One of my favorite comedies, Scrubs, is starting it’s seventh and final season tonight on NBC. According to doctor friends and families, this show represents life in a hospital better than any of its competitors.
What has been interesting is the risks the show has in many areas:
- Audience: Despite the format of the show being a flowing comedy inside an empty hospital (a la The Bernie Mac Show), one episode was filmed in front of a live studio audience.
- Singing and dancing: One full episode was a quite hilarious musical, entitled “My Musical”.
- More singing and dancing: Many episodes include copious amounts of singing and dancing, including Turk (Donald Faison)’s full Poison rendition.
- Occasionally extravagant stunts: In one episode “My Way Home”, J.D. (Zach Braff) drives his scooter into a patch of cement filled with water, and then supposedly pops up from another patch of cement 10 feet away, exclaiming, “Where was I?” The stunt cost reportedly around $70,000 to execute.
Enjoy the last 18 episodes, because this will be the last time you will get to watch this fantastic show. That is, if you don’t count the other 10 times a day the show is on via syndication…