This half-hour comedy focuses on the bizarre experiences of fresh-faced medical intern John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) as he embarks on his healing career in a surreal hospital crammed full of unpredictable staffers and patients – where humor and tragedy can merge paths at any time.
Joining the rumpled J.D. in his exhilarating brave new world are his college buddy, Chris Turk (Donald Faison, "Clueless"), an intern with a more elite surgical group, and J.D.'s fellow medical intern, the beautiful and driven Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke, "Roseanne"). Keeping the new interns on their toes are: The fatherly chief of medicine, Dr. Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins); the abrasive, worldly Dr. Perry Cox (John McGinley), and the caring but slightly jaded nurse Carla Espinosa (Judy Reyes). The hospital janitor (Neil Flynn) also never seems to miss an opportunity to harass his target.
Scrubs is filmed in a real-life hospital. It's the North Hollywood Medical Center, which has gone under severe reconstruction to fit all the equipment and represent Sacred Heart Hospital. The Opening Theme Song: "Superman" performed by Lazlo Bane NBC Broadcast History: October 2001 - May 2002 --- Tuesdays, 9:30pm September 2002 - October 2003 --- Thursdays, 8:30pm November 2003 - January 2004 --- Thursdays, 9:30pm January 2004 - May 2004 --- Tuesdays, 9:30pm June 2004 - August 2004 --- Thursdays, 9:30pm August 2004 - December 2004 --- Tuesdays, 9:30pm January 2005 - May 2005 --- Tuesdays, 9:00pm January 2006 - March 2006 --- Tuesdays, 9:00pm & 9:30pm March 2006 - May 2006 --- Tuesdays, 9:00pm November 2006 - April 2007 --- Thursdays, 9:00pm April 2007 - May 2007 --- Thursdays, 9:30pm October 2007 - April 2007 --- Thursdays, 9:30pm April 2007 - May 2008 --- Thursdays, 8:30pm The show then moved to ABC for the 2009/2010 television season. ABC Broadcast History: January 2009 - February 2009 --- Tuesdays, 9:00pm and 9:30pm March 2009 - May 2009 --- Wednesdays, 8:00pm December 2009 --- Tuesdays, 9:00pm January 2010 - March 2010 --- Tuesdays, 8:00pm and 9:00pm
At the end of J.D.'s sitcom fantasy, Dr. Cox says, "What the hell are you doing?", then J.D. glances at the TV where you can see a picture of Dr. Cox pushing the same patient whom he is currently pushing.
In the end credits, a longer version of "Superman" by Lazlo Bane is played instead of just the notes score.
During Ted's orientation in the beginning of the episode we can see Matt Winston's character Dr. Jeffrey Steadman without glasses, although in all his other appearances in this and other episodes he's never without them.
In the scene where J.D. is dreaming about racing Elliot, The Janitor is seen standing in the crowd across the finish line.
Featured Music: "Superman" by Lazlo Bane (Scrubs theme) "Away" by Leroy (J.D. gets ready for his first day) "I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick (Elliot races J.D.) "Over Me" by Tricky (Turk assists J.D. in draining Mrs. Pratt's stomach fluid) "Please Forgive Me" by David Gray (J.D. experiences his first night on-call)
This episode is the only one in which you ever see Elliot wearing glasses. She wears them during the second round of the episode, and she never wears them again.
In the scene with J.D. actually performing a procedure towards the end of the episode, Dr. Cox calls J.D. "J.D.", not some other girl name.
During the scene in which Dr. Cox is telling J.D., "Dr. Kelso is the most evil human being on the planet", the "dead" old lady sitting behind him in the wheelchair has her glasses on from one angle and then off in another. Also, when Dr. Cox wheels her around, her glasses continually disappear and reappear between shots.