Top Ten Scrubs Moments #3

Scrubs

First airing in 2001, Scrubs continued for nine seasons with 2010 being its official end. While it’s always sad to see a great comedy series call it a day it’s important to appreciate the memories that remain. At the time of writing I have watched and enjoyed seven seasons worth of Scrubs and from those experiences I have compiled what are, for me, the ten best moments. My choices contain many of Scrubs’ magical ingredients:- an obligatory rant from Dr Cox, a taste of the brilliant range of backing music and, of course, those occasions when the laughs are put to one side and the reality of hospital life hits you hard.

Guy Love

Many men find it hard to say they love their friends, particularly if they’re men. A common perception exists that saying those three words in this context is tantamount to being gay, which is something many straight men will want to avoid. Of course, this shouldn’t be the case and thanks to JD (Zach Braff) and Turk (Donald Faison) millions of men now have the means to say how they truly feel.

Best friends through medical school, JD and Turk have a close relationship, encompassed by matching bracelets and JD’s reference to his friend as “chocolate bear,” but in Turk’s case there is some hesitation about how others may perceive them. In the Scrubs musical episode JD sings about what his friendship with a hesitant Turk means and what some men may call gay they call “Guy Love.” It’s a great scene with JD trying to reassure Turk their close relationship isn’t gay, while Turk continues to play on the idea that he’s a proper macho man despite subscribing to the idea of “Guy Love.” Seeing the image of a groom and best man singing this on YouTube made me smile. It’s very silly but that doesn’t stop it being refreshing seeing two friends embracing honesty rather than bowing to social convention.

Top Ten so far:-

3) Guy Love

4) Ben’s Funeral

5) Dominican Tango

6) Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

7) Kelso temorarily loses his hearing

8) Dr Cox says “No!”

9) Air Band

10) Jordan reveals all

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Dave Brown

I was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England and have always been a bookworm and enjoyed creative writing at school. In 1999 I created the Elencheran Chronicles and have been writing ever since. My first novel, Fezariu's Epiphany, was published in May 2011. When not writing I'm a lover of films, games, books and blogging. I live in Barnsley, with my wife, Donna, and our six cats - Kain, Razz, Buggles, Charlie, Bilbo and Frodo.
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