Question: I thought the Scrubs musical was absolutely brilliant. I liked the fact that they found a way to make the episode a musical, and thought all the songs (with the exception of the "We'll Be Together" steal) were amazing. My favorite song was probably "Man Love." It amazed me that everyone had a good singing voice. I'm wondering if this is because of current digital technology. Though the Buffy musical was far superior, there were a few off-key voices in that episode. I just realized I really didn't have a question here, except to get your opinion on the episode.
Answer: Perhaps you missed my rave in my recent magazine review column. I loved it, although I also didn't find it not quite on par with the landmark Buffy musical episode. I thought this one was very clever and sweet, and I loved the fact that the patient who heard everything in music was played by Stephanie D'Abruzzo, from the original Broadway (and off-Broadway before that) cast of Avenue Q, whose songwriters
Tonight at 9 pm/ET, Scrubs fans are in for quite a treat, as NBC presents a nearly all-musical episode of the medical comedy. There is singing and dancing, and even a ditty about doodie. TVGuide.com spoke with series creator Bill Lawrence, a big musical-theater fan, to find out why he suddenly felt the urge to have his comedy break out into song. "The tough part for us is always trying to make it organic to the show," says Lawrence. "We wouldn't have done [a musical], except that our medical advisor on the show stumbled onto this case where somebody had an aneurysm and was hearing everything in music. Obviously, they weren't hearing an entire Broadway musical with singing and dancing, but for us in the world of Scrubs, that works."
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The musical episode of NBC's Scrubs doesnt hit the air until Jan. 18, but visitors to YouTube can now check out a pair of numbers starting Friday. In addition to the Zach Braff-Donald Faison duet "Guy Love," which has been making the rounds for weeks, the site will also make available "Everything Comes Down to Poo," sung by Braff, Faison and guest star Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q).