Monday, November 15, 2004

Scrubs Be Cool

Mi hermano, Red Cowboy, passed me this quick note last week that I forgot to report...but here it is now. For those of you who don't TiVo or watch Scrubs, you're idiots. It's that simple. I don't like name-calling, but I'll resort to it here if you refuse to tune into this 22 minutes of greatness. Outside of Arrested Development, it's the flat-out funniest show on television, and I may actually call Scrubs funnier than AD if someone put a pellet gun to my sac and made me choose. The characters are hysterical, the plots fantastic, guest stars and cameos fit right in with the ensemble cast, the jokes are somehow both subtle and in-your-face at the same time...basically, it owns my face. Scrubs owns my face.

Anyway, in last week's episode, Dr. Turk (better known as Stacey Dash's keepin'-it-real boyfriend Murray in Clueless), got real excited about his new cell phone number: (916) CALL-TURK. And don't worry, it's a realistic show, it was pointed out that the "K" was totally unnecessary and that his number was actually (916) CALL-TUR. Regardless, here's another example of what makes this show so incredible...It turns out, the phone number used on the show was real, and if you're strange and lonely enough to call a fictional number from the teevee box, you either got one of the show's cast or crew members or a message from Turk himself. Check it:

"Talk about a sweeps stunt. Some lucky Scrubs fans got the shock of their lives Thursday when, after reading my news item, they dialed 916-CALL-TUR and found themselves having a live conversation with the show's cast! "I just called Turk's digits and got a live person on the set," one TVGO reader told me via e-mail. "It was a writer, who then put me on with the woman who plays Dr. Cox's wife [Christa Miller]." Even TV Guide employees got in on the act. "We all just talked to Sarah Chalke, [series creator] Bill Lawrence and the guy who plays the janitor [Neil Flynn]," said Tess Forte, who works in TV Guide's ad-sales department. "It was so much fun — they told us to vote for Scrubs in the People's Choice Awards. I guess that's the point of the initiative." Have I mentioned lately how much I love this show?"

How freakin' cool is that shit? Yes, that's cool. Admit it. What's not cool, however, is the way the Oklahoma-Nebraska game ended Saturday night. With Oklahoma up 30-0, the Sooners drove the field with little time left, in the hopes of running up the score on their hated rivals. The BCS calls for it, OU coach Bob Stoops said later, they had to run up the score to remain in the two-slot after Auburn's impressive win. Anyway, OU failed to drive the whole field, Nebraska regained control of the ball and moved it the other way with less than a minute left. And with no time on the clock, Nebraska's kicker booted a 41-yard field goal to break the shutout and lose by 27 points: 30-3.

There was a frosty handshake between the two coaches, and Stoops all but apologized in the postgame interview, saying the current playoff situation called for running up the score. But here's the one thing I've yet to hear a word about thus far: The line was OU by 30, or OU by 29.5 in some cases. So the field goal not only broke the shutout, but it assured that Nebraska covered the point spread. And not ONE word has been mentioned on the subject. I'm not claiming conspiracy, alls I'm saying is, doesn't hurt to bring up all the facts, especially when dealing with big, and perhaps shady, academic institutions with huge football programs.

Either way, Auburn is the best team in the country. I've said it for about five weeks, but now there's no doubt in my mind they're the best team around. Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown are a dynamite duo, the defense is unforgiving and rock solid, Auburn is well-coached, they've got great fans, and they're definitely blowing through Alabama (sorry, Bux) in the Iron Bowl this weekend and whomever they play in the SEC Championship. And if they get dicked out of the BCS Championship game, that'll be two years in a row that perhaps the best team in the country doesn't get to play for the officially recognized national title. And I'll be smiling like the cat who ate the canary. I just heard that expression, it sucks bullocks, but I figured I'd throw it in somewhere today. Oh, go fuck yourself, Diane.

8 Comments:

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Shout Out to our fallen brother Ol' Dirty

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I liked his little refrain in that Mariah Carey tune, but other than that, I got no real love for ODB. Sorry to those who do, I feel your loss.

"Meee and Mariiiiah..."

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger poophopanonymous22 said...

ok, the craisins police are out in full effect for this little tidbit from jayson starks about bonds...

"This man walked 232 times. The American League leader, Eric Chavez, didn't even walk 100 times. Bonds was intentionally walked 120 times. No other team was within 50 of that. He walked so much that even if he'd gotten no hits all year, he still would have had a higher on-base percentage than the guy who led the league in hits, Juan Pierre."

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger stephie said...

Ace, let OU and Auburn decide who's #1. Don't agree with USC being #1 since they have a fluff schedule and they don't have to play for a championship. I personally was totally rooting for the first Nebraska shut out in 31 years. Broke my heart when OU failed to stop N from getting that three points. But, guess it's a rivalry thing...

Oh, personally I love Scrubs and watched it for a long time when it came out but they kept changing days/times blah blah blah. I chased it for a couple more seasons before I had to give it up. Think the stunt was great though, thanks for sharing cause I hadn't heard about it.

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Poophop, that is the lead car in the craisins parade...some of his numbers are so eye-popping that you almost think they're not real. Anyway, Barry won the NL MVP Award officially -- but who are the 8 people not voting him first on the ballot? Are they just tired of voting for Barry and trying to shake things up? Those 8 voters are just plain wrong.

Stephie, any word amongst OU fans about the whole FG covering the spread thing? I just cannot believe that NOBODY is talking about it...

Scrubs rocks, and I hear it's moving to 9 from 9:30 soon. Check your local listings.

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger poophopanonymous22 said...

i was actually going to ask u or a slack reader to please confirm all those stats about bonds, they're simply unthinkable

the 8 who didnt vote for him are racialists

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

No need to confirm when Jayson Stark wrote the article...if he says it, it's true. Guy is the numbers maven.

Speaking of numbers, people who know me know I dislike the NBA quite a bit...but I still love sports, and the NBA is what's on right now. So check out this article about some more numbers...

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=neel/041115

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger stephie said...

Ace, I haven't heard anything about it. But, being in Arkansas we aren't exactly in the heart of Sooner country. I asked my husband and he hadn't heard either. He found a good article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6479949/ though that supports our cry for a fair and honest playoff system. No doubts.

 

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