Season 4 Episode 22

My Big Move

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Apr 12, 2005 on NBC
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J.D. and Carla get the silent treatment from Turk, who can't seem to control his emotions, after learning about their kiss.
Dr. Cox reluctantly seeks the help of Elliot, when an epileptic patient won't listen to him.
The Janitor feels emasculated by his new uniform.
Jordan tries Botox, much to the amusement of Dr. Cox.moreless

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  • JD and Turk kiss.

    This episode was pretty much the aftermath of Turk finding out that JD & Carla had kissed. Turk tries to find someone to blame when he realizes he isn't okay with JD & Carla kissing. I loved the fry scene! The janitor demands new uniforms from Kelso only to get a wimpy uniform that makes him look weak. Cox tries to understand his teenage patient, Elliot seems to be the only one that does understand her so Cox asks for her help. Meanwhile Jordan starts to feel insecure about her appearance so she gets botox and has no emotion throughout the episode, which is the key to how Cox's patient is feeling, that was an amazing tie in based on a girl's insecurities which was what was wrong with the teenage patient in the first patient. Elliot was able to understand her. It was nice to see a Cox/Elliot plot, we haven't seen a plot like that in a while. Turk chooses Carla to blame, JD then kisses Turk to demonstrate that's all it was, an innocent kiss. Turk eventually gets over it when he swallows his pride, and Turk & Carla's marital problems are finally resolved, it took awhile but it was a really great arc in season four. The janitor goes back to his old outfit in the end. As the season is almost coming to a close, some arcs are closing and some new are beginning when JD reveals he is moving out for Turk & Carla's sake. A great episode with amazing development that owned up tot the cliffhanger.moreless
  • Dr. Cox and Elliot, Carla and Jd

    Dr. Cox and Elliot, after being forced to seek her help with one his patients, actually ends up helping Dr. Cox out with Jordan. Helping him to understand that even though Jordan is this really confident and at time frightening women she can still be insecure sometimes.

    Carla and Jd, after taking her out for a little fun and talking up of Turk to help get them back together, share a drunken kiss. Now, it's not really anything to even sneeze about and at first even they don't think so but in the morning they see things a little differently. They both begin to panic and even cause Turk to have sort of a nervous breakdown involving frenchfries. And even though for awhile it causes even more strain on Turk and Carla's relationship it kind of spurs them to get back together and Jd to move out. All things considered it really helped them all to move onto the next phase in their lives and their relationshisp.moreless
  • Jan Itor gets a new uniform

    This was a very well plotted episode, one that follows on from Carla and JD’s innocent kiss in the previous episode and Turk’s reaction to it.

    The janitor’s new uniform was hilarious, the colour causing nobody to be afraid of him anymore and Jordan’s botox was another terrific subplot along with Cox trying to be Lindsey’s girlfriend.

    The main plot is surprisingly hilarious, which is tricky to do on a show when it’s the aftermath of a lip-cheat. JD thinking about whatever is in the background of the shot, Todd knowing when something wonderful and horrible has happened and Carla and JD trying to get Turk to choose each other to be mad at are examples of the humour that come out of the episode and, like the last episode, has an ending that opens the doors for the next episode where it seems JD will be moving out, though hopefully it isn’t identical to My Roommates.

    Overall, each plot is fantastic, all getting laughs out of me numerous times, especially the Janitor.moreless
  • Another example of this season's maxim of, "Can't men understand the women in their lives?" Do they have to get all last season of mash?

    Look, I'm normally a huge fan of this show, but this episode kind of lost it for me. There's a few good moments, like where JD kisses Turk, or the entire Janitor story line, but I'm starting to really hate this whole thing of how much men need to learn about adolescent girls. It may be true that every woman still has that teenage girl inside of her, but hell, every man still IS that teenage boy, so we've stuck by that one pretty well. Maybe it's just me, but whenever Elliot gets all preachey, I just want to throw my TV out the window. So yeah, men don't understand women, but they never do the episode that explains how women don't understand men. All I'm asking for is a little balance, and frankly that whole Elliot story, besides being preachy, wasn't funny. Besides all that, I feel like a few writers are getting a bit too into Cox's narcissism and loosing out on his whole self-hating edge which makes the narcissism standable. As viewers, we need them both in order to understand him, and to like him.moreless
  • Sacrifices


    It always had to happen, yet when it happened it was surprising nonetheless. I’m talking about JD’s announcement that he was moving out of the flat he has shared with his best friend for four years. He made the right choice, but it seemed like a very low-key affair, with even Turk seeming nonchalant about this. It’ll be interesting to see if JD is annoyed about this next episode, but at least Turk and Carla’s marriage is (seemingly) safe once again. I could be wrong, but I think that’s the end of this particular story arc, which gave us six episodes of slightly tense times, hoping for the best. Now that it’s over, there’s a sense of closure not only for that relationship, but also for JD’s realization that sometimes Turk’s wife needs to come first. It would have been a nice way to end the season and maybe it was supposed to be. Did the writers actually know there’d be three more episodes to come this year before they wrote this? Probably, but are they going to try to fit another arc into the final three episodes? It happened last season with Elliot and JD’s third stab at it, so I’m looking forward to seeing some surprising things in the final episodes.

    Anyway, that’s enough about the future when there’s so much of that ‘now’ business to discuss. ‘Now’ being a very good episode of Scrubs. Although the main Turk/Carla/JD threesome plot (perhaps I should have rephrased that) was slightly farcical – Is it really sensible to be able to blame one person and have no bad feelings towards another when they’re both in the wrong? – it was well handled, with JD and Carla showing the right amounts of guilt and proclaimed innocence, and Turk showing the right amounts of reason and anger. Having him look calm before he punches Ted and strikes a martial arts pose was comedy genius. You do have to feel for Ted though. “Aw man, I’m going home!” Despite JD yet again having his moment of irritating arrogance (“Sucks to be…you!”), his final sacrifice was remarkably mature of him. Despite my constant complaints about JD, occasionally unfair, he’s one of the good guys (and he didn’t even get drunk this episode. Hurrah!).

    On the other hand, there are also bad guys. Step in the meanest of the mean, Mr. Humorously-Cruel Janitor, in his… adorable blue uniform? This led to some great moments, particularly JD not being afraid to take the piss out of him and tickle him, and everyone smiling happily at him – save Jordan – when he puts on his angry face. As always though, it’s played strictly for laughs. Don’t worry, Neil Flynn, I’ll always remember that time a few episodes ago when you were required to act. I’m sure your moment will come again.

    With Elliot becoming increasingly more separated from our plucky quartet (shown by a particularly not-nice snipe at JD and Carla’s kiss) she gets yet another patient to treat. Along, with Dr. Cox, they seem to be running the entire hospital together. Dr. Cox is having trouble connecting with a teenage girl, and so for once gives Elliot her moment of glory (“I don’t have a ring, but you can kiss my ass.” Go, girlfriend!). Surprisingly, she knows what to say to the patient straight away, and when Dr. Cox questions her on this, she remarks that all women have the same problem – insecurities about themselves. This leads Dr. Cox to realizing that he needs to spend more time with Jordan, who’s not feeling too sexy right now, and doesn’t look it when she’s spent the whole episode walking around with a face full of Botox. Dr. Cox sacrifices his moment of glory to be with her, and everybody’s happy. Including myself. Yes, I was startled about that myself…

    On another completely irrelevant sidenote, when did it become taboo for girls to kiss each other but not for guys to do the same? Last I saw, that television taboo had been broken on both instances (for instance, Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the former, and Will & Grace for the latter), but here Elliot and Carla’s kiss is cut away from (Both however, get a funny reaction from the Tod). Please don’t call me a pervert, just call me an equal rights activist!

    A very pleasing episode of Scrubs. 4 out of 5 Kangaroo sketches

    Best line: “Oh, it’s right there between your bosoms…ma’am.” ---- Pedro

    2nd Best line: “Something wonderful is about to happen.” ---- The Tod, not coincidentally grasping a hot dog.

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

Sarah Ramos

Sarah Ramos


Guest Star

Michael Copon

Michael Copon


Guest Star

Piolet Thompkins

Piolet Thompkins


Guest Star

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Ted Buckland

Recurring Role

Meredith Roberts

Meredith Roberts


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (44)

    • Dr. Cox: Look here, I was thinking maybe, maybe you'd rather just stay in tonight. You know have some pizza watch, watch some movies, what do you say?... Are you trying to smile?

    • J.D.: Look the point is, think of the millions of times you chose to not to hang out with your wife, 'cause you were trying to hang out with me. You know, maybe it's time you started acting like a real husband, instead of acting like some sort of crazy... cowboy.
      Turk: A cowboy?
      J.D.: I don't know, it just came to me.

    • Elliot: Oh, don't worry. He's not allowed to talk!
      Lindsay: Is that true?
      Elliot: You may nod.

    • J.D.: Back to your room Mr. Johnson, you've got one ventricle!

    • J.D.'s Narration: After sharing a quick victory dance with Roland, the heavy-set orderly who, coincidentally, was my victory dance coach...
      Roland: Pop the hips, pop the hips J.D.
      J.D.: OK, there it is. Thanks Roland, one day I'll get it.
      Roland: I doubt it.

    • Janitor: You gave me a cursed uniform!
      Dr. Kelso: Ha, ha, ha, it's not cursed, its simple psychology. I chose Robin's-Egg blue because it has a calming effect on people & I knew it would be the thorn in your paw. Other colours evoke different reactions, for example bright orange has been found to provoke hostility.
      Ted: Doctor Kelso, I wanna thank you again for the tie.
      (Ted is thumped in the arm by Todd)
      Todd: Fist Five!
      Ted: OWW! It's the third time today.

    • Turk: What? What! Were you gonna eat that? How about this, let's all have fries, huh, let's all have fries! You want fries!?!
      Carla: Turk, you said you were OK!
      J.D.: My fries!

    • Jordan: (Motionless face and voice) Owwww! I think you separated my shoulder, the pain is excruciating.
      Turk: What?

    • Dr. Cox: Listen to me carefully, I know all about what it's like to be a teenage girl, wah wah wah. Course, I never had to try to convince my mother that I sure would have liked a navel ring.
      Elliot: Oh, well, we were all going to Jamaica and my friend Susan...

    • J.D.: Can I get up, my butt is asleep.
      Turk: NO!
      Carla: Turk, you know how I was so upset because you started calling your ex-girlfriend? I just couldn't understand how a married person could slip up like that, now I do. I'm so sorry.
      J.D.: Me too buddy.
      Turk: Guys, as insane as this may sound I'm actually gonna be OK with this. Just do me a favor, no more apologies and no more explanations and for the love of God, honey, no more girl-on-girl kissing demonstrations.
      Cut to Cafeteria
      Todd: Something horrible has happened.

    • Janitor: Nice, huh?
      J.D.: Who gets a tattoo of a mop?

    • Dr. Cox: However, if you'd like to know about why I'm butting in, it's because your young patient Lindsay here, when she was 10 years old, I'm the one who diagnosed her with epilepsy and now that her medication is no longer controlling her seizures, I'd like to know what's going on. Besides, over the years, Lindsay and I have developed quite a rapport. Hey Lindsay, what's up girlfriend?
      Lindsay looks at Cox, then looks away with embarrassment.
      Dr. Cox: See, rapport.

    • J.D.: It was barely even a kiss dude; it was like an accidental lip bump, like oops.
      Turk: WHOOAAA! Don't even look at her. Sit on the floor.
      J.D.: Sitting.
      Carla: Fine, I'll show you with Elliot.
      Cut to cafeteria
      Todd: Something wonderful is happening.

    • Dr. Cox: Ah damn it Jordan, come on. Now you know I'm generally OK with you putting any poison you want into your body, but this is the first time I've ever won anything!
      Jordan: It's not that bad.
      Dr. Cox: Reeeaaally? Show me happy...
      Jordan's face is motion-less.
      Dr. Cox: Sad...
      Again, Jordan's face doesn't move.
      Dr. Cox: Silly...
      Still nothing
      Dr. Cox: Amused, bemused, c-mused...
      Still nothing.
      Dr. Cox: Show me angry.
      Jordan puts a swift knee to his testicles.
      Dr. Cox: AARRGGHH! Got angry down.

    • Dr. Cox: I'm hearing the hate but I'm not seeing the hate. You... Oh my God! Did you Botox you face into an expressionless mask?
      Jordan: Pedro called me ma'am.

    • Dr. Cox: Oh hey there wait 'til you get a load of this, they're giving me a teaching award tonight so I'm gonna need you to go ahead and holster up 'the twins' as you'll be playing the role of "arm-candy".
      Jordan: Yeah, I'm not going. If I wanna hear someone go on & on about how great you are, I'll just listen to you during sex.

    • Dr. Kelso: You know I could look at the demented crayon scratchings of a madman all day, but I got a hospital to run. Did you wax over there yet?
      Janitor: No sir... I'll get a new uniform or I'll wax everything in your WORLD!

    • Janitor: Dr. Kelso, while I got you here, I need to discuss a hospital matter of grave importance.
      Dr. Kelso: What is it?
      Janitor: I'm not happy with my uniform.

    • J.D.'s Narration: Was it a comfortable silence? No. And I'm going to be the one who breaks it. Unfortunately I have one of Rowdy's hairs in my mouth... uh-oh!

    • Elliot: How is it that no man understands that every woman, whether she´s 16 or 60, still has that awkward, insecure, self-conscious teenage girl inside of her?

    • J.D.: Hey, guys, I know we talked about this before but, I'm moving out.
      Carla: Really?
      J.D.: Man, you guys need your space.
      Turk: Wow, thanks man.
      J.D.: You're gonna miss me though.
      Elliot: Hey, you could turn his room into a gym.
      Turk: We ain't putting no gym in my media room.
      Carla: Whose media room?
      Turk: OUR media room!

    • Janitor: Okay, how about this one? Three blue-jays fly into a bar and they say, "we just want to wet out beaks". Ha, ha, ha... no?

    • J.D.: Dude, who do you think you're talking to, you think you've been the world's greatest husband? Please, I was there when you were flirting with your ex-girlfriend and neglected to tell her you were married. I was there when you tried to hook up with that waitress, the day before you got engaged. And I was definitely there when you hooked up with that nasty ass stripper at "Boobies, Boobies, Boobies".
      Turk: That wasn't me that was you!
      J.D.: I know, but I told her my name was Turk.

    • Turk: You're absolutely right. It's my fault you kissed my wife.

    • Elliot: You know Lindsay when I was 15 I cut my own bangs... Oh that's right, Percival; it's a high-school hair story. Anyway, Judy Keenan told me that she would also cut her hair off; it was like a suicide-pact, only with bangs. I cut off my hair and, of course, she backed out. But even though my bangs looked horrible, I kept them that way. Mostly because those stupid bangs were the only thing in my life that I felt I had control over, you know?

    • J.D.'s narration: I got to think about relationships, about how people fall in love...have kids...grow old together...and say good bye...and then for some reason I thought about the circus...but then I was back on relationships...

    • J.D.: I got three words for you; sucks to be, adding a fourth, you!

    • Dr. Cox: Sooooo Linz-o, ha h-it must be kind of cool having the same name as that Lindsay Lohan. Gosh, she's super-cool. Just between you, me and the I.V. I guess I've probably seen "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" oh, I don't know, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8-9 times ha h- what a film. Whew!

    • Dr. Cox: I need your help.
      Elliot: Fine, but I have three rules. One, when we're in the room you say nothing. Two, I get to say whatever I want about you. And three, if you break rule 1 or 2, I get to boing your curls.
      Dr.Cox: What the hell does boing mean?
      (Elliot pulls one of his curls and lets it go)
      Elliot: Boingggggg.
      Dr.Cox: (to himself)Oh god this is gonna kill me.

    • J.D.: I'm telling you, dude, she was all over me. Like ants on candy.
      Carla: You think you're talking to Turk, don't you?

    • J.D.: But hey, thanks for taking the hit on this one.
      Carla: Me? Na-a na-a, you're his best friend, all you have to do is say "I'm sorry", high-five him & go "DAAAAHHHHH!"
      J.D.: Oh, but all you have to do is have sex with him & he'll forgive you. If I have sex with him he'll probably end up madder.

    • J.D.: Don't worry, this'll all be fine. You know Turk, I mean, whomever he blames will get the silent treatment for a couple of days, then he'll make snarky comments for a few months and then, sooner or later, he'll be laughing about the whole thing. It's just like the time I slept with his family's cleaning lady.
      Carla: You slept with Tuni?
      J.D.: I was staying in their guest-room & she was buffing the nightstand and she just kept on buffing.

    • Dr. Cox: Feel free to take notes. Alright there, Blossom, here's the hot gossip. You're having seizures again because you're not taking your medication. If this continues, you will be dead... and I'm not talking about the "oh my God, if I don't get invited to the prom I'm going to die" type of dead I'm talking, dead dead. Is that clear enough for you? Because if it's not I could of course text you on my Blackberry, or my Blueberry or my Chuck Berry, although technically Chuck Berry is a black berry.

    • Nurse: Looking good, Janitor.
      Janitor: Well thank you, petite-lady.
      Todd: Wow, that color really brings out your package.
      Janitor: Thank you, supposedly-straight surgeon.

    • Elliot: I don't understand why you're butting in on my patients, you know outside of your usual arrogance and God complex.
      Dr. Cox: I don't know what you're talking about. Kiss my ring.

    • Turk: What about you Carla, did you like it?
      Carla: No! His lips are chappy.
      J.D.: I can't use lip-balm; I always end up eating it. When I was little I used to spread it on crackers.

    • Turk: Did you like it?
      J.D.: Well that's kind of a trick question, Turk. I mean if I say yes, it's like I'm saying "damn dude, your wife is hot & I'd like to get me some of that". But if I say no then I'm all like "yo, I know she's your wife but you can keep that fish-lipped bitty".

    • J.D.'s narration: The silence was killing me...
      Turk: You kissed my wife.
      J.D.'s narration: I miss the silence.

    • Janitor: I'm not happy with my uniform.
      Dr. Kelso: Ahh, new janitor uniforms, top priority. Right up there with silk jammies for the patients and a cat door for the ICU.
      Janitor: I made some sketches.
      Dr. Kelso: This one has a cape!
      Janitor: That gives me the option of fighting crime...after work, of this one got sort of a medieval thing going.
      Dr. Kelso: Is he on a horse?
      Janitor: It's his steed, sir...that's for clean-ups in outer space...this one's outer space, evening wear. This one's just a kangaroo...sometimes I draw kangaroos.

    • Jordan: Oh, Pedro, I can't seem to find my pencil. Do you have any idea where it might be?
      Pedro: Oh it's right there between your bosoms, ma'am.
      Jordan: Ma'am??? You just ma'amed your way out of me ever buying you beer again!

    • Ted: (Playfully punching the Janitor) Hey there, little boy blue!
      Janitor: Don't punch the new uni'.
      Ted: (Still punching the Janitor) Little boy blue, blow your horn... (laughs and leaves)
      Janitor: ...he didn't stop.

    • Elliot: I don't have a ring, but you can kiss my ass.

    • Elliot: With all due respect Dr. Cox, maybe I should talk to her.
      Dr. Cox: With no due respect whatsoever... why?
      Elliot: She's a teenager girl, that's a confusing time. Your breasts are growing... not always symmetrically. Uh... you like boys, maybe one gives you a ride home, you think maybe something's going to happen but it doesn't, and that just makes it official that you're a lopsided freak! Happy ending though. Lefty caught up in college.
      Dr. Cox: Barbie! I have a finite amount of brain space, and your inspiring story of the little breast who couldn't just pushed out my memory of the 1980 Olympic hockey team's victory at Lake Placid. Miracle on ice: gone.

    • Elliot: Ah! Well, if it isn't the happy couple! And Turk's here too.
      Elliot: Oookay, are we not laughing about this yet?

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