Quick thoughts on last night's "Scrubs" coming up just as soon as I try a Popsicle...
I think we're all in agreement that, even if the ratings weren't as small as they were, "Scrubs" in its current form has outlived its usefulness. They're repeating the same jokes about the characters (though they usually at least acknowledge it, as they did with JD and Turk's reprised pimp strut), and aside from the wonderful Glynn Turman episode with Turk and JD, most of the season's memorable moments have come from either the new interns or from expanded roles for the likes of Ted and Janitor.
So my question -- particularly after watching an episode that so blatantly tries to set up Denise, Sunny and new guy Derek as the spiritual descendants of Elliot, JD and Turk -- is whether I would be interested in the ever-so-slim possibility of the show rebooting itself next year around the young'uns. And based on "Their Story II," probably not.
Now, it's not entirely fair to judge anything based on one of the periodic episodes where JD turns the narration over to other characters. I've rarely liked those shows, and feel like they miss the point of JD's narration working only because he's such a weirdo. (The Moral of the Story stuff is usually unnecessary.) But while Eliza Coupe continues to create this really unique and interesting character in Denise, I don't see enough in the other interns to want to follow them, with or without some ancillary characters like Janitor or Kelso hanging around.
(And speaking of Janitor, I thought giving him three different running gags in the same episode -- the motorized cart-as-puppy, the hypnotism, and his refusal to punish Sunny -- was at least one too many.)
One final question: if Turk's "Poison" dance is an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10 for comedy dancing awesomeness, where do you rank the updated version of Elliot's "Told You So" dance? And do you think the dance has improved any since its first appearance in season one?
What did everybody else think?