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May 9, 2009

Interview: Sam Lloyd, aka 'Ted' from 'Scrubs' - The Blanks

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Sam Lloyd has been in TV and movies for over twenty years. "Seinfeld" fans will recognize him as Ricky from "The Pie" and "The Cigar Store Indian" episodes, as well in episodes of "Mad About You", "The Drew Carey Show", "3rd Rock From The Sun", "Desperate Housewives" and countless other TV shows. Lloyd really caught our eye when he played "Neru" in Galaxy Quest (1999) and shortly afterwards he began appearing as hapless attorney Theodore "Ted" Buckland in NBC's "Scrubs" and has been on the show for 8 years now, through its transition to ABC.

A few years into "Scrubs", Lloyd, as Ted Buckland, began to sing amazing versions of TV themes and other songs in a hilarious a capella quartet that would mysteriously appear during several episodes each season. The quartet was loosely named "Ted's Band" or "The Worthless Peons" but they really are a very real quartet that Sam has been a part of for years called "The Blanks".

If you watched the "Scrubs" season finale on Wednesday this week, The Blanks sang an extended version of the theme song, "I'm No Superman", during the extended credits and season wrap outtakes. The Blanks will appear at Largo at the Coronet on Saturday May 16th - we had the chance to talk to Sam about how The Blanks came to be, and how they got on "Scrubs". Read or listen to the interview here.

Posted by acapnews at May 9, 2009 12:00 AM

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