Best Detroit Red Wings Pop Culture References

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Apr 21, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings fan holds a sign in the stands in game three of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports


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? Scrubs was a fairly popular medical comedy that ran on NBC and later ABC for nine years. The show had some pretty funny slapstick moments, and for better or worse, it also introduced us all to Zach Braff. Scrubs also gave the Red Wings some more prime-time TV exposure.

John C. McGinley, who played the cruel and quick-witted Dr. Cox, was the character responsible for bringing the Detroit Red Wings into the show, most notably for often wearing a Detroit Chris Chelios jersey in several episodes. In real life, McGinley is actually a huge Red Wings fan who narrated Detroit’s 2008 Stanley Cup Championship DVD. The actor also lives in Malibu, California and shares a neighborhood with none other than Chris Chelios.

During the fifth-season of the show in an episode titled “Chopped Liver”, Dr. Cox grudgingly goes on a double-date with some co-workers and feigns interest while talking with the other male, Keith. After Cox’s girlfriend slaps him and tells him to make an effort, he immediately becomes interested in the conversation when Keith mentions he likes the Red Wings. Dr. Cox lifts up his shirt to reveal a Red Wings’ jersey under his button-up and tells Keith to sit in silence for the next twenty-minutes while he explains why the Red Wings are the greatest team ever.

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