The Late Movies: Doogie Howser, M.D.

Erica Palan

From 1989 through 1993, the world was captivated by the tales of Doogie Howser, M.D., a character played by a then-unknown Neil Patrick Harris. As a child prodigy, Doogie graduated from medical school as a teenager and the series chronicled his trials and tribulations balancing work life as an ER doctor with his social life as a regular kid. Hulu carries all 97 episodes, but here's a selection of our favorites.


In the first episode of the series, Doogie passes the test to get his driver's license, but must pass another when he treats a seriously ill child.

A Stitch Called Wanda

Doogie often struggles with balancing work life with a normal teenage social life. In this episode, he is forced to remove his girlfriend Wanda's appendix.

My Two Dads

Doogie's best pal Vinnie convinces Mr. Howser to allow him to come on the annual father-son vacation.

The Summer of '91

On his eighteenth birthday, Doogie hopes to lose his virginity with Wanda.

The Final Episode

In the series finale, Doogie questions his life choices and begins taking acting lessons.

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