Top 5 reasons to watch Scrubs

I get that this is a music blog and I'm recommending a TV show. But, this particular show uses music like no other on TV today or ever, as far as I know. The songs themselves are at times as important as the characters. They set the mood, provide comedic asides, give a sense of era and in almost every episode they wrap the multiple storylines together. If you haven't seen the show, I'd recommend you give it a shot. If anything, the music showcased may pique your aural pallete.

Without further ado, the Top 5 reasons to watch Scrubs:

1. The music featured runs the gamut and manages to stay out of the 'crap' genre. Artists that have had songs featured include Beck, The Barenaked Ladies, Marvin Gaye and the Finn Brothers. Others that have been showcased were James Brown, Toto, Joseph Arthur and Coldplay. For a complete listing of the songs on Scrubs, click here.

2. No other TV show has or (unfortunately) ever will have The Polyphonic Spree as guests. There's not a whole lot of opportunities out there to showcase a 15 plus member band. Especially of the hippie variety. This clip was filmed when the Spree was still wearing choir gowns. So much better that they are wearing 'Fragile Army' gear now.

3. Colin Hay made a guest appearance on the show and sang Overkill. The lyrics are beautiful and fit for this particular episode. The clip below has been edited to show the entire song. In the episode, he kept coming back as a different characte every couple of minutes and picked up where he left off previously.

4. Airbanding 'Poison' by BelBivDevoe and Boston's 'More than a feeling.'

5. Bruce beat boxes because that's what he's good at.

Watch the show. If none of the above got you going, maybe an extended fight scene to Carl Douglas' 'Kung Fu Fighting' would have. Or, lowly lawyer Ted's a cappella band The Worthless Peons doing only commercial jingles.

Iron Balls outttttttttttt, suckas!

1 comment:

  1. "pique your aural pallete"

    Wow, them's some sofisticated words and stuff.