Scrubs

Season 6 Episode 4

My House

3
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Jan 04, 2007 on NBC
9.1
out of 10
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Dr. Cox feels like the TV character House when he has to solve several mysteries, one of them being Elliot's anger towards Dr. Kelso, while for some reason she is taking it out on Turk. J.D. tries to be a better boyfriend to Kim.

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  • 604

    10
    This was such a good episode, and although it did feel cheesy at times, with the whole "House" comparison, it still had a great ending. I think the only problem I had with this episode, is that it didn't take a genius to find out something was wrong Carla. Or something was wrong with Elliot. And I knew from the start that the guy eating tomatoes and carrots would lead to being orange. Finally, as soon as I saw the weeding ring on the single patient, I knew it was "Broken Heart Syndrome" So I actually solved the cases before Cox did. The thing that made this episode 100 times better is finding out that Carla has postpartum depression, and that is incredibly serious, and I felt as though it was really emotional since it affected one of the main characters. Elliot and her new job, and Kelso ignoring her was funny, and I good Turk/Elliot conclusion. Kim leaves for her job, and she's not coming back until 4 months from now. It's kind off funny, because I barely have just gotten used to her as JD's girlfriend, and then she leaves. All the plots in this episode were fantastic, and you might say it's a rip-off of House, but you have to keep in mind Cox came before House, and I'm sure the writers were just trying to have fun with it. A great under appreciated episode.moreless
  • My least favorite episode of Scrubs (if you don't count that clip show episode later in this season.. because, well, that wasn't an episode.)

    5.0
    This is the only episode of Scrubs I have ever watched and been able to say "That was a bad episode" afterwards. Season 6 is the first season to have bad episodes like this, but even amongst the other season 6 episodes, I wouldn't say any are truly "bad", I would say they aren't as brilliant as old Scrubs.



    This is truly bad, for one simple reason: the 'mystery' plot. It was too direct, it lacked subtlety, and it was badly written. Keith and Lisa's argument over "house" was forced and awkward. I really started to lose it when everyone was talking about mysteries and Carla said "Why is that guy orange?" (apparently this is a direct plot stolen from an episode of House, and even if it wasn't, wow, red + yellow = orange? Amazing.)



    As Dr. Cox was created before Dr. House, many feel House is a sort of rip off of Cox. It seems like the writers of this episode were bigger House fans than Scrubs, so they decided to make Dr. Cox act like House, which was just lame. And 'lame' is the perfect word to describe this episode.moreless
  • Simply great

    10
    Two genres put together make this episode the best of the season yet. Comedy and Drama + Dr. Cox and Dr. House = GREATNESS. Dr. Cox feels like the TV character House when he has to solve several mysteries, one of them being Elliot's anger towards Dr. Kelso, while for some reason she is taking it out on Turk. The other is why a man has orange skin. Meanwhile, J.D. tries to be a better boyfriend to Kim to stop her from leaving for Tacoma. The ending is very sad but funny at the same time because Dr. Cox wraps things up like House does but we realise that Carla may be suffering from post-partum depression as she lays crying in her bed.moreless
  • Mysteries at Sacred Heart

    9.6
    All the sudden the Sacred Heart hospital is begining to look a little like an episode of House. Mysterious crazy illnesses that need to be solved such as a man who has tuned orange and then we have Dr Cox who hurts his foot and has to use a cain to walk around and now has the ability to solve all the mysteries like House would.



    The Janitor goes around shooting everyone with hs paintball gun, Elliot join the private practice and gets the silent treatment from Kelso. J.D. tries plenty of carzy stunts to try and get Kim to stay. Meanwhile we find out that Carla is suffering from some kind of post berth depression.



    A very funny episode with some great House paroding and some super fantises such as J.D. saving a patient by pooring a box of Kittens onto him.moreless
  • A good episode that shows character progression for our favourite characters.

    9.0
    Dr Cox is playing 'House' and diagnoses broken heart syndrome the House way. Elliott is making a clever career move that isn't accepted or acknowledged by her work collegues and boss. Although her boss is the one she should be taking her frustration out on, because he is ignoring her completely, she takes it out of Turk.



    Also, J.D. tries to think of a plan to stop Kim from moving to Washington but work keeps getting in the way. Turk, concerned about the cost of Carla's lenghty stay at hospital, tries his hardest to convince her to come home but misses the hints from the person who was really in trouble.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

Kevin E. West

Kevin E. West

Mr. Mehleison

Guest Star

Adrian N. Roberts

Adrian N. Roberts

Security Guard

Guest Star

Danielle Weeks

Danielle Weeks

Sarah

Guest Star

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Dr. Kim Briggs

Recurring Role

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Ted Buckland

Recurring Role

Travis Schuldt

Travis Schuldt

Keith

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The voice heard over the loudspeaker during the scene where J.D. is running through the airport after Kim, was done by Sam Lloyd, as a last minute addition, as the scene originally had not called for a PA announcer.

    • After the Janitor hits Ted with a paintball, you can see that he has just as many paintballs in his machine as earlier, before he shoots Ted.

    • The color red played a predominant role in this episode:

      1) J.D.'s nosebleed
      2) Janitor's paintballs
      3) Janitor's mostly red painting in Dr. Reid's office
      4) Dr. Cox watching red and yellow paint run together
      5) The orange man (orange = red + yellow)

    • Featured Music:
      "Lollipop" written by Julius Dixon & Beverly Ross, performed by Sarah Chalke and The Blanks (Elliot provokes Dr. Kelso)
      "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (J.D.'s fantasy about telling Kim his feelings)
      "Where Do You Go" by Sister Hazel (Final scene)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (J.D. enters the patient Sarah's room)
      J.D.: Hey Sarah, how are ya'? I'm Doctor Dorian. Look, you were in and out of consciousness when they brought you in, do you have any family you want us to contact?
      Sarah: Nah, it's just me and my dog Charlie. You can try him but he barely answers his cell.
      J.D.: What's Charlie's cellphone number, 1800-CATS ARE LAME?
      (Sarah shows no reaction to J.D.'s comment)
      J.D.: Okay, other than the obvious loss of your sense of humor.

    • Rex: Excuse me, Dr. Cox.
      Dr. Cox: Yes, Party Doc.
      Rex: I heard crying coming from this room last night, thought you should know.
      Carla: Don't look at me, I wasn't crying.

    • J.D.'s thoughts: Kim's leaving to pack and I still have no plan to make her stay. It's go time, just say the first thing that pops into your head.
      Kim: Hey J.D.
      J.D.: I'm rich. You don't have to take that job.
      Kim: Uh, you're not rich.
      J.D.: Oh yes, I am, Kim. And this right here is my dope-ass Mercedes.
      (J.D. jumps on the back of the car and he continuously almost slides off then shuts the gas tank which opens up)
      J.D.: I didn't want to tell you because I wanted you to like me for me.
      Kim: You're an idiot, J.D.
      J.D.: Am I, Kim?
      (The car takes off)

    • J.D.: Phone sex is out of the question because I'm a righty when I talk on the phone and I'm also a righty when I'm teaching mini J.D. who daddy is.

    • Kim: You don't want to be around me when I'm pregnant, all the women in my family go psycho.
      J.D.: Yeah but Kim...
      Kim: I wasn't finished!
      (Kim pushes J.D. against the wall. J.D. comes back with a bloody nose.)
      J.D.: You know I'm back, I'm back. It's perfectly fine. I just hit the wall. Look, whatever your decision is, I support you.
      Kim: Oh you're so awesome, J.D.
      (J.D. tastes the blood on his lips)
      J.D.'s thoughts: My lips taste weird.

    • Dr. Kelso: Here's your paycheck Turkleton, now you can give it back to me to pay your bills.
      Turk: Why don't you just hold on to that, sir?
      Dr. Kelso. That's not how it works. Take it, sigh, then hand it back to me.

    • J.D.: I got you a gift. It's a star! I found this page on the internet where you can buy and name them. Unfortunately 'Kim' was already taken, so I tried Kim with two m's, Kim with three m's, Kim1...
      Kim:: So what's it called?
      J.D.: 'frecklefart90'
      Kim: Because of the freckle on my butt, my lactose intolerance, and the fact that I graduated high school in 1990!
      J.D.: ...yes!
      J.D.'s narration: that was sooo lucky.

    • Kim: Oh god, I'm going to be so big when I get back, you won't want to touch me.
      J.D.: Don't worry, I've been with a lot of big girls.

    • Turk: Why does she hate me?
      Dr. Cox: Don't say 'hate', Ghandi, you kids throw that word around so much it's lost all of its meaning. Now, now I have to find a word stronger than 'hate' to describe how I feel about others, hmmmm... I megaloathe you all. Good day.

    • Turk: (Walks into Carla's room with a baby in his arms) Hey, look who I brought to see her mama.
      Carla: (With their real baby in her arms) Someone else's child?
      Guard: We got a code pink people. Someone just stole a baby.

    • Dr. Cox: Look, I know you all curl up on your futons at night dreaming of cracking a real-life medical mystery so that some doctor/supermodel will want to touch your eruption button, but here's the bad news: This isn't a TV show. There aren't any cameras over here (motions toward the camera), real medical mysteries don't happen every week, and doctors damn sure don't look like models, they look like Rex.
      Rex: What?
      Dr. Cox: Chin up, you ugly bastard.

    • J.D.: I can't believe you can get sick just from being sad. How would you treat that?
      (Flashes to J.D. and a nurse with a man who's flatlining)
      J.D.: This man is coding! I need a box of kittens, STAT!
      (Nurse grabs a box filled with kittens and hands it to J.D., who then pours them onto the man. The man comes back to life and starts laughing. J.D. then steps aside and speaks to the camera.)
      J.D.: Possible side-effects of kittens may include: Sneezing, tiny scratches, and erectile dysfunction.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Dane Cook:
      When Dr. Cox is ranting to Keith and Lisa about how no doctors are really like House, he goes on to say that it is a mystery that anybody on the planet could think Dane Cook is funny.

      Dane Cook is a very energetic stand up comedian who has also been in movies and TV shows. His most recent album became Double Platinum, and has become the highest charting comedy album in twenty-eight years.

    • House References:

      Dr. Cox rants "This isn't a TV show, there aren't any cameras over here, real medical mysteries don't happen every week and doctors damn sure don't look like models..."

      When Dr. Cox was limping in the coffee shop with the cane, he resembled Dr. House on House.

      One of J.D.'s patients is diagnosed with Broken Heart Syndrome. The very next airing of House, the episode entitled "Words and Deeds", originally airing a mere five days after this, also featured a patient whose main affliction was thought to be Broken Heart Syndrome.

      J.D. says that sometimes he wishes that the hospital were like a TV show and there was someone like House to come in and solve all of their problems.

      The orange man case can also be found in the Pilot Episode of House.

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