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(CNN)   What the HELL has happened to Doogie Howser? (with shocking pic)   ( edition.cnn.com) divider line
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2003-03-05 10:32:52 AM  
when i read the headline i was thinking, what happened to doogie howser? he grew up!

seriously though, i would think i would be better for an actor or actress to be able to show they can do a variety of roles. instead of getting typcast as one or two character's like tom bosley, who i will always think of as mr. cunningham from happy days. or bosley from the original charlies angels.
2003-03-05 10:35:10 AM  
You'd have to see the show to understand. I must say, though, that he is REALLY good in it. It plays at Studio 54 here in Manhattan.
2003-03-05 10:35:52 AM  
Well, so much for the baby-faced Doogie Houser. That being said, good for him!

Hielo: His "chickie sidekick" on Doogie, her name escapes me (I think her first name is Danika), is now on West Wing.
2003-03-05 10:37:20 AM  
I don't know. I'd hit it?
2003-03-05 10:39:02 AM  
i think he looks hot in that pic personally
2003-03-05 10:43:51 AM  
just shoot me now.....
2003-03-05 10:44:13 AM  
I was going to say "The goggles... they do nothing!", but CaptainBuggernuts beat me to it. But I'll say it anyways, just for emphasis.

The goggles... they do nothing!
2003-03-05 10:46:21 AM  
AuntofDogface: Close, that's Danica McKellar. She played Winnie on "The Wonder Years"

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Yep, thankfully still hot.
2003-03-05 10:47:26 AM  
**SIGH** I already posted this once, but apparently it was missed..

This is "Wanda" from Doogie Howser.

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2003-03-05 10:48:26 AM  
I was amused...but really, the master of ceremonies in Cabaret is one of the most plum roles in existance, guys. I wouldn't be too surprised or critical.
2003-03-05 10:52:33 AM  
Personally, I think he looks hot. I love a man in makeup and lingerie. But, that's just me... I have issues...
2003-03-05 10:55:47 AM  
Our little boy has finally become a man...uh...so to speak.
2003-03-05 10:56:20 AM  
What the simple fark?!?

Seeing that and other pics of people in undies, I wonder, is Cabaret like a live action porno?
2003-03-05 10:57:22 AM  
Wow. First reaction. He's hot. David from 6ft Under looks pretty good too.
2003-03-05 10:57:36 AM  
Cool fact I just read: Vinnie (Max Casella) from Doogie Howser received an "Outstanding Broadway Debut" award for his role of Timon in the Lion King. Good for him.
2003-03-05 10:58:27 AM  
MMMMMM...Winnie and Wanda, what a sandwich that would make.
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2003-03-05 10:58:27 AM  

But seriously, Uncle Jesse II as the Emcee? At least he could've had the decency to make the director cast the Olsen twins as Kit Kat Girls...
2003-03-05 10:59:23 AM  
And John Stamos... yum. I think it's because I really became aware of all of the wonderful facets of human sexuality via Rocky Horror.... Love the Frank. Mmmmm. And Eddie Izzard. Sexy.
2003-03-05 11:03:08 AM  
A bunch of people already said this, but he is really good in Cabaret. Saw it last Thursday. I was kinda bummed that Debbie Gibson wasn't in it that night, but her understudy was really good. And according to Gwinny, Debbie wasn't that good, anyway, so it all works out. :)
2003-03-05 11:04:03 AM  
Old Hotness
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New Busted.

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2003-03-05 11:05:25 AM  
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2003-03-05 11:06:08 AM  
As has been said: Guys, it's Cabaret...the Emcees look like that.
I loved Cabaret. It was strange, touching, and ultimately sad. Unfortunately I missed Alan Cumming but I saw the guy who replaced him (yeah, his name was memorable...lol). In a way I like that because you get to see Broadway talent instead of talent culled for stunt casting. Not that I'm against stunt casting, but good musical theater up and comers deserve a chance too. I mean, I graduated college last year in the same class as the guy who I saw play Marius in Les Miserables a year before. I'm a big fan of musicals, and new talent, though I have my favorites too.

Bostony I believe that's Jane Leeves' muscle not cellulite or anything.
2003-03-05 11:08:31 AM  
DaFuente: Too. Farking. Funny.

CDR: yeah, Debbie could sing okay, but in that "Look at me, I've taken voice lessons" sort of way. The main problem was that she couldn't really act.

Why do you bounce back and forth between NYC and Chicago??
2003-03-05 11:09:24 AM  
What the hell's so shocking about that? He's an actor. Actors assume roles and play dress up for a living. Frankly, What I find shocking us that people find his living shocking. I'm shocked that 'shocking' things shock people. Be right back...I'm going to go shock myself in the tub with my toaster.
2003-03-05 11:12:03 AM  
Gwinny: Thank you. Will you go out with me?
2003-03-05 11:12:44 AM  
yep, he's defintely hot in that pic
and Jeebus i agree Eddie Izzard is sexy!
2003-03-05 11:15:28 AM  
I guess Broadway is out of ideas as well...
"The connection led to a workshop for a revival of Sondheim's 1990 musical, "Assassins." However, the show's opening was postponed shortly after September 11. The timing wasn't right for a musical about people who tried to kill U.S. presidents."
2003-03-05 11:18:50 AM  
The Doogie Howser theme song ... try getting that out of your head now!
2003-03-05 11:19:11 AM  
DaFuente: sure...but only if you dress up like the Emcee.
2003-03-05 11:19:24 AM  
doogie howser was such a bad show.
2003-03-05 11:22:28 AM  
Wow. I'm shocked.
2003-03-05 11:22:50 AM  
Gwinny: Dress up? I'm so goth it hurts.

Bahaus OUCH The Cure OUCH
2003-03-05 11:23:03 AM  
Gwinny - Well, I technically live in Chicago, but I've been on a project in New York for a year this month. So, I go back to Chicago on weekends (or more like every other weekend - too much fun stuff to do in nyc).
2003-03-05 11:24:09 AM  
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Come over to the dark side, Herr Doogie.
2003-03-05 11:24:36 AM  
squeaky-clean image

Squeaky-clean? Wasn't Doogie Howser supposed to have had a skinny dip with his g/f at the time and he was only 16 or 17? I realize to most of you, this is not shocking, but expected. But for me, this is not "squeaky-clean".

btw, it was shortly after that season the show went away.
2003-03-05 11:24:44 AM  
Settle down Beavis! it's just makeup for chrissake...
2003-03-05 11:25:18 AM  
Bostony: I couldn't remember the theme song from the show if you paid me.

On the other hand, right now the music in my brain keeps switching back and forth from the "Wilkommen" song from Cabaret (never saw it on stage, but saw the movie several times) and "No Anchovies Please" from J. Geils (actually, only the end of that "song" - "that bowling ball, it's my wife!")

I may have to rent Cabaret again... Broadway just doesn't seem to fit into my budget right now.
2003-03-05 11:25:47 AM  
I'm actually proud of Neil Patrick Harris for this. I remember at some point I was watching a commercial for Starship Troopers on cable, and they listed off everyone's names "Casper Van Dien, Horseface Richards, and ... Doogie Howser In my heart I cried a single tear for Neil.

However, having seen Caberet a few times at Studio 54, I could see him doing a good job. Emcee is all about attitude and ambiguity. ETA I got to see Gina Gershon and Terry Hatcher as Sally Bowles. Gina tore that role up.

Also...the Stamos pic scars me. And yes, I meant to say scars. He doesn't seem to have the right build for the role.

Wow, that was perhaps the most Hoyay thing I have ever said. I'm going to go look at pictures of nekkid wimminz now and try to rejuvinate my heterosexuality.
2003-03-05 11:28:28 AM  
He's an ACTOR .

Sometimes this happens.
You DON'T play a teenage doctor all your life.

Jeez, Wil Wheaton isn't going to be known forever as a teenage.......wait.......nevermind.
2003-03-05 11:29:29 AM  
It's Extreme Dance-Dance Doogie!
2003-03-05 11:31:21 AM  
It's a play. Theater - nothing more.
2003-03-05 11:33:19 AM  
Doogie "Sausage" Houser?
2003-03-05 11:34:22 AM  
"Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome...." Meh, he makes a good Emcee.
2003-03-05 11:40:18 AM  
Gentlemen, start your photoshops.
2003-03-05 11:46:20 AM  
CDR: wow, that commuting schedule sounds difficult. As for spending weekends in NYC, I can see why you'd be tempted to do that : )
2003-03-05 11:51:43 AM  
I'd like to see Wil Wheaton in this part.
2003-03-05 11:51:52 AM  
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2003-03-05 11:53:22 AM  
Good for Doogie. Good for Debbie. At least it'll make their naked baby pictures look less embarrassing.

I saw Cabaret with Gina Gershon and Mark McGrath (no, not the Sugar Ray Mark McGrath) and the show was AWESOME. Gina is a walking kitten killer anyway. Anyone see "Bound" the movie? <shudder>
2003-03-05 11:57:20 AM  
Hmm, Raúl Esparza as the Emcee [image from cabaret-54.com too old to be available]....nice, I like his work. Apparently, he's also scheduled to do Assassins with Neil Patrick Harris.

Of course, the first time I saw Raúl Esparza, it was in this role: [image from hiddenleader.topcities.com too old to be available] He made a right-on Riff-Raff.
2003-03-05 12:05:34 PM  
Apparently there was an Emcee bear auctioned off last year by Broadway Cares:

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It's cute :)

The rest of the bears can be seen here
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