The Good Doctor
Cody Gotchall is an Oregon resident who earned his high school diploma from Crescent Valley High School and has since studied STEM courses at Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College. In addition to his educational pursuits, Cody Gotchall is a fan of feel-good TV series like The Good Doctor.
Starring Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, The Good Doctor tells the story of a successful young surgeon with savant syndrome and autism who works at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, where he is mentored by the calm and quietly humorous Dr. Aaron Glassman. The show was adapted from a South Korean series by South Korean native Daniel Dae Kim, while the character of Dr. Murphy was developed with help from David Shore, who is best known as the creator of the long-running medical drama House.
The show debuted in 2017 and has resonated with audiences, averaging 9.8 million viewers per episode in its first season. It was ABC’s second-highest rated show behind Grey’s Anatomy, which made it an obvious candidate to be renewed for a second season. ABC officially announced its renewal on March 7.
Cody Gotchall attended Oregon State University, where he was primarily interested in STEM courses (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Because of his interest in math, Cody Gotchall enjoys playing cribbage.
Depending on both skill and luck of the draw, cribbage is a card game that incorporates a unique terminology that players must learn. Here are a few of the cribbage terms:
– Crib: The dealer gets a crib, which is two cards discarded from each player. This gives the dealer additional points.
– Go: When a player cannot play a card without exceeding 31 points, he or she calls it a go and the next play goes back to the previous player.
– Skunk: A skunk occurs when a player wins by more than 31 points.
– Double Skunk: A double skunk occurs when a player wins by more than 61 points.
A student at Linn-Benton Community College, Cody Gotchall studies in Albany, Oregon, and has a passion for reading and music. One of Cody Gotchall’s favorite musicians is Bruce Springsteen, whom he admires for his melodic sensibility and the concern for social justice that runs through both his music and his actions as a public figure.
With the Boss having enjoyed a triumphant one man acoustic show, ‘Springsteen On Broadway,’ in 2017, he also gave his blessing to a recent Thanksgiving benefit at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. The annual Hungerthon benefits the nonprofit WhyHunger, which was cofounded by radio host Bill Ayres and musician Harry Chapin. Due to the popularity of a similar event held four years before, the 2017 Hungerthon featured nonstop Springsteen music for 24 hours.
A longtime supporter of WhyHunger, Bruce Springsteen donated a ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’ t-shirt and baseball cap to the Hungerthon. He is also active with Artists Against Hunger & Poverty as a founding member.