Doogie is no ordinary teenager, he is a doctor. As smart as they come, he has been a doctor since the age of fourteen. But it's not because you are highly intelligent that you don't have the same feelings toward life. He is constantly torn between a life of teenage fun with his buddy Vinny, and a more serious and quiet life practicing medicine.
Last Episode04x22 What Makes Doogie Run Aired: Mar. 24, 1993
Doogie feels his genius status is more of a curse than a blessing and looks for inspiration outside of medicine.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 2, Episode #16 - Air Doogie
Doogie reluctantly agrees to play in the big championship basketball game with St. Michael's Hospital, despite…
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 1, Episode #22 - Vinnie's Blind Date
Vinnie falls for - and hits it off with - a pretty blind girl whom Doogie is treating. But when her eyesight…
Series Fun Facts
- Steven Bochco stated in his interview on the Season One DVD that had he been able to finish the series and write a "final" season (as opposed to ABC's abrupt cancellation of the show in its…
[show]Steven Bochco stated in his interview on the Season One DVD that had he been able to finish the series and write a "final" season (as opposed to ABC's abrupt cancellation of the show in its fourth season), he would have had a season long story arc in which Doogie becomes disillusioned with medicine and in the end, becomes a writer.
- Doogie's word processor program is based on Word Perfect 5.1 for MS-DOS.
- Although Doogie and Vinnie were supposed to be the same age, Neil Patrick Harris is actually six years younger than Max Casella. Harris was 16 during the first season and Casella was 22.