Scrubs

Season 8 Episode 6

My Cookie Pants

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Jan 27, 2009 on NBC
8.9
out of 10
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229 votes
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Episode Summary

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Elliot and J.D. encounter a road block in their new-found romantic relationship, and Dr. Cox considers taking the now vacant Chief of Medicine post.

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  • 806

    9.5
    This show is definitely getting back to it's norm. Seeing Elliot as her neurotic self brought back these memories of the old days. Seasons 4-7, Elliot became a self obsessed mess, and now she's getting her old traits she had from the earlier seasons, her neurosis. Which was displayed perfectly in this episode. Her trying to get herself ready for JD, and now everyone knows that they're back together. The good thing about this episode was that JD & Elliot's relationship wasn't ruined the episode after the episode they got together. Cox being the Chief of Medicine was AMAZING. Kelso recommenced him, it was such a good plot, and Jordan was hilarious! Kelso & Cox might become friends, who knows? The development with Denise's character was brilliant, we got to see some back story, and we go to understand her more. Something I've been waiting for, for awhile. The only thing I don't understand, is that in the episodes so far, someone is always missing from the main characters. Is this show running out of money or what? Anyways, Carla was missing in this episode. An amazing episode, great.moreless
  • A return to glory (hopefully not a brief one). This episode, coupled with "My ABC's", which aired with it, couldn't have come at a better time.

    9.0
    A couple of weeks ago I wrote a rather scathing review about an episode of this show that I didn't care to double check the name on. My point is that, as stated in the aforementioned review, this show had produced fewer good episodes in the last two years than My Own Worst Enemy. Okay, maybe that's not true, but it's not far off. That definitely was the case when I wrote that review, and when I wrote it, I had not expected to ever write another review for this show period, figuring I had said my peace and the show would float off my radar never to be seen again. That, thankfully, didn't end up being the case. My Cookie Pants and My ABC's were very well written and smacked of the good old days (seasons 1-5). The jokes were clever and not just regurgitated bile and the acting seemed very genuine and not phoned in like the last 26 seasons of The Simpsons. All in all I am very pleased with these two chapters in the Scrubs library and am now hoping that they weren't flukes. With any luck, ABC has found their Scrubs niche and will return the show to comedy glory.moreless
  • Dr Cox is the new Dr Kelso

    8.0
    I seriously wonder where Bill Lawrence gets all his crazy ideas like the piano mat, cookie pants, angry woman rule. We dint get to see any fantasies of JD this time around. We did get to see a greater share of his adult side this episode. Denise turns around and tries to make a change with her attitude. Ed was missed, and so was Carla. Perry is made the new chief on Kelso's recommendation, and as a result we do get to see some buddy scenes that make Perry uncomfortable. Eliot was a bit annoying this installment.



    Overall, a god show barring a few annoying scenes.moreless
  • Great Characterization and turn around for J.D. from being the whiny intern to be the bad-ass trainer, taking Joe under his wings. Perry becomes Chief of Medicine and also becomes a greater father figure in the show.moreless

    9.5
    I loved this episode. The striking thing for me is J.D.'s character. This season sees him as being more of a leader, helping his interns than just obsessing about his failures and whining methods. He is stronger, more resilient and a bad-ass trainer. Joe is the intern he really focusses on - and she plays the strong b!tch type very well. And as she pointed out: She is the guy and he is the girl. Always the funny part in the show. But his mentoring of her is good, strong and to the point. Perry is also battling not to get in his own way of becoming Chief of Medicine based on Bob Kelso's recommendation. Their connection seems more real in this episode as a more friend-based link is established. All in all, a great episode. One worthy to watch!moreless
  • Dr Cox is asked to be chief, Elliot makes cookies and JD tries to get Denise to be more compassionate.

    9.0
    It was so nice to see JD and Elliot really getting on with each other and the chemistry is still there. And Dr Cox being made Chief of Medicine is a stroke of genius. he'll be able to be more sarcastic than ever. It was nice to see the return of the Todd and the Janitor was also on form too. When he said his grandpa called him Janitor when he was a boy I just creased up. Bit of an in joke I know but I really enjoyed it. Looks like Scrubs is still a winner in this new season.moreless
Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

Anthony Russell

Anthony Russell

Mr. Lawton

Guest Star

Erin Kate Whitehead

Erin Kate Whitehead

Nurse

Guest Star

Robert Maschio

Robert Maschio

Dr. Todd Quinlan

Recurring Role

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Eliza Coupe

Eliza Coupe

Denise Mahoney

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The little piano melody that J.D. plays and thinks is catchy is the melody for "I'm No Superman," from the theme song.

    • In the episode "My Self Examination" J.D says that Elliot is a heavy sleeper and he manages to throw her without waking her, but here she wakes when Turk opens the door.

    • Mr. Cookie Pants was also the name of a puppet used by Dr. Norris (Christopher Meloni) in the episode "My White Whale" (S03E03).

    • Featured Music:
      "I'd Rather be With You" by Joshua Radin (Dr. Kelso and Dr. Cox share a moment)

    • In the ending credits, the plaque that introduces the janitor outtakes says that this was meant to be episode 805 when it really is episode 806.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (Elliot walks out)
      Janitor: Angry woman out.
      (Jordan walks in)
      Janitor: Angry woman in.
      Jordan: You better not be making me one of your stupid janitor jokes.
      Janitor: No ma'am.
      (Jordan walks out)
      Janitor: Angry woman out.

    • J.D.: Hey I'm glad I found you. I need your approval to cut down some lollipop trees outside the sea monkey hut.
      Denise: What are you talking about?
      J.D.: The decisions have to go through you because you're the mayor of crazy town.

    • J.D.: Wow. You look amazing.
      Elliot: Even in cookie pants?
      J.D.: Especially in cookie pants.

    • Dr. Cox: Oh God, no. You don't really think we're becoming friends, do you?
      Dr. Kelso: Good Lord, I hope not.

    • Elliot: Carla always says that making love with you is perfect.
      Turk: Yes she did.
      Elliot: Tell me what makes it so special. I mean, she says that you even cry sometimes.
      Turk: Thank you for sharing.
      Todd: It's okay, T-dog. If it doesn't hurt you're not doing it right.

    • Jordan: I'm introducing myself because anyone who had convinced Perry not to take the Chief of Medicine job has never met me.
      Dr. Kelso: That pansy-assed little tell-tale.
      Jordan: Bob, so help me God, you fix this or I will grab you by your muffin top and stomp on your withered man-parts until your eyes pop out.
      Dr. Kelso: Twenty years ago, I would have thrown you you on this table and made love to you, right here.
      Jordan: And I would have loved it.

    • Janitor: (to J.D.) Reminds me of what my grandpa taught me when I was a boy. He said, "Janitor. Every time an angry woman storms out another angry woman storms in".

    • J.D.: Hey. With Carla and Izzie out of town, it must be nice to have the place to yourself for once, huh?
      Turk: Dude. I can't answer that. How many people here are spies and are ordered to report everything I say back to Carla?
      (Everyone puts their hand up)
      J.D.: I should go.

    • J.D.: Endoscopy's a really painful invasive procedure.
      Denise: Who gives a crap?
      J.D.: Oh, I don't know, Joe, I think I do. Probably sounds crazy to you.
      Denise: Oh not crazy, just a little weird.

    • Dr. Cox: That was just the Board. They're offering me the Chief of Medicine job.
      Jordan: Shut up! Do you know what this means? That when I ask our nanny how she manages to raise her own kid without a nanny, I can hire a second nanny to listen to her boring answer.

    • Elliot: (to J.D.) Cookies are done. I baked a dozen for you and a dozen for me. Now I like to eat one and a half cookies every day, so a dozen cookies lasts 8 days. Well, 10 days, because I don't eat sugar on Wednesdays, and on Sundays I call my mom and she asks what's wrong with my phone because I sound fat.

    • J.D.'s narration: I was still trying to get my intern Joe to be more sensitive with her patients.
      Denise: Don't worry Mr. Hepburn. A lot of people are afraid of needles. I was only surprised because you're the first one I've come across that doesn't have a vagina.
      Denise: (to J.D.) Did you know that guy was a priest?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Although credited, Judy Reyes (Nurse Carla Espinosa) does not appear in this episode. It is her first absence in the show.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: February 26, 2009 on Channel 7
      Latin America: June 9, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)
      Sweden: October 28, 2009 on TV6

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Dr. Kelso's comment that he enjoys Dr. Cox's misery more than "comfy shoes and a warm place to crap" is a paraphrase of a controversial and racist remark made by former Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz in front of Pat Boone and John Dean on a flight to the Republican National Convention. The comment became so widely publicized that it forced Butz to resign his position.

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