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2021-08-04 8:31:27 AM  
Article is just an ad disguised as news.
 
2021-08-04 8:46:24 AM  
That show sounds like a couple of empty handles of vodka beyond the hell that is LMN and stuff.
 
2021-08-04 10:08:39 AM  
I didn't have to google "gregarious". I am not so old I had forgotten what that meant.

No chance. No way.
 
2021-08-04 10:12:19 AM  
Had a brittany springer spaniel as a kid.

Loved that dumb dog.

Oh, forgot my point, we named it Doogie BowWowser.
 
2021-08-04 10:18:08 AM  

Purple_Urkle: Article is just an ad disguised as news.


I figured that, and I should have known from the start it was going to be like that.
 
2021-08-04 10:18:14 AM  

Breaker Moran: That show sounds like a couple of empty handles of vodka beyond the hell that is LMN and stuff.


I mean you have a few extra decades and 1 Y chromosome more than the target audience, so it would sound terrible.
 
2021-08-04 10:21:21 AM  

Purple_Urkle: Article is just an ad disguised as news.


There's a lot of that out there. Someone should write a book about it.
 
2021-08-04 10:25:18 AM  

Purple_Urkle: Article is just an ad disguised as news.


ALL of them are.
 
2021-08-04 10:30:11 AM  
Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.
 
2021-08-04 10:34:38 AM  

FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.


I know someone who doesn't have any kama'aina feelings for this reboot...
 
2021-08-04 10:36:44 AM  
If NPH doesn't show up semi-regularly as the villain, we riot.
 
2021-08-04 10:37:01 AM  
***clicks ad***

Tonight on Fox News: "Doogie Howser? More like Doogie 'Woke'. Am I right?"
 
2021-08-04 10:37:13 AM  

Trocadero: If NPH doesn't show up semi-regularly as the villain, we riot.


What hash-tags shall we use?
 
2021-08-04 10:44:45 AM  
It irks me thinking of how someone is probably paid big bucks to come up with these "ideas". Also that there is still a sizeable audience out there who somehow aren't sick of doctor shows.
 
2021-08-04 10:53:59 AM  

FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.



He was 16 on the first season of the show. I think it was in the pilot that Nurse Spalding tricks him into thinking she's gonna fark him in an operating room but was actually a prank and all the other doctors were in the observation area for a surprise bday deal. I mean, it was creepy enough that an adult nurse, and co-worker, was doing a statutory rape joke at the expense of a teenage colleague.... but it would had been a lot creepier if he had been 12.
 
2021-08-04 10:54:11 AM  
I remember at the time thinking that Doogie Howser, MD the TV show was way more intelligent than its premise might suggest. I have zero desire to go back and see if that was actually true or my taste as a college student was really bad.

/it can be two things
 
2021-08-04 10:55:50 AM  

kbronsito: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.


He was 16 on the first season of the show. I think it was in the pilot that Nurse Spalding tricks him into thinking she's gonna fark him in an operating room but was actually a prank and all the other doctors were in the observation area for a surprise bday deal. I mean, it was creepy enough that an adult nurse, and co-worker, was doing a statutory rape joke at the expense of a teenage colleague.... but it would had been a lot creepier if he had been 12.


That was 32 years ago. Let it go, already.
 
2021-08-04 10:56:52 AM  
No. Just, no.
 
2021-08-04 11:06:27 AM  

gunga galunga: ***clicks ad***

Tonight on Fox News: "Doogie Howser? More like Doogie 'Woke'. Am I right?"


Wait until they hear about this.
 
2021-08-04 11:21:15 AM  
I was hoping aloha meant goodbye in this context.
 
2021-08-04 11:29:59 AM  
Fresh Off the Boat and How I Met Your Mother were both pretty good shows, so this may have a good chance of being better than average.

It's down to the casting, I guess.  It's hard to find a child actor with the chops to carry their own show.

I know with Fresh Off the Boat, I liked the characters of the adults a lot better than the kids.
 
2021-08-04 11:30:26 AM  
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2021-08-04 11:54:05 AM  

kbronsito: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.


He was 16 on the first season of the show. I think it was in the pilot that Nurse Spalding tricks him into thinking she's gonna fark him in an operating room but was actually a prank and all the other doctors were in the observation area for a surprise bday deal. I mean, it was creepy enough that an adult nurse, and co-worker, was doing a statutory rape joke at the expense of a teenage colleague.... but it would had been a lot creepier if he had been 12.



Really?  Huh.  Looked a lot younger than that to me.
 
2021-08-04 11:56:03 AM  

FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.


Oh, I don't know.  Who wouldn't want a 16-year old giving them advice and telling them how to run their life?  Lecturing them on what studies show and what experts say.
 
2021-08-04 11:59:59 AM  

Billy Liar: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.

Oh, I don't know.  Who wouldn't want a 16-year old giving them advice and telling them how to run their life?  Lecturing them on what studies show and what experts say.


Hey, you got your Slate thread in my Disney thread!
 
2021-08-04 12:13:01 PM  

Trocadero: If NPH doesn't show up semi-regularly as the villain, we riot.


This is brilliant.

But, he has to be playing Neal Patrick Harris (the character from Harold & Kumar), and he finds out that fans of his show named their daughter "Doogie" because they loved it, and low and behold, she wound up becoming a prodigy doctor. But he's pissed because he thinks he should be getting royalties or something.
 
2021-08-04 12:28:51 PM  
Don't we already have 'The Good Doctor' to get our fix of childlike simplistic views of medicine?
 
2021-08-04 1:01:06 PM  
Huh... Today I Learned that being Hawaiian means I'm Chinese.
 
2021-08-04 1:16:40 PM  
There was a lot of salt in that article.
 
2021-08-04 1:18:17 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: Trocadero: If NPH doesn't show up semi-regularly as the villain, we riot.

This is brilliant.

But, he has to be playing Neal Patrick Harris (the character from Harold & Kumar), and he finds out that fans of his show named their daughter "Doogie" because they loved it, and low and behold, she wound up becoming a prodigy doctor. But he's pissed because he thinks he should be getting royalties or something.


It's Disney. Surely in their stable of song- and scriptwriters they can muster up some Tony Award opening-number-quality musical scenes for his appearances.

/No, Shirley's in Accounting. Tony Award is in the Writer's bloc.
 
2021-08-04 1:34:50 PM  

Billy Liar: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.

Oh, I don't know.  Who wouldn't want a 16-year old giving them advice and telling them how to run their life?  Lecturing them on what studies show and what experts say.


Imagine if Doogie had been specializing as a gynecologist as a sixteen year old boy. Hell, they still have time to use that for this girl doctor and I am modern enough to hire she is dating a girl named Wanda.
 
2021-08-04 1:58:00 PM  

FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.


Yeah, Rudy, Dersh, Goetz, Roy Moore have no interest in this remake.  Might as well call it the Golden Girls reboot.
 
2021-08-04 2:13:22 PM  
I'll wait for her to show up on the reboot of "How I Met Your Mother", either as the snarky horndog or the Canadian journalist who was a forward for the Vancouver Canucks in her teen years.

/or are we ready for another "Starship Troopers" reboot?
 
2021-08-04 2:14:07 PM  

Trocadero: If NPH doesn't show up semi-regularly as the villain, we riot.


What would be a villain on a medical show? NPH as "Cancer"?
 
2021-08-04 2:15:18 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: Trocadero: If NPH doesn't show up semi-regularly as the villain, we riot.

What would be a villain on a medical show? NPH as "Cancer"?


The insurance company executive.
 
2021-08-04 2:23:51 PM  

Slypork: gunga galunga: ***clicks ad***

Tonight on Fox News: "Doogie Howser? More like Doogie 'Woke'. Am I right?"

Wait until they hear about this.


"The new version written by comedy and TV veteran Saladin K. Patterson will focus on this middle-class family living in Montgomery, Alabama, during the 1960s as Dean is trying to figure out his place at home and the world at large."

I can already call the Fox News narrative now: "The new reboot of The Wonder Years, which they should have just called The Woke Years, has made its message loud and clear. They want you to hate all white people."
 
2021-08-04 2:25:32 PM  

FrancoFile: 16 is too close to adulthood.



Seriously?   Do you know any 16 year olds?
 
2021-08-04 2:33:08 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: Trocadero: If NPH doesn't show up semi-regularly as the villain, we riot.

What would be a villain on a medical show? NPH as "Cancer"?


Hospital Administrator.
 
2021-08-04 2:38:18 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: LeoffDaGrate: Trocadero: If NPH doesn't show up semi-regularly as the villain, we riot.

What would be a villain on a medical show? NPH as "Cancer"?

Hospital Administrator.


Chief of Staff with a constant chip on his shoulder at having had to accept a 16 year old into his program (bitter at not having achieved so much so young?)  and who flip-flops between being unfairly critical and occasionally offering some wisdom. Final story arc sees him quietly admitting "I only gave you such a hard time because I knew you could do it." or some other such trite BS.

Damn. I spent way too many brain cells on this.
 
2021-08-04 3:40:10 PM  

mekkab: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.

I know someone who doesn't have any kama'aina feelings for this reboot...


This show sounds like a bunch of mahalo to me.

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2021-08-04 4:09:42 PM  
Good.  I like Peyton Elizabeth Lee.  She's the only Peyton that I do like.
 
2021-08-04 4:15:24 PM  

teto85: Good.  I like Peyton Elizabeth Lee.  She's the only Peyton that I do like.


List and Place frown on your shenanigans.
 
2021-08-04 6:40:53 PM  
I just wanted to pop in an congratulate Subby for thinking ahead so we can re-use this headline when the show inevitably comes to an end.
 
2021-08-04 6:52:10 PM  
If it were HBOMax, she'd have to do a rectal exam of a pasty white guy, or maybe Jason Mamoa.
 
2021-08-04 7:48:35 PM  

dittybopper: mekkab: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.

I know someone who doesn't have any kama'aina feelings for this reboot...

This show sounds like a bunch of mahalo to me.

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No, thank you
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2021-08-04 8:15:33 PM  

G-Ride: dittybopper: mekkab: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.

I know someone who doesn't have any kama'aina feelings for this reboot...

This show sounds like a bunch of mahalo to me.

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No, thank you
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You did see this, right?

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Maybe you should look that up.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code
 
2021-08-04 8:26:04 PM  

dittybopper: G-Ride: dittybopper: mekkab: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.

I know someone who doesn't have any kama'aina feelings for this reboot...

This show sounds like a bunch of mahalo to me.

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No, thank you
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You did see this, right?

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Maybe you should look that up.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code



Yes.

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2021-08-05 6:57:57 AM  

G-Ride: dittybopper: G-Ride: dittybopper: mekkab: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.

I know someone who doesn't have any kama'aina feelings for this reboot...

This show sounds like a bunch of mahalo to me.

[Fark user image 320x240]
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No, thank you
[Fark user image image 345x254]

You did see this, right?

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Maybe you should look that up.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code


Yes.

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Maybe, but you fell for it.
 
2021-08-05 7:06:21 AM  

FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.


I imagine it is to slice a bit of rough edge off of the inevitable Rule 34 crap that will come out with this gender flip.
 
2021-08-05 4:55:17 PM  

dittybopper: G-Ride: dittybopper: G-Ride: dittybopper: mekkab: FrancoFile: Is it just me, or is making the character a 16-year-old kind of destroying the whole premise?  (I know it's completely unrealistic to have a 12-year old complete college, med school, and residency, but suspension of disbelief is a thing).  Part of the charm of the original was seeing wisdom and compassion from a 12-year-old.  16 is too close to adulthood.

I know someone who doesn't have any kama'aina feelings for this reboot...

This show sounds like a bunch of mahalo to me.

[Fark user image 320x240]
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No, thank you
[Fark user image image 345x254]

You did see this, right?

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Maybe you should look that up.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code


Yes.

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Maybe, but you fell for it.



Fell for what? A 'joke' that I first heard around 40 years ago that has never really made any sense and that you've already posted to more than one fark thread in the past before this?

You are giving yourself way too much credit for, something, I guess.
 
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