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  • 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 9:00pmmoreless

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  • S 9 : Ep 13

    Our Thanks

    Aired 3/17/10

  • S 9 : Ep 12

    Our Driving Issues

    Aired 3/10/10

  • S 9 : Ep 11

    Our Dear Leaders

    Aired 1/26/10

  • S 9 : Ep 10

    Our True Lies

    Aired 1/19/10

  • S 9 : Ep 9

    Our Stuff Gets Real

    Aired 1/12/10

  • Cast & Crew
  • Zach Braff

    Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

  • Donald Faison

    Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

  • John C. McGinley

    Dr. Percival "Perry" Ulysses Cox

  • Eliza Coupe

    Denise Mahoney

  • Kerry Bishé

    Lucy Bennett

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  • Quotes (5460)

    • Dr. Kelso: Ok, gang, I'm Dr. Bob Kelso, and I'm your Chief of Medicine, so I just want to encourage you all to think of me as your safety net. Because I promise you, we're all family here, now, then, go get 'em, doctors.

    • J.D.: I guess i get a little goofy when I'm nervous. (Growls) You see, today isn't just anyday. It's my first day. I'm the man...

    • Elliot: If you're talking about getting the Bursky autopsy, I already called the family for you. And they said fine, and to thank you, and I'm sorry... They didn't say that last part, I did.

    • Carla: That's enough. J.D.: Sorry. It's a very big moment for me.

    • Dr. Kelso: Dr. Dorian, do you not realize that you're nothing but a large pair of scrubs to me? For God's sake, the only reason I carry this chart around is so I can pretend to remember your damn names!

    • Dr. Kelso: Okay... Uh, did you ask the Bursky family for permission to do an autopsy? J.D.: They're still in there with him, sir. Dr. Kelso: It's a teaching hospital, son, you gotta ask. J.D.'s Narration: Just tell him you can't see Mr. Bursky again. He'll understand. J.D.: Sir, do you-do you think I could skip just this one? Dr. Kelso: Why, sure, sport. J.D.'s Narration: See? Every story needs a good guy. Dr. Kelso: In fact, why don't you just head on home. You look kinda tired. J.D.: I am pretty tired!

    • J.D.: Well, I think it's okay to be scared. Turk: Well, I need you to tell me that every once in a while, man. J.D.'s Narration: He needs me? Turk: Anyway, I just came to check up on you; see how you're doing. J.D.'s Narration: Ask him to move in again. J.D.: You know, Turk, the offer still stands if you wanna... Turk: Dude, I already took the keys out your bag.

    • Laverne: I need to see you in Mr. Bursky's room. J.D.: Are you flirting with me? You are, aren't you!

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    Notes (432)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: December 10, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • The set used in J.D.'s sitcom dream with Elliot is also the set of the ABC comedy My Wife And Kids.

    • This episode was nominated for the 2003 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Episodic Comedy, and, the 2002 C.S.A. (Casting Society of America) Award for Best Casting For TV-Comedy Pilot.

    • The x-ray with the show's title shown in the beginning is turned the wrong way: the heart should be seen on the right hand side. This was an intentional mistake put in by creator Bill Lawrence to represent the core idea of the show: young doctors in over their heads. Bill Lawrence reminds viewers that this goof was completely intentional in interviews, DVD commentaries and virtually any other available opportunity.

    • International Titles: -Croatia: Stazist (The Intern) -Estonia: Kollanokad (The Newbies) -Germany: Die Anfänger (The Beginners) -Latin America: Docs -Portugal: Medicos e Estagiarios (Doctors and Interns) -Russia: Klinika (The Clinic) -Slovenia: Mladi zdravniki (The Young Doctors) -Sweden: Första hjälpen (First Aid)

    • While Scrubs' regular episodes are shot at the former North Hollywood Medical Center, the pilot episode was filmed in another hospital in Glendale, California which, incidentally, has since been torn down. Some of the scenes in this episode had to be re-shot in North Hollywood though, making the continuity of this episode somewhat difficult for the crew.

    • Special thanks were given to Dr. Jonathan Doris and Dr. Jon Turk, two medical experts who no doubt have influenced two main characters' names.

    • Sacred Heart Hospital is named after the school which Christa Miller Lawrence, (wife of writer Bill Lawrence) attended.

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    Trivia (1072)

    • 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.

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    Allusions (414)

    • The Janitor is similar to Gordy, the janitor in "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" in the way that Gordy is always trying new tricks to get the weasel, which is the same thing Janitor is doing to J.D.

    • When J.D. is is trying to calm himself down, while all these people are walking past him quickly as time goes, alludes to the music video for "Numb" by Linkin Park, where a similar scene occurs.

    • In the first scene, when J.D. gets up from bed he is wearing a Clone High t-shirt. "Clone High, USA" is a show created by Bill Lawrence.

    • When Turk first meets Elliot, he says "Ellliioottt" and points his finger to her head. This alludes to the movie E.T., where the main character was a boy named Elliot and was approached by E.T. the same way.

    • The CEO of the corporation that owns the hospital is named Whitaker Chambers. Whitaker Chambers was an American writer and former communist, who was the key witness in the famous communist spy case against Alger Hiss, headed by Richard Nixon in the late 1940s, that ended in a conviction for Hiss and a medal for Chambers.

    • When J.D. has the electronic voice box he says, "Do you want to play a game?" This line is paraphrased from Joshua, the NORAD computer from the 1983 movie Wargames. The exact line is, "Shall we play a game".

    • When Will puts the electronic speaking tube to his throat, he says "Beety, beety, beety". This is what the robot Twiki always said in the show "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century". Twiki was voiced by the great Mel Blanc.

    • Dr. Cox: Unfortunately, Radar, I'm out of gold stars. Radar is a slightly annoying character on M*A*S*H, and Dr. Cox is comparing J.D. to him.

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  • Fan Reviews (891)
  • mini-me's are adorable

    By reihion, Mar 24, 2015

  • meh. . .OK but very simplistic writing and humour.

    By LENZ5369, Jan 02, 2015

  • Eh, I kinda liked it

    By Raven77, Mar 29, 2014

  • Top Shows - It grew on me

    By anastasia1243, Feb 08, 2014

  • Where have you gone?

    By CoopsterZZZ, Jan 11, 2014