Donald Faison reveals what it would take for a ‘Scrubs’ reboot
Donald Faison is back donning scrubs for his current partnership with Cigna, but it would take a lot more to get him back in them for good.
“It would have to take everybody to come back to do the [“Scrubs”] reboot,” the 43-year-old told Page Six in an interview Thursday. “Not just the cast, but also the producers and the writers to make it work, in my opinion. So I’m not saying it’s not going to happen, but I’m not saying it is either.”
Despite the hit medical comedy ending over seven years ago, Faison says teens still come up to him yelling, “Turk!,” his character’s name. One guy once even jumped on his back, hoping to recreate an ongoing joke on the show where Zach Braff‘s character gets on his back and yells, “Eagle!”
“I was in London and some dude jumped on my back and I flipped him off of me and ran because I thought I was being attacked, but he jumped on my back and yelled, ‘Eaaaaagggglleee’ and by the time he got to ‘G’ I had thrown him off my back and was running,” he said, adding, “Not everybody gets to eagle. It’s a special thing.”
In fact, Faison has only let three people jump on his back and do the iconic scene from the show, and that includes Braff. Faison once let Sara Gilbert do “Eagle” while he was appearing on “The Talk,” and another fan did it when he went on Wanda Sykes’ talk show.
These days, the “Clueless” actor is working with Cigna to help people realize the importance of preventive healthcare and annual checkups.
“When you get ahead of something or catch something early, you have a way better chance of defeating it,” he told us. “A lot of people are afraid to hear what their status is and only want to know how they’re doing when they’re really sick and that’s a dangerous game to play.”
He added, “People can go to Cigna.com and all the information they need about preventive care is there.”