Tuesday, November 21, 2006

ScrubsWatch '06: Now I'm a Little Nervous...

Kristin Veitch has a must-read post on her blog, Watch with Kristin, about the new season of Scrubs. You should definitely click through to read the whole thing, but here are a few tidbits from her chat with the cast and crew (SPOILERS AHEAD):

[We] don’t want to be the type of show that has people in high school when they are 40. We try and make things move along. We’re going to kill someone, and I haven’t told him or her yet, so it's mortifying to me. [-Creator Bill Lawrence]

Ack! But...but...no! Man, now it's just going to be a nervous waiting game until the guillotine drops. As for the musical episode:

Ted's barbershop quartet makes an appearance, and Neil Flynn says that the Janitor crashes the party. As for the leads, Zach Braff reports, "Donald and Judy, I would say, are the best singers. They could genuinely be on Broadway—they have beautiful voices. Sarah Chalke..." Sucks? "She can break windows."

The more I think about it, the more I feel like a lot of them must have good voices. Neil Flynn has sung a little (remember his acapella band?) and sounded good, John C. McGinley hasn't sung much, but from his "Wrong wrong wrong wrong" bit (the one they show in the Comedy Central promos), he has a nice voice as well. And don't forget--we once heard a tape of Dr. Kelso singing bluegrass! This episode is gonna ROCK.

In other John C. McGinley is Awesome news, he apparently tried to get the writers to make Dr. Cox's and Jordan's new baby a special needs child, to "address some stuff." (His son has Down syndrome.) What a great guy!

Oh, and Zach Braff exhibits a shocking lapse of judgment:

I asked Zach about J.D.'s love life and his prospects for happily ever after, and he said, "I want it to be with Elliot, but Bill Lawrence hates the 'Will they, won’t they?' Sam-and-Diane thing that makes every other show have great ratings...But I’m a romantic, so I would love that."

Ew. Ew ew ew ew ew. Zach + Elliot Forevah= Bad Road. Thank God for Bill Lawrence!

Seriously, go read the rest of the post--it's worth it just for the picture of JD with the Blue Man Group, and the story about Ted holding Turk's baby is icing on the cake.