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Sam Lloyd on Scrubs

Published October 23, 2007 in Television
By Fred Topel | Image property of NBC.
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Poor Ted the lawyer. On Scrubs, he is constantly miserable. When the show does a fantasy episode, things only get worse. This year's final season features an episode told as a bedtime story to Dr. Cox's child, featuring all the hospital's characters.

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"Ted is going to be a hunchback," said actor Sam Lloyd. "I'm looking forward to that. I might have a fitting with my hump this week. I'm looking forward to that. It's going to be the whole episode. It's going to be a big fantasy show where everybody is going to be some kind of medieval fable character. A kind of clever conceit for it is Dr. Cox, as I've heard, is telling his son what a day at work is for him, and he tells it as a fable. Of course he's a knight in shining armor and I think Kelso is an evil wizard and I'm his hunchback henchman."

It wasn't enough to give him a constant flow of fop sweat. "I know, exactly. Now they're putting a hump and warts on my face. That's what I've understood. But I'm used to it. I'm the only guy on the show that looks worse coming out of makeup than he went in. What are you going to do?"

The final season promises to wrap up storylines like J.D. and Elliott's on and off relationship, but Scrubs always gives good attention to the supporting players too. Ted could finally find some closure.



"I'm hoping they do. I'm going to talk to Bill [Lawrence] about it more when I get a chance but I never know what exactly they're thinking of. I have fantasies about what could happen, my favorite one being that Ted finds The Secret and it actually works and changes his life. That's what I'm hoping for. I thought that would be ripe with possibilities."

Scrubs held on for many rough years ratings-wise. Reaching year seven was a gift to both the creators and the fans. However, season seven comes with a sacrifice. "The one different thing is we don't have our big community lunch anymore because we had to cut some budget stuff. That was too bad because that gave a chance for everybody to eat together which is kind of nice. We used to have a big catered lunch every day with a lunch truck, with a huge spread. Now we still do have a lunch that's supplied but it's more of what used to be our afternoon lunch, our late lunch where they'd put out some food buffet style. Now that's kind of our lunch although you can also go off site if you want to. So they had to make a few concessions this year I think because NBC might not have brought it back if we hadn't. I think we're all taking it in stride. I think it's that we were incredibly spoiled for the last six years."

Scrubs airs Thursday nights on NBC.

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