Scrubs

My Dumb Luck

Season 7, Ep 9, Aired 4/24/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Dr. Cox had a patient that he hadn't been able to diagnose for two years, and he is back again. Dr. Kelso has to face a retirement board when his true age is revealed. Elliot and Carla try to find enough people in favor of Dr. Kelso to keep him as Chief of Medicine.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Zach Braff

    Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

  • John C. McGinley

    Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox

  • Donald Faison

    Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

  • Sarah Chalke

    Dr. Elliot Reid

  • Neil Flynn

    The Janitor

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Hmmm, quite disapointing. SPOILERS!

    By scrubsduber, Apr 26, 2008

  • 709

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 18, 2010

  • This episode is pinyata

    By Moeabbad, Apr 29, 2008

  • Chief of Medicine, Bob Kelso, is 65 and gunning for forced retirement.

    By jimbo_001, Apr 26, 2008

  • Sacred Heart is going through some changes

    By fray429, Apr 26, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Elliot: You ask him. If I do he is going to say something mean only to hurt my feelings. Carla: We want you to reconsider helping Kelso. Dr. Cox: Can I get a "hell no" from any random doctor? Josephine: Hell no! Dr. Cox: Thank you, whomever. Now if you'll excuse me I have to get far far away from annoying people. Hee-specially whiny shallow blondes with stained coffee teeth. Urhgh. (Dr. Cox leaves) Carla: Oh, look at that. He got you anyway.

    • Board Member: Well, Bob. Your employees will still buy you, they've pointed out to the board tha- Mandlebaum: (Passing by) Hi. Board Member: Well, you're on a tied ship. And we'll like you to stay on. Dr. Kelso: Girls, thank you for saving my job. The one thing I wanted was to end things in my own terms. But since you are letting me... you can shove it up your ass, Rodney! I'm outta here.

    • Janitor: Look, I'm a simple unassuming janitor. Who can control people actions with his mind. Observe. (Turns to a nurse) EXPLODE! (Carla leaves annoyed) Janitor: If that'd work it would've freaked you out. You'd loved it! ...fall. (The old lady falls down) Janitor: Woohoohoo!!! Hello? Agghhh!

    • Janitor: Ok, I'll support Kelso. But in return, I want you to put me on a bag full of gas and take me to the airport. I'll explain later. Carla: Why would we do that? Janitor: Because I'm the bigger mover, slash shaker in this dump. Pfft... you know.

    • Jordan: Why would anyone wanna save Kelso's job? Carla: For starters- Jordan: You know what? I don't honestly care about one way or the other. Hhm. Carla: About Kelso? Jordan: Oh, about anything. But then again, you two are young enough and attractive enough that I'm not angry to be seen with you and people assume we are friends. So what the hell!

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates: Denmark: May 28, 2008 on TV3 Sweden: July 5, 2008 on TV6 Germany: November 5, 2008 on ProSieben

    • According to the commentary, part of the end clip before the board meeting was re-shot after the writers' strike.

    Trivia (7)

    • Dr. Cox's patient is eventually diagnosed with acute intermittent porphyria. J.D., Turk, and Dr. Cox all pronounce the porphyria incorrectly. The correct pronunciation is "poor-feer-ia".

    • When Turk is celebrating to his diagnostic of Dr. Cox's patient he is clearly air guitaring to the opening song of the series.

    • A lot of facts about Dr. Kelso are revealed: - his first kill was a 19 year old girl - he started working at Sacred Heart when he was 26 - he became Chief of Medicine in 1985

    • Ted gets 23 stitches after he bites off his tongue.

    • Featured Music "Little Victories" by Matt Nathanson (Closing scene)

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