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Scrubs Blows “Entire Season’s Budget” On Princess Bride-Themed Episode

By Lindsay Robertson / April 23, 2008 - 1:35 pm

 

Scrubs has always been one of those shows that you never think to watch, but when you do, it’s pretty funny, but also kind of shrill and annoying. (My Name Is Earl suffers from the same disease.) Though it’s still possible ABC might pick the show up for another season, Scrubs’ final episode on NBC will air May 15. There were rumors that an episode called “My Princess”, based on the best movie of all time The Princess Bride, would never see the light of day, but creator/producer Bill Lawrence put them aside today, telling TV Guide.com’s Michael Ausiello:

Even now, after seven years, we try to do one show that we spend way too much money and time on in the hopes that people… actually, you know what? We’re ultimately just making ourselves happy.

It’s like last year when we did the musical. Some of the response was like, “Who gives a s–t?” But we were happy. Same thing when we did the live-action sitcom. And this year, partly because my wife always jokes that I haven’t written an episode of Scrubs that my kids can watch, and partly because one of our favorite family movies is The Princess Bride, we did a huge homage to The Princess Bride. Zach directed it like a major feature; we blew our entire season’s budget on it. There are horse chases and castles…. Janitor is a giant, Elliot is a princess, Dr. Cox is a knight. It’s crazy and silly for a seventh-year show to be trying this stuff, but, man, I’m really proud of it.

True Princess Bride fans will note that there is no “Knight” or “Village Idiot” in TPB, but still: DVR officially set.