When Scrubs introduced Ted's Band, a barbershop quartet singing TV theme songs in the hospital elevator, The Blanks gained a cult following. The real life singing buddies performed at a Scrubs holiday party and Bill Lawrence decided to put it on the show. With several recordings accumulated, they released a CD.
Sam Lloyd Sings with The Blanks
"Without Scrubs, there wouldn't be much of Blanks out there. In fact, Paul Perry who is our arranger and he's in the group, unless he has a reason to do something, he usually won't do it. Because once we got onto Scrubs they said, 'Okay, you have to do 'Underdog' this week,' he would have to sit down and arrange it. It forced him to do it and sooner, as time went on, we actually had enough to put together a CD. The CD has just taken off purely from the Scrubs interest."
The CD has sold well amongst fans, but work on a follow-up has been slow. "We talk about it once in a while and we are thinking about it. It's something that we're struggling with right now because of all the time involved and the work involved. Our big dilemma was that our signature tune is the John Williams Superman theme."
The Blanks created words to the instrumental Superman theme, but cannot get the legal rights to publish their version. "If we could get permission from John Williams or somebody, our dream is to get John Williams even just to listen to it because it's kind of a valentine to his Superman theme and to that Superman in general, Christopher Reeve. If we could somehow get permission, we're still trying to go through a friend of a friend who might know how to get in touch with him. That was the actual song that we sang at the Christmas party for Scrubs that got us onto the show. If we could get that song, that would be like our lynchpin for the album. If that happens, it could happen."