May 05, 2005


I've written before about Scrubs, but I'm knocked out by the current series – series 4, I think – because it's usually around this point that sitcoms start to run out of steam. Either they've used up all their ideas, and have to resort to more exaggerated, cartoon-like retellings of earlier stories, or the characters start to feel stale and complacent. But Scrubs still feels fresh and the characters still seem interesting. Tonight's episode includes some brilliant physical comedy in the opening moments, starting with the line:-

The most important thing about hospital get-togethers is to make sure you don't do anything people will be talking about the next day…

Obviously nothing good can happen to a character who's rash enough to utter such words, but the pace and timing and the actions and reactions of everyone in the scene are just priceless. I'll say nothing more about it except (a) it really is true that you can't put out a fire with a pool cue; who'd have guessed?, and (b) that I'm still wiping the tears of laughter away.

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  1. After watching Arrested Development I didn't think another show would ever be so appealing. Yet after a few episodes of Scrubs, I was hooked. I don't think there's a person alive who wouldn't appreciate Dr Cox's sarcastic genius, The Todd's legendary 'high fives' and the geekiness of Turk & JD.

    05 May 2005, 23:30

  2. Well, not that scrubs is not good, but i do not think that series 4 is as good as previous ones

    05 May 2005, 23:38

  3. My wife informs me that her dream is to develop the same personality traits as Dr Cox. I have to say I'm worried…

    10 May 2005, 16:05

  4. John Dale

    Could be worse. What if she wanted Jordan's personality, and wanted you to become Dr Cox?

    10 May 2005, 16:12

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