Scrubs

Season 1 Episode 9

My Day Off

2
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Nov 20, 2001 on NBC
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  • Thanksgiving: JD becomes the patient.

    8.4
    This episode was very enjoyable. Cox keeps it coming with all his character development as he continues to battle it out with Dr. Kelso, and has a heart to heart with the old dean of medicine. Once Thanksgiving rolls around, JD ends up needing surgery, he needs to get his appendix taken out. It was a great experience, and it's great to watch, JD seeing in the eyes of the patient. Definitely interesting and different. In the process of being the patient, he finds out that Elliot is a cold nurse. She tries to improve her situation, with Carla's help. I liked that whole sequence with Carla giving everyone advice. The Fat Albert joke gag got old real fast. Turk is upset at JD when, JD orders someone else to take his appendix out, since he still sees Turk as the wild college guy. In the end, he needs to have the surgery right away, and the only one that's on call is Turk. They end up having the last 20 minutes of Thanksgiving together. Everyone was together which was a memorable moment. "Drink." - Cox. Everyone drinks, as JD is about to sip, Carla takes it away from him, because of the surgery. Perfect scene! Great Thanksgiving episode.
  • My day off

    9.4
    It's Thanksgiving at Sacred Heart and J.D. is diagnosed with appendicitis. I really enjoyed the 'sick JD' plot and how he dealt with being a patient.Dr. Cox tries to gain the attention of his former mentor, and former chief of medicine, Dr. Benson. This is very interesting to see that Dr Cox was once a little bit like JD (he had a mentor he keeps trying to impress etc.). Elliot tries to become a 'warmer' doctor towards her patients. The scene were she give JD an exam was hilarious. It was nice to see Carla helping Elliot, instead of teasing her like usually. Dr Cox keeps getting better every episode, his rants are hilarious. Same to Dr Kelso.
  • J.D. Sees The Hospital Through The Eyes Of A Patient When He Is Admitted With Appendicitis, Elliot Examines Him And He Tells Everyone How Rough And Cold She Is, Dr Cox Tries To Impress A Former Chief Of Medicin, Only Thing Standing In His Way Is Kelso.

    10
    J.D. Gets To See Life Through A Patient's Eyes, When He Is Admitted With Appendicitis, Turk Was Supposed To Do The Surgery But J.D. Doesn't Want Him To, Which Hurts Turk's Feelings.
    Elliot Examines J.D., But She Is A Little Rough With Him, Then He Tells Everyone That She Is Rough Which Drives Her Crazy.
    Dr.Cox Tries To Impress A Former Chief Of Medicine Who Is A Patient At The Hospital, The Only Thing Stopping Him Is Dr.Kelso.
    Turk Ends Up Doing The Operation On J.D. And It Was Successful! He Stitched His Initials Into J.D. The Scene Ends When The Gang Is At The Bar Making The Most Of The Last Few Minutes Of Thanksgiving.
  • Fine example.

    10
    J.D. gets appendicites and is admitted into the hospital where he gets to see everything through the eyes of a patient. J.D. needs surgery but is scared to have Turk to his procedure for him. This upsets Turk and craeats a small fall out between the two of them. At the end J.D. needs surgery before his scheduled operation and the only surgeon on duty is Turk. At the end however the surgery goes smoothly and J.D. is empressed by Turk's professionalism. Another great episode showing character development that gave J.D. a new persepective to see the hospital through: The patient not the doctor.
  • JD finally has a day off...but his peace isn't meant to last as he has appendicitis and must undergo surgery.

    9.0
    JD has a day off but ends up needing surgery. Turk is elected to perform the appendectomy but JD seems to only see the "Frat boy" side of Turk. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox's old mentor, Dr. Benson, is in the hospital and seems to not be paying much attention to Perry. Dr. Kelso finally shows why he's chief of medicine, keeping his cool in a high stress and rather tricky emergency involving Dr. Benson. Kelso saves the man's life and Benson shows Kelso respect, which angers Cox. Each character has a trait revealed either to themselves or someone very close to them. Cox's stubbornesss and self sabotage, JD's insecurity in taking Turk seriously, Elliot realizes she has no bedside manner, and Turk understands that he needs to be a little more serious sometimes.
  • JD is a patient at Sacred Heart and tells everyone how cold and rough Elliot's check ups are and does not want Turk to opperate on him; Dr. Cox tries to impress his old mentor, who is also a patient.

    9.4
    Yet another great episode of Scrubs! This episode was funny. Now I've been noticing more how Dr. Cox calls JD by girl names, which, of course, is also very funny. The whole thing with Elliot was also very funny. Scrubs is a very good show and this is a fine example of its greatness and hilarity. It was enjoyable, although I missed a little bit of it because the disk I was watching from dirty and it got all messed up. But still, I saw most of it and I liekd what I saw! A fine example of a fine TV show.
  • Great episode!

    9.4
    J.D. gets appendicites and is admitted into the hospital where he gets to see everything through the eyes of a patient. J.D. needs surgery but is scared to have Turk to his procedure for him. This upsets Turk and craeats a small fall out between the two of them. At the end J.D. needs surgery before his scheduled operation and the only surgeon on duty is Turk. At the end however the surgery goes smoothly and J.D. is empressed by Turk's professionalism. Another great episode showing character development that gave J.D. a new persepective to see the hospital through: The patient not the doctor.
  • Good episode!

    10
    J.D. has a day off so he goes to the 'Free Clinic', a very crowded bar. He meets Turk, dancing with another girl. He says he told her he has a girlfriend. Turk has told Jennifer lots of good things about J.D. and they start chatting all evening. Turk is still the same as in college, telling J.D. how to be cooler. J.D. tells him not to worry but feels this sudden cramp in his stomach. Turk brings him to the hospital, saying he was up all night, crying. The janitor tells him people die in the hospital and wants his stuff when he dies.

    Elliott needs to examine J.D. but he doesn't feel comfortable. Dr. Cox needs to treat Dr. Benson, the former chief of resident. They play a trick on Carla, pretending he is Perry's father and them hating each other. Elliott continues her examines and he isn't making it much easier. At the physical, she has extremely cold hands and treats him really rough. Dr. Cox asks J.D. not to be the annoying usual himself with Dr. Benson around. Dr. Cox thinks of him as his mentor and is disappointed when he gets ignored. Dr. Benson is chatting with Dr. Kelso. J.D. tells everyone Elliott violated him during the exam. He decides to be honest and say she was kind of rough, business-like and has very cold hands. Elliott responds that he is really annoying. The Janitor takes his TV away as it is "broken", whereas he was just watching it a second ago.

    Dr. Kelso looks at Dr. Benson's chart and wants to dismiss him. Perry believes, as former chief or residence, he should be able to stay as long as he wants. Rounds makes it past J.D. and all the residents look at him like on display. Elliott comments that he has a simple case of appendicitis, so Dr. Kelso orders to prep him for surgery. Carla informs J.D. that Turk is the surgeon cutting him open. J.D is not pleased. Elliott asks her patient, Mr. Davis, if she is comforting as a doctor. He says her exams are horrible and she has as cold hands as a yeti. Dr. Benson has a virus infection so Dr. Kelso stabilizes him. J.D. prefers somebody else to perform surgery so Dr. Wen switched it to Dr. Carter.

    Turk is disappointed. Dr. Cox was afraid of Dr. Benson becoming unstable. Dr. Kelso comes in and checks on him. He also tells Dr. Benson that he can stay here as long as he wants, being the former chief of residence. Outside, Dr. Cox confronts Dr. Kelso about him telling Dr. Benson the exact thing he had adviced earlier, even though Dr. Kelso ignored him earlier. Elliott wonders how to connect to people so Carla recommends to touch them slightly. Elliott tries but messes up with the patients, getting her watch stuck in one's hairs and spilling the food all over another. In Dr. Benson's room, Dr. Kelso finishes up a conversation and turns around to leave. He has a paper stuck on his back so Dr. Benson takes it. It says "Never stop kicking me" and on the other side is Dr. Benson's discharge form from earlier. He asks if Dr. Kelso tried to discharge him one hour before he nearly died. After Dr. Kelso is gone, Dr. Cox tells him it was his doing.

    J.D.'s fever is spiking so they start the surgery at night. Turk is on call and cuts the appendix. Mr. Davis is burning up so Elliott uses her cold hands to cool him down. While Dr. Cox and Dr. Bennott play cards, Dr. Bennot admits he is very disappointed with Dr. Kelso. Everyone knows what big an ass Dr. Kelso is so he doesn't need to show up the chief of resident. Instead Perry should have tought about it and play the game, so he would be in a position to change thing around the hospital.

    Turk checks up on J.D.'s incision. J.D. apologizes that he didn't believe in Turk's ability as a surgeon. They go to the bar, joined by Elliott, Carla and Dr. Cox and have a Thanksgiving toast together.
  • JD and me have something in common

    9.8
    I have also had appendicitis before but granted it wasn't when I was chatiing up a chick in a bar and it wasn't my old frat buddy that drunk a lot that was operating on me (I hope).
    This episode was very entertaining especially the Janitor saying that people die here and asking for JD's stuff as well as taking the TV from his room saying that it was "broken".
    Dr Cox's plot was great too with the sign "Never stop kicking me" on the other side of the dischage form being a brilliant revenge plan on Kelso, though the ex-chief of medicine didn't seem to think that way.
    Elliot's storyline was hilarious especially the end where she uses her hands to reduce the fever.
    Overall, an entertaining episode which I could relate to.
  • It turns out J.D. goes to the other side of the scalpel.

    9.3
    J.D. gets a bad case of appendicitis and he has to have surgery! And Turk is going to operate on him! But J.D. doesn't want Turk to operate on him, which gets Turk ticked off. My favorite part is when J.D. has a nightmare when the janitor tries to cut him up for Thanksgiving dinner. Hilarious.

    Also, while giving J.D. an exam, Elliot gets complaints from patients that she has cold hands. She's mentioned this in several episodes. I love the montage where she tries comforting all her patients, but ends up screwing up.

    An awesome episode to an awesome show.
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