History Series / DoogieHowserMD

26th Mar '17 11:00:44 AM NWolfman
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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise. When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with entirely through his role in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.

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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise.premise (Harris later joked that this was the first show ever to be created on a dare). When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with entirely through his role in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
18th Dec '16 3:24:11 PM SirRed
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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise. When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with his role in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.

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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise. When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with entirely through his role in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
18th Dec '16 3:22:36 PM SirRed
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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise. When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with his role in''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.

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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise. When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with his role in''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
18th Dec '16 3:22:21 PM SirRed
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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise. When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.

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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise. When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
his role in''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
16th Nov '16 2:02:08 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Doogie says this in the beginning of the third season premiere, but by the end of the episode, after he and Wanda have sex for the first time, he decides that sex didn't make him a man.
11th Aug '16 1:21:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* PutOnABus: Dr. Jack [=McGuire=], Doogie's friendly nemesis and token HospitalHottie. Left near the end of season 2 to practice medicine in {{Mexico}}.

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* PutOnABus: Dr. Jack [=McGuire=], Doogie's friendly nemesis and token HospitalHottie. Left near the end of season 2 to practice medicine in {{Mexico}}.UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}.
12th Jul '16 5:50:17 PM nombretomado
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** He even had a motivational poster of AlbertEinstein (which actually "came to life" and "talked" to him in one episode!).

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** He even had a motivational poster of AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein (which actually "came to life" and "talked" to him in one episode!).
27th Feb '16 12:05:52 PM morenohijazo
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* UnexpectedPositive: During an episode, the senior Dr. Howser flashed back to a time when he was examining his son, who had asked him to demonstrate to him. Upon examining his abdomen, the boy yelped in pain, and the horrified Dr. Howser realized he'd just discovered that his son had leukemia.
21st Feb '16 11:50:52 PM jormis29
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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise. When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with HowIMetYourMother.

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The series enjoyed success on Creator/{{ABC}} for four seasons, taking home a People's Choice Award in 1990, and 3 consecutive Emmys for Best Sound Mixing. Harris also received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role. The brainchild of TV legends Creator/StevenBochco (creator of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', ''Series/LALaw'', and ''Series/NYPDBlue'') and Creator/DavidEKelley (''AllyMcBeal'', (''Series/AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/ThePractice'', ''Series/BostonLegal''), the show was praised for its writing and characterization, but also just as equally mocked and criticized for its over-the-top premise. When the show ended, the specter of Doogie Howser haunted Harris' career for a long time, until he was able do some AdamWesting based on ''Doogie Howser MD'' in ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' and break out of the type-casting that the show saddled him with HowIMetYourMother.
''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
26th Nov '15 9:37:21 AM SpideyTerry
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: In "Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down," [[ObnoxiousInLaws Katherine's father]] makes things difficult around the house because he's angry at her choices and that things didn't work out the way he wanted.
-->'''Doogie:''' Grandpa, it's Thanksgiving. Dad's probably got heartburn already, Mom's upset, and I volunteered to work. Is that what you call getting what you want?



* ObnoxiousInLaws: Katherine's father never approved of David, so arguments were frequent. It got to the point where Doogie volunteered on Thanksgiving in "Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down" just to get out of the house. Ultimately, Katherine's father has a HeelRealization after talking with Doogie.



* PartingWordsRegret: Averted with the father and son in "Doogenstein." Doogie's efforts prolong the former's life and the latter says they used that time to say a lot of things they previously put off.



* ResignedToTheCall: Doogie has to leave his birthday party in "Doogenstein" to help out at the hospital with a motorcycle accident. He admits privately that it bugs him to miss out on fun, but he feels it was worth it because he saved the patient's father (who had a heart attack while berating his son). Of course, later on, Doogie learns that the party continued without him rather than ended and that the patient's father died anyway. Doogie is all ready to quit, until the man's son thanks him for prolonging his dad's life for a few hours--saying they were able to talk and mend fences.



* StatusQuoIsGod: In fact, the writers tried to write a season where Doogie embarked upon a life-altering journey around Europe and found himself, eventually giving up medicine and become a writer. The final episode aired ended with Doogie and Vinnie leaving on a plane to Rome. ABC promptly cancelled the show.
** Now, we're [[ExecutiveMeddling not implying]] anything here, but hey.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: In fact, the writers tried to write a season where Doogie embarked upon a life-altering journey around Europe and found himself, eventually giving up medicine and become a writer. The final episode aired ended with Doogie and Vinnie leaving on a plane to Rome. ABC promptly cancelled the show.
** Now, we're [[ExecutiveMeddling not implying]] anything here, but hey.
show--citing the show falling in ratings (from 35th in the rankings to 50th).


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* WhatTheHellHero: Vinnie learns in "Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down" that Janine's parents don't like him and offered to buy her a car in exchange for dumping him. To make it worse, Janine actually considered it. Enraged, Vinnie crashes their Thanksgiving--condemning the parents for manipulating their daughter and Janine herself for being so flippant towards a relationship he deeply valued.
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