'Scrubs' cast and crew reunite at Vulture Festival 2018, reveal how close they were during 9 years of filming
Bill Lawrence revealed he feels like the show has just ended and said he hopes streaming sites help the series to stand the test of time
'Scrubs' is a medical comedy-drama TV series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001, to March 17, 2010, on NBC and later on ABC. The famous series follows the lives of employees at the fictional Sacred Heart Hospital, which then, later on, becomes a Teaching Hospital.
In an interview with Meaww during the Vulture festival, the cast and crew of the series came together for a reunion and revealed how they were all close during the show and saw each other more than their own families.
Starting off, Lawrence revealed he felt like the show just ended and spoke about how streaming sites are the main reason for the series to stand the test of time. "I feel like it just ended, you know what I mean, and on the car ride here, I asked my son who is here if he has watched 'Scrubs' and he said has seen every episode of the 'Office' but he has not caught 'Scrubs' yet," he said. "I do not know if that is completely true. I hope it is finding its way because of the streaming sites, especially in this generation with people searching for comedies and stuff they can binge through. So, I hope it stays alive forever."
Talking about how it is like a reunion and how he is going to meet everyone after ages because everyone has been constantly at work, Lawrence said, "We're here because, in a very good way, all the writers, crew members, actors and actresses of the show have continued to work constantly, we never got a chance to hang out with each other. So, whenever anybody asks us about a reboot, we love to do something again, just because we enjoy each other's company. But until then, anybody out there who wants to offer us free alcohol and a chance to spend a couple of hours together we'll probably show up."
Adding to that, John C McGinley, who played the role of Perry Cox, said this meeting is like putting a broken old baseball glove back on. "We lived together for almost nine years. We saw each other more than we saw our own family. And, because it was a single camera, we worked around 14 hours a day. And, given arithmetic that leaves about 10 hours for your family, which includes two hours to travel," the actor said.
He even spoke about a policy Lawrence had created. "Lawrence, the executive producer for the show, introduced this concept at the beginning of 'Scrubs' in 2001, it is called the 'no-a*****e policy' and he got the whole crew together in the cafeteria and Bill is a non-confrontational kind of guy, and he told everybody that..., he knew what we didn't and that he knew we were going to be together for a long time and so he issued the 'no a*****e policy' and all the policy proposes to do is suggest you have to be nice to each other at school and if you can't then you can't come," McGinley added revealing a couple of people were let go off as well as a result and McGinley himself has now brought that same policy to many of his show sets because it makes life much better.
When McGinley revealed people were let go off because of this, Neil Flynn, who played the role of the janitor on the show said he didn't remember. "I don't even remember that, but if they went away that was probably why," Flynn said revealing he met Mcginley after so many years just two and a half minutes ago and they picked up right where they left off.