My Bed Banter & Beyond

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (38)

  • Elliot: Have you ever been more uncomfortable in your entire life? (J.D.'s memories kick in) Woman on TV: My God! You look hot in that dress. J.D.'s grandmother: What movie are we watching? J.D.: It's Basic Instinct, Grandma. (Back to today) J.D.: Yeah, once.

  • J.D.'s narration: What are you doing? Elliot's amazing and you're crazy about her. If you let her leave, I'm gonna do this all day: I get knocked down but I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down. I get knocked down...

  • J.D.: I can't believe today's over. Elliot: I can't believe I ate half a pizza. J.D.: Oh please, Elliot, I had, like, two pieces. Elliot: If you tell anyone anything about today, please leave that part out.

  • J.D.: Things that wouldn't have bothered you a week ago in a friendship become so incredibly important when sex is involved. I just...I think it'd be easier if you weren't friends with your girlfriend... At all.

  • J.D.: Why is it impossible for you to ever let anything go? Elliot: Oh, I let tons of stuff go; like when you wouldn't stand up for me in front of Dr. Cox. Or when you started telling everyone we know that we're having sex. J.D.: And when are you-when are you letting that stuff go? Elliot: Fine. You wanna know why I won't let that go? Because the only reason that you wouldn't stand up for me is that you're so terrified that someone, somewhere, in this hospital won't like you. J.D.: Oh, and that's a bad thing? That's a bad thing, Elliot? Why don't-why don't we get all of my friends together in a room and we'll fight your friend.

  • Elliot: Dr. Cox, I was waiting to see if she would tolerate her low heart-rate, which is exactly what all the medical textbooks tell us to do. Am I right, J.D.? Dr. Cox: Is she right, J.D.? J.D.: Uhhhh... Well, technically, yes. But, you know, it's-it's really a judgment call, and if she really was that bradycardic, I probably would've called the fellow... But I, that's-that's me. I... Dr. Cox: Wow. Always side with the hoochie, Newbie. It's rookie mistake. Gosh, you-you hate to see it.

  • Dr. Cox: Oh, what the hell, Barbie? You should have gotten the cardiology fellow to give Mrs. Zuckerman a transvenous pacemaker one hour ago. Elliot: Sir, I was waiting to see if- Dr. Cox: Oh! You were waiting! I'm sorry, that's-that's my mistake... Oh! I'm gonna wait with ya! Elliot: Dr. Cox- Dr. Cox: You gotta give it time; because you see, when you're waiting for someone to magically get better all by themselves, the whole thing becomes about time.

  • J.D.: Probably just a bad ball. Elliot: You don't always have to patronize me, I mean, you could just be honest with me and tell me that I suck. J.D.: You know what, Elliot, it's hard to be honest with you when you're so neurotic, you don't even trust the computer to keep your score.

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Notes (3)

  • Original International Airdates:
    Czech Republic: January 2, 2013 on Prima COOL

  • Title Explanation: "My Bed, Banter, and Beyond" probably refers to the Bed that J.D. and Elliot are in throughout the episode, the bantering J.D. and Elliot do throughout the episode, and the other places they go signifies beyond.

  • The episode was originally 28 minutes long (DVD episode). It was cut down to 22 minutes in order to be aired on TV.

Trivia (9)

  • In this episode Dr. Cox doesn't call J.D. any Girl Name, probably because he's too focused on the hospital psychiatrist interview.

  • In the scene Carla is criticizing Turk's comments about one of the nurses, between the camera shifts there's another nurse seated behind her, then there isn't, then there she's again and finally there she isn't.

  • As previously said, during the first season the Janitor was going to be a part of J.D.'s imagination and as such should never interact with the other characters. Nevertheless, once more we can perfectly see him interacting with other characters. In the beginning of this episode the Janitor not only annoys Nurse Laverne with the floor polisher machine, but J.D. and Elliot laugh about it.

  • In the beginning of the episode, J.D. thinks of Elliot as his best friend when he wakes up and is afraid of the morning-after conversation. But actually Turk is his best friend as he states in all other series episodes.

  • Featured Music: "Ever Fallen in Love? (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" by the Buzzcocks. "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba (J.D.'s monologue)

  • The pizza is a symbolic "clock" of sorts that represents how much time J.D. and Elliot's relationship has left.

  • J.D and Elliot spend all day in bed, and make out as if they are having amazing sex. However, only two episodes before this one, in My Balancing Act, Elliot reveals that she is not good at having sex, refers to sex as "intercourse", and has never even had an orgasm. How is it she went from being so clueless to an absolute master so quickly?

  • J.D. marks Elliot on his tallyboard of girls he's slept with, saying he's been stuck on #4 since med school, but he slept with Jordan just a few episodes ago.

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Allusions (8)

  • "Maneater" by Hall & Oates: Dr. Cox: (to psychiatrist) ...And I'm not talking about the "whoa-whoa, here she comes" kind of man-eater. Dr. Cox is quoting the song "Maneater" by Hall & Oates. The song was recorded in 1982 and it reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 at the end of that year.

  • Jägermeister: Todd: You wanna go out some time? Elliot: With you? Todd: Me and a bottle of Jägermeister. Jägermeister is a strong liqueur flavored with herbs. Its recipe is a secret, but it is claimed to be a blend of 56 herbs. Curiously, besides its use as an alcohoolic drink, it can be consumed as a digestive spirit similar to stomach bitters.

  • ColecoVision: Turk: When I was seven years old the only things I loved were my ColecoVision and Sandy Lowe. The ColecoVision was a video game console released in August 1982 and discontinued in 1985. It offered arcade-quality graphics and gaming style, the ability to play other consoles' video games and the means to expand the system's hardware.

  • Basic Instinct: J.D.'s grandmother: What movie are we watching? J.D.: It's Basic Instinct, Grandma. Basic Instinct is a 1992 erotic mystery movie stared by Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas. The story follows Det. Nick Curran (Douglas) investigating the novelist Catherine Tramell (Stone) on suspicion of murder. A torrid affair ensues, but more people end up dead as the investigation progresses, making everyone a suspect of murder.

  • Sigmund Freud: Dr. Cox: (To the hospital's psychiatrist) Well, Sigmund... Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who co-founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. He's best known for his theories of the unconscious mind, his redefinition of sexual desire as a mobile force to human behaviour and his therapeutic techniques - especially the presumed value of dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires. Freud also proposed that the psyche could be divided into three parts: Ego, super-ego, and id.

  • My Bed Banter & Beyond: The title of this episode is a reference to the popular home furnishing store Bed Bath & Beyond.

  • Alf: J.D.: Alf? Very funny. Alf was a NBC sitcom which ran from 1986 to 1990 focusing on the life of an ET who crash-landed into the garage of a suburban middle class family, the Tanners.

  • Joanie Loves Chachi: Turk: Elliot and the Todd? That's a terrible couple. That's worse than Joanie and Chachi. Joanie and Chachi are characters from Happy Days, who also had their own sitcom called Joanie Loves Chachi, an ABC spin-off which ran from 1982-1983.