Zach Braff loves Duluth

Actor Zach Braff voices Finley (right) the flying monkey and James Franco (left) plays Oz in “Oz the Great and Powerful.” (Disney Enterprises / Associated Press)

Well, we don’t really know if the actor loves Duluth, but he has mentioned the city at least twice.

Braff, known for his role as J.D. on the show “Scrubs” and Finley the flying monkey in the box office’s No. 1 movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” told Conan O’Brien on Tuesday’s “Conan” that he decided to reward one of his Facebook and Twitter followers with a visit to the winner’s hometown.

Hopefuls submitted videos telling Braff what they’d do with him if they got to hang out with the star. Braff told O’Brien he had expected to get a winning submission from somewhere a little closer to home.

“I thought, like, Duluth, you know, Newark,” the New Jersey native said.

Instead, the winning video came from a group of guys in Vienna, Austria.

Tuesday was the second such reference to Duluth from Braff, who wrote, directed and starred in the 2004 film “Garden State,” which also mentions Duluth.

Zach, consider this your invitation to spend the day in Duluth. We’ll drop nickels off the top of Enger Tower and complain about how there’s nothing to do in town — both Duluth traditions.

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