Doogie Howser, M.D.

Season 4 Episode 22

What Makes Doogie Run

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 24, 1993 on ABC
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Doogie questions if medicine truly is the path he wants to take for the rest of his life.

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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Douglas "Doogie" Howser

Lawrence Pressman

Lawrence Pressman

Dr. Benjamin Canfield

Belinda Montgomery

Belinda Montgomery

Katherine O'Brien Howser

Markus Redmond

Markus Redmond

Raymond Alexander

James B. Sikking

James B. Sikking

Dr. David Howser

Kathryn Layng

Kathryn Layng

Nurse Curly Spaulding

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Personal journal of Doogie Howser, M.D.: MARCH 21, 1993... Somewhere over the Atlantic. I've spent the last nineteen years learning how to be Doogie Howser, M.D. Now it's time to learn how to be just Doogie. (Written on a laptop in black and white, and with a different font)

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    • Creator Steven Bochco was initially planning the 5th season to be the final season, with the story focusing on Doogie leaving medicine to become a writer.  However due to low ratings, ABC canceled the series and the idea was scrapped.

    • The German episode title is "Wege der Selbsterkenntnis", meaning "Paths of Self-Awareness".

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    • Episode Title: What Makes Doogie Run

      A play off the 1941 novel written by Budd Schulberg titled What Makes Sammy Run . The main character in the book is similar to Doogie in that he climbs the ladder of success early on in his life. It was later made into a successful broadway show.

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