“Scrubs” stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison bring their irresistible buddy comedy charm to the 2022 Super Bowl.
Well, the brand bowl.
T-Mobile has just released its musical commercial, which has them duet to Stephen Sondheim’s tune and Leonard Bernstein’s “I Feel Pretty” from the 1957 musical “West Side Story.”
The lyrics were reworked to promote T-Mobile’s home internet.
In the spot, one of three for the brand this Super Bowl, Braff, of Jersey, learns he’s paying too much for his internet service, so neighbor Faison helps him switch to his 5G provider, T -Mobile.
Braff, 46, who grew up in South Orange, stars in the upcoming Apple TV Plus update of “Cheaper by the Dozen” opposite Gabriel Union. He starred as John Michael “JD” Dorian alongside Faison’s Christopher Turk on “Scrubs” for nine seasons, from 2001 to 2010, on NBC and then ABC.
Off-screen friends Braff and Faison, 47, launched their weekly “Scrubs” podcast, “Fake Doctors, Real Friends, with Zach and Donald,” at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
That year, Braff, Faison and their “Scrubs” co-star Sarah Chalke appeared in a video alongside other fake TV doctors to thank real healthcare workers and first responders working in the pandemic. .
The T-Mobile ad joins other full ads and ad teasers released ahead of the 2022 Super Bowl.
Celebrity spots for the big game include:
Super Bowl 2022, aka Super Bowl LVI (Super Bowl 56), airs Sunday, February 13 on NBC and Telemundo and streams on Peacock from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.
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