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Meet (half of) The Blanks: Scrubs' Sam Lloyd and Philip McNiven

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 29th 2009 11:04AM
The Blanks' Sam Lloyd, Paul F. Perry, George Miserlis and Philip McNiven, aka that band from Scrubs
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.

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Ted will be scrubbed from Scrubs

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 15th 2009 9:09PM
One of Scrubs' minor but more memorable characters will become a memory this season.

Actor Sam Lloyd, who plays the hopelessly pathetic attorney Ted, will leave the show in the upcoming season. Lloyd said he just finished filming his final episode and called it a "bittersweet moment."

"It was a nice episode, but it was very bittersweet for me," Sam said. "It was basically my choice and I just decided I should move on at this point."

I sat down with Lloyd and fellow band member Philip McNiven to talk about their a cappella music group The Blanks for a feature interview that we'll post soon. In the meantime, enjoy their famous rendition of "Over the Rainbow" to give this sad moment the solemn tone it deserves.

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