Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I've got love for these guys

Let's face it: Scrubs jumped the shark at the end of Season Five, when the writers thought it'd be a good idea to introduce a new love interest for J.D. and get her pregnant all in the season finale. But gosh darn it, I can't stop watching. Dr. Cox's rants never get old (check this out for proof), the janitor's list of ways to torture J.D. is ever-evolving, Elliott continues to divulge really odd quirks, and Carla's constant third-wheel relationship between husband Turk and his best friend J.D. remains a testimony to her patience.

Season Six is full of character developments, from the births of Isabella Turk and Jennifer Dillon (get it -- J.D.) Cox to Elliott's engagement to Keith to J.D.'s on-and-off again relationship with is-she-or-isn't-she pregnant Dr. Kim Briggs. Sure, the one-liners aren't as zippy and some of the physical comedy gags are a little far reaching, but the best thing about Scrubs is its ability to encourage fans to suspend their belief and honestly think that J.D. could be duct taped to the cafeteria ceiling for hours or that he could actually live in a tent on his front porch (just his front porch -- there is no house).

The big fuss this season was over "My Musical," the episode in which Broadway star Stephanie D'Abruzzo portrays a patient who hears dialogue in song, thus causing the entire staff to perform musical numbers and sing their quips. The highlight, of course, is Turk and J.D.'s duet, "Guy Love." There's even a song about poop. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun episode -- and earned the show five Emmy nods -- but it dominates the special features portion of the DVD set, with multiple featurettes and interviews discussing the "making of." Note: WE WANT OUTTAKES. Deleted scenes are fine (although most here are a welcome deletion), and alternate lines come closest to anything resembling outtakes, but for a show this funny and with actors this goofy, outtakes are a must. Come on, people. Think of how many takes it took for them to do this:

That's all I'm sayin'. Frick! - Kim Jeffries