Looking back on one of Scrubs’ finest half-hours, with help from two of the series’ producers.
When I went on a year-long hiatus from covering Scrubs for TV Club Classic, one of the common refrains in the—less than common—pleas for coverage to continue was that the reviews had stopped before the show reached its finest episode. Although it’s possible I’ll continue on beyond the show’s third season at some point in the future, I knew “My Screw Up” is one of the most beloved Scrubs episodes, and saw it as an opportunity to do something a little bit extra.
Hopefully, this half review/half oral history—made possible with the generous participation of both Bill Lawrence and Neil Goldman—lives up to the episode in question.
This week kicks off the Scrubs reunion on Cougar Town. Sarah Chalke makes her multi-arc debut on March 6. The following week (March 13), Ken Jenkins, Sam Llyod (with the Peons) and Robert Maschio (The Todd) stop by. Supposedly Zach Braff will even make an appearance. Of course this will reunite all of them with Christa Miller and Courteney Cox (who had a brief arc on the show). [promo pics]
The Golden Globes are so insanely ridiculous. I once met with the foreign press for SCRUBS. Felt like I was at a bus stop outside an insane asylum. One of the questions I got (not actually a question): “you should have more Indians on the show”. I said it was a good point, as the medical community is full of Indian physicians. He said, “no, the other kind”. Then he made the vaguely racist ‘woo-woo-woo-woo’ noise kids make when playing cowboys and Indians. a.) True story. b.) He wasn’t trying to be funny. Giant scam awards (unless I get nominated for one again someday, then they’re awesome).