The Friends legend whose only directing credit is a Scrubs episode


The minor screen legend whose sole director was Scrubs is Matthew Perry, who portrayed the ever-scared Chandler Bing in every season of Friends. The “Scrubs” episode, which Perry directed, aired during season four and also found Perry at work on camera.

In this episode, titled “My Unicorn,” Dr. JD Dorian (Zach Braff) for an elderly patient (John Bennett Perry) who needed a kidney transplant. After JD tracks down the man’s estranged son, Murray (Perry), things take an unexpected turn when Murray shows little interest in donating the organ. as dr Helping Dorian Murray resolve some definite resentments, the requisite hilarity and drama followed – all supported by a secondary storyline in which Sarah Chalke’s Dr. Reid used her womanly tricks to assert herself in the halls of Sacred Heart Hospital.

In the end, Perry perfectly captured the series’ often complicated mix of character-driven drama and off-the-wall comedy. And coincidentally, “My Unicorn” was a family affair for Perry, since the man who portrayed his estranged “Scrubs” father was actually his real-life father, his IMDb Credits are impressive in their own right. Heck, Perry even gave a cameo to his uncle, Tony Perry, who portrayed a bubbly older Murray in one of the episode’s funnier scenes. All in all, Perry’s “Scrubs” episode is so solid, it makes you wonder why the “Friends” legend hasn’t directed anything else.


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