Season 7 Episode 2

My Hard Labor

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Nov 01, 2007 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When J.D. asks to do a three person jump hug, it actually is four people because Izzy is on Carla's back.

    • Turk is meant to be playing a co-op campaign on a single XBox 360 but when the visual comes up it clearly isn't split-screen which would be necessary on the single console.

    • When J.D. and Turk are playing the Xbox 360, the light on J.D.'s controller is not on meaning it is not on.

    • Turk can be seen using a blue Transformers shirt with a picture of Optimus Prime, a rainbow and the number 84. That exact shirt design can be found at

    • The game was clearly described as a two player game, so it wouldn't have been possible for Carla to play it let alone win it several times as a single player.

    • Turk and J.D. (and later the Janitor and Carla) can be seen playing the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 controller J.D. is using is a wireless controller, the controller Turk is using is a wired controller with the wire cut off.

    • Dr. Donna (Debra Azar), who delivered Jack in "My Karma", delivers Sam Dorian in this episode.

    • When Dr. Cox is asking for help with his daughter, Jennifer Dylan, Dr. Kelso is drinking from a mug labeled "Plomox". Julie Keaton, played by Heather Locklear, was Plomox's representative in "My First Step" and "My Fruit Cups".

    • Turk says that two players are needed to play the game, however, every time the screen is shown there is only one person playing and Carla never mentions a partner during her previous victories (including at least one all night session).

    • Featured Music:
      "Heartbeats" by Jose Gonzalez
      "Down Under" by Colin Hay

    • Turk's Xbox 360 has two controllers - one with a detachable battery and one with a smooth back. In the scene where Carla takes over for Janitor in the Xbox 360 game, every time the camera cuts between Turk and Carla the controllers seem to be switching hands between them.

    • The woman, Nurse Shirley, who J.D. thinks is familiar, looks like Laverne. Laverne died in season six, episode 15, "My Long Goodbye". This is because they were played by the same actress, Aloma Wright.

    • While Carla uses terms from the Halo series, such as Warthog and Jackal, the visual that is shown on television is not from the Halo series.

  • Quotes

    • J.D. Carla, let him finish!
      Carla: (hands J.D. the console) You can have it!
      J.D.: Family comes first, Turk

    • Dr. Cox: Regardless, you interns are the future of this hospital. If you don't treat patients, you won't learn. What I want you to do is walk over to Mr. Setzer and say these words, "I'm your doctor. Deal with it." Can you say that?

    • Dr. Cox: "He doesn't want to be treated by interns", with the I dotted with a little heart and a little frownie face at the end. It's incredible. Your handwriting's actually more annoying than your voice.

    • Kim: You're a piece of crap!
      J.D.: You're doing great.
      Kim: I hate your hair!
      J.D.: Impossible, nobody does.

    • Dr. Kelso: Of course you had to break up with him, no one you love should ever sell your car without asking and then blow the money on meth.

    • Dr. Kelso: I swear you could line up a hundred gay men and Harrison would pick out the attention starved bipolar ex-con every time.

    • Dr. Cox: But if you use the words "emotional roller coaster" I am O U T.
      J.D.: Deal. I just feel like I'm on this emotional......ride.

    • Dr. Cox: Do you have the time to give my daughter a shot now that you've ruined your life?
      J.D.: Will you talk me through what I'm going through?
      Dr. Cox: Absolutely not.

    • Elliot: You're having a baby! Wanna do a celebratory jump hug?
      J.D.: Nah, Turk Carla and I tried one earlier. Turned out to be lame.
      Elliot: Oh please, you probably loved it and just don't want to admit it.
      J.D.'s narration: God, she knows me!

    • Janitor: That sounded like criticism, and I don't respond well to criticism.
      Carla: Whatever, you still suck.
      Janitor: I'm Out

    • Dr. Kelso: I would give her a shot, Perry, but this is scotch and I'm all Hasselhoffed out.

    • Dr. Cox: Look I know that I called you at home and threatened to kill your dog, but thanks for coming in Dr. Callahan.
      Dr. Callahan: No problem, it's not like you need a lot of sleep to practice medicine on small children.

    • Kim: I deserve to be with somebody who doesn't cross his fingers and hope that he falls in love with me, maybe, someday.

    • Kim: Would you even be with me if i wasn't dropping this kid?
      J.D.: I don't know how to answer that.
      Kim: I think you just did. You know what? We're done.

    • Kim: There's a lot of guys out there who think I'm a good catch! The words "cute as a button" have been thrown around on more than one occasion!
      J.D.: I know, Kim. You're amazing.
      Kim: Stop calling me amazing!

    • Turk: You realize while you're talking his alien buddies are shooting you in the face?
      Janitor: Well that's just rude.

    • Janitor: Forgive me, space goblin. If it were not for the novice setting and the 10 cups of coffee I had earlier today you might have bested me in the marsh of Kathrik. We're not too different, you and I, despite your arm mounted cannon and your insatiable taste for human flesh.

    • Turk: Ok all we have to do here is kill space goblins.
      Janitor: And what's my motivation?
      Turk: Your motivation is to kill space goblins.

    • Dr. Cox: All the best there, Kim. Please note the entire world is hoping that all the dominant genes are yours.

    • Dr. Cox: Over the next couple of years plenty of doctors and going to be poking and prodding her, and I would like her to see me as her father and not another white coat that she will forever associate with pain.
      Jordan: Totally legitimate argument, if three month olds didn't have the memory of an earthworm.

    • J.D.: That's my baby pager. I'm having a baby!
      Turk: Oh my god I'm gonna be a bluncle!

    • Josphine: (Chasing Dr. Cox with her high pitched voice)Dr. Cox, we heard that you were waiting for the pediatrician!
      Dr Cox: Please.. Remember our rule.
      (Josephine begins writing what she was saying)
      Male Intern: (Cutting in)We heard that you were waiting for the pediatrician... uh.. He's at home, so we paged him and he said that we should give your daughter the shot ourselves.
      Dr. Cox: There is no way in hell I'm letting an incompetent intern touch my child.
      Male Intern: But you said we were the future of the hospital and we need to learn.
      Dr. Cox: You need to learn on patients not related on me... Ones that I don't care if you kill or maim.
      Male Intern:We're you're doctors... Deal with it!
      Josephine: (In a normal voice) Yeah! We're you're doctors!
      Dr. Cox: Why don't you always talk that way?
      Josephine: (Back to her high pitched voice) Because it hurts my throat too much.

    • J.D.: I'll be in charge of the epidural, and as soon as you're ready I'll have them make you so numb it'll feel like you're passing a marshmallow.
      Kim: But that sounds sticky and uncomfortable!
      J.D.: Passing a unicorn
      Kim: That's a big horse with a horn!
      J.D.: Passing a rainbow!
      Kim: That's better.

    • (When Dr Cox won't let the Interns give his daughter a shot)
      Intern: But you said we're the future of the hospital and we need to learn
      Dr Cox: You need to learn on patients not related to me, ones that I don't care if you kill or maim.

    • J.D.'s narration: As I looked around the room, I thought about the things parents do for their kids; like going to extraordinary lengths to ensure their child never fears them, helping them mend their broken heart… or staying up late to make sure there's one less distraction around them. And I realized that parenting is about sacrifice, and I had to go there and be there for my child; even if it meant taking some well deserved abuse. (Doctor delivers Kim's baby) And right there I couldn't help but wonder: are you ever?

    • Kim: (In labor, screaming) I hate you SO much right now J.D.
      Dr. Donna: (To J.D.) Don't worry, all women say that stuff during labor. She doesn't mean it.
      Kim: I do… he just broke up with me.

    • Delivering doctor: Okay Kim, you're still a few hours away and I understand you'll be wanting an epidural?
      Kim: Yes. But I hate pain so much I'm hoping there's a pill you can give me so that getting the epidural itself won't hurt.
      (Delivering doctor laughs)
      Kim: Haha… Why does she think I'm joking? I hate her and her chipmunk-y face.
      J.D.: Kim your quiet voice is a little louder than usual.

    • Turk: Alright people, listen up. I need to beat this video game before Kim delivers J.D.'s bastard child. It takes two people to do it, so I can't do it by myself. Who's with me?!?! (Holding an Xbox360)
      Dr. Kelso: I would, Turkleton, but I only play Pacman and that car-jack game. There's nothing like scoring a Caddie and mowing down street hoes.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: March 12, 2008 on TV3+
      Sweden: July 5, 2008 on TV6
      New Zealand: July 9, 2008 on TV2
      Venezuela: April 29, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Germany: September 10, 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia: October 16, 2008 on Channel 7

  • Allusions

    • J.D. tells Nurse Shirley that she reminds him of someone. That would be Nurse Laverne, who is deceased in the show mythology and is portrayed by the same actress. This is a reference to the sitcom Laverne & Shirley from the 70's, which also ran on ABC.

    • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
      The game that is shown on television is "Enemy Territory: Quake Wars".

    • Grand Theft Auto
      Dr. Kelso mentions that he enjoys playing a "carjack game" that involves "scoring a caddy and mowing down street hos". This is a reference to the "Grand Theft Auto" series of video games, in which a player is allowed to steal vehicles (including a golf cart) and gun down pedestrians, including prostitutes.

    • The Flintstones
      J.D. makes a comment comparing his son Sam to "Bamm-Bamm" of The Flintstones.

    • Halo
      While playing the game, Carla tells Turk to "get in a Warthog". A Warthog is a vehicle in the Halo games.

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.