Season 4 Episode 5

Her Story

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Sep 28, 2004 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Elliot becomes unsure, if she wants Molly as her mentor, when she finds out that Molly does not have a perfect home life. J.D. is tested in leadership skills when Dr. Cox yells at him in front of his interns. Carla and Turk try to come to an agreement when Turk continuously wakes Carla up every night.moreless

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  • Elliot.

    This episode was in Elliot's point of view, and I'm not sure t was for the better. Every since the last alternate point of view, I have been anticipating this episode in Elliot's point of view. I think Turk has the only non-awkward narration other than JD of course. Elliot & Cox's narration just felt out of place. Also the past two alternate narrations were based around more serious issues, this narration was how to pick the right mentor. We learn that Molly isn't all there when we find out that she is dating a possible convict which makes Elliot doubt Molly's mentoring. I did love how the alternations were transitioned though, by Elliot bumping in to JD both times. Count how many times Elliot says "Frick" in this episode, I dare you. Also a nice Cox/Elliot interaction that we don't see often. JD tries to be the authority figure to his patients, its kind of hard when Cox continuously yells at him though. Carla assigns Turk a bed time, when he doesn't let her sleep. Of course the two side plots weren't much compared to Elliot's main plot. I'm pretty much saying this episode was good, it just wasn't as good as the past alternate narrations.moreless
  • Elliot Wonders Whether Molly Is A Good Mentor, JD Loses The Respect Of His Residents, Turk Has A Bedtime With Carla!

    Elliot Does The Voice Over In This Episode, She Wonders Whether She Should Continue Following Molly, Seeing As She Cannot Hold Her Own Personal Life Together.

    Dr.Cox Yells At JD In Front Of His Residents, Which Then Causes Him To Lose The Respect He Had Earned From Them.

    Turk Tries Hard Not To Snore As It Always Wakes Carla, So They Go To Bed Together, But Turk Isn't Happy At All!

    "Smurfuration,Smurfuration,Smurf!" :D

    J.D. Yells At Dr.Cox In Front Of His Residents & He Earns Back The Respect He Once Had.

    Heather Graham "Molly" Is Really Cool :) I Love Her!! She & Elliot Managed To Make A Fool Out Of Turk On Rapping!!moreless
  • As Elliot narrates we see her bond with Molly.

    This time, Elliot narrates. As she bonds with Molly she find that she is who she wants her mentor to be. She gets fed up with Cox and tells him off, only then to discover Molly is basically crazy. Meanwhile, Turk and JD use tape recorders to put a "edge" on themselves. Pretty good episode overall. Not one of my favorites of Season 4, but it was still funny and had its moments.moreless
  • Ellot who thinks she finally found here mentor. But she thinks her mentor is a crazy person.

    I thought this was a clever episode. Ellot thinks she found here Mentor. She also gets some habbits from here too. Ellot then begins to hang-out with here mentor Molly. But the more she spends with Molly, ther more she doesn't want to be with Dr.Cox. Then one day when Ellot was working with a patient, her fury with Dr.Cox begins, then BAM! She leaves him and Dr.Cox now hates here even more. Then she starts seeing Molly as a crazy person. She goes to Dr.Cox but since with all that back mouthing she did, Dr.Cox shut the door on Ellot. Now Ellot is running around and thinks she has to let Molly go, until Dr.Cox tells Ellot something important. I loved this Episode.moreless
  • Hilarious!

    It is always funny to watch Eliot, because you always know she will do something memorable. One of the best scenes in this episode is her rapping with Molly. One of my favorite quotes from this episode is "She is Peppermint Patty to my Marcy, except without the weird glasses and the strong lesbian vibe". classic.
Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Sylvia MacCalla

Sylvia MacCalla


Guest Star

Marshall Manesh

Marshall Manesh


Guest Star

Wendy Schenker

Wendy Schenker

Mrs. MacCalla

Guest Star

Heather Graham

Heather Graham

Dr. Molly Clock

Recurring Role

Robert Maschio

Robert Maschio

Dr. Todd Quinlan

Recurring Role

Michael Hobert

Michael Hobert


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Molly and Elliot are in the cafeteria having lunch (burger for Molly, fruit for Elliot) the first two times the camera pans to Elliot, her bowl of fruit consists of cantaloupe, honeydew and grapes. After Molly says "fake it til you make it" and the camera pans back to Elliot, strawberries suddenly appear in the bowl.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Molly brings a blueberry muffin to Elliot and tells her that she picked out all of the blueberries because she knows Elliot hates them. Yet during almost every episode, whenever you see Elliot eating a fruit salad, she almost always has a blueberry on her fork.

    • As is the general case with episodes not narrated by J.D., the narration switches from one character to another only when the two people touch. In this episode, the narration switches from J.D. to Elliot when she bumps into him at the beginning of the episode and returns to J.D. when Elliot bumps into him while he is standing on Lonnie's shoulders.

    • Featured Music:
      "Funky For You" by Common (when Elliot and Molly are shown at a hip-hop concert)
      "Still D.R.E." by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg (performed by Molly and Elliot)

  • QUOTES (42)

    • Elliot: Hey, Molly? I was just wondering if I could get your advice on something. You know, if you're not too busy with Mike.
      Molly: Oh, actually we decided to take a little break.
      Elliot: How long?
      Molly: Two-to-five years.

    • Turk: Baby, since we got married, I've done every little thing you've asked me to do. But I will not have my woman tell me when I need to go to bed! Okay?
      Carla: Okay.
      Turk: Really, that quick?
      Carla: I love it when you're all "my woman this, my woman that."

    • Carla: Mm? Wha? Wha? Oooh. It's morning already?
      Turk: No. But I could see how you'd think that, being that it's light out and we're in bed.

    • J.D.: Okay, everybody, gather around please?
      Dr. Cox: Newbie, I need to talk to you?
      J.D.: I'm a little busy right now, Perry!
      Dr. Cox: Oh. My fault, I'll come back later.
      J.D.: Oh, and another thing. From now on, I'd prefer it if you'd address me as "Dr. Dorian."
      Dr. Cox: Are you really doing this?
      J.D.: You bet your ass I am. And from now on, if you have a problem with me, you come see me in private, not in front of my boys! My boys got enough to worry about!
      Dr. Cox: Wrap it up, there, bingo.
      J.D.: I simply will not tolerate it, Perry! And neither will my boys!
      Dr. Cox: The next minute you find yourself alone, I'm gonna kill ya.
      J.D.: It was worth it.

    • Molly: Hey, Carla, can you warn everyone that Mike gets a little handsy when he's on the pain-killers?
      Carla: Dr. Vaji already told us.
      Dr. Vaji: It was horrible.

    • Elliot's Narration: As I watched Molly gently stroke the hand of a convicted felon, I had to admit his eyes were stunning.

    • Molly: Elliot, I'm sorry-
      Elliot: Ah, you don't have to say anything - I know all about how it is when you think a guy is great and he ends up being a car thief.
      Molly: Well, you know, relationships are never perfect, and... and Mike's got a lot of potential. He's got the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen.
      Elliot's Narration: Oh my God, my mentor's a crazy person!

    • Molly: Hey! Uh, we gotta do the dinner another night.
      Elliot: How come?
      Molly: Well, Mike got up early this morning and he wanted to read the paper, and I don't get it, so then he went to the neighbors', and they don't get it either, so he broke into their garage and stole their car and wrapped it around a telephone pole.

    • Elliot's Narration: Enough! He's never been there for you! Burn this bridge once and for all!
      Dr. Cox: Barbie, honest to God, if you-
      Elliot: You know what, Dr. Cox? I have so had it with this whole macho alpha-male thing, and I have heard every tired, recycled put-down you have in you. So, from now on, save your stupid lessons for someone who gives a frick, because honestly, I don't even wanna see you or the stupid poodle perm of yours unless it's walking away from me.

    • Carla: Turk! It's bedtime.
      Turk: Baby, when you said we'd go to sleep at the same time, I thought you meant you'd stay up until I went to sleep.
      Carla: Turk. That's crazy talk!
      Turk: The guys are here and it's the ninth inning!
      Todd: Gentlemen, a moment for our fallen comrade.
      Whip cracks

    • Turk: Check out my man getting his leadership on! First he hits 'em with a little preparation.
      J.D.: Are there any more questions about evolving treatment therapies?
      Turk: Next, inspiration.
      J.D.: Now, I just want you to know, you guys all have the potential to be amazing doctors.
      Turk: And finally, a dose of fear.
      J.D.: M'kay, I'll see you guys... AAAAGGGHHH!!!
      Residents: Agh!
      J.D.: AAAGGGHHH!
      Residents: Agh!
      J.D.: AGH!
      Residents: Agh!
      Turk: Okay, fear might need a little work, but otherwise Smurftastic!
      J.D.: That's how I Smurf, baby.
      Todd: Mm, Smurfette. Blue boobies.

    • Molly: 'Scuse me. Yeah, those are my boobs. Have you had time to go over my proposal?
      Dr. Kelso: Ah, yes, medical care for crazy homeless people. Sounds like a money-maker.

    • Molly: See Dr. Kelso over there? I have to go over and justify my program for our psychotic homeless population? Am I scared to go over to his table of stuffy fat guys, 'cause I know they're just gonna stare and my chest the whole time? Of course! But... I'm just gonna act confident, and they're gonna believe that I'm confident!

    • Molly: So how's it going?
      Elliot: I'm freaking out about grand rounds today because Dr. Cox hung me out to dry again.
      Molly: You'll be fine. Just do what I do: Fake it till you make it.
      Elliot: Like when a guy is really bad in bed and you pretend that he is awesome so he doesn't go to a special store, buy one of those weird pumps, and then accidentally run into your dad?
      Molly: Kind of...

    • J.D.: Ooh, are we playing pillow feet again?

    • J.D.: Oh, I'm researching some leadership techniques for my residents.
      Turk: Well, you're better off watching good ol' Papa Smurf, here! Yeah, he says leadership boils down to three things: Smurferation, Smurferation, Smurf.
      J.D.: "Preparation, Inspiration, and Fear"?
      Turk: You know it.

    • Dr. Cox: Anyway, one of you two is going to speak at grand rounds today.
      Elliot's Narration: And here comes the part where he throws me to the wolves to protect his little protégé.
      Dr. Cox: Meenie, miney... aha... moe. Barbie, you're up.
      Elliot's Narration: Perfect.

    • Dr. Cox: Well, then, why don't you go ahead and get that young resident back there to come up here?
      J.D.: Easy. Lonnie?
      Lonnie: Not right now!
      Dr. Cox whistles.
      Lonnie: Yessir?
      Dr. Cox: Slap yourself very hard in the face, then leave.

    • Elliot's Narration: Here it comes. Another condescending rant about how we suck at our jobs.
      Dr. Cox: Since you two have become chief residents, I've noticed that your leadership skills are - how can I put this delicately? - eh... crap.

    • J.D.: Sorry I'm late! I was recording some thoughts and I slipped and fell.
      Dr. Cox: Gimme this!
      J.D.'s Tape Recorder: Possible nicknames for Dr. Cox when we become best friends: The Coxinator. Cox of Seagulls.

    • Elliot's Narration: Molly's nervous because her boyfriend's in town.
      Molly: You know, Mike's kind of private, so when we go out to dinner, just pretend I never told you any of that personal stuff.
      Elliot: Gotcha.
      Elliot's Narration: Mike's got a curved peep.

    • Carla: Turk! You just got schooled on rap by the two whitest chicks in America!
      Turk: None of you can prove it!
      J.D.: I got it on tape!

    • J.D.: Half of what rappers say doesn't make any sense. Like that Snoop Dogg-Dr. Dre song? What does "still hittin' them corners and those ho-hos girl" mean?
      Turk: Many disadvantaged African-Americans have limited nutritional choices, therefore they must subsist on Ho-Ho snack cakes. It's a black thing, bro.

    • Molly: Hey, I got you a blueberry muffin, but I know you don't like blueberries, so I picked them all out.

    • Elliot: Excuse me! Heh!
      Elliot's Narration: Why did I say "excuse me"? He bumped in to me! I have to stop doing that.
      Elliot: Excuse me!
      Elliot's Narration: Frick!

    • J.D.: (Singing) I'm feeling so good today!
      (He jumps, falls, gets up and looks around)
      J.D.: (Singing) I still feel good 'cause nobody saw me fall!

    • Dr.Cox: Heyyy, camelbutt! I heard you and Carla talking earlier.
      Elliot's Narration: Frick on a stick with a brick! Just leave...
      Dr. Cox: Whoa now, what happened to feisty Barbie, huh? You know, it took me a hell of a lot to shake off that tongue lashing you gave me yesterday.
      Elliot: Yeah well, yesterday I had a mentor, but she turned out to be insane. I mean, how am I supposed to take professional advice from somebody who can't even hold together their personal life?
      Dr. Cox: Look, I know you and I have never really connected. Maybe it's because you're relentlessly annoying, or maybe it's my fault because I can't tolerate relentlessly annoying people, I don't know. But, answer me one question: do you think I'm a good teacher?
      Elliot: To some people.
      Dr. Cox: Fair enough, why don't we go ahead and take a look at my personal life? I am in love with a woman that I hate, my two year old son calls me "pewwy," and, this is something that I've never actually shared with anybody before, but on Saturday nights I like to throw on a nice dress, go out to dive bars, and insist that everybody call me "Mrs. Habberdasher."
      Elliot: (laughs) No you don't.
      Dr. Cox: Well even if I did, it wouldn't really matter seeing as it has nothing to do with how good of a teacher I am. Stick with me here, Barbie; the point is that if you've finally found someone who makes you believe in yourself as much as you did yesterday, well, I would think twice before I wrote that person off.

    • Turk: (To J.D.) Our TV's working. Why are you reading?

    • Elliot's narration: There's Dr. Kelso. Ok, you're Chief Resident now. So, say "hi" but don´t stop or you'll have to come up with something to say. And you know you don´t improvise well.
      Elliot: Hi, Dr. Kelso!!!
      Dr. Kelso : Dr. Reed.
      Elliot: I see you've trimmed your nose hair!!
      Elliot's narration: Frick on a stick!!!

    • Elliot´s narration: (About Molly) She´s the Peppermint Patty to my Marcie. You know, minus the thick glasses and the strong lesbian vibe.

    • Carla: Oh, hey, Turk, would you pour me a cup of decaf, please? We gotta go to bed early tonight.
      Dr. Kelso: I'll have some of that decaf, son!
      Turk: Sir, see, this is regular. Yeah, I gotta give Carla the strong stuff just to keep her awake so I can stay up a little later.
      Dr. Kelso: Ahh, drugging your own wife. Been there.
      Turk: Mm.
      Dr. Kelso: Careful, though. Starts out with coffee, next thing you know, you're rooting around the nightstand for an adrenaline shot to counteract a Valium overdose.

    • Elliot's Narration: Okay, you can't bend that way anymore, 'cause when you do, that last vertebrae above your butt sticks out and makes you look like a prehistoric camel.
      Carla: What are you thinking?
      Elliot: Same ol', same ol'.
      Carla: Camel-butt?
      Elliot: Yeah...

    • Turk: Dude, I've got my own problems! I've got a bedtime again! I haven't had a bedtime in like twelve years!
      J.D.: You had a bedtime when you were seventeen?
      Turk: No! Not every night. On the weekends I didn't have to be in bed by 11, but I had to be in my room.
      J.D.: Oh. That's way cooler.

    • J.D.: I'm sorry I'm late, but I was singing and I fell. And I know I've used the falling excuse before, but it happened again!
      Dr. Cox: Look! I know the only thing you've ever been responsible for was picking which Duran Duran cover band would play at your sorority formal, but you're supposed to be teaching these kids. So how's about you learn how to walk, ditch the tape recorder, and act like you got a pair!
      Lonnie: Ha-ha!
      J.D.: (Into recorder) Kill Lonnie.

    • Elliot's Narration: Oh, my God. How does she eat like that and stay so thin? If I didn't love her so much, I'd totally spread rumors that she's bulimic.

    • J.D.'s Narration: I love my new tape recorder. Not only is it a time-saver, I can record my every thought.
      J.D.: (Into recorder) I like toast.
      J.D.'s Narration: They aren't all winners.

    • J.D.: (into tape recorder) Mrs. MacCalla, 40s, moderately attractive, condition improving.
      Mrs. MacCalla: Did you just say I was moderately attractive?
      J.D.: Excuse me, Mrs. MacCalla. (into tape recorder) Patient's complaint of hearing loss was clearly just to get attention.

    • Dr. Cox: Tell you what there Gidget. If you leave right now, I won't yell at you, I won't yell at you in front of your peons anymore.
      J.D.: You ruined my credibility! Now look me in the eyes and tell me that's not messed up.
      Dr. Cox: Fair enough. Later on today when you are with your residents, I will come up to you for something, you'll tell me you're too busy in a manly way, and I will contritely turn around and walk out of the room with my tail between my legs: problem solved.
      J.D.: Can you pull off contrite?
      Dr. Cox: Can you pull off manly way?
      J.D.: Should've seen that coming.

    • J.D.: Doctor Cox!
      Dr. Cox: Hold on. Say Bob, did you happen to order any of the pain-in-the ass?
      Dr. Kelso: No.
      Dr. Cox: (To J.D.) We didn't order any of the pain-in-the-ass.
      J.D.: You yelled at me in front of my residents!
      Dr. Cox: I didn't yell at ya.
      (J.D. plays back a recording of Dr. Cox yelling at him)
      Dr. Kelso: (Leaving) I'll let you two talk. Oh, and Perry. I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that earlier, I wish I'd said "I must have ordered the pain-in-the-ass, seeing as you're sitting there."
      Dr. Cox: Here I was thinking the same thing Bob, let's do this again.

    • Todd: That outfit would look better on my floor.
      Molly: Mistake. (Lassos Todd)
      Todd: Oh no, the lasso of truth! (Struggles) I once had a threesome... and not the cool kind!

    • Dr. Cox: How uh.. how old is this patient?
      Elliot: Seventy-nine.
      Dr. Cox: Uh-huh. And how old would you say he was when you started this procedure? (...) Oh my god, I could fly to China, adopt a child, raise her and send her to medical school, and then train her to do this procedure in the time it's taken you to finish it.

    • Molly: Show me a guy who wants to get married, has a good job - and it's like snoozeville for me. But if you know a 35-year-old who still lives at home with his mom and he still thinks his band can make it - tell me where to meet him so I can buy him dinner.

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