My Dirty Secret

Season 3, Ep 9, Aired 12/11/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Elliot is feeling uncomfortable using clinical terms for her patients' private parts – a result of a repressed childhood and an accidental orgasm she inflicted on a patient during a pelvic exam - so Carla tries to teach her how to say "vagina" and "penis" without blushing. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox crashes at J.D. and Turk's after taking bad advice from J.D. Carla suggests no more sex until the wedding and Turk only comes to terms with it after learning the real meaning of romance from a patient with prostate cancer. Ultimately, Carla backs down on her own idea when she has a stressful day at work finally letting people make fun of her.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matt Tarses

  • Chris Koch

  • Scott Foley

    Sean Kelly

  • Barry Bostwick

    Mr. Randolph

  • Christa Miller-Lawrence

    Jordan Sullivan

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Lets talk about sex.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 30, 2010

  • Cool episode!

    By Trottelfresse, May 11, 2008

  • A good episode!

    By OeTvGreat, Aug 05, 2006

  • An episode which has a very huge theme around sex.

    By scrubsduber, May 20, 2006

  • Hilarious from start to finish

    By jimbo_001, Mar 14, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (45)

    • Elliot: (After giving a woman an orgasm during a pelvic exam) Let's go, Sean. J.D.: Shouldn't you buy her breakfast, first?

    • Turk: Hey, baby. I was just with a patient who made me understand what romance really means. So as far as this no-sex thing goes, I'm with you a hundred percent. Carla: Everyone I know just spent the last two hours listing my faults. I wanna have sex. Now. Turk: I'll get the condoms.

    • Elliot: You have a... penis. And I... have a vagina! Sean: That is so hot.

    • J.D.: Listen sir, I brought Dr. Turk here to help you get over your fear of surgery. Randolph: I'm not scared. J.D.: Then what is it? Randolph: I don't know if you've noticed, but Catherine and I don't always communicate that well. Turk: No, I can't- J.D.: You're joshing! Randolph: No, it's true. But when I lay that beautiful woman down onto our bed to make love- Turk: Wow. J.D.: Oh, God.

    • Randolph: What's he doing here? You know I don't like these people... Surgeons. Not African-Americans. Turk: Oh!... We're actually saying "black" now, sir. Randolph: I was right, Catherine!

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    Notes (7)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: March 19, 2013 on Prima COOL

    • When Carla tells Turk she wants to have sex, He says "I'll get the condoms". This makes no sence since in earlier episodes this season she says she's on the pill.

    • The Region 2 DVD release of Season Three puts this episode out of the original order (IE Sean is suddenly back again for no reason), but doesn't have the alterations to J.D.'s narration, making it a little confusing.

    • Towards the end of the episode, when Dr. Cox and Jordan are arguing in the hospital, Dr. Cox turns to J.D., and it can be seen that his T-shirt reads, "I'm not as think as you drunk I am", a line later used by J.D. in the episode "My Lips Are Sealed" in Season 4. This line is originally from the season two episode of M*A*S*H called "Hot Lips and Empty Arms".

    • This episode was originally intended to be aired as the third episode of the season on October 16. NBC changed their scheduling as to not compete new episodes of Friends and Scrubs against the 2003 Yankees/Marlins World Series on Fox. Rather than airing this episode the following week, NBC moved on to episode #304 ("My White Whale") and bumped "My Dirty Secret" to December 11. Minor changes to J.D.'s inner monologue were made to fit update the episode in this season's story line. Near the beginning, for example, J.D.'s comment that "Elliot's boyfriend is back for the weekend while mine is away," was originally just, "Ah, Elliot and her marine biologist boyfriend are at it again. But you know what? It honestly doesn't bother me."

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    Trivia (3)

    • Featured Music: "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman" by Bryan Adams "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart "Do It Again" by Stroke 9 "Timing's Off" by Tart "Moving" by Tart

    • Barry Bostwick's Character has a prostate problem in this episode. Bostwick actually underwent prostate surgery in 1997.

    • Carla claims that the delivery man is wearing shorts but as he leaves you can see he is wearing pants.

    Allusions (2)

    • Another One Bites the Dust: Dr. Kelso mentions the song "Another One Bites The Dust" by the rock band Queen.

    • J.D.: You know, Dr. Cox, we've known each other for over two years, just let me in, okay? Help me help you, help me help you, help me help you.
      The "Help me help you" line is from Jerry Maguire.

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