My New Coat

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 10/24/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Elliot sleeps with a handsome doctor she hardly knew and soon becomes the hospital tramp. Turk suffers from his back after operating with Dr. Amato, a very short surgeon. J.D. finds out that wearing a white coat doesn't make him a better doctor, but is upset by having Dr. Cox throw in his face that he made another mistake. And Dr. Kelso is just dying for an opportunity to lash out his anger on Dr. Cox.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matt Tarses

  • Marc Buckland

  • Ted Lange

    Mr. Blair

  • Aloma Wright

    Nurse Laverne Roberts

  • Jeff Asch

    Dr. Amato

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Notably dumb episode

    By LENZ5369, Jan 02, 2015

  • Elliot gets a bad reputation.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 09, 2010

  • My favorite episode of Season 2!

    By NoOneIsAlone, Dec 23, 2006

  • FUNNY!

    By Trottelfresse, May 11, 2008

  • Fine example

    By MrPixelAttack, May 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (45)

    • Laverne: Come on, baby. Let's see if we can find you a ride. J.D.: Laverne! Careful.

    • Dr. Kelso: So, uh, I hear there was an age mix-up that I was not aware of. And, umm... anyway, uhh... Carla: You're okay. Dr. Kelso: I'm... "sorry". J.D.'s Narration: I guess it comes down to how we want to be seen by other people. Dr. Cox: Well, I'm proud of you, Robert. Put her there. He holds out his hand then jerks it away. Dr. Cox: Woof. Oh, and I think it's important you understand that I had no idea how old that patient was, and, for the record, she could've been a hundred and seventy - I still woulda stuck her in that trial so fast, it'd make your teeth fall out all over again.

    • J.D.: You were wrong and I was right. Dr. Cox: I beg your pardon? J.D.: Anosmia isn't a side-effect of I.V. Imipenem. Plus, Mr. Blair had multiple nasal polypectomies, and septoplasty; and his loss of smell is most likely caused by repeated manipulation of the sinuses along with concurrent infection. So, I didn't make a mistake; and you were wrong when you said, "Nice goin', Newbie." Dr. Cox: Here you've put me in a tough situation: I can't honestly decide whether to say, "Duh," uh, "Doy," or a very sarcastic, "Oh, really?" My God, Fiona, I know it wasn't your fault; hell, the patient probably knows! But he seemed a little distraught, like maybe being able to blame somebody for a second or two just might make him feel a little better? And, I know, maybe it's me, but doesn't that seem like something that goes right along with wearing that fancy white coat? It... does, doesn't it. J.D.: Kinda. Dr. Cox: Gosh, I'm so proud of ya. Put her there. He hold out his hand Dr. Cox: Woof. J.D.'s Narration: "Woof"?

    • J.D.'s Narration: Armed with the knowledge that I was right and he was wrong, I thought I'd enjoy this walk more. Still, I couldn't help but empathize, because I've been there, and I saw the signs: The shameful, averted gaze... The nervous shifting... And, of course, the wild, uncontrollable urination. Dr. Cox: Gosh, I'm thrilled you approve, but, for the last time: I'm up here. I'm up here. I'm up here!

    • Carla: Mrs. Bumbry's fifty-three. Dr. Kelso: Mrs. who is what? Carla: The patient Dr. Cox got in to the G.I. clinical trial. She was disqualified because her chart said she was sixty-three, and the cut-off is fifty-five. But, the genius who admitted her calculated her age wrong; she's actually a perfect candidate. Dr. Kelso: And Dr. Cox knew this? Carla: He knew the whole time. Dr. Kelso: Fan-damn-tastic. Sweetheart, you'd better do the old heel-toe out of here, because you know as well as I do I'm going to take this out on somebody. Carla: Bye-bye! Ted: May I, uh, join you? Dr. Kelso: By all means!

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    Notes (3)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: January 28, 2013 on Prima COOL

    • Title Explanation: "My New Coat" refers to the Lab Coat that J.D. wore throughout the episode.

    • In Ted's office, the picture behind him is Sam Lloyd's mother.

    Trivia (2)

    • Dr. Cox criticizes J.D. for wearing a lab coat despite the fact that Cox himself wears one in virtually every other episode.

    • Featured Music: "A Little Better" by Keren DeBerg "Here Comes My Baby" by Cat Stevens

    Allusions (2)

    • Dana Gould Stand-Up Routine One of J.D.'s fantasies involves an imaginary opera singer (Bruce Sledge) who sings the word "Mistake!" whenever J.D. does something stupid. This is a joke also used in a stand-up routine by comedian Dana Gould. In the end credits, Bruce Sledge's character is revealed to have the name "Dana Gould".

    • Tiny Dancer: When Dr. Cox calls J.D. a "tiny dancer", he is referring to the Elton John song "Tiny Dancer".

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