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Dave Franco is a good addition to the cast of Scrubs 2.0

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 17th 2009 11:05AM
Dave FrancoCasting like this makes me hopeful that the new iteration of Scrubs might have a chance. After all, you can't put the entire weight of the series on Cox and Turk. Dave Franco's role in Scrubs is described as charming, conservative, confidently stupid and incredibly entitled."

Now I never saw Superbad, but due to my esteemed position here at the Squad, I did get to review the awful Do Not Disturb, that featured Franco as well. In that, he was arrogant and cocky and lazy, which sounds pretty similar to what he'll be getting up to in Scrubs. More importantly, he played that role very well. I found myself wanting to slap him across the face several times. Partially because he was in such a terrible show, sure, but also because of his portrayal.

We never really got the background of that character, but his entitled whining here is because his family donated a wing to the school. I can already see the friction between him and Dr. Cox. On Scrubs 1.0, he'd have been fired immediately like Aziz Ansari (Parks & Recreation) was, but now Cox will have to put up with his crap.

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jffm

"Dave Franco's role in Scrubs is described as charming, conservative, confidently stupid and incredibly entitled."

Hm. The Todd has (oddly) charming and confidently stupid covered. Conservative could go either way, depending on the writing. Incredibly entitled could be *really* annoying.

If they can avoid 'shrill' and make sure the character is also seen as a decent doctor whatever his personality, he could work in a Charles Winchesterish way

August 17 2009 at 1:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Shaun

He was in Superbad?!?!

I'm guessing it was the role equivalent of "High School Bully 4"....

I am doubtful that watching that movie would give you any insight into how he would perform on Scrubs.

August 17 2009 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Tanner

He was the soccer player at the beginning of the movie when Seth runs on to the field to talk to Evan.

August 17 2009 at 3:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Summer

It won't (it's a tiny part, though I think he does have a couple lines), but the commentary for the scene is great and very Apatow-world (they talk about his audition and the fact that he's James Franco's brother).

August 17 2009 at 6:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jason

He was on Privilleged too, great actor !!!

August 17 2009 at 11:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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