Doogie Howser, M.D. and his Journal


I’ve been watching a lot of Doogie Howser, M.D. lately. I love the show, I watch it at 9pm each nigh on The Hub channel. With that said, I’ve noticed a few things about the journal our kid genius updates each night.

1. Apparently a full paragraph is too much typing for his superior brain. Most journal entries are 2 to 3 sentences. I, like the classy ladies who taught me English like to say  Рa paragraph is 3 to 4 sentences.

2. Doogie’s WPM is 30, the same as Carl from Sling blade (1996). He doesn’t seem to “hunt and peck” as they like to switch between shots of his face and the monitor. By the way WPM stands for Words Per Minute, a standard in typing tests.

3. We should credit Doogie with composing the first Facebook status update. If they were to remake the show, clearly that is what he is doing at the end of each episode. Example from doogiehowsermd.blogspot.com: “Tonight I did the unthinkable…I acted like a impulsive, crazy, hormonal genius.”

Leave a Reply