Scrubs’ Fake Doctors, Real Friends is Here to Save You

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Before New Girl, before Brooklyn Nine-Nine, before losing a good chunk of my time and sanity to Tiger King, I was addicted to Scrubs. 

The NBC (and then a short time on ABC) comedy centered on young doctor John “JD” Dorian navigating life, friendships, and love all the while saving lives at Sacred Heart hospital. In its eight seasons – well, nine but we’re not counting that last season because a majority of the cast bowed out – the show was able to delicately balance the humor and heart, without being irreverent, in a setting that typically deals with life and death on a daily basis.

Recently with the onslaught of the coronavirus and people still not understanding how a pandemic happens, Scrubs experienced a sudden resurgence when outlets posted this clip, providing people the much needed visualization of the infectious diseases:

If this doesn’t convince someone how dangerous infectious diseases are, report that person immediately. They are a robot, sent to destroy us all.

This past week, Scrubs star Zach Braff took to Instagram to announce the most important news you will ever need this week:

Scrubs co-stars and IRL BFFs Zach Braff and Donald Faison are starting a podcast.

That’s right – JD and Turk have started their own podcast. In Fake Doctors, Real Friends, Zach and Donald take Scrubs fans down memory lane, where they watch each episode and relive their memories of shooting one of the best comedies on television. There will be reminiscing, behind the scenes stories, interviews with cast members, and hopefully, fingers crossed, a revival of the greatest bromance song of all time: “Guy Love.”

What I’m perhaps looking forward to the most is the two actors reliving and deep diving into those episodes that left such an indelible mark on fans, such as S3E4’s “My Screw Up” or even S8E2’s “My Last Words, that they still strongly resonate over ten years after series finally ended. Come for the laughs and two best friends shooting the shit. Stay for the emotional connection.

These days, we are constantly inundated with negative news and dire statistics. For at least an hour, we get the chance to sit down with our favorite fake doctors, remember what made Scrubs one of the best shows on television, and have a laugh along the way. Although social distancing and extreme decontamination will ultimately save our lives, I also believe that laughter is just what these fake doctors ordered.

Listen to Fake Doctors, Real Friends on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or iHeartRadio

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