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November 11, 2004 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Call Turk Did you watch this week's episode of "Scrubs" where Dr. Turk got his ultimate cell phone number (916-CALL-TURK)? Well, give him a call, it's a working number...(916)-225-5887.
posted by ColdChef (23 comments total)

 
Yes, the message is nothing more than a blatant pleading for People's Choice Award votes, but it's still worth a few laughs for fans of the show, plus you can leave fan-boy messages for the cast.
posted by ColdChef at 10:32 AM on November 11, 2004


And, yes, this doesn't qualify for best of the web, but at least it's not political.
posted by ColdChef at 10:32 AM on November 11, 2004


only a hippie liberal baby killer would say something like that.
posted by Hackworth at 10:36 AM on November 11, 2004


Coldchef quit arguing with yourself!
posted by glenwood at 10:38 AM on November 11, 2004


I like it when people leave phone number easter eggs in shows and movies like this. When I saw The Incredibles this weekend, I noticed that there was a real phone number on Mirage's business card. Of course, I didn't have the chance to write it down, much less read it. I wonder if someone bothered to figure it out and post it on the web.
posted by zsazsa at 10:46 AM on November 11, 2004


What ColdChef said.

But which time? The time he made the post? Or the time he corrected himself twice?! I just blew your mind, didn't I?
posted by graventy at 11:01 AM on November 11, 2004


I wonder if someone bothered to figure it out and post it on the web.

Nothing yet.
posted by rafter at 11:04 AM on November 11, 2004


IIRC, 916 is the Sacramento area -- is that where the show is set...?
posted by davidmsc at 11:08 AM on November 11, 2004


'Call Turk' is actually much harder to remember than 'schezewahzahwah'...
posted by naxosaxur at 11:11 AM on November 11, 2004


davidmsc, every television show in America is set somewhere in California. Even the ones that pretend to be set elsewhere are really just extended fantasy sequences in the imagination of Tommy Westphall. And I expect that if we trace it back far enough, we'd figure out that Elliot is the lineal descendent of Victoria Barkley....
posted by lodurr at 11:15 AM on November 11, 2004


people just have too much time in their hands....
posted by tuxster at 11:17 AM on November 11, 2004


Slightly off topic, but man, was that the worst episode to date for that show? Whoever wrote it should go back to sketch comedy workshop theater. The slapstick cut scenes were so heavy handed, they lacked any subtlety or surprise, and to compensate, the writer threw in twice as many of them. Awful.
posted by jonson at 11:19 AM on November 11, 2004


Slightly off topic, but man, was that the worst episode to date for that show?

Uhmm, how do I answer that? "No" feels right but reads wrong. I guess I disagree. But I can't think of a bad episode, so maybe it was. I still laughed a lot.
posted by yerfatma at 11:28 AM on November 11, 2004


While it wasn't one of their better episodes, it had it's funny moments.
posted by riffola at 11:38 AM on November 11, 2004


It's still good, but it took a hit when the chesty dame left.
posted by etc. at 12:48 PM on November 11, 2004


This number has only recently been converted to voice mail message. Previously members of the production crew and cast were answering but word got out and the calls increased so they switched to a bland message.
posted by hugsnkisses at 1:46 PM on November 11, 2004


"We sell insurance... to white people."
posted by Mick at 3:37 PM on November 11, 2004


The last few episodes last season/first few this season (I forget which) almost had me abandon the show. They've rescued themselves these past few episodes. I love the bizarro-world they've developed.

If "chesty dame" equals the psych-student chick, I believe she's the same gal that was Agent Cooper's love interest "Annie" back in Twin Peaks. Dead ringer at any rate, IMO. I loved the way Scrubs wrapped the stories around her pulling the strings that made everyone around her dance to her psych-student thesis.

I'm finding Scrubs to be a live-action version of Family Guy sometimes.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:36 PM on November 11, 2004


The phone number from a business card or flyer in Disney's Haunted Mansion movie is 1-800-654-2192. It works!
posted by jeff318 at 8:11 PM on November 11, 2004


Homer gave his email out once on a show, and took greta pains to do it properly, saying it twice, etc... chunkylover53@aol.com I do believe it was.

MY pal wrote it immediatly after, as did I, he got a email back! "Dear internet nerd, Thanks for writing me, Homer J Simpson"

I was SO jealous.

I love scrubs, I called the number, hell ya!
posted by Dome-O-Rama at 8:48 PM on November 11, 2004


Homer gave his email out once on a show...

There was an episode on the other day in the UK where Lisa mentioned WhatBadgersEat.com which works, and is quite a fun little site.
posted by chill at 3:53 AM on November 12, 2004


So, when you transpose the numbers in the area code, you get "Alesha and Mike" who, had they answered their phone, would have been quite surprised to receive a call from a geek in New Zealand, I am sure.

I didn't leave a message.

I tried agian, and got the Turk message - but he couldn't accept any more messages. Oh well.
posted by sycophant at 6:58 PM on November 12, 2004


If you called at the right time, various cast and crew would answer the phone and chat it up.

This was still occuring up until last night as far as I know.
posted by yupislyr at 1:02 PM on November 13, 2004


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