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Musical TV Memories – Bands on TV Shows

Continuing the Musical TV Memories, what better to remember than the bands that some of our beloved TV characters have formed over the years. Inspired by Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s reprisal of his Zack Morris character in a recent appearance on Jimmy Fallon, here’s a look at some of the bands from over the years.

Band: Zack Attack
Band Members: Zack, Kelly, Slater, Lisa, Screech
Show: Saved By The Bell
Song: Friends Forever

Band: Zit Remedy
Band Members: Joey Jeremiah, Wheels and Snake
Show: Degrassi High
Song: Everybody Wants Something

Band: The Worthless Peons
Band Members: Ted, Randall, Crispin, Roy
Show: Scrubs
Song: Don’t Fear The Reaper

Band: DriveSHAFT
Band Members: Charlie and Liam Pace
Show: Lost
Song: You All Everybody

Band: Flight of the Conchords
Band Members: Bret and Jemaine
Show: Flight of the Conchords
Song: Ladies of the World

Any TV show bands stand out for you over the years? Share your picks in the comments below!

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Musical TV Memories

Music has always been an essential part of my life; I’d say it’s up there with sleeping, breathing and eating. It’s also connected to many of my memories. I hear certain songs, and they take me right back to a specific moment.
The same is true for my TV memories. I hear some tunes, and I think of a specific scene in one of my fave shows.

Here are five of my musical TV memories, songs that I cannot hear without remembering the scene in which it was played”

1) Family Ties, 1985 – Billy Vera and the Beaters’ “At This Moment” – a scene where a very jealous me watched my dream boy at the time, Alex P. Keaton, kiss Ellen for the first time at a Leland College dance.

2) Beverly Hills, 90210, 1991 – REM’s “Losing My Religion” plays in the background as Brenda and Dylan break up at the start of Season Two.

3) Scrubs, 2002 – Men at Work’s Colin Hay follows JD around singing “Overkill” in the Season Two premiere.

4) Smallville, 2001 – Stabbing Westward’s “What Do I Have to Do?” in the Season One finale. It’s the opening scene when Lionel Luthor sweeps in on his chipper and announces the closure of the Smallville LuthorCorp plant, much to Lex’s shock.

5) Six Feet Under, 2005 – Sia’s “Breathe Me” plays in the series finale as Claire drives off to New York in what is arguably the finest closing scene of any series, ever!

Do you have any favourite musical TV memories? Was there a song that you fell in love with after hearing it on a TV show? Or is there a song that will forever be connected to a TV scene in your memory? Share your picks below.

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JD and Co. Scrub in on ABC (And an Eli Stone Plea!)

Last night marked the debut of Scrubs on ABC, after being mistreated by NBC for so long. I’ve adored this show since the very first episode, but was always frustrated by the little-to-no support it was given by NBC, and the constant struggle I faced each week figuring out exactly what day and time it was airing.

After a very disappointing, so-called “series finale” on NBC in May 2008, it was welcome news to hear ABC was going to give Scrubs a proper final season with an actual series finale, which creator Bill Lawrence and star Zach Braff referred to as a “gift” in a recent New York Times article.

So what did I think of the back-to-back episodes, “My Jerks” and “My Last Words”? Loved them! The second episode was particularly endearing, as JD and Turk forfeit their annual “Steak Night” to spend time with a dying patient (played brilliantly by Glynn Turman, aka The Wire’s Mayor Clarence Royce). And I liked Courtney Cox as the new Chief of Staff, Dr. Maddox.

The only thing that could have made last night PERFECT was Eli Stone in the 10 pm slot. Don’t you think Scrubs and ES would make a brilliant pairing? The people that would tune in to watch Scrubs probably would stick around for Eli Stone, speaking as a fan. They both have that whimsical quality, musical sequences, and gosh darn it, both shows have that “gee I’m glad I watched that” quality to them. Maybe ABC should reconsider axing ES and see this potential Tuesday night lineup. After all, we could all use a little magic in our lives, and who better to provide that than the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital and the gang at Weathersby Stone!

Did you catch Scrubs last night? Were you as thrilled by its return as I was? And do you think a Scrubs/Eli Stone pairing would be magic?

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