Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)
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Use a Slurpy, Go to Jail 

Doogie and Vinnie are held hostage in a convenience store by a gang member.


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David E. Kelley (created by), Steven Bochco (created by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Dr. Doogie Howser
Max Casella ... Vinnie Delpino
Belinda Montgomery ... Katherine Howser
Lawrence Pressman ... Dr. Benjamin Canfield (credit only)
Mitchell Anderson ... Dr. Jack McGuire (credit only)
Kathryn Layng ... Nurse Curly Spaulding (credit only)
James Sikking ... Dr. David Howser (as James B. Sikking)
Markus Redmond ... Raymond Alexander
Harold Sylvester ... John Lucas
L. Scott Caldwell ... Mrs. Alexander
John Shearin ... Captain Adams
Eli Rich Eli Rich ... Sergeant Fogle
E. Hampton Beagle E. Hampton Beagle ... Lou
Julie Serquinia Julie Serquinia ... Valerie Simpson
Alejandro Quezada Alejandro Quezada ... Customer


Doogie and Vinnie are held hostage in a convenience store by a gang member.

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Comedy | Drama | Family







Release Date:

28 February 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Doogie's Blog Entry March 3, 1990... I never thought of myself as prejudiced against black people... but after last night, I think I may have to rethink what I thought. See more »


Bust a Move
Performed by Marvin Young (a.k.a. Young MC)
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Racist trash
9 April 2012 | by Der_SchnibblerSee all my reviews

The show is pretty superficial and corny overall, but this is where they really tried to get "socially relevant." The typically flimsy plot is this episode involves a black teenager holding up a convenience store with Doogie and his cardboard Italian stereotype of a friend in it. By the end of the show, the two white boys have not only gained empathy for the socially disadvantaged criminal, but get down on themselves for not having any "black friends." Then Doogie soul searches to see if he is truly prejudiced against blacks.

Lesson of the story? Anti-social behaviour and rampant criminality is a product of the environment. And the environment, of course, is all white people's fault. They should, like, feel more guilty and stuff.

Typically irrational, insane, American liberal anti-white garbage. But good for a snicker or two.

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