Scrubs

Season 5 Episode 17

My Chopped Liver

1
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Apr 04, 2006 on NBC
9.1
out of 10
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285 votes
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Episode Summary

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When J.D. rearranges his schedule to allow himself more time to spend with Turk, Turk secretly resents hanging out with J.D. in that time, because it interferes with his own "Turk Time". Meanwhile, Dr. Cox and Jordan go on a double date with Elliot and Keith, and Carla covers for Dr. Kelso at work, as he grieves for his dead dog. Later, a patient almost dies after giving up part of his liver for his brother, and the hospital staff learns about making sacrifices for the people they really care about.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • 517

    10
    Scrubs continues to be outstanding this season with this episode. Sure it doesn't stand out as much as Carla getting pregnant, but all the plots are fantastic! The setup for the feel good ending was also great. Usually on Scrubs, when you're watching an episode. The first couple minutes don't really define a great amazing episode, it's always the Scrubs endings that get you in a good mood or just lets you know that this was a great episode. That was the case for this episode. I like how they didn't forget that JD went bald a couple episodes ago, so the continuity was great. All the plots and characters were dynamic. And you could definitely say there were some memorable scenes in this episode. Like the "Brick House" scene, or Cox & Jordan being drugged with roofies. When you remember things from an episode and you smile, that's a sign that it was a good episode. All plots came together and it was just fantastic overall.moreless
  • characters development

    10
    wow!! one of the best episodes ever written!!! scrubs is ingenious at comedy/drama mixed in together! my favourite parts had to be jd walking in on what he described as a "bi-racial lovefest" his mentor being nice to the interns..since its what he has always longed for! hilarious! and dressed the same as keith jds long time rival..although the rivalry is basically one sided!also carla learning wat it means to be the bad guy giving out no's to the staff for doctor kelso while he grieves for his dog baxtor episode was fantastic scrubs continues to be a standout of all shows everywere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Scrubs continues its winning streak...

    9.4
    The past few Scrubs episodes have been top notch, and this episode continues that compliment. This episode shows some more character development as Turk tries to find a way of telling JD that he can't hang out with him on Thursday nights because he uses it to catch up on work; Carla on the other hand helps out Dr. Kelso who his trapped in his office over his deep emotions from his dogs death, this puts Carla on the spot as the other staff, from the help of the Janitor, resent her due to sucking up to Kelso; my favourite syoryline is Elliot & Jordan double dating, we see Jordan grow into a nice character, whilst Dr.Cox hates the fact that he has to spend time with "Barbie, and yes i know it's way too easy... Ken" (that was my favourite line).



    Overall, another great installment.moreless
  • All of the plots in this episode are golden!

    9.7
    Whether it be Cox's happy place (where a seaside noise helps him ignore everyone) or JD's jealousy over believing Cox to be nice and helpful to everyone but him (and thus returning the pen Cox lent to him on his third day and forgot all about, JD thinking it was a way of reaching out), this entertaining episode is definitely for everyone and is a great example of why I watch Scrubs.



    "Barbie" and "Ken" (I know, too easy) double dating Jordan and Cox (why doesn't Jordan like his last name?) was my favourite plot of the episode followed by Carla refusing requests for Kelso, the funniest moments being the Janitor's requests and the group's evil eye.



    Overall, this episode shows what people do for their buddies (Turk), wives (Cox) and bosses (Carla) and is dealt with very well, the humour also once again proving just how funny Scrubs is.moreless
  • FANTASTIC

    10
    Carla has to help out Kelso when Kelso can’t stop crying after his dog has passed away and in the presses upsets Lavern, Todd, and the Janitor.



    JD change his scheaduale to spend more time whit Turk,but Turk doesn't like this.



    Lastly,Cox have to go to a double date whit her wife.



    All this scenes somehow disapoint Turk,Cox and Carla,but they see that the person who did that were happy whit,and just wanted their happiness.



    This is a great episode.It's really THE SCRUBS,whit hapiness and sadness togheter.And I am really happy that doctor Cox wife appears.I love she so much!!!!She's so much pretty!!!!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

Susan Bolles

Susan Bolles

Mrs. Zeltzer

Guest Star

Paul Hipp

Paul Hipp

Marc

Guest Star

Noel Arthur

Noel Arthur

Frat Guy

Guest Star

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Travis Schuldt

Travis Schuldt

Keith

Recurring Role

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Laverne Roberts

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Since the Dudemeister translation doesn't work in German, they changed the dialogue in the German dubbed version to "I checked it's also on his birth certificate".

    • Featured Music:
      "Brick House" by Commodores
      "I Hear You Knocking" by Chris Bailey
      "Koyaanisqatsi" by Philip Glass
      "I'll Be Around" by Bobby Bare, Jr.
      "Take Another Step" by Keren DeBerg

    • In the flashback where J.D. and Turk "change skin-colours", you can see J.D. wearing a Rocawear polo with a Rocawear sign that is only in use for about one or two years and therefore shouldn't appear in a flashback that is at least six years old.

    • When Dr. Cox and Keith are in the room wearing the same clothes talking to Jordan and Elliot, behind them is a whiteboard with the word annual mispelt "anual" written on it.

    • Elliot's explanation that Keith's last name "Dudemeister" is German and means "master of dudes" is partially made up. While "meister" indeed does mean "master", "Dude" is no German word.

    • At the very end of the episode, when J.D. refills Turk's cup, the guy on the left in the pinkish shirt pretends to bowl his ball, but doesn't. You can see it cradled in his right arm for a few seconds, and then it's covered up by his friends when he walks back to them. When he walks back and one of his friends raises his arm for a high-five, he has to slap it with his left hand because he's still holding the ball in his right.

    • Turk says he watches "whatever is on espn" and is really watching Gilmore Girls on 'Turk Night' aka Thursday, but 'Gilmore Girls' airs on Tuesday on The WB, not Thursday.

    • When Dr. Cox shows Keith his shirt and then quickly hides it again, Keith is just watching but when the camera angle changes he has just given Dr. Cox thumbs up.

    • The scene with Laverne, Ted, Todd, and Janitor giving the evil eye to Carla is a throwback to a similar scene in the episode "My New God", in which the Janitor alone is doing the same thing to J.D. The same music is even playing the background (see allusions).

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Dr. Cox is drinking a glass of scotch)
      Dr. Zeltzer: Oh...oh..Slow down there, Big Guy!!
      Dr. Cox: Why, Zeltzer? It's not like I'm driving.
      Dr. Zeltzer: I know. But there's a roofie in it.
      (Dr. Cox faints)
      Jordan: I'm not sure if I'm okay with that!!
      Dr. Zeltzer: Three... Two.. One!!
      (Jordan faints)
      Mrs. Zeltzer: Party Time.

    • Dr. Cox: I have no answers for any of you.
      Gloria: But my boyfriend is Bi-curious and he wants me to pick his lovers.
      Dr. Cox: I might have an answer for that, Ewwww.

    • Dr. Kelso: Nurse Espinosa, I need your help with something. My dog, Baxter, passed away last night. I dealt with it emotionally but, unfortunately, I can't stop crying. Anyway, I need you to run interference for me today; keep people from seeing me looking vulnerable and so forth.
      Carla: So, you think I'll automatically do this? You think my ego is so big that I'll be flattered that I'm the only one you can open up to? I'll do it.

    • Carla: At least you stopped crying.
      Dr. Kelso: Not really. My body just can't produce tears anymore because I've intentionally dehydrated myself. It's a risky move, I know, but Dr. Jarvis here said it'd be alright.
      Carla: There's nobody standing behind you.
      Dr. Kelso: I'm going to need an IV.

    • Turk: Mothers and daughters... they speak so fast, but they speak so true.
      (Calls J.D.)
      Turk: Did you see it?
      J.D.: I'm so mad at Lorelai, I can't even talk right now.

    • Dr. Cox: Please don't make me go out for drinks with Barbie and - yes, I know, it's way too easy - Ken!

    • Jordan: You know one of the reasons I divorced Perry was because of his last name.
      Elliot: You don't like Cox?
      Jordan: Actually I love Cox.
      Todd: Greatest conversation ever.
      Jordan: See, that's the problem.
      Woman: This sausage is huuuuuuge.
      Todd: 'cuse me ladies, I'm needed elsewhere.

    • Elliot: The only problem is his last name. It's Dudemeister.
      Jordan: Oh that doesn't even sound real.
      Elliot: Well it's actually German, "Du-de-meister", it means master of dudes.

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  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Dr. Cox: Please don't make me go out for drinks with Barbie and - yes, I know, it's way too easy - Ken!

      Barbie and her boyfriend Ken are dolls produced by Matell Inc. Dr. Cox has always been calling Elliot "Barbie" and now he found the matching "Ken" in Keith.

    • J.D.: You know, he could be a dynamite Center Square.

      The Center Square is the most important position on the TV game show "The Hollywood Squares".

    • Patient: They call me Mellow Yellow.

      Since its release in the late sixties, Donovan's song "Mellow Yellow" has inspired a lot of speculation and debate as to its subject. Some ideas have included saffron cakes, vibrators and smoking banana peel. In this episode the line is used by the Hepatitis patient, because his skin turned yellow.

    • Koyaanisqatsi:
      The theme to "Koyaanisqatsi" plays while Janitor, Todd, Ted and Laverne give Carla the evil-eye. The film is often parodied for its extended sequences of passers-by glaring at the camera with similar music playing, sometimes the theme itself.

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