Scrubs

My Best Friend's Mistake

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/9/01
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  • Episode Description
  • J.D. begins to feel distant from Turk, when he leaves him abandoned every time that he tries to talk to him. Elliot fights with Kelso for calling her "sweetheart", and she seeks Dr. Cox' advice. J.D.'s relationship with Elliot goes in a time race, when he has 48 hours to kiss her before he is put into her "Friend Zone".

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric Weinberg

  • Adam Bernstein

  • Aloma Wright

    Nurse Laverne Roberts

  • Max Kerstein

    Mr. Bidwell

  • Charles Chun

    Dr. Wen

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Getting better & better.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 10, 2010

  • great

    By oufsta1, May 28, 2009

  • J.D, convinced that one of his patients is sick as a result of misconduct on Turk's behalf. Elliot feels disrespected by Dr. Kelso.J.D. misses his chance to kiss Elliot after being interrupted by Dr. Cox

    By Trottelfresse, May 10, 2008

  • This is a good one for Elliot and JD's relationship

    By The_Poolmeister, Jan 08, 2008

  • Another great episode with an annoying song and emotional moments.

    By Jacky1989, Sep 10, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Elliot: Hello, Mr. Kavanaugh. Your arhythmia's much better. Everything looks just great, actually. Mr. Kavanaugh: You sound surprised. Elliot: Oh, okay. It has nothing to do with you. I had a run-in with Dr. Kelso yesterday, so when he switched me to you, I thought it would be a difficult case. (Mr. Kavanaugh gets completely naked in front of Elliot) Mr. Kavanaugh: Go on, I'm listening. Elliot: Excuse me while...while I check on another penis...patient! Well, he's a...he's a penis patient.

    • J.D.'s narration: A lot of my work has become second nature to me. The only problem is, it gives me too much time to think. Turk: (In J.D.'s imagination) Look, I'm surgery and you're medicine. This isn't college any more. Things have to change. J.D.: I know relationships change, I guess I thought yours and mine never would. (Patient starts looking confused to J.D.)

    • J.D.: So, surgery went okay? Turk: It was cool. (Todd walks away) Turk: Dude, I got to close for the first time ever. Ever. The human body is so disgusting. (The patient he just closed starts giving him a worried look) Turk: Not yours. Yours is stunning.

    • J.D.'s narration: In my experience, when two friends miss an opportunity like this, you've got exactly 48 hours to get the kiss. Oherwise, one of you will over-think it. Okay, she's gonna over-think it. Then you end up permanently stuck in the Friend Zone. (J.D. tries to kiss Elliot) Elliot: I'll see ya. Sleeping Patient: You're such a girl.

    • Dr. Wen: Look, I've been attending for three years here. What makes you think you know better? Turk: In my gut I know I'm right. Dr. Wen: We need this decision now. Turk: Fine, then it's on you. Dr. Wen: Yes, it is. Nurse. Erasure. Nurse: Yes, doctor. ("A Little Respect" by Erasure starts playing) Patient: I hate this song. Turk: Me too, man. Me too.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: December 12, 2012 on Prima COOL

    Trivia (5)

    • In the beginning of the scene where JD and Elliot is in a patient's room, about to kiss, you can see the microphone at the top of the screen.

    • When J.D. imagines that a patient is Turk, Turk is wearing the patient's robe. However, less than a minute later, when he imagines that Laverne is Turk, Turk is wearing green scrubs, instead of the scrubs Laverne was using.

    • In this episode Elliot has no problem using the word "penis", even though in future episodes it is made perfectly clear that it makes Elliot uncomfortable.

    • When J.D. has less than a minute to kiss Elliot, he starts running, after talking to Turk, who asked him if Nurse Roberts had given him these shoes, and we see that he is wearing those shoes. However, two minutes before that, when Turk appears, he is wearing normal green shoes.

    • Featured Music: "A Little Respect" by Erasure (Several times throughout the episode)

    Allusions (1)

    • When Turk jumps at J.D. during the basketball game, the sound effect heard is from The Six Million Dollar Man, symbolizing bionic activity.

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