I hadn’t watched Scrubs much the past few seasons (and NBC certainly did not do much to remind me to check it out). But last night’s two new episodes on its new network, ABC, were aces, top-notch, silly (“Steak Night!”) and funny (the episode-closing bit with barely-inside-jokes about Tony Shaloub’s universe-baffling multiple Emmy-wins) and a wee bit touching without being maudlin.
In short, the show proved decisively why it should continue. And as creator Bill Lawrence proved in his interview with my esteemed colleague Monsieur Ausiello, the show is likely to maintain this comic momentum for the rest of its season, and NBC made yet another boneheaded programming mistake in showing the show so little support over the years.
Scrubs fans and Scrubs skeptics: agree about last night? Disagree? Will you keep watching?