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Interview: Sam Lloyd, aka 'Ted' from 'Scrubs' - The Blanks Play Largo on 5/16

The Blanks, yes - the a capella quartet from "Scrubs", play the Largo at the Coronet on Saturday, May 16th
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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", 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".

Listen to the entire interview with Sam Lloyd:

LAist: Sam, we're talking because I understand The Blanks will be performing at the Largo on Saturday, May 16th.

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Sam Lloyd: We're excited because the Largo is the first show we've done here in the last two years. I think the Largo will lend itself really well to our show there. [People are going to hear] most of what we've done on "Scrubs" and somehow we work it so that it doesn't seem too ridiculous, we mix in a lot of eclectic stuff, we do some originals, TV themes, cartoon themes, and rock n' roll. [The Blanks] show is an entity to itself, you will get to know us all a bit better than what you see on "Scrubs". If anybody likes any of the stuff that we do on "Scrubs" they are going to be able to see it all.