TV Series | | Comedy, Drama, Family
A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all of this on top of being a licensed physician in a... See full summary »
Neil Patrick Harris reportedly drew inspiration from watching Robert Young in Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969). Learning that Young was ill and pondering death, Harris visited Young with tapes of this show and helped cheer him up.
In the opening credits a newspaper clipping is shown, stating that Doogie Howser graduated from high school at the age of 12, but in the next newspaper clipping it says that he graduated from Princeton at age 10. It's not possible to graduate from college before graduating high school. This was not changed until season 3.
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