Personal Journal of Doogie Howser - Computer journal
(electronic diary) of genius teenage physician Douglas "Doogie"
Howser (Neil Patrick Harris) on the medical drama DOOGIE HOWSER,
At the conclusion of each episode, Doogie sat at
his personal computer and typed in his day's experiences (as a
voyeuristic TV camera scanned each line of white text that he wrote on the
monitor's blue screen).
TRIVIA NOTE: Some
other diaries kept by TV characters over the years are listed
the futuristic 21st century cartoon comedy THE JETSONS/ABC/1962-63,
15-year-old Judy Jetson recorded her inner feelings and teen
angst into Di Di The Diary, her talking electronic diary (voice
of Selma Diamond).
On the sitcom BLOSSOM/NBC/1991-95
fourteen-year-old Blossom Russo (Mayim Bialik) routinely kept a
video diary of her day-to-day activities as a teenager.
On the sitcom MR. BELVEDERE/ABC/1985-90 British
manservant Lynn Belvedere, living with the Owens family in
Pittsburgh regularly recorded the days events in his personal
diary. He later turned those memories into the book, "An
American Journal: The Suburban Years."
Mr. Belvedere updates his diary
On the sitcom RAISING MIRANDA/CBS/1988 Miranda
Marshack (Royana Black), a teenager living in Racine, Wisconsin
recorded her daily activities in diary at the end of each
episode concluding with "Confidentially, Miranda."
At the beginning and ending of each episode
of the sitcom JACKSON & JILL/SYN/1949 newlywed Jill Jones (Helen
Chapman) jotted daily entries into her paper diary (her words
heard via voice-over narration) often concerning misadventures
with her accountant husband Jackson (Todd Karns).
And long before any of these modern day record
keepers, there was Johnny Yuma, (Nick Adams), a wandering
Confederate soldier who kept a diary (his "book") of his travels
as he roamed the post Civil War landscape of America in the
frontier drama THE REBEL/ABC/1959-61.
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