Scrubs

My Super Ego

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 11/6/01
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  • Episode Description
  • J.D. has finally earned the spot as brightest student, but he's got competition: Nick Murdoch, who seems to be nicer, friendlier and has a better butt than him. But even J.D. can't hate the guy, for he is so nice. But he is surprised when he finds Nick sitting in a corner crying because he can't take the pressure of medical internship. Meanwhile, Turk is having problems at the operation table and doesn't tell Carla, who keeps bothering Dr. Cox about it. And Dr. Cox gives Turk a very unique suggestion on how to calm down before surgery.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Lauer

  • Sean Hayes

    Nick Murdoch

  • Neil Flynn

    Janitor

  • Aloma Wright

    Nurse Laverne Roberts

  • Charles Chun

    Dr. Wen

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • JD feels threatened by a new intern.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 12, 2010

  • My Super Ego

    By Trottelfresse, May 10, 2008

  • Another great episode

    By gt_scrubs_fan, Jul 10, 2007

  • Yet another amazing episode!

    By MrPixelAttack, May 27, 2007

  • J.D. comes into his own as an intern at Sacred Heart and has to face continuing challenges.

    By teckert1, Mar 05, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Dr. Cox: Carla? Wow. You look great. Carla: You're not messing with me, right? Dr. Cox: No. But I'd like to.

    • Dr. Kelso: Well, lookie, here. I thought this was my special place. I'd ask you not to tell any of the others about this spot, but none of them seem to be talking to you. J.D.: Uh... it's been a rough day, sir. Dr. Kelso: You see, Dr. Dorian, your problem is... you're a pansy. If you were in my way, I'd throw you off this ledge right now. We're out here alone... No one would ever know. J.D.: I'm'unna... I'm'unna... I have to... things. J.D. quickly leaves Dr. Kelso: Interns are fun.

    • Dr. Kelso: Good afternoon, doctors. I've gathered you all here because, well, attendance at my new conferences has been very disappointing. In fact, I've begun to wonder if maybe you have something more important to do. Maybe you feel the need to sneak off and have a little nappy-nap. I love nappy-naps. Or... maybe you've forgotten that my conferences are mandatory!

    • J.D.'s Narration: I think everyone's finally coming around to my way of thinking about Nick. Carla: You're right, he definitely has a cute little butt. Elliot: Oh, it's almost like it's been sculpted. J.D.: Who cares? Everybody's got a cute butt; I have a cute butt. Carla: You should bring it in someday.

    • Turk: You know, even though nothing happened today, it's still kinda freakin' me out. Todd: Mm-hmm. Turk: I mean, one flinch, one hiccup, and that's the difference between life and death? Todd: Mm. Turk: It's a lot to have on your shoulders, you know? Todd: Mm. Carla: Hey. What're you guys talking about? Todd: Cheese. Carla: Turk is so lucky I met him first.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: December 19, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • Title Explanation: "My Super Ego" signifies J.D.'s ego and how he always needs to be the best.

    Trivia (3)

    • In this episode, Dr. Cox doesn't call J.D. any Girl Name, probably because the only thing he could think of was Carla's relationship problems with Turk.

    • When J.D. talks to the Janitor, who is in the elevator, the light of the 4th floor is on, but on the wall behind the Janitor there's a huge blue number 2 indicating the floor.

    • Featured Music: "Electric Relaxation" by A Tribe Called Quest "Camera One" by Josh Joplin

    Allusions (2)

    • M*A*S*H: J.D.: I still feel like I'm seven years old playing M*A*S*H with my older brother. M*A*S*H was a CBS television series aired from September 17th, 1972 to February 21st, 1983 for 251 episodes, and is one of the most celebrated television series in the history. It featured the adventures of Dr. "Hawkeye" Pierce, Dr. "Trapper" John McIntyre, Dr. Frank Burns, Senior Nurse Major "Hot Lips" Houlihan, Lt. Col. Henry Blake, Corporal "Radar" O'Reilly and others in South Korea, during the Korean War, in an Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

    • The Silence of the Lambs: Janitor: (Imitating Anthony Hopkins' voice) Tick-tock, Clarice. The quote and the imitation are references to Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, played by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs, a 1991 Academy Award-winning film based on the novel by Thomas Harris. The film tells tells the story of Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, who is sent to see the imprisoned Lecter in order to ask his expert advice on catching a serial killer given the name Buffalo Bill, who is abducting women and skinning them.

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