My Fifteen Minutes

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/15/01
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  • Episode Description
  • J.D. and Turk become heroes after saving a cameraman's life on TV, while heading to a strip club. But Turk quickly becomes the target of a new publicity campaign led by Dr. Kelso, exploiting the hospital's diversity. Meanwhile, J.D. worries about his evaluation. Elliot is going out with Carla, but in the last minute she blows her off and later Elliot runs into her in a bar.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric Weinberg

  • Lawrence Trilling

  • Neil Flynn


  • Mañe Andrew


  • Bronwên Booth


  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • JD's evaluation.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 12, 2010

  • My Fifteen Minutes

    By Trottelfresse, May 10, 2008

  • Yet another amazing episode.

    By MrPixelAttack, May 27, 2007

  • Amazing! What else is there to say.

    By ianguyman, Jun 26, 2006

  • This episode was really good!

    By OeTvGreat, May 31, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Carla: Elliot, there's no excuse for what I did. Elliot: No, there's not... Are we done? Carla: I'm really sorry. Elliot: Don't be. If I was going out with my friend, I wouldn't invite you... Who am I kidding. Yes, I would, and she'd probably like you better and neither one of you would ever talk to me again.

    • Turk: You know, you're gonna have to see her eventually. Carla: No I don't, 'cause I know the layout to the air-duct system here like the back of my hand.

    • Turk: Remember our college brochures? J.D.: So what, they put you on the cover. Turk: Twice?

    • Turk: What makes you think I'd wanna be part of this, J.D.? J.D.: I don't know! Kelso said it would make us role models. I guess I just assumed that- Turk: Yeah, everybody assumes that I'm a good athlete, or-or-or that I grew up poor, or that I love 'Sanford and Son'. J.D.: But you do love 'Sanford and Son'... We both do.

    • Janitor: When I saw that it was missing, did you not think I'd come to you? J.D.: I don't know what you're talking about. Janitor: Oh. So you're gonna play it that way, huh? Touche.

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    Notes (4)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: December 20, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • Title Explanation: "My Fifteen Minutes" refers to J.D.'s fifteen minutes of fame after saving the cameraman.

    • This episode was specially broadcast on Thursday, following an all new episode of Friends. NBC was considering replacing low-rated Inside Schwartz for Scrubs in that slot, and launching the new Watching Ellie in the post-Frasier slot, but Scrubs had almost the same ratings as Inside Schwartz, so it remained on Tuesday nights.

    • The billboards in the episode actually ran in real life for a time to advertise the show.

    Trivia (5)

    • The posters/billboards promoting Sacred Heart include the phrases: "Wellness through diversity" "Time to get an EKG, G" "Our MD's have Mad Skills" "WAZZUP? Your white blood cell count at Sacred Heart"

    • J.D.'s Girl Name: Supergirl

    • When Turk and Carla are discussing her problem regarding Elliot, behind Turk the clock shows 2:25, then 2:20 and then after a quick apology from J.D., who just popped up, 2:35.

    • Ted tells Dr. Kelso when he started working at Sacred Heart, he had hair. In a later episode, he tells other characters that he got his high school girlfriend by posing as her friend's dad because he lost his hair in 8th grade.

    • Featured Music: "Going Out With A Bang" by G-Sleep "See Ya Around" by Keren DeBerg "Wonderful" by Everclear "The Magican" by Bobby McCall & Dontrell Mayfield

    Allusions (6)

    • Doogie: Dr. Cox condescendingly calls J.D. Doogie, which is in reference to the show Doogie Howser, M.D. The show starred Neil Patrick Harris as a 16-year-old doctor.

    • Supergirl: Dr. Cox: Listen, Supergirl. I'm gonna break you into so many pieces that my grandmother, who can do a 1,000-piece puzzle of a clear blue sky in less than an hour, will never be able to put you back together, even if she goes go back in time to when her vision was perfect. Supergirl is one of DC Comics heroines, although she's most known only as Superman's cousin.

    • ZZ Top: J.D.: (Into microphone) I am so sorry. And I love ZZ Top. ZZ Top is primarily a Rhythm & Blues band, with a few hits in Classic Rock. The band is famous for the insanely long beards of several of its members. The sound guy to whom J.D. was apologizing had a similar-looking beard to that of the band's members.

    • Sanford and Son: J.D.: But you do like Sanford and Son. We both do. Sanford and Son was a sitcom that aired from 1972 to 1977. Coincidentally, the show originally aired on NBC, the same network on which Scrubs airs.

    • Batman: J.D.: "Holy inferiority complex Batman! How low is my self esteem that I'm the sidekick in my own fantasy?" This line follows the same basic format as Robin's did in the Adam West Batman: "Holy (insert lame attempt at avoiding a swearword here) Batman!"

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