"Veronica Mars" isn't the only show from last night I haven't seen yet. Due to a need to sleep off this demon virus that's invaded our home, all I watched were "Idol" and "Scrubs." (I'll try to get through "Gilmore Girls," "House" and the first of the unaired "Love Monkey"s from VH1 later today, but my pace may be slower than that.)
Anyway, on to "Scrubs." At a press conference a few months back, Bill Lawrence joked that "when we find out when the show is ending, there will be an entire episode with (The Janitor's) voice over." Since our custodial pal took over narration duties last night, should we be scared for the show's future? Not yet, since, immediately after Bill made that prediction, Sarah Chalke reminded him that what he had always told them was, "He's going to be 'Janitor' until his name is revealed. And when his name is in the script, then we all have to be worried, because that's the last episode."
So with that load off our collective minds, I'll say that I had higher hopes for our eventual mop-centric episode. As weird as the show has been this season, an entire half-hour devoted to The Janitor could have been acid-trippingly weird. Instead, this may have been the most normal episode in months. I don't need to know that, deep down, The Janitor has feelings that can be hurt, that he really wants to fit in and contribute, etc., etc., etc. Why can't the show have just one major character who's goofy for the sake of being goofy? Are we going to get an episode next week where we discover that The Todd is just overcompensating for being a virgin?
Not a bad episode, though, just a disappointing one, given the possibilities. Cox mocking Turk's lack of blackness was the best, especially when he randomly snuck up on them as they test-drove the minivan. (And how can they afford a top of the line rig like that when Carla's on a nurse's salary and Turk's still a resident?) Also loved Cox's imitation of Elliot's walk, and Keith's panic at meeting Elliot's mom. The Dudemeister has quickly become a worthy addition to the show.
Off to hold my head over a pot of boiling water. I'll try to watch and write more later.