About 'Scrubs's Pilot, Its Rocky End, & Its Unreliable Narrator

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About 'Scrubs's Pilot, Its Rocky End, & Its Unreliable Narrator

Scrubs was inspired by a nightmare: Bill Lawrence, also known as the mind behind Ted Lasso, would be in need of medical care, and be met by none other than... his college best friend and med school student, J.D. A bad situation, perhaps, but a great situational comedy, as it turns out. So Lawrence created Scrubs, a sitcom about a medical school resident named — what else? — J.D.

Perhaps the fact that the series is rooted in friendship is the reason for its very, very long life, lasting nine seasons despite four cancelation scares. And my TV. Watch. Repeat. co-host Allison Piwowarski and I dig into the history of what fueled Scrubs' nine seasons in our latest episode, embedded below. Along the way, we also learn who almost played J.D., the unconventional setting for the series, and exactly how Zach Braff feels about appletinis. Plus: we discuss how Scrubs' unreliable narrator mayyyy have contributed to its sexism.

So grab your appletini and enjoy the story of Scrubs on our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And be sure to check out our other pop culture podcast, Pop Chaser, for all your entertainment headline needs!

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