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Series / Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.

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Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. is a Continuity Reboot of Doogie Howser, M.D. airing on Disney+, starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the title character.

Lahela "Doogie" Kamealoha is juggling her life as a teenager with being a doctor. The series premiered in September 2021. Neil Patrick Harris, the original "Doogie", has spoken positively about the reboot but was unable to appear in season one due to scheduling conflicts and COVID-19 Pandemic-related issues.

The show ran for two seasons until its cancellation on August 28, 2023.

The show provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Diversity: The reboot is set in Hawaii and the main character is native Hawaiian, as are her father and brothers, along with several recurring doctors at the hospital.
  • Camp Gay: Charles, who says "Manolo" instead of "mahalo" (thank you).
  • Captain's Log: Updated for the times, but Lahela records vlogs and shares what's going on in her day-to-day life.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: In the pilot, Lahela is annoyed at being called "Doogie" by anyone except one patient she's fond of. After said patient dies, she embraces it.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Right after Steph tells Lahela (in Lahela's room) about her and Kai becoming a couple:
    Steph: Shoot, I gotta go. I'm late for breakfast with my boyfriend's family.
    Lahela: You mean my family?
    Steph: That's what I said. Don't make this weird.
  • Improbable Age: Like the original, Lahela is a genius who went to college and medical school and became a doctor at an absurdly young age.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dr. Lee affects a sarcastic jerkass persona most of the time, but he shows a more caring side on occasion, such as when he sits Lahela down to talk to her about the importance of taking a break now and then and spending time with family.
  • Mythology Gag: The opening sequence is a modernized version of the opening used in Doogie Howser, M.D..
  • Person as Verb: When Lahela gets very into buying and selling sneakers, Steph gets bored and says, "I'm out. I can tell you're Lahela-ing this".
  • Shout-Out: While this is a reboot of Doogie Howser, M.D, the other doctors have dubbed Lahela "Doogie" because of the show. How this will be reconciled if Harris appears in season two as planned is unknown.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: In "Scutwork", when Steph is freaking out about Walter's birthday cake being ruined, Kai kisses Steph on the lips to shut her up and as a distraction so no one will notice the cake is ruined.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Steph had to be told to stop hiding under Kai's bed.
  • Teen Genius: Lahela is one of these, having graduated medical school when she was a teenager after going to college at seven.