The date: February 15, 2005
The place: Sacred Heart Hospital
The event: NBC Sit-com
This was the night that Clay Aiken starred as Kenny, the cafeteria worker, who liked to pick hair out of the meatloaf. But life is not good for Kenny. There are rumors of job lay offs at Sacred Heart Hospital and Kenny is afraid he will lose his job because he is one of the last hired at the hospital.
Luckily, a fundraising talent show is scheduled at the hospital and Kenny has a chance to sing to save his job.
“Scrubs” was normally shot with only one camera and no studio audience, but for part of this episode four cameras and a live audience were used. It was reported that the cast members had some trouble adjusting. They had to learn to hold for laugh, but they liked the energy of doing the show live.
“I guess I have a little experience with live audiences,” Clay said, “so they said ‘why not come out and give it a shot?'”
The cast and crew were all impressed with Clay’s appearance. Sarah Chalke, who played Elliot, said of Clay; “He is so unbelievably talented. And he was so cool; he came and sang for the audience at the end.”
Did you see this episode back in 2005? If so, you were not alone as it was one of the highest rated episodes that season.
Whether you saw it before, or if you missed it, you can see it here. Just click on the UTube and be ready to laugh out loud.
Then, take a moment and watch an interview by Ken Jenkins. He played Dr. Bob Kelso on Scrubs and has very nice things to say about Clay and his visit to Scrubs.