Monday, January 14, 2013

Tuesday's Forgotten TV: Doctor Doctor

This week's Tuesday's Forgotten TV is the short-lived sitcom Doctor Doctor.

Doctor Doctor starred Matt Frewer (Max Headroom) as Mike Stratford MD, a general practitioner with several partners, among which he is the unconventional "wacky" member who goes to great lengths to help his patients, even if it means giving his services for free. Although his patients benefit under his care, his style wrecks havoc with both his fellow partners and his on-again, off-again girlfriend, the host of a local morning news program on which Mike does occasional appearances.

Although the show had a fairly large supporting cast, it was clearly a vehicle for Frewer's often manic brand of comedy. The show wasn't afraid to touch on serious subject matter, however, especially later in the program's run. Doctor Doctor debuted on CBS as a summer series in June of 1989 and was picked up for the fall schedule that same year, ending its run in the spring of 1991--not a bad run for a fairly low-rated program!

Here is the pilot episode. Enjoy!


Todd Mason said...

Frewer's series (including PSI FACTOR and INTELLIGENCE) have tended to be more interesting than we might've expected (whether a frantic sitcom as D, D could be, or an X-FILES ripoff as PSI was).

Todd Mason said...
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Todd Mason said...

And thanks for gathering these up...though I don't call this "meme" forgotten so much as overlooked...

Phillyradiogeek said...

Thanks Todd. Frewer has indeed been involved in some intriguing projects in his career.

When I started participating in this, I got the title confused with Patti Abbott's Forgotten Books, and the name has stuck since then. I've considered changing to Overlooked for consistency.


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