A Scrubbie Brown Christmas
December 10, 2006 6:15 PM   Subscribe

A Charlie Brown Christmas as performed by the cast of Scrubs.
posted by gottabefunky (43 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Will this be of any value to me if I've never seen Scrubs?
posted by neuron at 6:22 PM on December 10, 2006

Yeah, ok, so I'm a Peanuts snob. Sue me.
posted by neuron at 6:23 PM on December 10, 2006

Probably not.
posted by gottabefunky at 6:28 PM on December 10, 2006

In a slightly more offensive vein, A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa. (nsfw audio)
posted by knave at 6:31 PM on December 10, 2006

There's also Hey Ya, Charlie Brown, which I enjoy probably more than a normal person should.
posted by tepidmonkey at 6:37 PM on December 10, 2006 [1 favorite]

Ah, youtube mashups. I guess every time there's a new one it displaces the previous one as "best of the web". Or did I miss something?
posted by tehloki at 6:47 PM on December 10, 2006

That was great -- thanks, gottabefunky.
posted by event at 6:48 PM on December 10, 2006

Dear everyone bitching about YouTube,

It occurs to me that maybe you don't understand how YouTube works. It's a big place, and it holds a tremendous amount of video (usually in neat 10 minute chunks). It is probably the most convenient video hosting service on the internet, but that's what it is: a hosting service for videos.

When someone links to a YouTube video, they're not linking to YouTube the web site, they're linking to that site's content. It's not the site that's the best of the web; it's the video. Whenever you say, "We've seen YouTube before!" what you're saying is, "Videos? Seen that!" That's stupid.

YouTube and Google Video are a distribution method the same way Blogger or Wordpress are. No one complains, "Blogger? we've seen WORDS before!"

Now maybe you don't like the video medium. Maybe you liked the internet better when it was all text. But people would be linking to these videos if they were scattered on a thousand different hosting services, and they're linking to them because they think they're cool. Complaining about YouTube is stupid. YouTube isn't the best of the web, but the video might be.

The original poster is not making any money off of these Front Page Posts, he or she is just trying to contribute to Metafilter's community. It costs you virtually nothing to ignore the post. And if it's an egregiously bad post, you can flag it and move on. (Yes, you're all welcome to comb through my posting history looking for any complaint I may have made instead of ignoring a post. I doubt you'll find one.)

Maybe you feel that video has no place on MetaFilter, maybe you feel it's never the best of the web. But it's not like MetaFilter is awash in the entire banal library of YouTube video clips. Just the ones people like and want to share. So give it a rest. Some of us like videos.

(This comment has been a long time in coming, and is admittedly disproportionate to the comments that provoked it. I apologize for singling this thread out for it, but it needed to be said.)
posted by Richard Daly at 7:43 PM on December 10, 2006 [26 favorites]

The "Youtubefilter" comments are moreso directed at linking the latest popular youtube video which is all over the blogs, the youtube front page, etc, to metafilter because "omg you guys have to see this too" just doesn't qualify something for metafilter FPP-age, IMHO. Sure, it's interesting, but we sure as hell didn't need to come to mefi to see it. If you find something genuinely remarkable with discussion potential, or something buried deeply within the archives that must be unearthed, then fine. The latest cartoon mashup? Not so much.
posted by tehloki at 7:47 PM on December 10, 2006

Well, I for one, really liked this little tree of a link. There are plenty of pink aluminum FPPs for those that want something flashier.
posted by Robot Johnny at 7:53 PM on December 10, 2006

Here here, Richard.

I noticed in the end credits a reference to Scrubs editorial. Was this a DVD extra? Was it something the Scrubs postproduction people put together for a Christmas party? Or is it just another video mashup?

Anyone know?
posted by hifiparasol at 7:53 PM on December 10, 2006

That was perhaps the best youtube link I've seen here. Many thanks -- I'd have missed this gem otherwise.
posted by ewagoner at 7:55 PM on December 10, 2006

MetaFilter is a "general interest" blog (with it's own skew, to be sure). There will be duplicated stuff from other blogs as a matter of course. The last ten design posts have had five duplicates from other design blogs I read. But a lot of people don't read those blogs. They only read MetaFilter. Those people really liked the "duplicate" posts, because they weren't duplicate to them.

Now maybe I don't read the cannon of the blogosphere, but this is the first I saw of this. Just because you saw it doesn’t mean it's not new to me.
posted by Richard Daly at 7:56 PM on December 10, 2006

This is fucking awesome. "How 'bout some pity sex, Laverne?"
posted by ColdChef at 8:01 PM on December 10, 2006

Seriously, how cool is this cast? They're true to the characters and still fucking hilarious. Why does it sometimes seem like the cast of "Scrubs" is having more fun than should be allowed?

High five!
posted by ColdChef at 8:05 PM on December 10, 2006

Okay, if any of you stopped watching before you got to Linus's monologue, watch the damn thing again.

posted by ColdChef at 8:07 PM on December 10, 2006

Not to beat the dead horse here, but...this is NOT a mashup, but an cast-participation spoof of a holiday classic that remains true to the original's message of love and whatnot. Just not all Jesus-y.
posted by ColdChef at 8:11 PM on December 10, 2006

Thanks for this. I don't read blogs, but I do read MetaFilter.

Not that I've watched the video yet (excruciatingly long load time at the moment), but I do love me some Scrubs.
posted by Leather McWhip at 8:54 PM on December 10, 2006

Raging Rudolph, a Martin Scorsese, Bankin/Rass Production.

Does my nose amuse you, is it funny like a clown, does it make you laugh?

No, no, no, great nose.

OK, I'm the Capo now.

posted by caddis at 8:55 PM on December 10, 2006

So at the end of it, it says something about Scrubs editorial 2003/2004. Would that mean this was likely an internal joke video made by the cast for the crew to enjoy? And it somehow wound up on Youtube?

I'm curious how these things get made and moved around, since the Charles Shultz estate would be pretty pissed at NBC/Scrubs for making a parody like this (which is arguably legal but I bet they'd go all Cosby on Zach and the gang).
posted by mathowie at 9:07 PM on December 10, 2006

Scrubs is amazing. This made me love Scrubs all the more.

Ask anyone who's been through internship and residency: Scrubs captures life in a hospital better than any other medical show ever.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:07 PM on December 10, 2006

Maybe we could relegate this kind of FPP to a special section of MetaFilter for YouTube links, like maybe a "MetaToob" page?
posted by neuron at 9:45 PM on December 10, 2006

It wasn't that entertaining to me, because I have never watched Scrubs and don't get the context.

But it was well-enough done that I might check the show out. I've been idly meaning to watch Scrubs ever since I heard Terry Gross's interview with Angela Nissel, one of the writers, whose book I subsequently read and really, really enjoyed.
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 10:04 PM on December 10, 2006

I'll see your Scrubs "Charlie Brown Christmas", and raise you a "Bring Me The Head of Charlie Brown".
posted by Guy Smiley at 10:14 PM on December 10, 2006 [1 favorite]

Maybe these two links will clear up some of the confusion. Both of them clearly explain that they were NOT mash-ups, and they were specifically made for and by the cast of "Scrubs."

I hope all of the YouTube arguments can stop now. Finally.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 10:18 PM on December 10, 2006

Funny, I was going to question whether they were real, because while J.D. and Elliot and LaVerne sound like the real thing, Dr. Cox and Turk sounded distinctly off, to my ears. Maybe it was the lack of their distinctive body language that threw me off.
posted by po at 10:51 PM on December 10, 2006

tehloki, honey, choke on some fruitcake.

[This is great]
posted by MikeKD at 11:11 PM on December 10, 2006

po, I think that might have something to do with the fact that this was probably done in a recording studio. Being a skilled actor doesn't always translate to being a good voice actor (something I wish certain animation companies would learn, but I won't go OT). It really is a different skill set. But the fact that it was a "just for fun" thing probably has something to do with it as well.

Anyway, I liked this. I intially thought it would just be a spoof on Peanuts, but they really incorporated a lot of Scrubs stuff as well (like Elliot's TMI ramble and Cox's monologue at the end). It needed more Janitor though. ;)

I used to be a huge Scrubs fan when it first came out, but wandered away from it after a while. Now that it's in syndication and several channels are airing reruns I've found myself watching regularly again. It really is a great show.
posted by kosher_jenny at 11:37 PM on December 10, 2006

Maybe we could relegate this kind of FPP to a special section of MetaFilter for YouTube links, like maybe a "MetaToob" page?

How about a special part of metafilter for all our special members who can't stop complaining every single day. That's an idea I can get behind.

Great post, imo. Thanks.
posted by The God Complex at 12:25 AM on December 11, 2006

Sarah Chalke is hot.

That is all.
posted by aerotive at 12:33 AM on December 11, 2006

And she just got engaged.

That is all indeed.

Link? Brings the funny. I'm a big fan of the show, esp. John C Reily as Dr. Cox.
posted by erskelyne at 1:53 AM on December 11, 2006

I might have misjudged this. I didn't get to watch more than a small segment of it; my university network chokes all packets from youtube, metacafe, google video, etc. peak hours. It's extremely frustrating sometimes. Oh, I for net neutrality.
I'm sorry for discounting the apparent value of this piece without watching all of it.
posted by tehloki at 3:23 AM on December 11, 2006

Wow, I sure left out some words there. "during peak hours." "I long for net neutrality". That about covers it.
posted by tehloki at 3:25 AM on December 11, 2006

erskelyne: This is John C. Reilly. John C. McGinley plays Dr. Cox.
posted by cerebus19 at 6:43 AM on December 11, 2006

Blogger, I've seen WORDS before. Scrubs chokes on fruitcake. Hear, hear.
posted by airguitar at 8:39 AM on December 11, 2006

Now I like Scrubs and I dont mind YouTube links and I even laughed when Charlie Brown was touching himself but apart from that... That was one truly lame ten minutes.
posted by criticalbill at 9:38 AM on December 11, 2006

cerebus19:Ouch. My bad. I should not post on might night off with more than a few festive holiday drinks in me.

I knew when i was typing something was wrong, but couldn't put a booze addled finger on it.
posted by erskelyne at 10:39 AM on December 11, 2006

my night off.

Can't type drunk. Can't type hungover. When the hell does one find the time?
posted by erskelyne at 10:40 AM on December 11, 2006

I love Scrubs, and this is awesome!
posted by geeky at 12:15 PM on December 11, 2006

It was submitted to us by Ryan A. Levin, who worked on the show as a production assistant and is credited with writing the season five episode "My Cabbage." He also wrote and produced this video with Daniel Russ an assistant editor on the show. The video was made during season three. It's very funny and definitely worth a look.

From Four Eyed Girl's second link.

For what it's worth, not that I worked for a company ever big enough to get a multi season commitment out of a major natioanl network, our editorial dept was infamous for creating in house jokes and mock clips in between seasons. Gotta keep the techs busy somehow...

Thanks, GoogleTube!
posted by cavalier at 12:51 PM on December 11, 2006

Arrested Development had an ep called "Good Grief!" and featured gems such as this one.
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér at 2:13 PM on December 11, 2006

i no longer have any objection to youtube, especially in light of mr daly's comments. it's just people who like scrubs, or tv in general, whom i detest.
posted by localhuman at 4:54 PM on December 11, 2006

Nice use of Beastie Boys music during the morphine jam...
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér at 7:30 PM on December 11, 2006

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