Doogie Howser, M.D.

You've Come a Long Way, Baby-Sitter

Season 4, Ep 18, Aired 2/3/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Doogie and Vinnie come face to face with old dreams: Doogie's long-held crush on a former babysitter; Vinnie's desire for a real star to read one of his scripts.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Neil Patrick Harris

    Douglas "Doogie" Howser

  • Lawrence Pressman

    Dr. Benjamin Canfield

  • Belinda Montgomery

    Katherine O'Brien Howser

  • James B. Sikking

    Dr. David Howser

  • Kathryn Layng

    Nurse Curly Spaulding

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Personal journal of Doogie Howser, M.D: FEBRUARY 5, 1993... Santa Claus, the Toothe Fairy, the perfect babysitter -- mythical figures from childhood. I know there's no jolly fat man, I know Dad put the dollar under my pillow, but thank God I'll always have my Rachel Wilson.

    Notes (1)

    • The German episode title is "Ein Traum wird wahr", meaning "A Dream Come True".

    Trivia (1)

    • They keep saying that Rachel was Doogie's babysitter when he was 10 years old. However, when he was 10 years old, he was starting Princeton. How can he be baby-sat in California and attending Princeton at the same time?

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode title: "You've Come a Long Way, Baby-Sitter" A play on the ad campaign for Virginia Slims cigarettes. The 1968-1986 ads celebrated feminism with photographs of modern women accompanied by the slogan, "You've come a long way, baby."

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