Sunday, June 27, 2010

TV Meme: Day 14 - Favorite Male Character

Well, this was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be. There are so many great male characters on television that it was very hard to limit it to just one.

That being said, I decided to just go to the old standby and pick one from Scrubs. But, which one? Scrubs actually has multiple viable candidates in J.D., Turk or Dr. Cox, but the one character that always keeps me interested in what he is doing is The Janitor (Neil Flynn).

He is so interesting, that the Scrubs wiki even has a separate link for "The Janitor's storyline" for each episode. How many other characters can say that?

As you have heard before, most likely by me, The Janitor (along with Ted the Lawyer and a few other background characters) were only supposed to be on the show for a short amount of time. But, they were such a huge hit during the first few episodes that they kept them for the entire run of the series.

It is also pretty interesting that Bill Lawrence (the show's creator) originally intended to have The Janitor be a figment of J.D.'s imagination. And it is sort of interesting with that little bit of knowledge to re-watch the first season and see that The Janitor doesn't talk to or get acknowledged by any other character but J.D.

I am, however, grateful that they didn't stay with that intention. It would have been pretty odd - and also pretty obvious - if The Janitor was only talking to J.D. for eight seasons. Once he was allowed to mingle and throw his crazy at the other characters, he really started to shine.

In a show that was pretty weird most of the time, and had a great time with fantasy and crazy story lines, The Janitor always seemed to go even further which really made him that much more funny - and, well, that much more strange.

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