young Doogie: Matthew Boyett. Dr. Welch: Rif Hutton. Stage Guard: Steve Eastin.

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Episode 19

Love Makes the World Go 'Round...or Is It Money?

Wed, Feb 24, 1993 30 mins

A deposit error dumping $16,000 in Vinnie's account tests his integrity; and Doogie must prove his integrity to a girl (Shiri Appleby) with a crush on him. Mr. Dickson: Gibby Brand.

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Episode 20

Dorky Housecall, M.D.

Wed, Mar 10, 1993 30 mins

Doogie bemoans his friendship-only status with Michele (Robyn Lively) but finds inspiration on how to deal with it from an acerbic cartoonist patient (John Vernon). Tom: Ken Olandt.

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Episode 21

Eleven Angry People... and Vinnie

Wed, Mar 17, 1993 30 mins

Jury member Vinnie tries to look beyond the letter of the law, as does Doogie, who uncovers a bogus doctor at Eastman. Randall: Alan Young. Judge Bancroft: Lincoln Kilpatrick.

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Episode 22

What Makes Doogie Run

Wed, Mar 24, 1993 30 mins

Doogie sees his gift of genius as more of a curse than a blessing as he seeks inspiration outside the world of medicine. Jenny Jones appears as herself. Anne: Tricia O'Neil. Chris: Scott LaRose.

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