My New Old Friend

Season 2, Ep 12, Aired 1/9/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Comeuppances are in store for Dr. Cox and Dr. Kelso from a hypochondriac. Turk learns that dishonesty is a common factor in modern medicine, and J.D. decides to come to the aid of a friend in need.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gabrielle Allan

  • Richard Kind

    Harvey Corman

  • Phyllis Applegate

    Mrs. Kaye

  • Robert Clendenin

    Dr. Zeltzer

  • Trevor Wright


  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • JD tries to manage his feelings for Elliot.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 23, 2010

  • JD has to deal with keeping his growing feelings for Elliot after they break off having casual sex; he tries seeing Lisa again which raises tension between them.

    By Trottelfresse, May 11, 2008

  • Fine example.

    By MrPixelAttack, May 28, 2007

  • I've already seen this episode.

    By ascensx, Feb 21, 2007

  • A decent episode

    By jimbo_001, Feb 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (41)

    • Elliot: It wasn't just stuff! It was all of my yearbooks... And this little pink blanket that my grandmother had crocheted for me and... all of my first love letters... And my shoes!

    • Turk: I just don't feel like going back to that hospital, you know? J.D.: Yeah... Hey, is my breath okay? Because I think Lisa and I actually might try talking tonight. Turk: Dude, that whole damn building is packed with liars! J.D.: It is not. Cut to classroom Janitor: Well, if the cut was that deep, I'd probably just, uh, pull your arm off.Once again: Doctor... Jan... Itor. Dr. Jan Itor.

    • Carla: Maybe all that therapy has changed you? Dr. Cox: Oh, please, I'm crazier than ever. Lookit, during this entire conversation, I've actually been imagining myself sitting on a throne between us, watching all of this. Carla: Maybe we're just not as close as we used to be. Dr. Cox: Maybe. Carla: So, you're just, like, right here, watching us? Dr. Cox: No... Other side... m'yeah... I'm... invisible to the naked eye. Carla: 'Course.

    • Dr. Cox: Why didn't you stop me? Carla: What? Dr. Cox: Why did you let me harass that guy? Carla: So, you think the fact that you got annoyed and became incredibly insensitive with another human being is my fault? Dr. Cox: Yeah! Lookit, whenever I'm about to do some stupid-ass stuff, you're the one who calls me on it, and you're then damn-sure the one who makes me stop.

    • J.D.: Hey, uh, Elliot... Look, you were right - I... I should have been there for you last night. Elliot: Thanks. J.D.: And I'm sorry you lost all your things, that totally sucks. How're you holding up? Elliot: You know what? It was just stuff. I'm fine. This is good! It feels like we've really turned a corner, you know? J.D.'s Narration: Throw her down on that gurney and mount her like a lion. J.D.: I know!

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    Notes (3)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: February 7, 2013 on Prima COOL

    • Title Explanation: "My New Old Friend" refers to J.D. and Elliot being friends again.

    • Richard Kind is now the third former Spin City cast member to guest star.

    Trivia (3)

    • Featured Music: "She Says" by Howie Day "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

    • This episode marks the first time J.D.'s car got its name 'Malik'.

    • When Turk and Dr. Kelso are standing directly behind the rear of Kelso's car, they have to jump out of the oncoming car's path to avoid being run over. Turk lands on the left side of Dr. Kelso on the ground, but right after the crash he is on the right side.

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