Hollywood and entertainment industries across are seeing some major shuffles following the Black Lives Matter movement. Adding one more show to the list to have gone to changes, is Scrubs. Reportedly, Hulu has pulled back episodes from the show that featured some characters in blackface.
As per reports, the move was initiated post the show’s creator Bill Lawrence and ABC studios requested the platform.
For the unversed, it all began with blackface episodes of 30 Rock being pulled down from the streaming service, on NBC’s request. Following which, a fan tagged Bill Lawrence and ABC Network to do the same with Scrubs. The Twitter user wrote, “Hey @VDOOZER @Hulu @ABCNetwork could we do this with #Scrubs please?”
Lesser did he know, that Bill Lawrence would actually reply. The Scrubs creator assured the Twitter user that he is doing the needful. In his reply, he wrote, “Agreed. Already in the works.”
Agreed. Already in the works.
— Bill Lawrence (@VDOOZER) June 23, 2020
As per a report in Variety, the episodes of Scrubs in question here are My Fifteen Seconds (season 3, episode 7), which features Zach Braff’s character in blackface at a party. My Jiggly Ball (season 5, episode 4) and My Chopped Liver (season 5, episode 17).
Scrubs made its way to the screen in 2001 and ran for successful 9 seasons till 2010. The show that follows a group of medical students in Sacred Heart Hospital, starred John C., Neil Flynn, Sarah Chalke and ensemble.