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Scrubs “My Musical” Sneak Peek

January 18, 2007 by  

Scrubs: My Muscial

UPDATE: I first reviewed tonight’s musical episode of”Scrubs” in early January, but I thought I would post it again today to remind you all to check it out…set the TiVos.

Genius. Yes, it’s an overused word that no longer holds the same heavy meaning it once did, but I’m going to use that word all the same to describe the upcoming Scrubs: “My Musical”. I had been anticipating seeing this episode since first hearing about it this summer. But even after seeing the first two clips (watch: “Guy Love” and “Everything Comes Down to Poo”), I still wasn’t sure what to expect. To be honest, I was afraid that a musical episode might be awkward and cringeworthy, but in turn we got a hilarious half hour of television – maybe on of the best Scrubs has ever produced (and that’s saying a lot for this incredible show).

So why are the patrons of Sacred Heart Hospital suddenly acting like the Von Trapp kids? It all starts when Elliot and JD tend to a woman who faints in the park. When she awakes everything around her appears as she is in a musical. Those around her break out into song and dance without hesitation. It’s what life should be. How fun.

The music was written by the Tony Award winning team behind Avenue Q, and they didn’t hold back just because this is TV. The songs are funny and well produced, as were the dance numbers which had me bopping along in my seat . There was a real sense that you could be watching a Broadway musical (one that references body parts and poo of course).

And how did the actors hold up? Surprisingly well. While not all of them are born crooners, each held their own and never was I taken out of the moment by someone’s ill tuned pipes. It was actually the opposite as I felt more drawn in when hearing how good most of the actors were. Zach Braff sounded like he had been doing this his whole life. He’s not going to be releasing an album next year or anything, but he has a smooth and distinctive voice which fit in very well for this type of music. But John C. McGinley (Dr. Cox) gets my award for favorite musical number with his song about his relationship with JD. Too funny!

Definitely make sure you record this episode when it airs on January 18th, because you’re going to watch this one more than once. I should know, I’ve watched it three times since just las night.

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12 Responses to “Scrubs “My Musical” Sneak Peek”

  1. Angelica on January 4th, 2007 2:18 am

    Oh yay! I can’t wait. I am almost as excited as this episode as I am about a new episode of The Office. Almost. Not quite. Because, well, The Office is the best. But Scrubs is close.

  2. Tobes on January 4th, 2007 8:47 am

    The sneak peeks have been great so far! I cannot wait to see this episode. This show keeps on getting better and better! So, what do we bribe you with to get another clip or two?? 😀

  3. Christa on January 4th, 2007 5:38 pm

    I’ve watched “Guy Love” a few times (read: 25) and everytime they show the patient in bed I think, “That woman looks a lot like Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Kate Monster from Avenue Q.” I guess it could be now that I know that the team that brought us Avenue Q is now writing “Scrubs” episodes.

    I guess I could have just google’d it if I was that interested.

  4. Michelle on January 4th, 2007 8:52 pm

    I will never understand why this show hasn’t been more popular. It’s consistently funny AND heartfelt without being cheesy. Go, Scrubs!

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  8. coloradokila on January 18th, 2007 12:36 pm

    Looking forward to this ep.

    I don’t want to say I have been disappointed so far this season, but something has been lacking. I am hoping this ep is the turning point for the rest of the season.

  9. John D'arc on January 18th, 2007 3:19 pm
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  12. Tim Norton on January 22nd, 2007 10:09 pm

    The Scrubs musical was fantastic and the cast hit it out of the park. The premise was based on a documented medical condition and the songs stayed true to the relationships between the characters. The last song was a poignant touch to an epsode that should win an Emmy without doubt. Producer Deb Fordham wrote a classic and hats off to Bill Lawrence for sparing no expense. It worked perfectly. Scrubs is the best comedy on television.