The Blanks

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The Blanks
The Blanks at SUNY Geneseo 2.jpg
Clockwise from top left: Sam Lloyd, George Miserlis, Philip McNiven, and Paul F. Perry.
Background information
Genres A cappella
Labels Parody Records
Associated acts Scrubs
Website www.theblankswebsite.com

The Blanks are an a cappella group. They were recurring guests on the TV series Scrubs under various names such as Ted's Band and The Worthless Peons. They have released two albums; Riding the Wave and 'Worth The Weight'.

Overview[edit]

The group maintains that all of their tracks feature only their four voices, and they do not use any traditional musical instruments (except for, as their pledge states, "talking toys, hand claps, finger snaps and thigh slaps". However, in the Scrubs episode "My Best Friend's Wedding", the members appear to take up instruments to play the Beatles song "Eight Days a Week". This is actually a recording by The Butties, a Beatles cover band including Blanks members Sam Lloyd and Paul Perry. Also, in "My Way Home", Paul F. Perry plays a ukulele while the group sings "Over The Rainbow". (This song would be exempt from the pledge as it was not contained on the album but was released separately as a single.) In the same way, the cover of Outkast's "Hey Ya!" performed by Sam Lloyd on the acoustic guitar was released as a single in 2010.

Members[edit]

  • Sam Lloyd – baritone[1]
  • Philip McNiven – tenor
  • George Miserlis – baritone
  • Paul F. Perry – bass

History[edit]

Sam Lloyd and George Miserlis met Paul Perry while studying at Syracuse University. Some time later they met Philip McNiven while living in Los Angeles and formed the group.

Performances on Scrubs[edit]

The band began to appear in Scrubs after performing at the show's Christmas party (actor Sam Lloyd already had a recurring role on the show), impressing the show's producer, Bill Lawrence, who decided to write them into the show.

They have appeared as the singing group in the following episodes:

Though their names are not mentioned in any episodes, their characters' names are listed in the credits of certain episodes as Crispin (Miserlis), Randall (Perry), and Roy (McNiven).

The Blanks also provide the theme song for the web-only series Scrubs: Interns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riding the Wave by the Blanks (Parody Records, 2004)

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