Donald Faison

June 19, 2013

I am Donald Faison from Scrubs, The Exes and Clueless - AMA!

Hey guys I'll be here from 2:30-3:30 eastern time answering questions. Go for it!

PROOF: just tweeted about it!'

EDIT: Look, I gotta bounce but I'm gonna answer a couple more questions. You guys have been awesome! And PLEASE watch The Exes tonight, 10:30/9:30c on TV Land.

Did you get to keep Rowdy?

No, someone stole Rowdy. We had six of them but I don't know where they are.

Did you get to keep Rowdy?

I told you already but my answer got deleted! There were six dogs, I got none.

Do you let all white people jump on you or is it just Zach?

Ask the dude in London who I had to flip! He had it coming.

Did he scream EAGLEEEEEEEE at least?

Yeah, he did, right before he fell on his face.

Did you come up with the Poison dance and if so how?

Also did you get to keep the hat from Can't Hardly Wait?

I got to keep the Loveburger t-shirt not the hat. And yeah, the Poison dance was all free-style.

Were you ever aware that Rudd was considered for Murray?

Source: Buzzfeed.

If you did know, I hope you were considered for Paris in Romeo + Juliet.

That's funny. Rudd would have played a great black man.

Who is your favorite scrubs character?

I'm gonna say my mole.

Got one. I've heard many tales of your dancing on set. Were you a dancer before you got into acting or is it just a hobby or something?

You ever heard of Thunder Down Under?

Thanks for doing a AMA! Which role have you done in the past is your favorite? Which one was the most fun to shoot?

I like working in everything. I like working.

Hey Donald! First, I loved Scrubs. My best friend from high school and I always called ourselves Vanilla Bear and Chocolate Bear (I was Vanilla Bear). As a whole, the show was amazingly written and done. But I wanted to ask,

Thanks Donald! You're also the reason I now have a pancake drawer.

Dude. I get this is AMA but COME ON BUDDY. One question at a time! What's up with the bullet points??

Ain't nobody got time fa dat

Best. News segment. Ever.

Who are better friends, Turk and JD or Troy and Abed?

Who the hell are Troy and Abed?

Hi Donald, just wanted to say what a huge huge fan I am of you, and to thank you for continuing to make me smile through thick and thin with your consistently stunning performance on Scrubs. You have made an incredible difference to my life and I truly adore you.

Now for a few questions: - How have the atmospheres of your TV shows differed?

Again, I just want to thank you for being awesome.

P.S. Could you make a youtube tutorial or similar on how to dance like you in this? I want to inherit your superflyness.

Ok, look. The ninth season of Scrubs was completely different but the same.

1.New characters = new characters 2. It's always fun when you get to work with your best friend. 3. Thank you for your well wishes. 4. The baby's a boy.

P.S. You can NEVER be as fly as me. But I love you!

I really hope /u/zachinoz asks a question!

He probably won't.

On a scale of 1-10, 1 being "Nothing like Turk & JD" and 10 being "Just like Turk & JD", what is your real life relationship really like with Zach Braff? Is it guy love? And well done on being effortlessly cool on Scrubs.

It's beyond guy love. It's obviously 10 +100.

I think Turk and JD made it less weird for straight man guy love. Thanks!

Agreed! You can cuddle with your man friends and not get a boner.

Hey Donald!

What are the best things about being on a TV show and being in a movie (SUPER excited for Kick-Ass 2)?

Also, is there a "special someone" you'd like to work with in the future?

There is always a possibility that Jessica Alba will guest star on The Exes. I, too, am super excited for Kick-Ass 2.

Were your braces the real deal in Clueless? Or just a prop to make you look younger?

No, they were fake.

When will you and Zach do a joint AMA?

When EVERYONE can do a joint AMA.

What tv show would you love to be in?

It premieres tonight - The Exes! 10:30pm/9:30 central only on TV Land. I'm hosting the night!

I love you, brown bear.

I love you more.

You will always be Petey to me.

And you will always be Tim Duncan.

Hey Donald, thanks for doing this AMA. If there was a role that you would like to take, whether in a new, old, or reboot movie, which would it be?

Lando Calrissian. Where else could I say "Well well well, what do we have here?"

How about a scrubs movie?

How bout it??

Besides acting what is your passion? If you never saw a camera again what would you do? (But really, never stop acting, you rock!!)

Stop motion animation. I love to play with toys.

How many takes did it take to do the dance to tryout for the janitors band?

I don't know what it is, but he's got it.

One. Next question.

Hey Donald!! Loved you in scrubs, always there to make me laugh. Sorry if you've already answered this, or tired of being asked this. But what was your favorite part about your time on the show? Also, did Neil Flynn really improvise as much as people say he did? Just curious :) Thanks!

Neil Flynn is a genius. And most of his lines were improvised. Also, just being on the show was my favorite part.

Did you ever hook up with Judy Reyes in real life?

No, but that ass is righteous!


I'm confused, what's the question?


Edit: Since I should probably ask a question since this is an AMA... How often do you get recognized on the street? Any interesting/funny stories?

ALL. THE. TIME. The only person who I know that's more recognizable than me is television's Wayne Knight.

Who is Wayne knight?


I still call you chocolate bear before I refer to you in a conversation as Donald Faison. Should I feel bad? Also, do you and Zach Braff keep in touch? I feel like you two have/had a good relationship from what I've seen.

You should never feel bad for calling me Chocolate Bear. Unless it's racially motivated, then yes, you should feel bad.

Do you have any plans to work with Zach Braff in the future?

Yes, we're doing a movie together. And he voices my dangle this season on The Exes.

Thanks for answering! It's a shame I can't watch it in the UK though.

Actually, you can! I THINK it's on TLC. But don't quote me on that.

Did you ever develop a crush for any of the ladies on the set?

They're like my sisters, man. EW!

Thanks for being part of my all time favorite show,

Do you still Eagle?

With one person, and one person only.

Is there a picture of Zach Braff on your night stand?

Yes, there is actually. Funny you should say that!

What has ever made you cry before? :)

I love you by the way!!! You rock! I'm a big fan! I cant wait to see you in Kick Ass 2!

Clubbing baby seals makes me cry.

Thanks for doing this AMA. I hope you're having a wonderful day. My question is, what would your ideal film or tv role be? If you were given a script, what's one kind of character you would say yes to, regardless of the rest of the script?

Lando Calrissian. Or any part in Star Wars. But I doubt that script would suck.

How Excited are you to be in the new Kick-Ass Movie?

also do you have any Advice fore Wanna Be Actors/Filmmakers?

I'm really excited to be a part of the Kick-Ass franchise. My advice to you would be keep on truckin'. I don't know.

Hi Donald, just wondering - do you have a pancake drawer in real life?

No, man. Pancakes get stale. And there's nothing worse than a stale pancake!

I have have a friend whose name is Mike. I call Mike Chocolate Bear and he calls me Vanilla bear. After awhile escalated his nickname to "Black Whale" and he said he didn't like it.

How long until he comes around?

Tell him Black Whale means penis size. He'll come around soon enough.

Ass or boobs?

Ass. Then boobs.

Did you write any of your lines? I'm just curious because you've said two of my MOST favorite lines ever to use at the bar.

"Man, she's like school in the summer...No class"

"You're like 7-11...You can never close."

Awesome stuff man.

"Man, she's like school in the summer...No class" is from Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids.

"You're like a 7-11...You can never close" just reminds me of your mother.

Just kidding!

If all of the spiders in the world were to fight all of the ants in the world which would win?

I believe ants. There's just so many of them!



When are you coming back to Waco? We need to party!

After the baby is born.

Heat or Spurs?

Spurs. It should be almost impossible for the Heat to win ever again. That team is way too talented simply for the fact that they have LeBron James.

Donald. I legit love you.

Will you be having a large feature in Zachs upcoming film?

I hope so! Put pressure on him.

Which scene from Scrubs did you most enjoy shooting? The pimp ones are hilarious.

It's always fun to play a pimp. Especially when you get to smack a ho.

Did you genuinely freak out when you saw Lando Calrissian?

Absolutely. We then later drank Colt 45.

How much better were you at cornerback than Allan?

Much better. He said so himself, remember? One of my best moments in life - Ryan Gosling saying I'm better than him.

Why are you the funniest black guy on tv right now?

Cause there ain't no black people on TV!

What if, when your son is in high school, all his friends want to play football but he wants to be a dancer?

He can dance if he wants to. He can leave his friends behind.

Is it sad that when I think of you, I think of your role in Clueless before your role in Scrubs? The one scene where you go "I need boxers because I need the extra room, ha ha!" Then your girl friend goes "For your big butt!" Even back then I knew what you meant.

Is this from the TV show Clueless??

Did you get asked recently in any interview whether you prefer to smoke weed or animate Legos?

Animating legos. Stop fuckin around.

Thanks for the AMA Donald!

As a massive Scrubs fan who couldn't stop laughing throughout the series I have to ask, which scene did you find hardest to record because of laughter interrupting it?

Sarah Chalke can't keep it together for shit.

Did you listen to Born Sinner or Yeezus first?

I haven't.

What is your favorite dinosaur, just curious.


Do you and Zach ever sing "Guy Love" to each other?

Yes. When no one's watching.

Best meal you've ever had: what, where, when, and (if there was a special reason for it) why?

Pancakes. Dupar's. Before bed. I. Love. Brinner.

Did the Turk and jd relationship evolve into so etching completely different than what was written in the beginning I the show? And how is your new show going?

The new show is going great. As far as what you said before that, I don't understand?

This AMA sucks.

So's your face.

This AMA sucks.

So's your face.

This AMA sucks.

So's your face.



I have read that Scrubs was one of the most accurate medical shows that was on tv. My question is, how much did you learn about medicine from playing a surgeon?

Zero. I can operate...but not in the OR.

Just needed to say that i loved your character in Scrubs. How hard was it to hide your boner when you had steamy scenes with Sarah Chalke?

Not hard at all. The thing is, I'm small. But I'm also thin.

Hi Donald!

Hooch is crazy!

Brown bear!

Seriously, I loved Scrubs. It helped me through some really hard times, and I think it was down to the chemistry between you and Zach. Thank you. Sincerely. :)

That's dope.

Mr. Faison, big fan, thanks for doing this. What was your favorite running joke in Scrubs?

Hooch is crazy.

1)If Scrubs was to do a tenth season, would you go back for it?

2)Who is the biggest knobend you've ever worked with?

3)If you were to be recognised on the street by a fan who wasn't aware of you real name, would you rather be called Murray, Clueless, Turk or chocolate bear?

4)Do you actually play the Sims?

5)Fuck, Marry, Kill: Judy Reyes, Sarah Chalke, Christa Miller.

6)Has anyone ever randomly "eagled" you in public?

1) Yes. I would be. But ONLY if The Exes let me. 2) What the fuck is a knobend? 3) Can't go wrong with Chocolate Bear. 4) Yes! 5) No comment. 6) Yes, and I flipped him. I flipped him for real.

Did you personally ever think about having your mole on your lip removed like Turk did on Scrubs?

Also does anyone air your current show in the UK?

Finally have to do some promotion for /r/Scrubs

When I booked Clueless, they asked me to remove my mole. I told them no. I'm so happy I did. Because the joke in Scrubs would have NEVER worked.

We THINK TLC airs The Exes, but don't quote me on that. But it's definitely playing in the UK.

Were you born awesome or did you practice?


Did you and Zach Braff ever go to Disneyland together?

YES! And we rode Nemo. Holding hands.

Not really, just kidding. But yes we did go to Disneyland together.

Hi Donald, my boyfriend wants to know: what's your favorite chip?


Truth time.

How often does the mole get you laid?

Well I'm married now so...

So you're tellin' me there has never been a time when your lady looks at that mole and just have to have some Chocolate Bear? I would call you a liar!

No you're absolutely right.

What guest star on Scrubs starstruck you the most?


Who was your favourite guest star to work with while filming Scrubs?

That's a tough one. I don't know.

I just wanted to tell you that my favourite moments from Scrubs are each fairly insignificant and they were all courtesy your awesome acting.

1: "Check it Baby! Scootas!"

2: "It's SO HOTT!"

3: "Do you see what you get Carla! Do you see what you get when you mess with the warrior!!!!"

So all I want to say is for these moments, and for everything else you've done, thank you!

EDIT: Everyone's responding with how much they love 1 and 3. Why no love for 2!?!?

That's very nice of you to say.

When will we get more black stormtrooper?

The next one is soon! Production starts this summer.

What do you plan on doing next? Does it feel weird playing roles that aren't Turk?

Well The Exes premieres tonight. And Kick-Ass 2 comes out this summer August 16th.

And playing roles other than Turk are satisfying, but there's only one Turk...until Disney reboots.

Who is the 2nd craziest person you know? (Aside from Hooch)

Aside from Hooch? Kristen Johnston.

What would we need to do in order to get Clone High brought back to life? I noticed that many voices from that most excellent show ended up in Scrubs so I figure it can't be thaaaaaaaat hard to get y'all back together, right? The show was paused pretty well...

EDIT: I suggested it to Netflix. Fairly certain that I was talking with a robot named Chelsea who didn't care much what I thought since I don't have an account. But maybe if a few of you paying customers stop over there and make the same suggestion, it can pick up some speed.

I loved working on Clone High. Yeah, it's due for a second chance.

Remember the Titans! You can't forget that! "Zero fun, sir." How intense is he to work with?

Denzel's the man. That's it.

Favorite episode of scrubs?

My Musical

Were you jealous that Braff got to do all the fantasy scenes with Sarah Chalke?

No. Sarah's butt is boney.

Hi! I have a sort of weird question - the "YEAH" shirt from this scene - where is it from and did you get to keep it? My boyfriend and I have been wondering for years, I couldn't find it to purchase anywhere so I eventually made one myself. It's one of his most prized posessions.



PS - I have no idea where that shirt came from.

Skyline made me sad ='(

Me too. They killed a brotha off.

What's the best advice you can give to a soon to be newly wed?

Enjoy the wedding! You'll be high off of it for a really long time.



How often do you eat Brinner?


If you could have cast Zach Braff as one of the roles in Clueless, which would you have cast him in? Do you think you would have stayed with the same role if you had the choice?

Zach would have played the guy who mugged Cher in the liquor store parking lot.

during breaks in filming, did stacey dash ever hit on you?

No. But in my dreams, we did it SO MANY TIMES.

Sorry, more important question than any of mine before. How far fetched is a Scrubs reunion? I know it hasn't been 5 years or more since it ended, but c'mon. it would be so cool.

Absolutely. I think a Scrubs movie would be better though.

This interview was transcribed from an "ask me anything" question and answer session with Donald Faison conducted on Reddit on 2013-06-19. The Reddit AMA can be found here.