Meet (half of) The Blanks: Scrubs' Sam Lloyd and Philip McNiven
by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 29th 2009 11:04AM
In the hall of TV show bands, The Blanks are The Rolling Stones. Definitely The Who, tops.
The a cappella quartet made their small screen debut on Scrubs as Ted's band The Worthless Peons, played by Sam Lloyd, Philip McNiven, George Miserlis and Paul F. Perry (not to be confused with Ted's air band The Cool Cats that was just a brief side project when they probably failed to win those water park tickets) and have since become a hard-working touring band that has gone back and forth between both sides of the U.S. coasts. But they were a band long before Scrubs was even an afterthought in Bill Lawrence's skull, assuming that Lawrence didn't come up with the idea for Scrubs when they all met at Syracuse University.
Lloyd and McNiven (the completely bald one that looks like Professor Wonder Bread) were nice enough to dish out all the backstage dirt that comes from the hard and edgy road life of an all-male vocal band.
Portions of Sam and Philip's answers to our interview questions have been included below each question as an audio file.
DG: So how did The Blanks become a band?
DG: Other than the fact that you're really good at it, why start an a cappella band?
DG: What exactly do you perform at your shows?
DG: Are there more serious moments in your show?
DG: So what can we expect from you in the new season of Scrubs?
DG: Philip, you're also an actor. What do you and the other band members do outside of The Blanks?
DG: What is your favorite part of your concerts?
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