Doctor, Doctor

CBS (ended 1991)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 19

    Long Day's Journey into Dierdre

    Aired

  • S 3 : Ep 18

    Two Angry Men

    Aired 7/6/91

  • S 3 : Ep 17

    Butterfield's Complaint

    Aired 6/22/91

  • S 3 : Ep 16

    Butterfields are Free

    Aired 6/15/91

  • S 3 : Ep 15

    Anatomy of Love

    Aired 6/8/91

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dakin Matthews

    Dr. Harold Stratford (1989)

  • Matt Frewer

    Dr. Michael "Mike" Stratford

  • Julius Carry

    Dr. Abraham Butterfield

  • Inga Swenson

    Connie Stratford [ episodes 1-7 ]

  • Tony Carreiro

    Richard Stratford

  • show Description
  • Doctor, Doctor chronicles the exploits of four doctors who formed the Northeast Medical Partners. After completing their Harvard medical schooling and residencies they all got together and setup their own partnership in Providence, Rhode Island. The focal point of the series is Mike Stratford, a semi-psychotic doctor who has a passion for healing, anybody. Besides being a doctor, Mike has written a couple of books and is a daily feature on Wake Up Providence..., a local morning TV show. Other major characters include: Richard, Mike's gay brother and an assistant English professor; Dierdre, a doctor whose looking for the right man and once slept with Mike; Grant, a doctor whose only looking to keep his image perfect; Abe, a doctor whose married with a son and a perfect family life; Faye, a nurse who likes crossword puzzles and kinky things. Other recurring characters include Mike's mother Connie, and the two hosts for Wake Up Providence..., Pia & Hugh. Two love interests for Mike were Elizabeth, a television producer and Leona, Grant's sister, a psychologist. The series was a summer replacement that did well enough for CBS to carry it into their fall schedule. After thirteen episodes, the show was put on hiatus. It returned later with two new episodes in the summer and was again added to the fall schedule with another batch of episodes with some minor changes, including the addition of Grant's sister and niece. Fourteen new episodes were aired and the series was placed on hiatus again. The remaining episodes that were produced were shown later that summer but unfortunately the show was not picked up again. First air date: June 12, 1989 Last air date: July 6, 1991 Original air time: Monday 8:30:00 pm (Eastern)moreless

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  • Quotes (4)

    • Faye: So, did we kick butt today or what, Doc? Mike: As a doctor, I'd like to think we healed some butt today.

    • Mike: Heyya, Sal, how are we feeling today? Salvatore: What am I always feeling? Mike: Any nurse you can get your mitts on, you rogue!

    • Mike: Janet's my patient. Why didn't the service call me? Deidre: They did, Mike. Several times, actually. Do the words "beep beep beep beep" mean anything to you? Mike: The Road Runner's coming?

    • Mike: Hugh has AIDS? I can't believe that. He doesn't have any of the symptoms. Swollen lymph nodes, fever, weight loss, night sweats. Deidre: Not that I can tell. Mike: Well then maybe he's HIV positive but he doesn't have AIDS. Deidre: Come on, Mike. You know that's just semantics. Mike: Semantics. What are those? People who can't watch enough Bewitched?

    Notes (47)

    • Teaser: curing hiccups.

    • Teaser: fertility problems.

    • Teaser: tulip allergy.

    • Teaser: dislocated shoulder.

    • Teaser: pregnancy test.

    • Teaser: condom prescription.

    • The show looked promising, so CBS ordered more episodes. Holly Fulger's recurring character as Mike's lawyer, Carolyn Marsh, is dropped, because she has become a regular on Anything But Love.

    • Teaser: doctor talk.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Mike's nicknames for Deirdre this episode: "deer droppings" and "dear dressless."

    • Matt Frewer follows up this episode with a message about HIV awareness.

    • Teaser: A middle-aged woman refuses to undress for her exam "alone," forcing Mike to undress at the same time.

    • Basil Langton was credited as "The Minister", but he really acted more like a "Justice of the Peace," since a minister wouldn't work late at night and threaten to double their fee.

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • One of the funniest sitcoms ever

    By tallactor, Dec 14, 2005

  • First rate talent...in acting and writing. This is probably the reason why it didn't last.

    By sebastian8flyte, Dec 04, 2005

  • Gone too soon

    By SJP3k, Dec 01, 2005

  • Odd and hilarious

    By Jagger1966, Aug 24, 2005

  • A Great offbeat comedy

    By gophone, Jul 16, 2005