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"Doug Gets Booked" is the 19th episode of Doug in the Disney era. It first aired on January 18, 1997, on ABC.

Synopsis

Ms. Krystal assigns a book report with no rules, she tells the class to use their imagination. At the same time, Beebe is being filmed for a documentary sponsored by her dad Mr. Bluff. This means the book reports will be shown on TV, which makes everyone in the class want to have the biggest and best report in the entire class. Doug decides to show some drawings he drew, but he realizes that it's not exciting enough, so he goes on a search to find a book where he can make a more exciting report. But when he doesn't have an exciting report the night it's due, he either has to present his drawings or nothing at all.

Characters

Trivia

  • There are several references to real life authors and published work:
    • The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe
    • The Odyssey by Homer
    • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    • Treasure Island by H.G. Wells
    • The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    • Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • The Complete Works of Sigmund Freud
    • The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
    • Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 (appears as "Apollo XIII") by Jim Lovell
    • From the Earth to the Moon (appears as "From Earth to Moon") by Jules Verne.
  • When Doug imagines himself giving his report in front of the camera, the director is based on Stephen Spielberg. This is noted by the take marker that says "Spielbug".
  • There are several references to Star Trek in this episode:
    • One of Doug's imagination sequences, he pictures him and his friends as characters of Star Trek.
    • When Patti's vacuum goes haywire, Skunky says "Beam me up, Scotty", a reference to Star Trek.
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