Wayback Wednesday: Doctor Doctor 1989

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Thirty years ago, today, the sitcom Doctor Doctor debuted on CBS. Starring Matt Frewer (Max Headroom), Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller and Tony Carreiro, it ran for three seasons with the very last episode never airing.

From TV Tropes:

[The show] features Matt Frewer as [Dr. Mike Stratford] who belongs to the practice Northeast Medical Partners with three other doctors in Providence, Rhode Island. Most of the comedy surrounds [his] zany antics, tempered by his obvious commitment to his profession and his patients. Though at first serving as “straight men” for Frewer’s manic style of comic acting, the other characters gained more depth as the series progressed, sometimes focusing on issues such as AIDS, breast cancer and homophobia.

From TV.com

The focal point of the series is Mike Stratford, a semi-psychotic doctor who has a passion for healing, anybody. Besides being a doctor, Mike has written a couple of books and is a daily feature on Wake Up Providence…, a local morning TV show. Other major characters include: Richard, Mike’s gay brother and an assistant English professor; Dierdre, a doctor whose looking for the right man and once slept with Mike; Grant, a doctor whose only looking to keep his image perfect; Abe, a doctor whose married with a son and a perfect family life; Faye, a nurse who likes crossword puzzles and kinky things.

List of Episodes


Doctor Doctor Opening Theme

6 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Doctor Doctor 1989

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    June 13, 2019 at 3:34 AM

    I can’t remember this one. Maybe for a good reason.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      June 13, 2019 at 4:50 PM

      I don’t think you missed much. I saw one episode and it didn’t appeal to me. I did like Max Headroom, tho.

    badfinger20 said:
    June 13, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    I didn’t think I ever saw it until I watched the opening…I do remember it…don’t know if I watched the show at all. What I remember is the DOCTOR beginning and them using a Rascals song.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      June 13, 2019 at 5:59 PM

      I just wasn’t all that impressed. After Headroom, it was downhill. I saw ONE episode.

        badfinger20 said:
        June 13, 2019 at 6:02 PM

        There have been so many sitcoms that ran once or twice never to be heard from again

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