Season 1 Episode 8

My Fifteen Minutes

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Nov 15, 2001 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Dr. Cox: (emerging from the shadows) It's time. Sit down.
      [J.D. sits]
      Now what do you want me to say? That you're great? That you're raising the bar for interns everywhere?
      J.D.: I'm cool with that.
      Dr. Cox: Well I'm not gonna say that. You're okay. You might be better than that someday, but right now all I see is a guy who's so worried about what everybody else thinks of him that he has no real belief in himself. I mean, did you even wonder why I told you to do your own evaluation?
      J.D.: I can't think of a safe answer, I just figured...
      Dr. Cox: CLAM UP! I wanted you to think about yourself, and I mean really think. What are you good at? What do you suck at? And then I want you to put it down on paper. And not so I could see it, and not so somebody else could see it, but so you could see it. Because ultimately, you don't have to answer to me, and you don't have to answer to don't even have to answer to your patients, for God's sake! You only have to answer to one guy, newbie, and that's you! There. You are...evaluated. (tosses evaluation to J.D.) Now get the hell out of my sight. You honest-to-God get me so angry I'm afraid I just might hurt myself.