Scrubs

My Case Study

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 10/10/02
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  • Episode Description
  • When Dr. Kelso challenges the residents by offering a trip to a medical conference in Reno as a reward to the individual, who presents the most interesting case study, J.D. refuses to play along, earning him the respect of Dr. Cox. In the meantime, Turk misses his opportunity to ask for a new laser on the one day of the year, that Dr. Kelso grants favors, so he is forced to find another way to come up with the goods.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Spiller (I)

  • Gabrielle Allan

  • Charles Chun

    Dr. Wen

  • Jill Basey

    Mrs. Kellerman

  • Aloma Wright

    Nurse Laverne Roberts

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • JD tries to impress Cox & Kelso at the same time.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 21, 2010

  • My Case Study

    By Trottelfresse, May 11, 2008

  • Another great one

    By gt_scrubs_fan, Jul 10, 2007

  • Fine example

    By MrPixelAttack, May 28, 2007

  • A load of laughs.

    By jimbo_001, Feb 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (39)

    • J.D.: Well what about your new mop?! Janitor: I like the old one. J.D.: But you cried! Janitor: No, that was you.

    • Todd: You're the husband? We've gotta get you some bigger hands.

    • J.D.: Look, I wanna be like you... but a more successful you. There's nothing wrong with playing the game once in a while. Tell you what: Ten years form now, when I'm your boss, I'll go ahead and throw in a good word for you and you won't even have to ask... sir.

    • Elliot: Carla, you know I would kill for your hair. Carla: Really? Elliot: Yeah. Carla: Well, I would kill for your legs. Elliot: I would kill for your lips! Carla: I'd kill for that wagon you're draggin'... That's your butt. Elliot: Oh! Thank you! "Wagon"? Carla: Draggin'.

    • Elliot: Is J.D. here? Carla: No, it's just me. Elliot: Oh... Um... I guess I'll just... wait, too. Carla: Crap. Elliot: Fine, I'll wait outside. Carla: No! I'm just talkin' to my hair. I mean, if it's even the least bit humid, all of a sudden I'm Dr. J. Elliot: Is he in Radiology? Carla: Yeah! Uh-huh.

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    Notes (3)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: January 23, 2013 on Prima COOL

    • Title Explanation: "My Case Study" refers to the case study J.D was struggling to find throughout the episode.

    • Realizing that the longer credits would decrease the amount of episode shown, NBC removed the new credits sequence with this episode - although it did appear in a supersized broadcast later in the season. The banjo track is missing from the opening song though. It remains absent for most of season two.

    Trivia (7)

    • Dr. Cox gives J.D. a female name in almost every episode. J.D.'s girl names in this episode are Friday and Angie.

    • All of the residents (J.D., Turk, Elliot, Todd, etc.) have been in the hospital for a year. It is strange that none of them have heard of Dr. Kelso's annual giveaway.

    • Ludwig's Angina: Dr. Kelso asks Dr. Murphy ("Nervous Guy") what the presentation of Ludwig's Angina is. As usual, Dr. Murphy is unable to answer. Ludwig's Angina is an inflammation of the tissues of the floor of the mouth, under the tongue. It is dangerous because the swelling can block the airway. Symptoms include breathing difficulty; confusion or other mental changes; fever; neck pain; neck swelling; redness of the neck; and weakness, fatigue, or excessive tiredness. It presents itself as redness and swelling of the upper neck, which may reach to the floor of the mouth; the tongue may be swollen or out of place.

    • Featured Music: "In The Mood" by The Glenn Miller Orchestra "What A Difference A Day Makes" by Dinah Washington "Caught by the River" by The Doves "Drown" by The Poor Rich Ones

    • We find out that Doug's parents live in Reno, Nevada.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Friends At the start of the episode, the camera zooms in on the top corner of a building (possibly J.D. and Turk's apartment). This shot is very similar to one Friends used when coming back from a commercial break.

    • Julius Erving: Carla claims that when it is the slightest big humid, her hair suddenly makes her look like "Dr. J". Better known as "Dr. J" (as he was referred to by Carla in the episode), Erving was a professional basketball player who was recognizable due to both his superior basketball skills and his afro. He is currently fifth on the all-time NBA scoring list (as of Feb. 2007).

    • Ray Charles: When Dr. Kelso tries to insult Nurse Roberts' IV placing skills, he meant to compare her to Ray Charles (or as Dr. Kelso says, "the blind fellow"). Ray Charles was a very famous pioneer in American music who enjoyed an astronomical amount of success in the industry despite the disability of being blind.

    • Dr. Kelso mocks Nurse Roberts and says that, due to her struggles placing an IV, her patient looks like Al Jarreau. Al Jarreau is an American Jazz singer who has won five Grammy Awards.

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