List of Doctor Doctor episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the CBS television series Doctor Doctor.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired
1 6 June 12, 1989 (1989-06-12) July 24, 1989 (1989-07-24)
2 15 November 13, 1989 (1989-11-13) August 27, 1990 (1990-08-27)
3 19 (1 unaired) September 19, 1990 (1990-09-19) July 6, 1991 (1991-07-06)


Season 1 (1989)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
1 1 "The Search for Armand Peltzer" Norman Steinberg Norman Steinberg June 12, 1989 (1989-06-12) 607-201
Amid the pressures of growing friction with his partners, an overcrowded waiting room, a TV promo for his new novel, and an unhappy girlfriend, Mike tries to locate a runaway patient.
2 2 "The Palumbo Affair" John Whitesell Norman Steinberg June 19, 1989 (1989-06-19) 607-202
Mike has problems reconciling his medical methods, such as house calls, with his father and his partners, which puts his part of the partnership in critical condition.
3 3 "Running on M.D." John Whitesell David Frankel June 26, 1989 (1989-06-26) 607-203
Mike's novel Panacea gets rave reviews but doesn't sell, and his first day as a TV doctor is marred by an incident involving a jelly doughnut and the Heimleich maneuver. Mike's try at practicing on his own gets a slow start.
4 4 "The M.D. Nest Syndrome" John Whitesell David Frankel July 10, 1989 (1989-07-10) 607-204
While having a heart attack, Mike's landlord persuades him to buy the house his apartment is in. Mike's TV career continues to get a shaky start, as does getting back with the partners.
5 5 "The Murtagh Conundrum" Norman Steinberg Norman Steinberg July 17, 1989 (1989-07-17) 607-206
Deirdre asks Mike to make a house call on a very uncooperative patient, who turns out to be her estranged father. Meanwhile, Grant prepares for a guest spot on Mike's morning show segment.
6 6 "Patients Are a Virtue" John Whitesell David Frankel July 24, 1989 (1989-07-24) 607-205
Mike's mother responds well as a nurse in his office, but the arrangement has a bad effect on his father, who wants her back at home.

Season 2 (1989–90)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
7 1 "Pediatricks" Michael Lembeck Paul Attanasio November 13, 1989 (1989-11-13) 607-207
Mike looks after Abe's son for a weekend and helps to rewrite some important laws that Abe had laid down. Grant looks to find a family for Yom Kippur.
8 2 "Member of the Club" Norman Steinberg Timothy Stack November 20, 1989 (1989-11-20) 607-209
Grant discovers that his membership into an exclusive country club proves to be "exclusive" in a colorless way.
9 3 "Smooth Operator" John Whitesell Ron Burla November 27, 1989 (1989-11-27) 607-210
Mike and Grant have a falling out when Grant pushes surgery for Mike's elderly friend and the man dies during the operation. Deirdre insists she can tame Abe's son's unruly dog.
10 4 "Bachelor Doctor" Michael Lembeck David Blum,
Terri Minsky
December 4, 1989 (1989-12-04) 607-208
Being listed as the fourth most eligible bachelor in Providence makes Mike a sudden winner in the dating game, but a loser with his girlfriend and the partnership.
11 5 "Don't Mess with the Elephants" John Whitesell Paul Attanasio December 11, 1989 (1989-12-11) 607-211
Mike becomes involved with one of his patients, a world-famous photographer. Grant refuses to sign off on an insurance physical examination for Abe unless he reduces his blood cholesterol.
12 6 "Torch Song Cardiology" John Whitesell David Blum,
Bill Diamond,
Terri Minsky,
Michael Saltzman
December 18, 1989 (1989-12-18) 607-212
Mike's gay brother Richard helps Grant write a speech and the two become close friends, forcing Grant to confront his homophobia. Meanwhile, the doctors try to resist a very persuasive medical equipment salesman.
13 7 "Odd Man In" Norman Steinberg Roberto Benabib January 1, 1990 (1990-01-01) 607-213
A visit from a former medical school classmate triggers a group flashback to when Abe invited brilliant student Mike to join their study group, with predictably disruptive results.
14 8 "Accentuate the Positive" David Frankel David Frankel January 8, 1990 (1990-01-08) 607-214
Mike can't understand Deirdre's extremely negative reaction upon learning that her patient, Wake Up Providence host Hugh Persons, is HIV-positive... until she confesses her fear that she may also be infected.
15 9 "Doctors and Other Strangers" Richard Dubin David Blum,
Terri Minsky
January 15, 1990 (1990-01-15) 607-215
Abe thinks he's having marriage problems, but in truth his wife has a problem she fears will disrupt his "perfect" life; Dierdre becomes a biker's dream chick.
16 10 "Family Affair" John Whitesell Jonathan Feldman January 29, 1990 (1990-01-29) 607-216
Mike's Aunt Laura, a high-profile plastic surgeon, has a base attraction to Grant, and Grant considers leaving the partnership to join hers.
17 11 "Fetal Attraction" John Whitesell Roberto Benabib,
Karl Fink
February 5, 1990 (1990-02-05) 607-217
Mike looks for adoptive parents for a young woman's unborn child, until Dierdre arranges to make herself the mommy.
18 12 "The Love Game" John Whitesell Julie Newton February 19, 1990 (1990-02-19) 607-218
Mike and Dierdre have a double-date disaster when Dierdre's guy turns out to be the estranged husband of Mike's girl.
19 13 "No Free Lunch" John Whitesell Neena Beber February 26, 1990 (1990-02-26) 607-219
Mike's TV career bites the dust after he refuses to let a quack doctor with a powder-diet treatment eat up half of his air time; Abe tries painting, with unpalatable results.
20 14 "Night of the Inguinal" David Frankel Nick D'Arienzo,
Hester Kaplan,
Michael Eric Stein
August 20, 1990 (1990-08-20) 607-222
Mike gets a hernia while lifting weights on the morning show, but like any doctor he finds the thought of having surgery utterly unthinkable, so he tries to put it off by leaving the surgery.
21 15 "Who's Zoomin' Who?" John Whitesell Roberto Benabib,
Karl Fink
August 27, 1990 (1990-08-27) 607-220
Mike finds attractive a woman that Grant says he is ready to break up with. Mike moves in a little too early, before the official breakup, and this puts a strain on their friendship and the partnership when Grant changes his mind. Abe has nothing but problems with the car Dierdre sold him, so she offers to buy it back.

Season 3 (1990–91)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
22 1 "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes" Norman Steinberg David Frankel,
Norman Steinberg
September 19, 1990 (1990-09-19) 607-224
Mike is against it when the other partners decide to make some changes that will increase business; he feels the patients will lose in the end, and one almost does.
23 2 "Murder, He Wrote" Robert Berlinger Joe Toplyn September 26, 1990 (1990-09-26) 607-225
Mike may be an accomplice to murder when he tells a mystery writer about an undetectable poison and later he discovers that her husband has died under mysterious circumstances. Dierdre lets Justin's mouse of its cage.
24 3 "Who's Afraid of Leona Linowitz?" David Frankel Roberto Benabib,
Karl Fink
October 3, 1990 (1990-10-03) 607-228
Mike goes on a "date from hell" with Grant's sister, a psychiatrist from Chicago who moves in and unloads some emotional baggage she's been carrying since her marriage fell apart. The Butterfields try for another baby.
25 4 "Making Mr. Right" Zane Buzby Martin Rips,
Joseph Staretski
October 18, 1990 (1990-10-18) 607-227
Dierdre falls in love with a wealthy man whom the partners join on a trip to Key West in his private plane. Something goes wrong mid-flight when he has a heart attack while she is keeping him "company" in the cockpit. Abe isn't comfortable with the fact he needs glasses.
26 5 "The Terminator" James Widdoes Ron Burla October 25, 1990 (1990-10-25) 607-229
Mike is supposed to fire Leona's new assistant who's driving everyone crazy, but when he tries, the assistant meets Richard and the two hit it off. Later, Richard pressures Mike to get the job back, which he does. Then Richard finds out what he is really like.
27 6 "Providence" Norman Steinberg David Frankel,
Norman Steinberg
November 1, 1990 (1990-11-01) 607-223
Mike is stuck being on call during the weekend his father is being honored by the Medical Association. When Richard isn't invited, Mike wants to patch things up between them; however, his father is involved in a life-threatening accident.
28 7 "The Last Temptation of Mike" James Widdoes David Blum,
Terri Minsky
November 8, 1990 (1990-11-08) 607-230
Richard suggests that Mike start a reading group to keep his "brain alive." When everyone else has left Mike and Leona alone in his apartment, things get strange between them.
29 8 "Ice Follies" Art Dielhenn Joe Toplyn November 15, 1990 (1990-11-15) 607-232
Grant has an opportunity to do some hand modeling work, but becomes overprotective of his hands. Mike finds himself treading lightly after he apparently injures Abe's son, the star player of a "pee-wee" hockey team, while practicing before the big game.
30 9 "The Young and the Hopeless" David Frankel Jonathan Feldman November 22, 1990 (1990-11-22) 607-231
Mike decides the new receptionist is not working out when her involvement with Grant interferes with the practice. Or is it their age difference?
31 10 "Good Doc, Bad Doc" Art Dielhenn Jim Herzfeld November 29, 1990 (1990-11-29) 607-233
Part 1 of 3: Abe finds out the reason he and Gail can't have another child is his low sperm count. The partners are participating in the making of a Japanese documentary on American medicine. Mike prescribes some medication for a woman, not knowing she is taking something that will react with it. Consequently, she winds up in the hospital and he is handed a lawsuit.
32 11 "Malpractice Makes Imperfect" John Neal John Herzfeld December 6, 1990 (1990-12-06) 607-234
Part 2 of 3: Abe must wait ten days before he gets his sperm count retested. Mike is ambushed on Wake Up Providence by the opposition in his legal trouble. When his patients, friends and his lawyer are abandoning him, Mike is faced with an out-of-court settlement that he reluctantly agrees to.
33 12 "Somewhere in the Berkshires" Norman Steinberg Roberto Benabib,
Karl Fink
December 13, 1990 (1990-12-13) 607-235
Part 3 of 3: After quitting the practice, Mike moves to a cabin in the mountains. The partners miss Mike, but Grant feels they need to interview for a replacement. Mike begins to treat the local yokels. The partners go to the mountains to bring him back.
34 13 "When Bad Books Happen to Good People" Robert Berlinger David Blum,
Terri Minsky
December 20, 1990 (1990-12-20) 607-226
Excerpts from Mike's new novel don't shed a good light on the other partners, so they try to block it by getting a court order stopping the publication. Mike works on their egos as he tries to get them to remove the injunction.
35 14 "Sleeping Sickness" James Widdoes Eugene B. Stein January 3, 1991 (1991-01-03) 607-221
Richard gets hooked on sleeping pills, and the partners realize they've all been used to feed his habit. So Mike needs to the partners need to keep an eye on him until he falls asleep, which puts a damper on their trip to New York.
36 15 "Anatomy of Love" Peter Bonerz Joe Toplyn June 8, 1991 (1991-06-08) 607-237
Mike tries to rekindle his romance with Jenna, the jet-setting photographer, but her latest exhibition shows him in all his glory. Abe lets Dierdre and Faye in on a winning proposition, but not Grant.
37 16 "Butterfields Are Free" Robert Berlinger Neena Beber June 15, 1991 (1991-06-15) 607-236
Mike makes the plans for Abe and Gail's wedding anniversary at the dorm room where they first met, but Gail has other ideas. Abe winds up staying at Mike's.
38 17 "Butterfield's Complaint" Robert Berlinger Jonathan Feldman June 22, 1991 (1991-06-22) 607-240
Mike thinks it's time for Abe to get out again, since it's been three months since Abe and Gail separated, so Mike finds him a blind date.
39 18 "Two Angry Men" Robert Berlinger Terri Minsky July 6, 1991 (1991-07-06) 607-239
Mike and Richard ask their father for a loan to fix their leaky roof, then they stumble across his dirty laundry and try to figure out if it's for real. Faye dumps her companion of twelve years.
40 19 "Long Day's Journey into Dierdre" Robert Berlinger Roberto Benabib,
Karl Fink
unaired 607-238
Dierdre's patient dies; she is shaken by the event and fearful that she will grow old alone. In his effort to help, Mike offers to marry her.

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