Scrubs is the latest show to have episodes removed from a streaming service due to characters in blackface. Variety confirms that Hulu has taken down three episodes following a request by the show’s creator Bill Lawrence and ABC Studios.
The three episodes with the faux pas are My Fifteen Seconds (season 3, episode 7), My Jiggly Ball (season 5, episode 4), and My Chopped Liver (season 5, episode 17). In one, Zach Braff is in blackface. In another, Sarah Chalke’s character is.
Lawrence confirmed that the Scrubs episodes were being removed by replying to fan on Twitter.
Four episodes of 30 Rock were also removed from streaming and syndications this week for the same reason.