Personal journal of Doogie Howser, M.D.: MARCH 21, 1993... Somewhere over the Atlantic. I've spent the last nineteen years learning how to be Doogie Howser, M.D. Now it's time to learn how to be just Doogie. (Written on a laptop in black and white, and with a different font)
Creator Steven Bochco was initially planning the 5th season to be the final season, with the story focusing on Doogie leaving medicine to become a writer. However due to low ratings, ABC canceled the series and the idea was scrapped.
The German episode title is "Wege der Selbsterkenntnis", meaning "Paths of Self-Awareness".
Episode Title: What Makes Doogie Run
A play off the 1941 novel written by Budd Schulberg titled What Makes Sammy Run . The main character in the book is similar to Doogie in that he climbs the ladder of success early on in his life. It was later made into a successful broadway show.