Scrubs

My Mentor

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 10/4/01
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  • Episode Description
  • J.D. tries to persuade a smoker patient to quit smoking in order to impress Dr. Cox, who is just feeling lonely in his opinion. Elliot's attitude towards Carla annoys her, thus Turk is able to go on a date with Carla, when he convinces her to forgive Elliot.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Adam Bernstein

  • Bill Lawrence

  • Neil Flynn

    The Janitor

  • Aloma Wright

    Nurse Laverne Roberts

  • Jack Walsh

    Unconscious Patient

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • Development.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 10, 2010

  • The second episode is another step up the ladder.

    By McKellars, Jul 02, 2008

  • The second episode of Scrubs

    By Trottelfresse, May 10, 2008

  • second episode of the series, quite a good one

    By The_Poolmeister, Jan 08, 2008

  • Good character development for J.D. and Dr. Cox. Turk stands up to Carla about her relationship with Elliot and ends up scoring a date.

    By tkow, Nov 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • J.D.'s narration: I think the one thing we never stop looking for is acceptance. Acceptance of our own shortcomings. Acceptance that some things are gonna be what they're gonna be. Still, I hated Will a little 'cause thanks to him I started looking at people who are important to me in terms of what will probably kill them. (About Turk) Heart disease. (About Dr. Cox) Liver disease. (About Elliot) Somebody choking her. (About himself) I don't know...probably stress.

    • J.D.: So, yes. As of now, you have no signs of cancer. Will: Wow! Who rules? Will rules. J.D.: Will, it's important you realise this isn't great news. Will: Are you sure? 'Cause that's how it first hit me.

    • Turk: (About Carla) I'm not really interested in her. Todd: Yeah? Then maybe the Todd'll show that little biscuit some love. (Turk starts looking threatingly to Todd) J.D.'s narration: Maybe he's a little interested. Todd: Fine. Todd'll show himself some love.

    • Turk: (Referring to Elliot in their apartment.) Hey, dude, why is she here all the time? J.D.: God! Just give her a chance, man. Turk: Oh! You want to hit that. J.D.: No! Turk: Yeah! J.D.: She's just a friend. I think it's healthy, hanging out with a girl without the ultimate goal being sex. You know? Turk: I'm not following.

    • Turk: I'm telling ya, Kelso didn't even ask, and she gave you full credit. Carla: I don't care. Too little, too late. Plus, I know why you're really here. So, I'm gonna park myself right here in the "V.I.P. section," so you can give me what'cha got. Turk: I was gonna tell you how I busted J.D.'s chops the other day for wanting to be friends with a girl. And now I find it so amazing to see how strong you are, how well you carry yourself, how I'd give anything just to wake up in the morning and watch you read the paper. But instead, I think you should hop off your broom for a second, try and remember what it was like when you first started here, and give Elliot a break. Because she may be a chore, but she is a good person. Your ass looks especially fine today. Carla: Pick me up tomorrow at seven. Turk: She's not the only one that can do a speech. I can do a speech.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: December 11, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • John Ducey's character is named "Will Forte", after the former "That 70's Show" producer and "Saturday Night Live" cast member. It is also the name of an actor who appeared on creator Bill Lawrence's show "Clone High, USA".

    Trivia (5)

    • When Elliot came to visit JD and Turk in their apartment she left the doors open, athough when JD came to take the stuffed dog to scare Elliot, the doors were closed.

    • The scene after the opening when J.D. is walking into the hospital, is the exact same scene used in the pilot episode.

    • In J.D. and Turk's apartment, Elliot grabs a photo of Turk and his mother. The actress in the photo is not the same one who plays Turk's mother in other episodes.

    • Featured Music: "Good Time" by Leroy (Played on J.D.'s walkman)

    • This is the first episode in which Dr. Cox calls J.D. a girl's name (Susan). It also marks the first appearance of Rowdy.

    Allusions (4)

    • The CEO of the corporation that owns the hospital is named Whitaker Chambers. Whitaker Chambers was an American writer and former communist, who was the key witness in the famous communist spy case against Alger Hiss, headed by Richard Nixon in the late 1940s, that ended in a conviction for Hiss and a medal for Chambers.

    • When J.D. has the electronic voice box he says, "Do you want to play a game?" This line is paraphrased from Joshua, the NORAD computer from the 1983 movie Wargames. The exact line is, "Shall we play a game".

    • When Will puts the electronic speaking tube to his throat, he says "Beety, beety, beety". This is what the robot Twiki always said in the show "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century". Twiki was voiced by the great Mel Blanc.

    • Dr. Cox: Unfortunately, Radar, I'm out of gold stars. Radar is a slightly annoying character on M*A*S*H, and Dr. Cox is comparing J.D. to him.

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