Scrubs

Season 6 Episode 5

My Friend With Money

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Jan 11, 2007 on NBC
8.9
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Elliot begins enjoying luxuries since she has extra money with her new private practice gig. But eventually, J.D. becomes jealous of her and that forbids him the use of these privileges. Dr. Cox and the Janitor become roommates in one of the hospital suites, while Turk tries to convince Carla that she has postpartum depression and that she needs help.moreless

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  • 605

    9.5
    "Isn't she lovely?"



    Well I have to say Jordan stole the show here. As Jordan enters her third trimester, Cox goes out of his way to not be with her. But it turns out she is the one that ends up saving the day in the end, well at least for Carla. In the last episode, we learned that Carla had postpartum depression. It was strange watching the Scrubs cast discuss postpartum depression in a comical manner. Considering it's very serious, that's the same way I felt when the Scrubs cast started talking about abortion in the episode where Carla had her baby. Jordan gives advice in both these episodes, in this episode they manage to make it twice as hilarious.



    Elliot has become the most unlikable character ever since she joined private practice. I miss seeing her as the mess she really is. Seeing her successful, and her acting above everyone else was just plain annoying. "Your just jealous"? Wow, that's pathetic. It's weird because Elliot used to be my favorite character in the earlier seasons. The secret room was hilarious, and I like seeing the janitor and Cox interact. They've always made a good team. It was nice to see Kim over web chat, which Elliot fixed up for JD. A great comical yet subtly serious episode with minor annoyances.moreless
  • Elliot's making the big bucks.

    9.5
    Now that Elliot is in the private practice, she gets to clock off at 5 and dith her patients on the other Doc's like Cox whoisn't please by this at all. He refers to her as a sell out.



    Meanwhile she uses all the extra money she is earning to buy a whole lot of snazzy gear for her and J.D's place. J.D. fantisies about what it would be like to have trampoline floors. Hilarious!



    J.D. is trying to keep in touch with Kim and sends her pictures of Keith pretending that it's his rock hard abs. later they get a bit freaky with webcams.



    Carla can't deal with the new baby and is freaking out. Turk doesn't know what to do about it so he talks to Cox and she gets the very pregnant Jordan in to help.



    Cox and the Janitor have stumbled upon there own little hide away. A swanky new patients room for really rich patients. But it doesn't work out and they fight over the room. The Janitor goes as far as to put up a wall where the door used to be.



    By the end of the episode Carla seems to be coming to terms with being a mum and J.D. admits he is jealous of Elliot.



    Liek the title says, another great installment. Enjoyed the J.D. and Keith stuff and the trampoline floor as great.moreless
  • Elliot makes more scrap than JD and he's jealous, Carla has post-partum depression, and Janitor lives in the Hospital

    9.2
    Every year, Scrubs needs a few episodes in before it truly warms up and starts to be truly funny. This is Season Six's first true episode (My House was close, but fell just short).



    I loved Keith's singlet, and of course, Evil Pregnant Jordan storming down the hallways ("If you interrupt me again I'm going to eat you!"), and Jordan's Insane Cravings ("I WASN'T FINISHED!"), Janitor dancing to The Girl From Impanempa, Janitor eating the potpourri ("A hint of pine...do I taste hickory?"), Janitor's evil genius moment ("I've been expecting you.")



    All the good aside, the one problem with this episode was that the Jaintor/Cox story seemed to be lacking- a problem that can be easily explained (the scrubs podcast says that 4 minutes of that story was cut), but a troubling one nonetheless.moreless
  • Another issue dealt with both realistically and comedically

    9.5
    With three pregnancies going on at the same time, variety is evidently hard to do within storylines but Scrubs yet again shows its clever writing style, with separation between expected parents, even worse anger problems from Jordan when she's pregnant and post-partum depression.



    With abortion decisions dealt with earlier in the season quite well, this issue is dealt with an even better way, Turk trying to get Carla help and eventually going to Jordan, a very risky option, but adds to the hilarity of the episode, seeing the extremes of Carla's depression about throwing Isabella out the window.



    JD realising his jealousy of Elliot's new job while missing Kim, Dr Cox and the Janitor's war over the peaceful room and Turk helping Carla all had both their hilarious and emotional moments and overall, this episode is very well written and plotted, as always.moreless
  • A grea, revealing episode!

    9.6
    Another good episode of Scrubs, Scrubs never fails to disappoint me, and I think that this episode was a great continuation where we left off last episode. In this episode we see more character development around a lot of the characters in here.



    First of all, Elliot becomes a private practice doctor, which eventually raises jealousy in Elliot and in JD. Though, I agree that they were both jealous, I did really think that Elliot was being a little insensitive with them, giving them orders and making fun of them, and even of Dr. Kelso, who still does not speak to her. Another good thing about this episode is the fact that JD’s daydreaming seems to be returning finally, which is cool, since I noticed some fewer in previous episodes.



    In another storyline, Carla is feeling with post partum depression. At first, Turk seems to think that Carla will be able to overcome this, but every time she gets worse. Turk tries to convince her to get help, but she does not. It is not until Cox gets some help, from now giant Jordan that she is finally able to overcome her depression. Dr. Cox and the Janitor also begin sharing the new hospital suite room, but they are just not compatible enough to get along there. Until they call Kelso, he is able to drive them out. This episode is just one of the greatest this season, all of them are great, and this one was good too!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

Licia L. Shearer

Licia L. Shearer

Lactation Specialist #1

Guest Star

Pamela Dubin

Pamela Dubin

Lactation Specialist #2

Guest Star

Andy Pessoa

Andy Pessoa

Bobby

Guest Star

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Laverne Roberts

Recurring Role

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Dr. Kim Briggs

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Jordan enters the hospital, the song "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder is played. That song was also used in "My Life In 4 Cameras", and was sung by Clay Aiken.

    • Featured Music:
      "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto (Janitor in his suite)
      "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder (Jordan enters the hospital)
      "The Crane Wife, Part 3" by The Decemberists (Carla and J.D. admit their problems)

    • When J.D. is taking pictures on his cell phone of Keith's abs to send to Kim, Kim replies back shortly following this asking about J.D's belly button. J.D. answers "No, I've always had an innie." For that matter, so has J.D. himself.

    • The TV with the webcam that Elliot sets up for J.D. to speak with Kim across country is the exact same TV that Dr. Cox and the Janitor use in the rich coma patient's room, as they even left the webcam on top of it, even though he'd have no use for it.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • J.D.'s thoughts: To me, the best thing about Elliot is all her extra cash!
      Elliot: Hey roomie, I went shopping. This couch reminded me of my grampa, he used to drive around in a car just like it. You know, until he was killed in that seven car pile-up.
      J.D.: Seven car pile-up would be a good name for a rock band.
      Elliot: I know, you told me that on the day he died.

    • J.D.: (About a trampoline floor) I like bouncing...but it is dangerous!

    • Turk: See, baby, the great thing about working at a hospital is that we have access to all types of medical care. Having trouble feeding your baby? Bamh, say hello to your lactation specialist.
      Nurse #1: Try tickling her lip with your nipple to let her know it's time to eat.
      Nurse #2: Then just use your breast to lower her bottom lip.
      Todd: I can't see the nipple.
      Turk: Todd, get the hell out of here!

    • Elliot: So have you decided to admit that you're jealous?
      J.D.: No, never, ok! And thanks a lot because the one hour that Kim and I have to actually talk, I was stuck in your stupid boyfriend's scissor hold.
      Elliot: Mhh, don't you just love how his thighs feel against your ears?
      J.D.: No, not particulary!

    • Turk: That what I've...
      Jordan: If you talk again, I'm going to eat you!

    • J.D.: You should see all the sweet new toys Elliot bought, it's awesome. It's like that time in college when we got to split Chugsie's stuff when he drunk himself to death.
      Turk: I miss you, you crazy Polish bastard!

    • J.D.'s thoughts: Now that Elliot was private practice, there were tons of perks. For one, Dr. Kelso still refused to speak to her.
      Elliot: Hey Dr. Kelso, if you're a doody-face don't say anything.
      (Dr. Kelso walks off silently)
      Elliot: Get used to that joke, people, because I'm gonna be using it all the time!

    • Nurse: Turn down service, Mr. Worthington.
      J.D.: Not now.
      Nurse: When's a good time?
      J.D.: Never, he's in a coma!

    • Dr. Cox: There really is only one way to end this.
      Janitor: We each ingest a cyanide capsule. (Gives one to Dr. Cox) On three; one, two, three. (Swallows it)
      Dr. Cox: No! What are you doing?
      Janitor: Mine's a Skittle.
      Dr. Cox: Mine too?
      Janitor: Sure.

    • Little Boy: Hi, since you're African American, I was wondering if I could I borrow some of your Marvin Gaye CDs?
      Turk: Sure, come on in kid.

    • Keith: Put that down. Elliot said that until you admit you're jealous, you can't use any of her things.
      J.D.: Well, Elliot's not here, Keith. What are you gonna do about it? (Keith takes off his robe and is wearing a wrestling uniform)
      J.D.: Nice singlet. Does it come in "hetero"?

    • Dr. Cox: (To Elliot, after she tells him to watch her patient) You're giving orders to me? O-M-G, Barboo, you make me wanna L-O-L. I just discovered text messaging. I know I'm a little late to the game, but that doesn't mean you're any less of a GABPITAWMMW2D – Giant annoying bangs and pain in the ass who makes me want to die.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • In the scene where Dr Cox climbs up the side of the building and climbs through the window, the Janitor swivels a chair around and says "I've been expecting you" is an allusion to the scene in the movie "You Only Live Twice" where James Bond meets Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

    • When Dr. Kelso cuts down the door to the private suite Dr. Cox and the Janitor have been using, it was a direct copy of the scene in the movie Star Wars, when the stormtroopers cut open the door and we first see the villan known as Darth Vader.

    • Bud Light Commercial:
      When J.D. is daydreaming about Elliot getting trampoline floors, it is referring back to the Bud Light commercial where they have rubber floors, and they are bouncing the beers back and forth to each other.
      This becomes more clear when J.D. bounces his beer on the floor.

    • Jordan: (To Carla about her post-partum depression) You can't get rid of this by sheer force of will or positive thinking or taking advice from a big Hollywood movie star and the dead science fiction writer he worships.

      The movie star is Tom Cruise and the dead science fiction writer is L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology Church. Tom Cruise publicly criticised Brooke Shields' use of antidepressant in order to cope with her post-partum depression.

    • Jurassic Park (1993)

      The scene where Dr. Cox and Turk observe the impact tremors (rings) caused in the water cup by Jordan's footsteps is similar to the scene where the impact tremors, caused by an approaching T-Rex, were watched by the Jurassic Park characters while they were trapped in their vehicles.

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