Friday, May 14, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #45 - Answer

Congratulations to TS Hendrik from 'The Non-Review' for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme is from the epic television show 'Doogie Howser, M.D.' He answered the question while waist deep in Tennessee flood waters....

Neil Patrick Harris starred as Doogie Howser, America's favorite boy genius! Trying to create a balance between being a teenager and a doctor, Doogie learns about life with his parents (played by James Sikking and Belinda Montgomery), his colleagues (played by Lawrence Pressman, Kathryn Layng and Mitchell Anderson), and his best friend Vinny Delpino (Max Casella of Newsies fame).... At the end of every episode, Doogie translates his life lessons learned throughout the episode into poetic prose that he types into the blaring blue screen of his computer journal (or personal blog, as I like to call it)....

This show was awesome 20 years ago, and it's still great now! I've been watching episodes all day, and it's amazing amazing Neil Patrick Harris was as Doogie....

Do you remember Vinny always coming in through Doogie's second story bedroom window? Did he ever use the front door?

Did you know that Steven Bochco and David E. Kelly, the creators of the show, have said that if the show would not have been canceled so abruptly, they would have had a season long story arc in which Doogie becomes disillusioned with medicine and in the end, becomes a writer?

Two things about Mitchell Anderson, who plays Dr. Jack Maguire:

1. His hairstyle, while on Doogie Howser, is a exact duplicate of my hair now....
2. He was in one of my favorite movies from the 80's, with Joaquin Phoenix, Lea Thompson, Kate Capshaw, Tate Donovan, Terry O'Quinn, and many other awesome actors and actresses, 'Space Camp'!!!!! I'll save the details for 'Space Camp' for another post....

And I have the best news you're going to hear all day! Every episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. is available on HULU!!!!! Just click on Doogie and Vinny below to be magically transported to the Doogie Howser, M.D. - HULU site and enjoy the magic!


  1. I loved that show too. Was that actually 20 years ago that it started? I feel so freakin old. I admit I used to have a crush on, not the Doc, but Vinnie. I left my window open so he'd drop by. (Okay, that part isn't true.)
    Do you really have that hairdo now, ABAO? I somehow picture you with a short 'fro, just like Obama's. I can't imagine why.

  2. I finally knew one and I got here too late. I loved Doogie Howser. Why was it canceled anyway?

  3. You should have never told me about Doogie being on Hulu. There goes my job....

  4. Dude you have Michael Anderson hair?!!! I'm jealous!!!!

  5. I used to have "mitchell anderson hair"...
    Used to..
    now I'm just lucky to have what I've got.

  6. i loved this show too. i always thought vinnie was very long island. he was also a bit annoying.

  7. My Mom loved this show. She had a couple of episodes. I have never watched it though!

  8. Oh, the Roecker fam used to love gathering around the television for a little Doogie fix back in the day! Thanks for the memories...

  9. @TS Hendrik - It was such a great show…. Now we get shows like Kath and Kim….

    @RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild - No.... No short fro.... I like to call my hair 'The Uncle Jesse'.... lol

    @Powdered Toast Man - It crashed in the ratings.... I don't know why....

    @Bossy Betty - I know what you mean.... My productivity has dropped like a rock since I found out about Doogie on Hulu....

    @Copyboy - Thank you sir.... My wife laughs at my love of my hair.... I tell her that I must appreciate it while I have it....

    @blueviolet – We totally need another show about a teenager becoming a doctor! Doogie was a great mix of comedy, drama and teenage angst….

    @izombie – Seriously…. Why did mom always want to talk when Doogie was on?

    @joe - As long as you appreciated it while you had it.... That's what matters.... I'm starting to see a gray hair pop out here and there.... I'm getting scared.... lol

    @Ally – He was a bit annoying…. But everybody seems a little annoying next to NPH!

    @Mr. Stupid - You missed out on a great show! They don't make them like they used to!

    @Lisa and Laura – No problem! I loved Doogie too!


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