Zach Braff, who played the character Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian on the hit show Scrubs, gave fans an early Christmas treat. Though the series ended in 2010, die-hard fans have been clamoring for a revival and this is the closest they have come to realize their dream. Braff used social media to read a monologue written by a robot. Both the script and Zach’s reading of the piece have since gone viral.
Fans not only loved the special performance but pointed out that Braff easily dived right into the character without missing a beat. the reading has caused more fans to appeal for Scrubs to return to networks.
The script first surfaced online in October 2017 and quickly drew a response from Braff. The entire script was posted and had parts for multiple characters, but to date, Braff is the only one who answered the call and filmed a segment reading the monologue.
You can see Zach Braff read the bot-written, final script for Scrubs in the video player below.
In which I perform the final monologue of a Scrubs script written by a computer. Happy Holidays. pic.twitter.com/49ftogeB05
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) December 18, 2017
You may view the Scrubs’ script below. Zach Braff read the very last portion that says “J.D. Narration” during his social media recording today.
— Botnik Studios (@botnikstudios) October 19, 2017
When the original script appeared online, Zach Braff contacted his Scrubs’ co-workers by tagging them and then made the suggestion they should do the reading.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) October 20, 2017
Fans had a great reaction to the bot-written script and many found it humorous. Some fans found it a concise version of the entire series and others said they couldn’t stop laughing when reading it.
At the time, no one could have imagined that Zach Braff would actually commit to giving a reading and then would make it public.
Some were so excited they offered to start crowdfunding to raise money for a production based on the script. Others readily stated they would pay to see the script come to life.
After Zach Braff publicly released the reading, some fans said that it was an emotional experience. Not only did they enjoy the video, but many said that it made them realize how much they miss Scrubs.
What did you think of the video? Are you a Scrubs fan? Would you like to see the show come back to television?