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July 31st, 2002

Doctor Doctor

Does anyone remember the television show Doctor Doctor? It was a short-lived comedy about four doctors who started their own practice. The main character was the nutty Matt Frewer (better known for his role as Max Headroom in the mid-80s), who provided a surprising number of laughs. The show didn’t take off and I barely remember anything about it, except that I looked forward to when it came on.

One memory of the show is shared by an IMDB visitor:

In a flashback to college, Matt Frewer’s character is acting like a doofus and distracting his colleagues while they’re supposed to be studying for exams. A particularly obnoxious comment makes one woman demand, “Who do you think you are?!” “Tippi Hedron!” Matt replies, and starts waving his arms around his head shrieking “The birds! The birds!”

Now that’s quality comedy.

I’d love to see this show again, but apparently I missed the re-runs on USA a couple years back.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

Lynn January 1, 2007, 3:07 am

As our New Year’s tradition, our family has watched Doctor, Doctor reruns – first on our vcr and now on the dvds we had made of the tapes. Our children were 5 and 3 when we started doing this and now at 19 and 17, they still enjoy this incredibly funny show with their parents. We would give anything to see a dvd of all the episodes and would give anything if outtakes were included!

Ted April 8, 2007, 12:45 am


Would it be possible to obtain copies of your dvds at my expense? I wish we had thought to tape “Doctor, Doctor” while it was on. We remember every episode. You can write to me at rapgroupltd “at” yahoo “dot” com.


Tammie Gardner May 23, 2007, 6:25 pm

I loved this show. I’m going to start writing CBS about having all seasons on DVD for purchase. My favorite episode is when Mike was on the news and in his discussion he used a doll, during the explanation the dolls head popped off. Mike propped his head on the dolls body and ad libbed the rest of his presentation. I’ve never laughed that hard in my life. Gosh I miss this show.

Mary Lou September 1, 2007, 4:43 am

I always looked forward to this show. These days, CBS could even iTunes this baby for downloads or something, so it’s not like it would cost them anything to make it available. The episode with “PEZ” had me rolling. I’ve only found one tiny snippit on youtube, so SOMEONE out there needs to get busy posting…

David January 14, 2008, 9:41 pm

Has anyone ever found a torrent for this series?

Nancy May 2, 2008, 6:44 pm

We taped about 6 episodes of this series to watch while I was in labor with my first child in 1991….unfortunately I had to have a C-Section so it wasn’t put to it’s intended purpose…sure wish I could share it now with my 17 year old on dvd…it was hilarious. I especially remember the episode where Matt Frewer stays hurt a little longer than necessary and gets caught….and sings “I been caught red-handed, like a fish that’s been landed”.

Tim Murphy September 2, 2008, 10:26 pm

Brilliant show…actually had three seasons. The initial 6 episode trial. Then it cam back for 13. Then one full year before CBS cancelled it. I believe there were about 40 episodes in all. Nik ‘N Daph was the production company. I have about 34 on tape. USA Network aired the show as part of it’s “US-A.M” morning block from 2000 to 2001. Don’t look for a DVD release anytime soon. The show really didn’t deleop a strong enough cult following. Bottom line the show was just “too hip for the room.”

Mike October 31, 2008, 4:35 am

I still love the show. I’ll never forget my favorite episode. Matt walks into an exam room and sees a salesman. He says something like “I’m here to help patients, don’t waste my time”. He hands Matt a tiny rectangle and says “Put this in your pocket”. Matt obeys. Then the salesman pulls out another one and makes a call while saying “World’s smallest cell phone”. Matt tilts to the left and then to the right repeatedly. When the salesman sees that Matt won’t answer the vibrating cell phone, he hangs up. Matt says “Why did you stop!”. Then he grabs the salesman by the jacket and says “Call me again!”

I have “Doctor, Doctor” on 5 DVDs. The quality is not perfect but I have 30 out of 40 episodes. I’d love to get someone else’s copies on DVD or VHS. Of course I’m expecting to get some of the episodes that I’m missing.

According to IMDB, these are the episodes that I’m missing: 1, 2, 4, 5, 13, 17, 22, 24, 38, 39. Let me know if you’re willing to trade!

Mike from Toronto.

MIKKKL May 14, 2009, 3:14 am

I have my own set of Doctor, Doctor – 38 episodes with good sound and picture on 8 DVD’s. Beware of poor quality copies. Mine are restored from my own tapes. This show is great and anyone who didn’t like it has no taste at all – it is probably the best medical comedy ever!

Leggmann June 2, 2009, 4:02 pm

If you have 38 out of the 39 episodes aired, and they’re in decent condition, why don’t you upload them as torrent files on for the rest of the world to enjoy?

Audrey September 28, 2009, 2:32 am

I thought this show was hilarious. We watched it every week. Now we wish it was on DVD since we never taped the shows. We’ll buy them if they ever come out on DVD. Great humor. What a hoot!

Trevor January 7, 2010, 6:56 pm

LOVED the show! My favorite episode was when an Elvis impersonator who thought really was Elvis, wanted a certificate to prove he was actually alive! Doctor took a certificate and crossed out the word Death and wrote in Live. Then the impersonator made sure he initialed the change!

Andy Phillips January 21, 2010, 4:06 pm

I have all the episodes except for two from the first season: “The Palumbo Affair” (episode 2) and “The MD Nest Syndrome” (episode 4) transferred to DVD since we taped as many of these as we could catch when they originally aired. Anyone out there have these two shows?

Bryin February 8, 2010, 10:06 am

@Andy Phillips – Can I get copies from you of the shows you have? I can trade other shows that you’re looking for.

Jaycatt April 23, 2010, 3:25 pm

I’d gladly pay for copies of the DVD collections I’ve been hearing about on this site. I’ve been missing this show for forever, and just can’t seem to find it anywhere. Never thought to tape it when I was watching it live, stupid me! Please email me if you would be willing to make copies for a fee 🙂

Babs February 27, 2013, 8:57 pm

I actually worked on the show as a stand in. It was taped in from of a live audience who LOVED it every week…a lot of improv and a lot of fun. Unfortuanatly I feel a lot was lost in the editing. I would love to get my hands on the DVDs…

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