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Doug (TV series)

Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington. Doug narrates each story in his journal, and the show incorporates many imagination sequences. The series addresses numerous topics, including trying to fit in, platonic and romantic relationships, self-esteem, bullying, and rumors. Numerous episodes center on Doug's attempts to impress his classmate and crush, Patti Mayonnaise.

Jinkins developed Doug from drawings in his sketchbook that he created over the course of the 1980s. Doug, a mostly autobiographical creation, was largely inspired by Jinkins' childhood growing up in Virginia, with most characters in the series being based on real individuals. He first pitched Doug as a children's book to uninterested publishers before Nickelodeon purchased the show. Following this, the series went under further development, in which Jinkins meticulously detailed every aspect of the show's setting. Jinkins was insistent that the series have a purpose, and instructed writers to annotate each script with a moral. The show's unusual soundtrack consists largely of mouth noises.

The series premiered in 1991 on cable network Nickelodeon, as the channel's first original animated content alongside Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show. The series' original run consisted of 52 episodes over four seasons that were broadcast from 1991 to 1994. In 1996, Disney acquired the series, retooling it with several creative changes, thus renaming it Brand Spanking New! Doug (retitled Disney's Doug in 1998), and airing it for three years on ABC's Saturday morning lineup. It became a top-rated show, inspiring various books, merchandise, a live musical stage show, and a theatrical feature, Doug's 1st Movie, released at the series' conclusion in 1999.


Doug is a male personal name (or, depending on which definition of "personal name" one uses, part of a personal name). It is sometimes a given name (or "first name"), but more often it is hypocorism (affectionate variation of a personal name) which takes the place of a given name, usually Douglas.

Doug may refer to: People:

  • Doug Adams (disambiguation)
  • Doug Anderson (disambiguation)
  • Doug Applegate (born 1928), American politician
  • Doug Armstrong (born 1964), Canadian National Hockey League team general manager
  • Doug Armstrong (broadcaster) (1931-2015), New Zealand cricketer, television sports broadcaster and politician
  • Doug Baldwin (disambiguation)
  • Doug Bennett (disambiguation)
  • Doug Bereuter (born 1939), American former politician
  • Doug Bing (born 1950/51), Canadian politician
  • Doug Brown (disambiguation)
  • Doug Cameron (disambiguation)
  • Doug Carpenter (born 1942), former National Hockey League head coach
  • Doug Chapman (disambiguation)
  • Doug Christie (basketball) (born 1970), American basketball player
  • Doug Christie (lawyer) (1946–2013), Canadian lawyer and activist
  • Doug Clark (disambiguation)
  • Doug Collins (disambiguation)
  • Doug Cooper (racing driver) (1938–1987), American NASCAR driver
  • Doug Cowie (footballer) (born 1926), Scottish footballer
  • Doug Cowie (umpire) (born 1946), New Zealand cricket umpire
  • Doug Cox (disambiguation)
  • Doug Cunningham (politician) (born 1954), former Nebraska State Senator
  • Doug Cunningham (American football) (1945–2015), American former National Football League running back
  • Doug Davies (disambiguation)
  • Doug Davis (disambiguation)
  • Doug Elliot (politician) (1917–1989), Australian politician
  • Doug Elliott (author), American storyteller, naturalist and author
  • Doug Elliott (musician) (born 1962), Canadian musician
  • Douglas Engelbart (1925–2013), American engineer, inventor and early computer and Internet pioneer
  • Doug Evans (disambiguation)
  • Doug Ferguson (disambiguation)
  • Doug Fisher (actor) (1941–2000), British actor
  • Doug Fisher (politician) (1919–2009), Canadian politician and columnist
  • Doug Ford (disambiguation)
  • Doug Fraser (Australian footballer) (1886–?), Australian rules footballer
  • Doug Fraser (Scottish footballer) (born 1941), Scottish football player and manager
  • Doug Frost (swimming coach) (born 1943), Australian swimming coach
  • Doug Frost (wine), American Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and author
  • Doug Gibson (ice hockey) (born 1953), Canadian ice-hockey player
  • John Douglas Gibson (1925/26–1984), usually known as Doug Gibson, Australian ornithologist
  • Doug Graham (disambiguation)
  • Doug Green (disambiguation)
  • Doug Harris (disambiguation)
  • Doug Harvey (ice hockey) (1924–1989), Canadian National Hockey League player, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Doug Harvey (umpire) (born 1930), member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Doug Henry (baseball) (born 1963), American former Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Doug Henry (motocross) (born 1969), American former motocross racer, three-time AMA national champion
  • Doug Hoyle, Baron Hoyle (born 1930), British politician
  • Doug Johnson (disambiguation)
  • Doug Jones (disambiguation)
  • Doug Kelly (footballer), English footballer in the 1950s
  • Doug Kershaw (born 1936), American country music fiddle player, singer and songwriter
  • Doug Lee (basketball) (born 1964), American retired National Basketball Association player
  • Doug Lewis (disambiguation)
  • Doug Lowe (Australian politician) (born 1942), 35th Premier of Tasmania
  • Doug MacLeod (musician) (born 1946), American blues musician, guitarist, and songwriter
  • Doug MacLeod (TV writer) (born 1959), Australian screenwriter and author
  • Doug Martin (disambiguation)
  • Doug McAdam (born 1951), sociology professor at Stanford University
  • Doug McEnulty (1922-1991), American National Football League player
  • Doug McLean, Sr. (1880-1947), Australian rugby union and rugby league player
  • Doug Mitchell (Canadian football) (born 1942), retired Canadian Football League offensive lineman
  • Doug Mitchell (film producer) (born 1952)
  • Doug McLean, Jr. (1912-1961), Australian rugby union and rugby league player, son of Doug McLean, Sr.
  • Doug Mowat (1929-1992), Canadian politician
  • Doug Parkinson, Australian singer active since the 1960s
  • Doug Parkinson (politician) (born 1945), Australian former politician
  • Doug Peterson (born 1945), American yacht designer
  • Doug Peterson (politician) (born 1959), American lawyer and politician
  • Doug Powell (disambiguation)
  • Doug Roberts (ice hockey) (born 1942), American former National Hockey League and World Hockey Association player
  • Doug Robinson (born 1940), Canadian former National Hockey League player
  • Doug Rogers (disambiguation)
  • Doug Smith (disambiguation)
  • Doug Smylie (1922–1983), Canadian Football League player
  • Doug Sutherland (disambiguation)
  • Doug Taitt (1902-1970), American Major League Baseball player and minor league player/manager
  • Doug White (politician), American member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1991-1996) and Senate (1996-2004)
  • Doug White (news anchor) (1944–2006), American news anchor
  • Doug Williams (disambiguation)
  • Doug Wilson (disambiguation)
  • Doug Wright (disambiguation)

Fictional characters:

  • Doug Carter, on the British soap opera Hollyoaks
  • Doug Funnie, the main character on the animated series Doug
  • Doug McKenzie, on the Canadian television show SCTV
  • Douglas Potts, in the British soap opera Emmerdale
  • Doug Willis, on the Australian soap opera Neighbours
  • Doug, a baby in the comic strip Dog Eat Doug

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Usage examples of "doug".

Doug Lawton was standing alone in a room with a dead man whose murder had come like a stroke from the beyond!

I was onstage doing my show about the frogs, the day with Doug filtered through my mind as I felt I had finally met a good one!

As Doug, Meadowbrook would be cast violently against type, but that was exactly the sort of doubletake effect I was interested in.

Wolfowitz and fellow neoconservative Doug Feith, who had served as undersecretary for policy, had both left the Pentagon.

Hoisting it with a heave of his strong shoulders, Doug swung the cot toward the spot where he expected Perique would be - and was.

CHAPTER VIII A LETTER TO THE SHADOW APARTMENT 5C at the Greendale Arms was much more comfortable than the tiny waterfront hide-out where Perique had taken Doug Lawton.

Circling June and Doug with the flashlight, Anjou nudged Perique and the group began what June suddenly feared might become a death march.

I look around the room at the assorted Tau Phis, wondering which one is Doug.

Jill was home, Doug was home, they were a family again, having veal piccata for dinner.

Doug Owrarri, Inipe Sir Wilfrid Laurier, quoted in rial Dreams and Colonial Realities, Callwood, .

She could make it to Rehoboth Beach and be home in time for a quiet supper with Doug, followed at last, she hoped, by a little fireside conversation.

Bob Schwegel, or Luke Daniels, or John Manning, or Doug Fisk, was nowhere near the list of suspects.

Drew, Doug, Suzette, and Lena gave the archeologist and Grant a lively description of how the improv theater would run, and Carlo asked a number of questions and expressed his enthusiasm for the project and, naturally, asked about the work being done in English since they were in Italy.

Both Suzette and Lena had opted for bed earlier, while the men had remained, Carlo and Arturo with their cigars, Doug, Drew, and Clay sipping on brandies.

Italian had done well enough as Drew, Doug, and Suzette went through their fittings.