I posted about this on my Facebook and on Twitter, and it sank like a stone both places. So I’m trying here.
Disney has decided to reboot Doogie Howser, M.D., gender swapped and moved to Hawaii with a diverse cast. The first episode is pretty much the same as the pilot of the original, with some scenes repeated line by line. I thought it was a perfectly nice show, though I’ll probably not keep watching since I’m in no way the target audience. But that’s not why I’m posting !
Get this: In one scene we see the protagonist interrupt her driving test to do some doctoring to an injured man, copying a scene from the original exactly! But then minutes later we learn that in this new show the show Doogie Howser, M.D. exists! The protagonist’s first name is Lahela. Her colleagues call her Doogie because she’s a child prodigy doctor like Neil Patrick Harris’ character. But her life is the same show!
(Envision “Mind blown” GIF with Barney from HIMYM here.)