‘Doogie Howser’ gets a gritty—and disturbing—parody reboot

He’s a monster.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Jun 11, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:59 pm CDT

We’ve seen our share of gritty reboots of more cheerful films and TV shows, but the gritty reboot of Doogie Howser, M.D. manages to take it up a couple of notches.

Howser is the child nightmare that older generations have been waiting to see play out, and in a two-minute parody from Nerdist and Jonah Ray, we get to see how Doogie would have handled his genius and fame had he grown up in the 2010s instead of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Needless to say, it doesn’t go well once he actually gets the chance to work at the operating table.

He’s millennial trash, he’ll just as soon meme your eventual death as diagnose it, and he loves a dumb dick joke. It’s only natural that his work descends into mass chaos. 

H/T AV Club | Screengrab via Nerdist

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*First Published: Jun 11, 2015, 12:38 pm CDT