as "Doogie Howser, MD."
I was slightly younger than he was during the run of the show, and he was the reason I knew I was gay.
And I remember I refused to watch the episode where he lost his virginity, because he wasn't doing it with me!
I got to meet Neil about 10 years ago while bowling with the Broadway Bowling League. He was bowling with the cast of Cabaret in the lane next to me,
and I almost had a panic attack.
Luckily, I had a friend on my team who knew him and he introduced me. And I didn't babble and I didn't fawn all over him. Nope, I played it cool and didn't even mention Doogie Howser, thankfully.
I wanted to say he was the reason I knew I was gay, but this was before he'd come out. So I didn't want to offend him. Now that he's out, I wish he knew!
Joey - New Hampshire
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