This week, Neil Patrick Harris saluted his Doogie Howser M.D. roots on SNL, and it was an outpouring of beautiful emotions and music. I laughed, I cried, my old Vinnie crush kicked back in.

Besides the astounding fact that NPH made Saturday Night Live actually funny this week, it's great to pay tribute to the 14-year-old licensed doctor (who started the series at the ripe age of 16). It's an homage to the ultimate geek hero — plus everyone should have a little NPH in your week.


Little known Doogie Howser fact: In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Help", Willow briefly mentions writing Doogie Howser fan-fiction in her youth. Which is probably the most amazing thing I've ever heard of in my life. Somebody, somewhere has to have created their own version of Willow's Doogie fanfic. Please point me to it!

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