The Blanks and Michael Jackson
In Friday's paper, you will find an interview with the a capella/sketch comedy group The Blanks.
You might know them better as Ted's band from "Scrubs" -- the a capella group who seems to pop up every now and again on the TV show (dig it).
I talked to two of the guys in The Blanks. One, Sam Lloyd, happens to be the nephew of actor Christopher Lloyd. I didn't ask them about this connection. I did, however, ask about Michael Jackson, who died a year ago this week.
Check out this snippet, which didn't make the paper because it's too risque ...
Me: It’s been about a year since Michael Jackson’s death. Have you thought about doing any MJ covers?
Philip McNiven: Way to bring us down there, Sam.
Sam LLoyd: Wait a minute. Michael Jackson died? I didn’t know he died.
PM: Oh my gosh.
He actually died 20 years ago.
PM: In a weird twist of fate, the girlfriend who I just broke up with was cooking for (Jackson’s) concert rehearsals. She’s a caterer, and she did all the cooking for a few months for Michael Jackson. She's cooked for a couple other celebrities, like Gary Coleman, which is weird.
SL: Oh man, she's never cooking for us.
PM: Why do you think I broke up with her?
Did she ever tell you what she cooked for Michael Jackson?
PM: Cocktail weenies. That was all he liked.
(Photo by Jered Scott)