13 Fun Facts About 'Scrubs'
We all know him as "Dr. Cox" from the hit series Scrubs. What most people don't know is that his real name on the show is "Percival Ulysses Cox".
"Ted" (Sam Lloyd) has a picture of his mother in his office. The woman seen in the picture is, in fact, the mother of actor Sam Lloyd.
The two stunt doubles who starred in "J.D." and "Elliot's" bungee jump scene, met for the first time during production for the scene itself. It turns out that they ended up getting married just a short while later! How cute!
Michael Muhney actually auditioned for the role of "J.D.", but ended up not getting the part due to the fact that he wasn't "quirky" enough. As we all know, Zach Braff later ended up getting the part! And Muhney had great parts in Veronica Mars as well as The Young And The Restless.
In the Spanish version of Scrubs, "Carla Espinosa", who speaks to her mother in Spanish in the original version of the show, is suddenly seen speaking Italian.
The title of the show Scrubs is actually a play of words. On one hand, a "Scrub" is another word for a surgeons gown, but on the other hand, it can also be used for someone who's just starting out in the field.
Actor Zach Braff was allegedly the person who chose "Superman" by Lazlo Bane as the theme song for the series.
The series characters "J.D." and "Turk" were named both after real doctors. They were named after actual medical workers in the film crew.
True Scrubs fans all know "Dr. Cox's" weird little habit of giving girl names to his co-worker "J.D." just to annoy him. It turns out that John C. McGinley often did the exact same thing to his friend and fellow actor John Cusack.
There was usually a script for every episode of the show, but the producers always gave the actors the freedom to improvise whilst filming a scene. Neil Flynn really took advantage of the opportunity and it's said that he almost never used a word from the scripts whilst acting.
A majority of the scenes in Scrubs were filmed in an actual hospital - at the North Hollywood Medical Center to be exact. Amusingly enough, the hospital had a reputation for being the set of many different TV shows. Sadly, the building was torn down in 2011.