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Anyone Catch the "Scrubs" parody?

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    YanksWS96

    [1]May 8, 2007
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    I don't know how many caught the "Scrubs" parody, but I would have to say that this is the first time I ever felt that the writers and cast of the "Mad TV" have NEVER seen a show they are parodying.  The whole thing was insulting and degrading to diehard "Scrubs" fans like myself.  Of course, everyone has different opinions, especially those who have never seen "Scrubs" before and thought the parody was hilarious (nothing wrong with that).

    Just curious: all "Scrubs" and non-"Scrubs" fans out there....did you like or dislike the sketch?

    LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQJz...related&search=

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    iamnotanerd

    [2]May 9, 2007
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    I thought it was pretty funny and I liked Scrubs. What was so bad about it?
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    MomofAllMoms

    [3]May 10, 2007
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    How the heck is it degrading to Scrubs fans? MADtv and SNL parody shows. It's what they do. Scrubs is not on a higher level where it is immune from parody.

    They didn't even insult the show except for the first line with the "You're watching NBC, Comedy Night done right, except for Scrubs" thing.
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    YanksWS96

    [4]May 10, 2007
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    iamnotanerd wrote:
    I thought it was pretty funny and I liked Scrubs. What was so bad about it?


    - Didn't capture Dr. Cox's sarcastic rants or his syllable elongations
    - Didn't capture the close (sometimes too close) relationship JD and Turk have
    - JD never talks directly to the camera (that's not quirky...that was dumb)

    OK, so it might not actually be degrading to "Scrubs" fans, but I still feel they completely missed the point of the show with this parody. For example, when they did the "House" parody, they caught the attitude and medication problem House has. They caught nothing of what "Scrubs" puts forth on a weekly basis.
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    Rurry

    [5]May 10, 2007
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    I thought it was funny, but I respect that you didn't like it, it's the people who actually say it's offensive to Scrubs fan that annoy me, they've been way meaner to shows before. Compared to some of the other things MAD has said about TV shows they were easy on Scrubs.

     

    Also, it's kinda hard for a comedy to parody a comedy.  

    Edited on 05/10/2007 7:53pm
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    tabbikattster

    [6]May 12, 2007
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    I didn't really like it. It didn't capture how the characters really are. Especially Dr. Cox.
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    itscrazyman

    [8]May 14, 2007
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    There was a couple funny pokes in there, but overall it wasn't as great as the House parody, but of course there wasn't any Larry King reviews in the Scrubs parody. Larry King is an hilarious man. It hasn't been the first miss by the show, the Dane Cook parody was pretty lame. But this show still has a lot of funny stuff.
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    _Plum

    [9]May 17, 2007
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    I didn't like it, however, they made fun of it well, in my opinion.  They do do some of that.
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    usagisakura

    [10]May 19, 2007
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    I didn't have a problem with it and being a Scrubs fan. I wasn't offended. I thought it was a little funny. I think they should have made of Elliot more.
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    sushi432

    [11]May 19, 2007
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    I was cool with it. The "Grey's Anatomy" and "Desperate Housewives" ones were better though.
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    danieldaniel614

    [12]May 24, 2007
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    I saw it. I don't really watch Scrubs, but I've seen some. They make fun of all shows, but it did seem like they hit Scrubs a little harder than most shows.
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    Darkside2501

    [13]May 25, 2007
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    While agree that it wasn't a dead on parody, it still reminded me of the show a little, and I found it funny.

    BTW, Scrubs > MadTV
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    StephenHu

    [14]May 27, 2007
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    I love Scrubs and I love the sketch, I love it when MadTV parodies things I like.
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    Darkside2501

    [15]Jun 9, 2007
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    Same here.
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