Doogie Howser, M.D.

Season 1 Episode 20

Use a Slurpy, Go to Jail

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 28, 1990 on ABC

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  • Doogie and Vinnie are held hostage in a convenience store by a sixteen year old called Raymond.

    They had all the makings of a great episode here. It could have been a powerful and moving episode.

    What it was, instead, was a cliched, lukewarm and sometimes boring episode.

    When Raymond is ranting about all his woes of being 'black' heseems more like a kid who has been denied candy then somebody who has been wronged. There is no feeling to his words. He started making himself look like a fool when he asked to be called 'Z-Man' by the police and made the typical cliched demands of a car, money and a helicopter. It got even worse when he goes on saying things like 'making my homeboys proud of me.'

    His character is loud and over the top. I frankly thought that the director didn't know whether to make this a serious episode or a comedy and in the end ended up doing neither.
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