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Um…So Do You Know When Scrubs Is Coming Back On? Friday, January 18, 2008

Posted by Shakarean Hutchinson in boooo reruns, SA, Scrubs, TV.

And no, that wasn’t some wannabe catchy title to a post. I’m genuinely asking all of you out there, do you know when Scrubs is going to come back on? Because there had been some articles out there claiming that yesterday was when it was coming back, but if you happen by NBC at 9:30 last night you saw some type of C/D-list Celebrity Apprentice on or some shit like that. I mean, how hard up on material is NBC that they have that going on right now?

Anyway, back to scheduling. There were rumors that the show was going to start next week, and then more saying the show will be back in February. With only five finished episodes left I guess it’s smart to back them up a bit, but it’s the middle of January and sooner or later you’re going to run out of new episodes. Might as well play them now, right? Or maybe that’s my inner junkie coming out. There is only so many Comedy Central and local syndication re-runs of seasons 2-3 I can take.

So if you know when Scrubs is going to start playing their final six episodes (so far) this season, holla at me. Let me know in the comments. And more Scrubs talk, although of the personal project kind, after the jump.

So one of the great things about Scrubs I think everyone can agree on is the music. And I’m looking to do an end of series, whenever that ending comes, Top 10 of the best use of music on the show. Or just the best songs used on the show period. Or something like that. But I suck at knowing what good music is. So that’s where I need you guys’ expertise. What were some of your favorite and/or best songs Scrubs ever used during its seven seasons? I really want to do this list at the end of the series, but I know that alone I’ll never do it justice. So as with any info you have on Scrubs coming back, in the comments just list some of your favorite songs that has been on the show. I’ll try to find the scene it goes to, although if you know what happened during the song that would be helpful. I do know one song that will go on the list, so consider nine or however many spots up for grabs. Song and clip below. Oh, if only they had never went back down this road we’d wouldn’t be at this “is JD and Elliot going to end up together?” mess.



1. Shenanigans - Friday, January 18, 2008

Question by the old 97s is a good one, although your choice was definitely superior.

2. Jerkwheat - Friday, January 18, 2008

I’m gonna have to second the nomination of “Question”. If only because it’s one of my favorite songs EVAR.

3. DougOLis - Friday, January 18, 2008

I think you absolutely need some Colin Hay. Overkill is probably the best suggestion.

They’re not my favorite band and the song eventually got super played out, but The Fray’s How To Save A Life was used magnificently in a gut wrenching scene. Plus Scrubs was what made the song popular in the first place (I think).

I’ll think about some more. I haven’t heard anything about when it’s coming back but it seems like the studios are trying to spread out and bundle the new episodes as much as they can. They definitely all need to be played in a row so the market doesn’t get too confused.

4. SA - Friday, January 18, 2008

Yeah, I love “Question” as well. But I didn’t want to just add all my favs from the show because it’ll be a lot of the sappy songs.

And thanks Shenanigans for finding the clip. I actually had been looking for it.

5. DougOLis - Friday, January 18, 2008

uhh, can someone approve my comment?

6. DougOLis - Friday, January 18, 2008

I had to look up the band (check out this site for a bunch of Scrubs music), but I also suggest Josh Radin and Winter in one of the best/hardest/most emotional/worst scenes in Scrubs history at the end of My Screw Up. He’s had a few other songs on Scrubs too.

I loved the Air Band version of More Than a Feeling.

A great scene, a great band, and a great song for The Polyphonic Spree’s Light and Day.

99 Luftballons

Candy Man

What was the one where JD imagines them dressing up like some dude from a 70s show and doing the theme song?

7. Jerkwheat - Friday, January 18, 2008

Approved, and I’m pissed I didn’t think of “Overkill” myself.

8. DougOLis - Friday, January 18, 2008

oh, I didn’t mean that; I wasn’t looking for approval in that sense. I had one that didn’t go through for some reason.

Here’s the gist of what the other comment said (without links, I think that’s what broke it). I recommend something by Ted’s band The Worthless Peons. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Underdog” are good bets.

9. chilltown - Friday, January 18, 2008

Hey Julie by Fountains of Wayne was another good one.

10. Jerkwheat - Friday, January 18, 2008

I meant only that I had approved your comments that were pending. I hope to Jeebus that nobody comes here actually seeking approval.

11. DougOLis - Friday, January 18, 2008

Oh good.

Amy, the TV Gal at Zap2it, said in today’s blog: “I’ll be back on Monday with a look at each network’s strike survival situation (booo NBC. Boooo!).”
That doesn’t sound good for getting Scrubs back or properly.

12. Yostal - Sunday, January 20, 2008

I’ll always give props to The New Radicals “Mother, We Just Can’t Get Enough” from the Heather Locklear/Christa Miller Lawrence showdown.

Also, Rhett Miller’s “Our Love” and “Follow Through”, both amazing.

My all-time favorite though is “Half a World Away” by R.E.M., not only because I love that song anyway, but to have it be used to such great effect at the end of My Fishbowl, it’s just perfect.

13. SA - Monday, January 21, 2008

Thanks guys. I thought up all these songs, but I didn’t want it to just be my favorites on the show. Glad to see that everyone else likes them as well.

14. dave - Thursday, January 24, 2008

You gotta include the song Winter, by Josh Radin. Brilliant song.

15. Alisa Kim - Thursday, January 24, 2008

ACK! The Coral!! Def. one of the best songs.

I hate this is it coming on? Isn’t it? Just tell us already NBC, damn.

My favs are of course Colin Hay (although I prefer Waiting for My Real Life to Begin instead of Overkill [original wasn’t on Scrubs but a patient sang it]), The Blanks doing a cover of Underdog and Facts of Life, POISON BY BELL BIV DEVOE (duh), Good Time by Leroy, Tell Her by Del Amitri, and Hey Julie by Fountains of Wayne.

There actually this:http://www.tunefind.com/show/Scrubs/Season+1 which has a lot of the songs on there.

Winter is also really good, although I found out firsthand that the acoustic version is on Scrubs, not the polished CD version.

16. Rhonda Foster - Friday, January 25, 2008

Gotta include A Little Respect by Erasure from My Best Friend’s Mistake…funny stuff….oh and gotta do Safety Dance…Turk does Safety Dance on My Day at the Races….truly classic.

17. SA - Friday, January 25, 2008

Dave, Alisa, Rhonda-thanks!

18. JB* - Sunday, January 27, 2008

What the heck… the NBC site said the 24th up until, um, the 24th – but now says nothing at all.

The use of Hallelujah at the end of “My Old Lady” was great, but I don’t think anyone can go wrong using that. Also in season 1, The Eels “Fresh Feeling” in My Hero.

19. JB* - Sunday, January 27, 2008

DougOLis – I read somewhere that Scrubs recorded the episode with “How To Save A Life” prior to Gray’s Anatomy using it, but the Gray’s episode aired first (by like, days).

And is the one with the 70s sequence “My Kingdom:, when JD does his surgical rotation? I can clearly picture it, but am blanking on the episode.

20. SA - Sunday, January 27, 2008

The only time I liked the song “How to Save a Life” was when Scrubs used it. I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy so screw them and their use of it.

JB-are you talking about the scene where JD and Turk come into the hospital as pimps? That’s the only music clip from that episode I can think of.

21. JB* - Monday, January 28, 2008

SA –

Wholly agreed. The Scrubs usage was wonderful and fit so perfectly. Cox’ meltdown…

That was the scene I was thinking of. I couldn’t think of the song they were doing as they entered the hospital.

22. JB126 - Thursday, January 31, 2008

Martin Sexton’s “diner” is a good Scrubs song.

They entered the hospital as pimps to James Brown’s “The Payback”

23. Jocus - Tuesday, February 19, 2008

For some reason I was feeling “Alive with the Glory of Love” by Say Anything at the end of last season when JD and Elliot were staring at each other. At the time I thought they were definitely gonna do it because of that song.

24. DH - Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Colin Hay – Good Life
Butthole Surfers – Dracula From Houston

Scrubs is scheduled to come back on April 10, starting with the first 5 episodes from season 7. But there has been talk that the show will move to ABC.


25. David F - Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Some of the music used for scenes on scrubs are incredible:

Ain’t No Reason by Brett Dennon in My No Good reason is quality when Liverne is in a car crash.

In the Sun by Joseph Arthur is also very good, when jack gets baptised.

Winter by Joshua Radin is great and theres another of his songs called ‘Closer’ thats very good.

Teds Bands version of over the rainbow is another good one.

How to Save a Life has to be one of the best purely cos of the scene it plays the background to.
There’s too many to mention but there some of my favourite ones.

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