Doogie Howser, M.D.

Fatal Distraction

Season 2, Ep 20, Aired 2/20/91
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  • Episode Description
  • With Wanda still reeling over the death of her mother, she tells Doogie to take someone else to the Eastman Monte Carlo night. Meanwhile, Dr. Canfield and Vinnie gamble together, with Dr. Canfield trying to win a Mexican cruise.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Neil Patrick Harris

    Douglas "Doogie" Howser

  • Lawrence Pressman

    Dr. Benjamin Canfield

  • James B. Sikking

    Dr. David Howser

  • Lisa Dean Ryan

    Wanda Plenn

  • Kathryn Layng

    Nurse Curly Spaulding

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Doogie's Journal Entry: February 19, 1991… It's amazing how everyone's life changes from tragedy. Wanda's changes affect me, our changes affect Michele... And life goes on. Without Wanda.

    Notes (3)

    • The German episode title is "Die nette Fahrgemeinschaft", meaning "The Nice Carpool".

    • Though credited, Belinda Montgomery and Markus Redmond don't appear in this episode.

    • TV Rating:
      USA: TV-G
      Canada: G

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title is a play on the title of the 1987 motion picture Fatal Attraction, which starred Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in a cautionary tale of an marital infidelity gone awry.

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