Scrubs

Season 7 Episode 7

My Bad Too

1
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Apr 10, 2008 on NBC
8.8
out of 10
User Rating
266 votes
14

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
J.D.'s teenage burn patient gives him a hard decision to make when he wants to go to his high school graduation. Turk doesn't want Carla to find out that he secretly learned Spanish. To address Dr. Kelso's weight gain, Dr. Cox makes a game out of stealing his breakfast.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Tuesday
No results found.
Wednesday
No results found.
Thursday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • 707

    7.0
    Definitely had it's moments, and definitely could be a highlight of the season, but everyone is just so out of character, or everyone is becoming a bit exaggerated. Cox's speech's are his thing, having someone else acknowledge that is not great, it's just stating the obvious, and the comedy becomes weak. Also Kelso has become from a mean boss to completely pathetic, since he starts "hanging out" with the group, and he's on good terms with Cox? It makes absolutely no sense. Him digging through a trashcan for cake was funny, but just not Kelso. I've been some sort of pattern this season, as now the writers are trying to get JD & Elliot together again, and like Carla said, some people might not like that (in Spanish)considering the many occurrences in the past. The one thing that this season does have is great continuity. The Janitor is still with Lady, the free muffins are still around, Turk learning Spanish was a couple episodes ago, and they managed to incorporate it perfectly in this episode. Good episode.moreless
  • k

    7.5
    As the 6th anniversary of Turk and Carla's first date approaches, Turk, in order to surprise Carla with a thoughtful gift, has been learning Spanish for the past few months. Meanwhile, one of J.D.'s patients, Emory (a burn victim), pleads to attend his graduation. Unable to make a decision, J.D. seeks advice from Elliot; She agrees that Emory has treatable burns but that she wouldn't get his hopes up, but J.D. ignores her and gladly tells Emory he can attend his graduation. Later on, however, Dr. Cox reveals that the Emory's leg has become infected and that there is no way he is going to his graduation. Later on that day while Carla is on the phone, Turk is bugging her about "brinner" (breakfast for dinner), she comments on the idea by saying, in Spanish 'The truth is I'd cook breakfast for dinner every night if he'd clean up the apartment for once.' Turk, upon hearing that, quickly cleans the apartment, which Carla sees as a coincidence and, as she had said, cooked him brinner. Seeing as how, understanding Spanish without Carla knowing could actually be an advantage, Turk decides not to tell her and instead tells her that the next day, she could pick out anything she wanted from the jewelry store.moreless
  • What the heck are people on about?

    9.0
    The question you have to ask yourself is did the episode make you laugh? Because at the end of the day, if the storyline was recycled it was still funny and a different situation. I thought personally My Bad Too was a good episode although the title was sloppy writing and uncreative. Anyway, back to the episode, the Space Invaders part was hilarious especially when J.D and Turk accidentaly knock an intern unconscious. It was funny when Turk spied on Carla as he is now fluent in Spanish even though he learnt the wrong phrase a few episodes ago. And the Graduation Song was hilarious. An above average episode.moreless
  • One of the best from season 7 so far!

    9.6
    Season 7 has been great in my eyes, but due to the writers strike there are only 11 episodes, but this episode has been one of the best so far!



    The Dr.Cox stealing Kelso's food storyline was hilarious, especially the end scene where he's going through the bin to get his cake and says to JD and Elliot, 'Don't look at me'. That was one of the funniest moments for me. The Turk learning Spanish storyline wasn't one of the best, but i still think it blended into the episode as well, especially when he got Brinner, (Dinner and Breakfast).



    I originally thought the Burn Victim would be a sad storyline, but turned out to be hilarious, along with the, 'Going To Graduation' song.



    In my eyes, one of the best from Season 7 so far.moreless
  • JUST AWESOME

    10
    Carla is hyperventilating at the nurse's station, telling Turk that she's missed a parents' meeting for Izzy's playgroup. In her panic, Carla proclaims their daughter will now be kicked out of playgroup, drop out of school and probably end up dating a gangbanger who will eventually shoot Turk in the face. Turk tells her she's the most amazing mother. His assurance calms her and she promises he will have good things come his way for his kind words. In the meantime, Cox delivers another one of his speeches, this time about an obese man who can't stop eating. J.D. has a moment of compassion when a high school burn victim is brought into Sacred Heart.

    Carla reminds Turk he has to get the night off work because it's the sixth anniversary of their first date. When Cox asks what his big present for Carla is, Turk lets him in on his secret; he has been taking Spanish lessons. Cox berates Turk for taking so long to learn his wife's language. J.D., on the other hand, thinks it's a good thing because they will finally be able to speak to the Mexican day laborers outside the hospital.

    Elliot asks Lloyd if being an ambulance driver is different from being a delivery driver. Lloyd replies that it's pretty much the same. J.D. runs into Elliot and gets a second opinion on whether his burn victim will be able to make his graduation that weekend. After she reminisces about her own disastrous graduation, Elliot says no. But J.D. feels for the patient, Emery, and assures him he'll make his big day.

    Elliot takes Izzy for the night so Turk and Carla can have a romantic evening alone for their anniversary. When she calls into Scared Heart with Izzy, Elliot finds out J.D. ignored her advice about the burn patient. Back in their love shack, Turk asks Carla if she'll cook his favorite meal, "brinner," a mix of breakfast and dinner. She ignores him, talking on the phone in Spanish, telling her friend she'd cook him brinner if he tidied the apartment once in his life. Turk overhears her and starts cleaning. By the time she hangs up, the apartment is spotless.

    Carla unveils lingerie beneath her gown. Turk is torn between Carla and the feast, eventually choosing the food instead of "unwrapping" his present. Turk then announces that Carla gets to pick anything from the jewelry store as her gift. Back at the hospital, Cox tells J.D. that Emery's leg is infected and he can't go to his graduation. J.D. is faced with the challenge of relaying this news without destroying the kid's spirit.

    Elliot and J.D. concoct a plan to get Emery to his graduation by having an ambulance deliver him. When Cox talks to Carla in Spanish, Turk interrupts. Carla asks how Turk understood and Cox blows Turk's cover by suggesting that Turk learned Spanish to spy on Carla. Meanwhile, back in the ambulance, Lloyd drops Emery off at his graduation. J.D. and Elliot pump him full of morphine so that he can get his diploma wearing his cap and gown over his hospital robes. Carla forgives Turk for hiding his bilingual abilities, in light of the beautiful words he said to reassure her when she missed Izzy's parents' meeting. At the hospital, Carla and Turk have fun by gossiping about everyone else in Spanish behind their backs.moreless
Zach Braff

Zach Braff

Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox

Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell

Emery

Guest Star

Ed Marques

Ed Marques

Patient

Guest Star

Gene Pompa

Gene Pompa

Paulo

Guest Star

Mike Schwartz

Mike Schwartz

Lloyd

Recurring Role

Tyler Poelle

Tyler Poelle

Boon

Recurring Role

Aseem Batra

Aseem Batra

Josephine

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Carla and Turk get into the back of the ambulance she says "Estoy loca por saber lo que me va a decir este hombre." which gets subtitled as "This better be good." A better translation would've been "I'm looking forward to hearing what this man is going to tell me." "This better be good." is the translation for "Mas vale que esto sea bueno."

    • Near the end of the episode, when Turk and Carla are talking about J.D. and Elliot in Spanish, not all the conversation was subtitled.

      Carla: Now we can talk about people even when they are in the room.
      Turk: (About J.D. and Elliot) Like them. I bet you that in five weeks they will be together again.
      Carla: Do you think? Some people won't like it.
      Turk: Yes.

    • Featured Music:
      "Texas" by Lo Pro (Lloyd driving Sam)
      "Catch My Disease" by Ben Lee (Closing scene)

    • In this episode we see the return of the "Knife Wrench" an invention made by the Janitor, as first seen in My Fallen Idol.

    • We learn that Lady has a fear of the unknown and a fear of losing loved ones.

    • When turning to face the Mexican day laborers, J.D. is turning to his left, but in a different shot he is turning to his right.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Turk: I trusted you!
      Dr. Cox: Well, that wasn't very smart, was it?

    • Dr. Kelso: (after Elliot and J.D. see him eating chocolate cake out of the bin) Don't look at me.

    • Worker's Supervisor: ¿Qué piensas de este lugar?
      J.D.: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanishita. Is that going to be a problem?

    • Turk: Como ellos. Te apuesto que en cinco semanas están juntos otra vez.
      Carla: Tu crees? Alguna gente no lo gustare eso.
      Turk: Si.
      (See trivia section for translation)

    • Carla: Turk, I totally ruined Izzy's life.
      Turk: Already? It's only eight thirty.

    • J.D.: What am I going to tell Emery. Did you hear the song we wrote? Nurse do you mind?
      (Nurse opens door to Emery's room)
      Emery: (Singing) Goin' to graduation. I'm goin' to graduation.
      J.D.: It's called: I'm Going to Graduation, parentheses, The Graduation Song.

    • Turk: Thanks for watching Izzy for us tonight. (Whispering) Here's a list of things that I like to do for her that Carla doesn't know about. For example, I'm not allowed to bother Izzy at night. But, if she starts to cry, you crawl in her crib and sleep next to her.
      Elliot: Yeah, I'm going to be doing that even if she's not crying.
      Turk: Okay, here's the other thing. Carla doesn't want her to have any juice. But, if you let her sip from a juice box, she gets really, really happy and starts squeaking like R2-D2.
      Elliot: Sugar juice equals happy squeaking. Got it.

    • Elliot: So, are you guys doing something special for your anniversary tonight?
      Turk: You know what would be great?
      Carla: Here we go.
      Turk: "Brinner".
      Elliot: What-er?
      Carla: Breakfast for dinner. He's obsessed with it.
      Turk: I just don't see what wrong with having a nice glass of wine with a pancake.

    • J.D.: So Emery, your skin grafts are lookin' great. It should only be a few more weeks and we'll have you in physical therapy.
      Emery: No, no. I, I have to be outta here by this Saturday.
      J.D.: Why you gotta hhhh...
      J.D.'s Thoughts: Careful. He's a burn victim. Don't say hot date.
      J.D.: ...hot rendezvous?
      J.D.'s Thoughts: Damn it!

    • Turk: You're the most amazing Mom I've ever seen. One tiny mistake can't ruin something that good.
      Carla: That's the sweetest thing you ever said to me.
      Turk: It is?
      Carla: This is going to come back to you in a good way.
      (Later)
      J.D.: What kind of a good way? In the boudoir, right? Up high! (Holds up hand for high five)
      Turk: We're getting a little old to make such a big deal outta having sex.
      Turk: I'm just playin', man.
      J.D.: Thank goodness. When you said that I died a little inside.
      Turk: Give up for me gettin' some!

    • Carla: (About Izzy getting kicked out of the playgroup) She won't have any friends, she's going to drop out off high school, she's going to start dating some gang banger who you're going to harass over and over again to get his life together, until he snaps and shoots you in the face. Oh my God!
      Turk: Wow, you're bringing the crazy extra hard today huh?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 14, 2008 on TV3
      United Kingdom: June 19, 2008 on E4
      Sweden: July 5, 2008 on TV6
      Germany: October 15, 2008 on ProSieben

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

More
Less