Donald Faison

January 23, 2014

Donald Faison. AMA. All Welcome!

Hello Everyone. It is I, Donald Faison. Back on Reddit to answer your crazy and legitimate questions. Oh and if you want to check out my Prizeo campaign where you can be entered to win a walk on role on TV Land’s “The Exes” and hang out with me on set to support a great cause, Soles4Souls:

Let's get this started. PROOF:

How accurately did Scrubs capture your real-life bromance with Zach Braff (/u/zachinoz)?

it started the whole thing. if it wasn't for scrubs, there would be no bromance

Will you be my Bluncle?

yes nephew

If I ever see you in real life, can I jump in your arms and you twirl me around while I yell, "EAAGGLLLLLLEEE!!"?

no. i'll flip you.

What is the "whitest" thing you do on a regular basis?

my wife.

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Zach's on here somewhere. if i knew how to use this thing better then i would tell you. Look for zachinoz.

Right here. How baked can you be?

dude, you have no idea.

What projects have you been working on recently? And what mischief have you and Zach been up to?

You can watch me every wednesday night on TV Land's "The Exes"...And Zach's "Wish I Was Here"... that is the mischief right there.

Braff here. Is it true that your penis is so large that several times it has been mistaken as an eel?

yes this is true.

Follow up: are you able to ride a bicycle, or does your eel need a sidecar?

I don't know if there's a sidecar big enough buddy.

Hey Mr.Faison can I call you Donald?

No…ok, Mr.Faison it is.

I’m a huge fan of your fantastic work sir, and I have a couple of questions!

Who other than Zach Braff do you hang out with (as far as celebrities go)?

Also, I watched (and downloaded) the “Baby it’s cold outside” song, and Loved it! Who’s idea was it to sing it?

I have to say you’re filmography is fantastic and it continues to get better, is there a role (movie/tv show, whatever) that you've always wanted to try out? Is there one that you regret at all?

Thanks for the AMA!!


  1. Thank you
  2. All I need is Zach
  3. If i could be in any project - hmm I don't know.
  4. regret nothing.

Hi Donald, I just wanted to ask about the moment in Scrubs where you broke out into Safety Dance while talking to Carla. Was it the writers idea or yours? Did you have any input?

Edit: My highest upvoted comment ever, thanks all.

writers. I'm gonna keep it real with you, I barely knew the song when I did it.

You and Braff switch bodies for 24 hrs. How do you spend your day?


Whats your favorite place to eat?

Dupar's for breakfast, brunch and brinner.

What was the best part of filming Clueless?

everything. that was the true jump off.

Hi Donald. If you hadn't gone into acting, what were your other aspirations to do in the future? Huge fan and would truly appreciate a reply x

animation. love it so much.

He Donald, huge fan of your work. What is your favorite episode of Scrubs?

the one with the doodoo song

How crazy was Hooch?

dude, hooch is crazy.

Besides Zach Braff are you still in contact with the other actors from scrubs?


Why did they have to kill off the black guy first in Skyline?

i know, right?

Hey Donald, been really enjoying The Exes. Who is more fun to work with, Zach Braff or Wayne Knight? Both seem like awesome guys.

i love wayne. he's a lot of fun to work with. and i love zach.

Hey, Thanks for taking time out to do this AmA. I was wondering what your favorite role has ever been, and what made it so much fun?

i truly liked every experience i've had. i'm very appreciative to be in the projects i've been in, but if i had to choose one role, most definitely Petey Jones.

One celebrity you really want to meet?

harrison ford.

All-time favorite line/dialogue on Scrubs?

"It's analgesic. The pills go in your mouth"

Thank you for scrubs, no question just thank you!

thank you.

Did you honestly think Jason Shepherd was the fur coat king of the Midwest?

Frank Jackson's voice: yea...that little bastard tricked the shit out of me.

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Great questions so far, keep'em coming. Again, doing this AMA to raise funds for Soles4Souls and you can also win a chance to hang out with ME on set!

Have you ever drag-raced a Lambo on pills in Miami?

No. dude come on.

What do you like more; Weed or Oxygen?

i need both to live.

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hold on. gotta pee.

Your onesie took a long time. Did it become a twosie?

not quite a twosie.

Hey man, dunno if you remember me, but I'm ZachMG the LEGO animator from Twitter. Hope everything has been well with you! :D

I imagine you've been keeping busy with The Exes and everything else, but I was just wondering if you had plans to make any more BlackStormTrooper films. Actually, let me rephrase: please keep making BlackStormTrooper films. They're excellent, and you're a remarkably talented animator. ;)

ZachMG holy cow. First off, I'm a fan of yours! I love your lego animations on youtube. Right now I'm in the process of moving so my station isn't set up. But yea, best believe. BLACKSTORMTROOPER BITCH!

Hi Donald. Do you ever encounter fans that you inspired to become doctors/surgeons?

no, but i meet a lot of doctors that say scrubs got them thru medical school. That's kind of cool.

Who's your favorite bromance in TV besides you and JD?

gilligan and skipper. and richie and the fonz

DONALD. What's your favourite thing that's ever happened to you. Ever?

well since my wife is typing for me I'm going to say "my wife"

(and i second that!)

Mrs. Faison... How do you feel about the bromance between your husband and Zach Braff? Will you ever be fully satisfied knowing the best you could be is second place?

i'm used to it.

Huge fan, loved you in Kick Ass 2 and of course Scrubs! You and Zach Braff have such crazy chemistry on set, does it carry over into real life? Also I've been called 'black scrubs' for over 3 years because I look like you apparently.

you must be one handsome dude.

What was the worst thing about working on Scrubs?

the hours.

How are you doing these days in general?

living the dream.

I love you

i know.

What's your favourite sandwich?


What's your favourite breakfast cereal?

reeses peanut butter puffs

Is your role in Wish I Was Here more a cameo or do you have a bigger part?

you'll have to see it to find out buddy.

How early in your career was your appearance on' Sabrina the Teenage Witch?'

about 5 years in...2 years after i moved to LA.

Let's talk about how great Black Stormtrooper is.

Then let me ask, are you currently working with Seth Green on anything new? Or doing different animation stuff?

i sometimes intern at seth's company, stoopid buddy studios.

How often do you put bugles on your fingers?


How often do you put bugles on your fingers?

wait i've only done it once.

When did you learn to make coffee??

when my brother went away to fight in the war.

Say, lend me your afro comb.

it's a fucking Brush!!

if you could do a buddy cop movie with anyone, who would it be and how many sequels?

ZB for the win. we've actually talked about that. by the way i'm typing now.

were you aware there is a Faison, NC?

yes. what do you think that means?

Hey Donald, I'm a huge fan of your work, especially Clueless and Scrubs! Do you and Zach ever improv any of the lines in Scrubs?

yes. and thanks.

Are we going to see another musical duet with you and Zach a la Baby it's cold outside?

i hope so...

Did you click with Zach Braff when you first met on the set of scrubs? If not then when did you two get so close? Also, are you as close in real life as you were on scrubs (please say yes). P.S your singing voice is angelic

yes, it was love at first sight.

Do any of your legendary Lego movies have a chance of being seen by us?

Also...well you and Zach are two of my favorite actors and I was wondering if we could one day play frisbee barefoot on a beach and sing showtunes?

all of this is possible.

Who is your favorite rapper?


Hey Donald, I have a very important question. How often do you enjoy brinner?


What's your stand on smegma?


Were the braces in clueless real or just for the movie?

just for the movie. i actually still have them.

What's your favourite thing to do in your spare time?


In a beach volleyball game, a la Top Gun, against James Roday and Dule Hill (from Psych), which team would win? Also, would you guys be Maverick and Goose or Ice Man and Slider?

we would crush them. and they know it.

I am white, like really white. How can I best change this image?


Hi! What animal would you like to be reincarnated as?

a brown bear.

is your head so shiny that I can see my face in it?

no, but my balls are.

Legitimate question here. What is your least favorite thing about Zachinoz?

his tiny butthole. too much?

When was the last time you flipped a fan who tried to Eagle you?

in london.

Can I hang out with you on set even if I don't win the contest?

try to win dude. no one likes losers.

If you were a LEGO person, what type of person do you think you would want to be?
What type would Zach be?

blackstormtrooper bitch.

Is your relationship with Zach as perfect as I imagine it to be?

we have our good and bad days

Hey... uh... what's up?


Did you or Zach get to keep Rowdy and/or Steven ?

i wish.

Was it anywhere near as fun working on the set of Scrubs as you made it seem?

great times

If you're trying to impress a group of people, what's your go to joke?

do you like tapes or cd's

Donald, Scrubs is what you're best known for... but who still recognises you from Clueless as the pants-too-low boyfriend? I still laugh when I think of the head shaving scene!

Clueless is timeless

Just wanted to let you know that we had to watch and study Remember The Titans for our college exams next wednesday....... only study I have done! Best quote that you think should always be used?

there are a lot of good ones in that movie...i'm not going to do your homework for you.

Who is your favorite cast member on The Exes?

i love them all. we got a good cast and crew.

If you could act with one other person, living or dead, who would it be and what would the project be?

harrison ford. star wars.

Mr. Williams what was it like serving two tours in Iraq and one in Ireland?

wrong reddit buddy.

Do you like your sandwiches cut diagonally, horizontally or not at all?


How much did you bring yourself into the role of Turk and how much did you feel that you had to act for it?

there's a lot of me in turk.

What was your experience like doing voice acting for Adventure Time? Would you ever consider working with the staff there again?

oh absolutely!

Dogs or Cats?


Can you get me Sarah Chalke's number?

yes - 555-5555

Was the dance you performed to 'Poison' rehearsed or was it freestyling. You're a great dancer btw.

freestyle. that's how i do.

Scrubs is my all time favorite show, but I was wondering, is there a season that is your favorite?

season 3

If you only had one testicle would it really make you faster?

doubt it. but anything's possible.

It's rumored that you are often "ashy." What advice can you give to people with ashy elbows, knees and scrotums?

coco butter

It is rumored you call your anus: "My man pussy." Please explain.

you better act like you know!

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How many of you are going to ?

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That's kind of cool. My wife hasn't watched scrubs.

No one I know knows about Clone High. This makes me sad. Thank you for Clone High

clone high was dope.

No lie, I really liked you in "Trippin." I had a friend just like that in high school, and when I was flicking through movies from the 90s and re-watched Trippin, I was laughing the whole time. Just wanted to share that.

I also remember you were in the 90s movie "Juice," for a brief moment (click the link for the YouTube clip. He has a very high top fade like Kid from Kid n' Play.) For those who may not know, Juice was a film released back in 1992 starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur. Donald, was that one of your first acting roles? How was it? Lastly, did you have any moments or spend any time with Pac?

By the way, for those who haven't watched Juice, please do. It's a very good film.

never hung out with pac. Juice is a great film. Thanks man.

If I win the raffle, can we sing a song together? Your choice of song.


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Well guys, this has been fun. Sadly I must go, I wish I could have answered more. I hope you consider supporting the Prizeo campaign, It would be fun to have someone from reddit win that walk-on role. Take care and until next time…

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PS - just cuz i'm leaving doesn't mean I won't be back later....It's bath time.

This interview was transcribed from an "ask me anything" question and answer session with Donald Faison conducted on Reddit on 2014-01-23. The Reddit AMA can be found here.