Season 6 Episode 19

My Cold Shower

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM May 03, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

J.D. tries to get together with Elliot's sorority sister Melody, but she just wants to make out with him without going further. Keith re-proposes to Elliot after she gets to make everything perfect, while everyone has fantasies about being married to Elliot. Elliot and Carla are having problems figuring out what is wrong with two elderly patients, who show the same symptoms but have no obvious connection.moreless

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  • Same crap, different day.

    JD is the only character that has ever made me vocally curse at a screen, I fucking hate that moron.
  • 619

    I seriously have no idea why people like this episode so much, other than the "been there, done that" ending, this episode was not really funny, it was just focused on sex, and how without sex, we can't live? I wish this episode focused more on the "love" side of things, rather than the "sex" kind of things.

    The only highlight was everyone imagining Elliot as their wife, other than that, this episode was a bit of a disappointment. So Kieth proposed to Elliot in the last episode, and then Elliot has to ruin it as she decides to plan her own engagement because the ring didn't fit. Classic Elliot right? Sure, I just felt bad for Kieth.

    Why is Melony still on this show? She wasn't that great in the last episode, and she wasn't that great in this episode, all that she proved was that she was a tease. The emotional ending that everyone is raving about isn't really buzz worthy, JD felt exactly the same way before and completely messed up Elliot's relationship, and screwed her over in the process. So it really wasn't THAT big.moreless
  • Elliot gets the question she's always dreamed of.

    I did NOT like this episode and I can not believe that J.D feels this way yet AGAIN. This is going to ruin everything. I like J.D and Elliot as friends and a like Keith. I really love this show and I didn’t want it to end, but now I’m not so sure anymore. If this is how this show is going to progress then they can call it quits for all I care. They have already done this and repeating this much should be above them.

    I hope J.D will not be so selfish that he ruins this for Elliot and Keith.

    But I understand that many of you have been hoping for this, so to you I can only say congrats.moreless
  • This is by far one of the best episodes to date! Couldn't of asked for more...

    One of the funniest episodes to date, I mean My God, the jokes were so original it was unbelievable. I enjoyed the humour, the references (especially to Friends), the drama (especially the end! Big fat WOW) and the fact no one is getting lucky. J.D. still tries to get together with Elliot's sorority sister Melody, but she just wants to make out with him without going further. Keith re-proposes to Elliot after she gets to make everything perfect, while everyone has fantasies about being married to Elliot. I love everyone's fantasies about Elliot. It brought a fresh sense of humour into Scrubs. Dr. Cox's was by far the funniest but J.D.'s was by far the most genuine!moreless
  • Keith proposes to Elliot.

    I think this episode had some very memorable moments and was an all round good episode. I loved the actual proposal at the end, definitely a very special moment with great use of one of my favourite songs. Keith and Elliot are perfect for each other. Even tho i did love her and JD together i think i would prefer to see Elliot end up with Keith.

    I loved the addition of JD's intern look alike, that provided the comic relief to and somewhat suspenseful episode. I also thought it was hilarious that Elliot is that controlling that she ended up planing her own wedding when the ring Keith bought was too small, causing her to erupt into a marathon of 'Fricks'.

    All in all a solid funny episode.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

Keri Russell

Keri Russell

Melody O'Harra

Guest Star

Cantrell Harris

Cantrell Harris


Guest Star

Chris Dougherty

Chris Dougherty


Guest Star

Travis Schuldt

Travis Schuldt


Recurring Role

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Johnny Kastl

Johnny Kastl

Dr. Doug Murphy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • When Keith proposes to Elliot, he closes the ring case as he takes it out, in the next shot it is open again.

    • We find out that Elliot and Melody were in Omega Beta Gamma sorority, which is made up.

    • Shortly after the news spreads about the old people having syphilis, Todd is shown wearing a t-shirt that reads GILF.

    • When Turk mistakes the intern for J.D., it is actually J.D. that hands the folder to a nurse. The camera cuts to Turk and when it cuts back it is the intern that looks like J.D. instead.

    • In one of the Janitor's daydreams, it shows him happily in a couple with Elliot, which tells us that he could still have a crush on her. The last time that Janitor showed us that he had feelings for Elliot was in Season 4.

    • This is the first time Carla and Elliot kiss on screen. Although they did technically kiss in the episode "My Big Move", the camera cut away so it wasn't shown.

    • This is the second episode Donald Faison (Turk) has hair. It is implied by Sarah Chalke that he will not have it for very long in the audio commentary on NBC's website.

    • During the scene in Coffeebucks Turk clearly hits the table, which makes a coffee cup fall onto Doug which drenches his shirt. But later during the scene his shirt is not stained.

    • This is the second time J.D. and Elliot are referred to as "Ross and Rachel". The difference is this time they are referred to as "Ross and Rachel" from the Show Friends, rather than like in "My Fault" where Ross and Rachel are hospital employees.

    • Featured Music:
      "Stolen" by Dashboard Confessional (Keith's proposal)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • The Todd: Tis-Better-To-Have-Loved-And-Lost-Than-Never-To-Have-Loved-At-All Five!

    • (In J.D's fantasy where Melody is a mermaid and Turk is a goat)
      J.D.: HEY! Goat Turk, that's my mermaid!
      Goat Turk: My baaaaad!

    • J.D.'s narration: Ok, you made it into the room. Time for the John Dorian three step seduction plan. Step one, make her realize you share things in common.
      Melody: Oh! They have tampons in their toiletry basket. I love that.
      J.D.: Me too!

    • (J.D.'s lookalike is standing at the nurses' station)
      Turk: Hey, J.D., I was wondering if I could borrow your scooter so I could run a few errands.
      (J.D. comes up behind him)
      J.D.: He looks nothing like me! He doesn't even have any laughter in his eyes! Like, at all.

    • Melody: (Talking to a guy who looks like J.D.) So thanks for hanging with me last night.
      J.D.: That's not me, Melody.
      Melody: Oh, my bad. You two could be twins.
      J.D.: We look nothing alike! What are you, Egyptian? I don't want to hear it.

    • Carla: You two have been on and off again more than Ross and Rachel from "Friends".
      J.D: Please, I'm nothing like Ross.
      Dr. Cox: Of course not, you're Rachel, she's Ross.

    • Turk: (Running up to Carla) Baby...will you do me a favor tonight that requires no work on your part?
      Carla: Sure, what is it?
      Turk: Will you have sex with me? (A "NO" look from Carla) Come on! We haven't had relations since Izzy was born.
      Carla: Turk, I'm just not there yet. I mean, if you weren't emotionally ready would you want to have sex?
      Turk: Baby, I don't even understand the question!
      Carla: Go away.
      Turk: (In the background as he walks off) AWW MAN!!

    • Turk: (To J.D.) Me, I'm married so I may never ever ever have sex again. You, there's still a chance for you.

    • Jordan: If I can get you an appointment will you get your armpits botoxed so they don't sweat? Because otherwise I'm very limited.
      Elliot: I'm open to it.

    • Dr. Cox: When people get old there are certain things they are no longer able to do like drive a car over 20mph or smell like the living, but the one thing they sure can do is have sex until they croak.

    • Dr. Kelso: I will have you all know that just this morning I hoisted Enid on to the safety rail in our kitchen and we went at it like drunk monkeys. That's right. Now just soak in that image for awhile.
      Dr. Cox: Everyone in the room ok with pretending that...never happened?

    • Dr. Cox: The test results are back, and our friends Mr. Billbre and Mrs. Shelton both will be having a round of penicillin for their what? That's right! Their STD. It turns out that hard candy chewin' super cheery grandparent's both have...
      Elliot and Carla: Syphilis!

    • Melody: I think I'm going to have to give you a lifetime "macking" ban.
      J.D.: No...
      Melody: Yes.
      J.D.: Gimme another chance.
      Melody: Can you control yourself?
      J.D. Of course I can.
      (Janitor interrupts)
      Janitor: God is watching!
      J.D.: I can't.
      Janitor: Who is this God everyone fears?

    • Dr. Kelso: Hey sport, sorry to hear about your placing second in the Dr. Reid-athon.
      J.D.: Sir?
      Dr. Kelso: Oh, you don't have to hide it, son, given your history you must be taking her engagement very hard, sadly it's only in the movies where the pretty girl ends up with the Ugo.

    • (J.D. knocks on the door)
      J.D.: You ordered some Dorian?
      Melody: Huh?
      J.D.: Oh, that's my last name.
      Melody: Ahh, it's a good one!
      J.D.: I thought about it on the way over.

    • Melody: Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever actually going to find someone, you know?
      J.D.: Yeah, now was it two girls and a guy? Or a devil's threesome?
      Melody: All girl.
      (J.D. picks up the coffee off the table as Turk slams his hands on the table)
      Turk: Damn! Sorry.

    • Elliot: Carla, you're in charge of the guest list. Just make sure that all of my friends are there! Ooh, and Naomi, that bitch from radiology. She's teased me for six years about how she's going to beat me down the aisle. Well she can suck it, her and her fat neck.
      Carla: Invite Fat Neck, got it.
      Melody: If you point out Fat Neck to me I'll keep asking her why she's still single until she cries.
      Carla: Done.

    • Elliot: Yes! Oh my god, yes!
      Keith: Awesome, awesome! Okay...
      (Keith tries to put the ring on Elliot's finger)
      Elliot: This is so romantic! Okay, it's a little tight. Just push a little harder. Oh, got a little skin there. No problem.
      Melody: Here come the fricks.
      Elliot: Just put the motherfrickin' ring on my motherfrickin' finger! Frick! Frick, frick!

    • J.D.'s narration: As I looked at all the relationships around me, some that had gone on forever (Dr. Cox and Jordan), some that were re-ignited (Turk and Carla), some that had just begun (Elliot and Keith), I realised something. It should have been me.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Spin City:
      Everyone has fantasies about how it would be if they were married to Elliot. This happened in Spin City too, when Mike is getting married and everyone has fantasies about how it would be if they were married to him.

    • The Hardy Boys:
      Dr. Cox refers to Elliot and Carla as "The Hardy Girls" due to the fact that the two of them are trying to solve the mystery of what is wrong with their patients (who have the same symptoms). This is a take off on the popular mystery-solving duo of "The Hardy Boys".

    • Friends:
      The relationship between Elliot and J.D. is compared to the one between Rachel and Ross in Friends.

    • The Chronicles of Narnia:
      As J.D. slips into the bed sheets, he enters an imaginary world in which the characters all resemble legendary creatures, there's a lamp-post and it's snowing, just like in C. S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe".