'Scrubs' Always Took The P**s Out Of Hugh Jackman Because They Admired Him

If you were as obsessed with Scrubs as we were, you may have noticed that over the course of its nine seasons the legendary Dr Cox - played by John C McGinley - expresses a lot of disdain about the actor Hugh Jackman.

To be fair, he expressed a lot of disdain about almost everything and everyone, but Hugh Jackman kept coming up. See for yourself:

Credit: Scrubs / NBC

The question is why? What did the makers of Scrubs have against Jackman for him to be the butt of so many jokes in the series? Well, it turns out: nothing.

In fact, it's very much like the person at primary school that you're mean to because, deep down, you're in love with them. Well, as in love as a seven-year-old can be, anyway.

Credit: Wolverine / Marvel
Credit: Wolverine / Marvel

According to Bill Lawrence, Scrubs' creator, Jackman was ridiculed so much because Lawrence had such huge (or should that be Hughge?) respect and admiration for him.

On an Ask Me Anything on Topiama, Lawrence is asked: "Hi Bill why does Dr. Cox hate Hugh Jackman so much?"

To which he replies: "We were just trying to think of a guy that no one hates. And he is too damn talented. He does it all..."

We don't think he's lying, either. Back in 2011, Lawrence wrote this tweet about the Australian-born actor:

Typo aside, it seems he's a genuinely besotted with the Wolverine actor. So he was probably just as upset last night when Jackman missed out on a gong for best actor, resulting in this meme-tastic face:

At least you know the Scrubs guys love you after all, Hugh.

Featured Image Credit: Scrubs

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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