Scrubs

Season 5 Episode 19

His Story III

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Apr 18, 2006 on NBC
9.1
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Episode Summary

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Turk and Carla turn J.D.'s old bedroom into a nursery for the baby. The Janitor seizes an opportunity to shove J.D. out of the picture for a day. Elliot uses her mother to learn information about Keith's peers. Turk accuses Dr. Cox of not being hip and Perry accuses him of the very same thing.moreless

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  • One of the best His/Her Stories...

    9.4
    This episode follows the day in the life of 'The Janitor' and this is i'd say the 3rd best. The Janitor finally gets his moment as 'Dr. Jan'itor' by helping out a patient, and when he over heres some of the doctors calling his job useless, he starts to question his life.



    All though the Janitor may seem like the enemy to JD, in this episode you really do see his heart, and how much he truley does care for people. And by the end of the episode you feel sorry for him.



    JD gets kidnapped by him at the beginning and is not seen until the episode conclusion, which is actually a upside. I know the show would never, ever work without Braff and i was worried when it was rumoured that he was leaving the show, but it was nice to focus on some of the other characters for once.



    Overall a brilliant episodemoreless
  • The Janitor (or, if you prefer, Dr. Jan Itor) narrates!

    9.8
    In my opinion, this is the best of the "His/Her Story" series. We get to see life through the eyes of the Janitor who shows that even he has emotions. Instead of seeing the constant tormenting side of the Janitor, we get to see him ride his roller coaster of emotions ranging from pride (holding the patient's legs down) to dejection (doctors talking behind his back). Even I feel bad for the Janitor when he's made fun of.



    The whole dialog between Turk and Dr. Cox about Turk's blackness is hysterical, as we see how "white" Turk actually is.



    The end of the episode is what really makes this a classic. The patient saying "Thank You" to the Janitor is a very touching scene. It was nice to see someone actually care about what the Janitor does. For once, he is respected.moreless
  • The janitor cleans the spot-light.

    10
    My favorite "story" of all. However it was kind of a tearjerker, even though no one died. I totally understand Dr. Jan Itor, and I'm glad that he can take it out on JD because of the humorous way that he tortures him. I actually don't think that I would have gotten hooked to this show if the janitor wasn't on it, so I am so glad that he finally got to clean the spot-light. I just don't know why they waited that long to put this one in there. Neil Flynn is just sooo amazing to watch, everything he says is so funny, but he also pulls your emotions during those heartfelt scenes. i wish that their were actual janitors like him in hospitals, because then I would get hurt more often. I'm just glad that the guy said thank you. That's what made me cry. This was my favorite episode of the season. And the season was fantastic.moreless
  • Janitor.

    9.0
    Another lesson learned at Sacred Heart, things change. In Turk's case, that was his lesson. He starts to come in to realization that things are going to change after Carla has the baby, meanwhile Cox picks on him saying he's not really black. Who really stole the spotlight in this episode was of course the janitor. Such a heartwarming plot, we get to walk in the janitor's shoes while JD is stuck in a water tower. Although this episode did feel like something was missing, (Zach Braff of course) this episode was still fantastic. Elliot's plot was just as great. When she becomes very strict with her interns. Carla ends up protecting one of them. It's weird to know that Elliot is in a higher position JD is in, but I guess it makes sense. Cox makes Elliot realize that when she was an intern, Carla helped her. Which wrapped this whole episode up in a bow. The janitor talking to the man who talks through a computer but couldn't because the computer was broken was nice, especially the heartwarming final scene: "Thank you" An amazing episode which what I have to say is one of my favorite different point of views.moreless
  • love the janitor

    8.0
    im a massive fan of the janitor so this epsidoe really hit home just how funny a character he is and how much i lvoed him. what i loved most about the story with him was that he actually had a heart when someone said he was useless. i felt really sorry for him!



    i wish there was alot more of his own narration like in teh other episdes i know he was busy with the voice dude but iw ish there was more! i also loved the ending witht he sick guy! it actually gave him credit! sub plots this season have gotten weaker and weaker but at least the main story is still strong!



    oh yeah why didnt anyone wonder where jd was?moreless
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

Robert Beckwith

Robert Beckwith

Dr. Johnson

Guest Star

Kateri DeMartino

Kateri DeMartino

Nurse

Guest Star

Hunter Huston

Hunter Huston

Intern #1

Guest Star

Travis Schuldt

Travis Schuldt

Keith

Recurring Role

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Laverne Roberts

Recurring Role

Michael Hobert

Michael Hobert

Lonnie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Nurse walks into patients room
      Nurse: Knock Knock!
      Janitor's Narration: Who's there? Nurse Mop-head! Nurse Mop-head who?...You have a Mop-head!

    • Janitor's narration: Quick, help him up, so he thinks there's hope for our relationship yet. (Helps J.D. get up and narration is transferred back to J.D.)
      J.D.'s narration: Even though I had just spent the day locked in a water tower courtesy of the Janitor, as he helped me up, I couldn't help thinking that there was hope for our relationship yet.

    • Janitor: This is easy. It's like drowning someone.

    • (JD doing a video for his mother)
      J.D.: Dr. Cox, do you have anything you'd like to say to my mom?
      Dr. Cox: No, but I have something I'd like to say to her uterus, because it brought you into this world.
      (Shakes the camera)
      Dr. Cox: Bad uterus! Don't do that anymore!

    • Carla: You're wasting your time. You know how interns stick together. They're never going to rat each other out.
      Elliot: What you're forgetting, Carla, is that I am sleeping with one of those interns. Now, seeing as I've already gotten Keith to pee sitting down, so that there's absolutely no chance of seat splatter, I'm betting that I'm probably going to be able to get him to talk.

    • Carla: Keith, you'd better not tell her who did it.
      Keith: But Elliot scares me.
      Carla: Elliot is a blonde, 108 pound skipole from a cul-de-sac in Connecticut. I am an underpaid, pregnant nurse from the block who, over the next six months, will get fatter and angrier. Now, who are you really afraid of?

    • Turk: I know I'm black. I'm reminded of it all the time. A patient doesn't want a black doctor, people think that I know the score to every NBA game and I told you what happened last week when the new board member meet the surgical staff.
      Board member: (White surgeon #1) Nice to meet you. (White surgeon #2) Nice to meet you. (White surgeon #3) Nice to meet you. (To Turk) Ey was sup dog!

    • Mr. McNair's Computer: Why does he call you a girl's name?
      J.D.: Thank you for asking Mr. McNair. You see the thing about Dr. Cox is that the closer he feels to a person, the more he needs to push them away. So when he calls me Eva he is actually saying "J.D., I care about you". Vulnerable people like Dr. Cox-
      Mr. McNair's Computer: Oh my God! I get it now, Carol! Carol! Carol! Carol!
      J.D.: Now you are being a jerk. Jerk! Jerk! Jerk! Jerk!
      Dr. Cox: Newbie! I'm relatively certain that the computer is broken.
      J.D.: Oh, my bad.

    • Janitor: Drill-Fork! You can drill and fork! Mostly fork.

    • Turk: Secondly, if Junior gets scared, he can always climb in the bed with us. That is what I did with my mom.
      Carla: What do you mean, "did"? J.D., last Christmas, I walked in on Turk and his mom cuddling together in bed.
      J.D.'s narration: Turk gets defensive when it comes to his mother.
      Turk: I think you are just jealous because you're mother is dead!
      J.D.: Whoa! We should probably take a break.

    • Dr. Kelso: Hey! Thanks to your little "telling me the wrong time prank" I was 45 minutes late for my oriental massage which meant that instead of Pang Wa I had to settle with Ching Yao.
      Janitor: So?
      Dr. Kelso: Ching Yao is a DUDE!

    • Keith: Elliot, I'm not going to tell you who messed up with Mrs. Bess.
      Elliot: No problem. I just wanted to have a cup of coffee... Oh and introduce you to my mom.
      Lilly: "Mom", that makes me sound so old! I had C-section with all my kids so everything is as it was down there.

    • Dr. Cox: Hello! That is a nice ride, huh Dexter? I hate to bother you but could you explain to me one more time, what is it like to be a young, hip black guy?
      Turk: You see Dr. Cox, what I'm going to do is to pimp this out. We are going to put in 22s on it and put some spinners on the 22s.
      Carla: Oh and a DVD-player so the kids can watch Elmo!
      Turk: You're killing me, woman!

    • Turk: I'm black, God knew my people would go through struggles so he gave us a lifetime of cool to compensate. Just like he knew white people would be rhythmically challenged and he gave you all this dance... (Dances awkwardly)
      Dr. Cox: You're black? 'Cause last I checked you had a nerdy white best friend, you enjoy Neil Diamond, and you damn sure act like a black guy and these are all characteristics of white guys. Please understand, I'm a huge supporter of the NAACP. If you're don't know what that stands for, it's the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. And quite frankly, I always thought they should change the 'colored people' to 'African Americans' but then of course it wouldn't be the NAACP it'd be the N quad A or NAAAA. And I know this probably sounds like a digression but actually brings me back to my original point...do I think you're black? Naaaaaaaaa!

    • Turk: That's game, alright? That's game! You got next??
      Dr. Cox: Yeah, I got next.
      Laverne: Lonnie! Play with Dr. Cox.
      Lonnie: Let's go!
      Turk: Dude! Look at the glasses! Look at the mouthpiece!
      Laverne: Dr. Turk is not aware that Lonnie was all-conference at Villanova.
      Dr. Cox: Laverne, would you go ahead and thank whats-his-name for me?
      Laverne: Jesus?
      Dr. Cox: That's him.

    • Janitor: Oh no, it's black Kojak and scary nurse-wife.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Carla: Oh and a DVD-player so the kids can watch Elmo!

      Elmo is a fictional character on the children's television show Sesame Street, which features series regular Donald Faison's brother, Olamide Faison.

    • Transformers:
      On the wall in the nusery, Turk and J.D. have painted Transformers. This was a cartoon that started in the mid-80's. Optimus Prime, who Turk and J.D. mention, was the leader of the Autobots, the good transformers. Megatron was the leader of the bad transformers, Decepticons.

    • Janitor: Oh no, it's black Kojak and scary nurse-wife.

      Kojak is a reference to the 1970's series surrounding a bald detective (played by Telly Savalas) solving crimes in New York city. The show was remade in 2005 with Ving Rhames (an African-American actor) starring in the title role.

    • When the Janitor is holding down the seizure patient's legs he refers to himself as Dr. Jan Itor. This is a reference to the episode My New Old Friend (2-12).

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