In this episode Doogie renamed his journal from the "Personal Journal of Doogie Howser, M.D." to the "Personal Journal of Dr. Doogenstein."
In season one's episode, "Doogie's Awesome, Excellent Adventure," Doogie pierces his left ear. However, this episode shows him with no earring, but also with no scar or hole from it either.
Doogie's Journal Entry: September 26, 1990... I had my dream again last night. Being a seventeen-year-old doctor is a monster. But the dream taught me that the monster can't hurt me as long as we keep dancing. Feets don't fail me now.
The German episode title is "Das Wunderkind wird 17", meaning "The Wunderkind Turns 17".
With this episode, Lucy Boryer is elevated to the main cast, given an "Also Starring" credit following the show's opening for this episode.
Joe Kenworthy, Dean Okrand, Bill Thiederman and Mike Getlin won the 1991 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special" for this episode.