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9 ways Scrubs did music better than any other TV show

The moments from Scrubs that want to make you jump up and shout “EAGLE!”

SCRUBS HAS GIVEN us a lot of laughs over the years, but also great musical scenes – both heartfelt and hilarious.

Hands up who first heard The Fray’s How To Save A Life on Scrubs? Alright, maybe we wouldn’t thank them for that one.

But in the grand scheme of things, Scrubs used music and dancing in a more whimsical and funny way than almost any other show out there. Here’s how.

1. The Overkill episode

Arranged here lyrically in sequence. Ouch, right in the emotions.


2. That time The Polyphonic Spree dropped by

Musical credibility points.


3. Turk’s incredible dance to Poison…

…And Todd’s amazing dance to Workin’ For The Weekend, too, for good measure.



4. That airband version of Boston

And Turk’s amazing moves didn’t go to waste. They landed him prime spot in the best airband group of all time.

Of all time.


5. ALL of Ted’s barbershop quartet

ALL of it.

Michael Walsh/Youtube

6. And of course, the Janitor’s barbershop quartet



7. JD’s impromptu rendition of Don’t Stop Believin’

In fact, Don’t Stop Believin’ was used to great effect in the episode “My Journey.”

Has any other character had a better taste in music than JD?

Well, maybe Turk.


8. JD singing Toto in the bath



9. And of course…

The entire musical-themed episode from season 6, cleverly titled “My Musical.”

Ewan Somers/YouTube

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