My Friend the Doctor

Season 3, Ep 8, Aired 12/4/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Turk is happy that he finally makes it through a solo surgery without the assistance of an attending surgeon. Dr. Cox dreads the fact that he is getting older. J.D. also makes a discovery as he finds out that many of the hospital staff don't know the Janitor as he does.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gabrielle Allan

  • Ken Whittingham

  • Bernie Kopell

    Mr. Moran

  • Christa Miller-Lawrence

    Jordan Sullivan

  • Tara Reid

    Danni Sullivan

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Problems emerge in Elliot & JD's friendship.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 30, 2010

  • Wonderfull show, not the best episode.

    By lyora, Apr 15, 2006

  • Dr Cox hurts his back!

    By Trottelfresse, May 11, 2008

  • I loved this episode.

    By tornadof33, Aug 30, 2006

  • A good episode!

    By OeTvGreat, Aug 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (44)

    • Turk: Hey, baby. Todd and I are going to the arcade, so I'm a get some quarters out your purse. Carla: I'm old. J.D.'s Narration: Others eventually accept who they are. Dr. Cox: Yeah, well I'm older. Now would you please get me down to my damn car? Carla: Sure, let's get your big Irish ass to your car so nobody knows that you hurt your back! Let's not worry about my back!

    • Doctor: Goodnight, Efrem! Janitor: Goo-goo-goo-goodnight... doctor.

    • J.D.: You know why I wanted that to be you in 'The Fugitive'? Because it would mean you used to be a guy who had dreams and ambitions; and even though things didn't work out the way you'd hoped, at least it would explain why you are the way you are and...make you human. But instead, it turns out you're nothing more than a... a jerk who just likes to mess with people for no reason. Janitor: "Kimball!"... You tell anybody, I'll kill ya!

    • Dr. Kelso: Dr. Reid, I need to get Enid a birthday present. Elliot: Ahh! When's her birthday? Dr. Kelso: I think it was last week. Elliot: Um... well, a scarf is always nice. Dr. Kelso: That's perfect. It's simple; it's elegant; and it'll hide her turkey neck.

    • Carla: Look, for what it's worth, instead of marrying a long time ago, I'm marrying a guy who probably won't be ready to have kids for another ten years! That'll make me like thirty...grghrghrgh. Dr. Cox: More like forty-rghrghrghrgh.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: April 2, 2013 on Prima COOL

    • Neil Flynn (The Janitor) did, in fact, play the "Transit Cop" in The Fugitive, and that was actual footage from the film. This has led some fans to speculate that the Janitor's unspoken name is also Neil Flynn.

    Trivia (2)

    • Featured Music: "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of" by U2 "Someone" by Tammany Hall NYC "Empty Room" by Brian Paturalski "Lone Ranger Theme" "The Fugitive Score" "Theme From Shaft" (performed by the cast)

    • The Todd is supposedly 25% British.

    Allusions (4)

    • The Fugitive: Carla and Dani are watching the movie The Fugitive on television. The movie features the Janitor (Neil Flynn) who ironically played in the 1993 movie.

    • Saturday Night Live After saving a patient's life and receiving accolades from the patient's family, J.D. states: "Oh, please, I put my pants on one leg at a time, just like you guys...Except, after I put my pants on, I save your husband's life! Oh, no he didn't!" This is a reference to the Saturday Night Live Skit featuring Christopher Walken in which he tells the fake Blue Oyster Cult that he puts his pants on one leg at a time...except once his pants are on, he makes gold records.

    • Shaft: JD's fantasy about Turk enjoying his fame in surgery has Turk singing about himself to the theme of "Shaft."

    • Vanilla Sky: In JD's dream, the scene where the car flies off the bridge is unused footage taken from the Tom Cruise film, Vanilla Sky.

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