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Doogie Howser Was the First Blogger

Vintage Geek: Doogie Howser, Blogger

At the risk of dating myself, I'm just going to put it out there that I was a huge Doogie Howser, MD fan. In fact, I couldn't have been more ecstatic a few years ago when Neil Patrick Harris made a triumphant comeback with Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, which of course led to his awesome role as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. I watch NPH on HIMYM — a slick, chic geek with his iPhone — and then I remember that this is not the first time he's showcased his onscreen geekiness.

As Doogie Howser, MD, the boy genius-turned-doctor, NPH sat at his ancient IBM PC and tapped out his thoughts daily. That's right, everybody: Doogie was a blogger! Or at least, a blogger in its first form. If Doogie Howser were on TV today, he would have found Blogger and set up shop (with fitsugar on his RSS Reader, of course). So here's to you, Doogie, our beloved old school geek!


girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
I had such a huge crush on Doogie. I think he was probably one of my first crushes actually. I was like 8 and I just thought he was the best thing since sliced bread. lol. Whenever I hear the Doogie theme music it makes me smile.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
now that i think back to the show - you're SOO Right about that. i wouldn't have even thought about the fact that he was one of the first - in the early days of blogging capabilities - when blogging wasn't even a word yet!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Lmao, that's great. I love How I Met Your Mother. I just got through watching it.
candymess candymess 9 years
oh gahhh. i forgot he blogged. i remember him grabbing a hand-full of t* & a* in harold n kumar.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
I love, love, love Doogie! The idea of being on his RSS feed is such a compliment! Thanks geek!
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
I love NPH! He is hysterical on How I Met Your Mother. And I think it's great that he is one of the few actors who is willing to come out of the closet and openly admit he is gay. I wish more actors would do that, then it wouldn't be such a big deal.
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
:rotfl: I remember when I was a kid I wanted a computer to type all my thoughts down like Doogie! Now I have a laptop and barely use it :(
juliegal juliegal 9 years
hahahaha good call..he was a blogger!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I remember thinking he was so cool on Doogie!
SussLW SussLW 9 years
Agreed! I loved Doogie Howser, MD and also love, love, love him in HIMYM. He really makes that show.
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
adorable! and then frighteningly gross in Harold and Kumar.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
oh man. he was in that harold and kumar movie and was insane, seeing him old... and kind of crazy.
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