Season 2 Episode 19

My Kingdom

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 27, 2003 on NBC
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Turk takes J.D. up to surgery and right from the start J.D. steps all over Turk when trying not to be the geek among the surgeons. Paul hears Elliot say "I love U2" while she was rearranging her CDs and thinks she said "I love you, too". Dr. Cox decides to get even with Dr. Kelso by telling everyone he's dead, revealing what people really think of him.moreless

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  • JD becomes a surgeon for a day.

    This episode was pretty okay comparing to the previous episodes we have had this season. JD becomes a surgeon for a day, ad he tries desperately to fit in with all the surgeons. Turk helps him with the issue, but soon enough, the tables turned and Turk end up being the one that feels left out after JD reveals a past time secret about Turk to fit in with the surgeons. Turk is mad at JD throughout the episode, while JD tries to make it right. Cox is sick and tired of the old computers, and is sick and tired of Kelso spending money on unnecessary things. So while Kelso is away, he creates a rumor that Kelso is dead. Everyone jumps for joy. When Kelso returns, he realize how much people hated him which changed his personality in a way by the end. But then we find out he bought the new computer for himself, same ol' Kelso. A clever Elliot plot once she is sorting her CD's and accidentally blurts to Paul that she loves him when she was meaning to say, "I love U2" the band. It's a clever situation that was funny but then later on it turned to a serious relationship plot once Paul & Elliot break up because Paul is too controlling and she never loved Paul. I liked Paul's character, and I wish he stuck around for a bit longer in the relationship, but this was a good sendoff for him. Turk & JD's problem is fixed by the end as they have a nice friendship moment. Good episode.moreless
  • JD goes surgery!!

    When JD does a temporary surgery elective, his friendship with Turk suffers to win popularity. The Janitor gets a new power saw, and Dr. Cox's prank on Dr. Kelso while he's away gets a little out of hand. Elliot's slip of the tongue drastically changes her relationship with Paul.

    The main plot with JD and Turk was well written and i really liked the end ("I'm John Dorian, king of the Nerds"!). Cox and Kelso were as good as always. The only thing that bothered me was annoying Nurse Flowers. His storylines are lame and he is really boring. Another moment i enjoyed very much was: Dr Cox telling the "Work, i hate you! You suck!" and Elliot responding "I know, but i've been trying harder lately"moreless
  • JD becomes a surgeon for the week!

    Aww man what can i say about this episode. Let me start out by just saying that my all time favorite Scrubs moment is in the episode where JD and Turk come into to the hospital wearing their pimp clothes dancing to The Big Payback. OMG I love it!! O yeah and Elliot telling Flowers that "I love U2" lol good stuff. Oh yeah and everybody thinkin Kelso was dead after Dr. Cox places the plaque under Kelso's portrait. lol "He's with Jesus now....tough break big guy" lol Yeah I don't think there was a part in this episode where i wasn't laughing. Especially when it showed JD catcing Turk doing ballet and when the janitor had nothing to cut with his new rotating saw. lol good stuff and great episode!!moreless
  • Fine examples

    Turk takes J.D. up to surgery and right from the start J.D. steps all over Turk when trying not to be the geek among the surgeons. Paul hears Elliot say "I love U2" while she was rearranging her CDs and thinks she said "I love you, too".

    Dr. Cox decides to get even with Dr. Kelso by telling everyone he's dead, revealing what people really think of him.


    Elliot brakes up with Paul, thank god. Annoying little bast*rd he was. Him and his pink scrubs!! Anyway, I loved the cox/kelso pranks, worked a lot better than he could've hoped for!moreless
  • Cool!

    JD feels like a geek because he is an intern, but when he finally manages to be a surgeon he finds out that the geek is in him and that he is unable to do anything right there, later when JD tells something embarrasing about Turk, he manages to get himself in with them, and later he begins to enjoy of popularity, until JD tells him the reason why was he had always been a good friend, because he is and always be a jerk. Meanwhile, Cox wants a more faster computer and discovers that Kelso is using money for himself, so Cox begins to spread the rumor that he is dead, Elliot gets in trouble when he accidentally tells something unintrepted to him and that causes a break up...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

Rick Schroder

Rick Schroder

Nurse Paul Flowers

Guest Star

Angee Hughes

Angee Hughes


Guest Star

Danny Swerdlow

Danny Swerdlow


Guest Star

Charles Chun

Charles Chun

Dr. Wen

Recurring Role

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Laverne Roberts

Recurring Role

Philip McNiven

Philip McNiven


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Featured Music:
      "Payback" by James Brown
      "Samantha" by Keren DeBerg
      "Blind, Deaf & Dumb" by The Churchills
      "High Time" by Michael Penn
      "Folgers Song" by The Blanks
      "By Mennan" by The Blanks
      "Poison" by Carla and Elliot
      "McDonald's song" by The Blanks

    • In the beginning of the episode J.D. is wearing very tight scrubs and Turk says he must stay with them until the end of the week, but in all other scenes J.D. is wearing normal-sized scrubs.

    • When Dr. Cox throws the broken computer through the window, instead of throwing its CPU, he throws its screen, which was functioning as we can see in Dr. Cox previous scene with Elliot.

    • In the computer screen Dr. Cox hits in the beginning of the episode we can clearly see the Windows logo.

    • The flashback to when JD meets Turk was flipped.
      The writing on the door opposite says "S Moore" and "T Turner".

    • When Turk switches JD to another surgeon for the day the names and room assignments on the board behind them change. The "Todd" goes from a Whipple to a splenectomy

  • QUOTES (44)

    • J.D.'s Narration: I think everyone would like to believe it's possible to become someone different, to change how people see us... but sometimes change doesn't last for long... and other times it just makes you miss what you had... a little

    • J.D.'s Narration: As for me, I'm happy just knowing who I am.
      Doug: Hey, J.D.? Do you have any nasal spray?
      J.D.: No problem, Dougster.
      Doug: Yeah!
      J.D.'s Narration: For I am John Dorian - King of the Nerds!
      Doug: Hey, J.D.? You okay?
      J.D.: I'm fine. Don't Bogart my nasal spray.

    • J.D.: Come on, player! You know I'm way more stud than dud!(He takes a sip of his appletini) Wow, you can really taste the apples!

    • J.D.: Man! Ever since college, you always make everything seem so easy. No matter where you are, you always fit in. I dunno, I guess, I thought with this surgery elective, it might be nice not to feel like a total dork for once.
      Turk: J.D., look at me. You are a dork.
      J.D.: Not all the time!
      Turk: Every second, since the moment I met you.

    • Woman: Hi! Can I buy you a drink?
      Turk: No, I'm good. Thank you.
      J.D.: You see that? You see that right there? That has never happened to me - a hot girl has never asked to buy me a drink. Apple-tini please - easy on the tini.
      Bartender: No problem, lady.

    • Elliot: You know, it's funny... when I said "I love you," it was an accident - and I never really loved you at all.
      Paul: That is an absolute riot.

    • Paul: Okay, here's what you do: First you say that, even though our relationship is ending, you don't have any regrets.
      Elliot: Oh, my God! Are you actually telling me how to break up with you?
      Paul: You're right. Go ahead.
      Elliot: If you could just start me off, that'd be super.

    • Dr. Cox: And there it is.
      Dr. Kelso: There what is!?
      Dr. Cox: This whole "I don't care what people think about me" act? It's pretty convincing. But methinks there's a sad little cartoon boy living inside the hairy beast. And he's sad because, at the end of the day, he realizes that the only thing people think about is what an evil son-of-a-bitch he really is. See you later, Bobbigator.
      Dr. Kelso: Hey! If this check bounces, I'm coming for you!

    • Dr. Cox: Hey, Bob-Cat, welcome back. Lookit, this whole thing was a joke that... admittedly got a little out of hand.

    • Turk: You were so desperate for the approval of all these stupid surgeons that you sold me down the river, huh?
      J.D.: Oh, yeah? Oh, yeah? Not all surgeons are stupid, okay! Think-sack, here, went to Dartmouth! Oh, wait, you're Aardvark.
      Surgeon: Mm-mm.
      J.D.: Smitty?

    • Turk: That's a great set, Arnold. You got a little stringy thing hanging from your sleeve, there. Oh, I'm sorry - that's your arm!

    • Maintenance Man: There's no way this desk is fitting through that door.
      Janitor: I got it.
      Dr. Cox: Who're you?
      Janitor: Just a man... with a saw.

    • Maintenance Man 1: Yo, coming through.
      Dr. Cox: Holy cow! Whatta you fellas just clean out a guy's office the second he goes deady-bye?
      Maintenance Man 2: We can come back later.
      Dr. Cox: No, no. No. No. The quicker all of these memories are removed, the sooner all of us can get on with our lives.

    • Paul: You know, I've been thinking a lot about us lately.
      Elliot: Me too.
      Paul: God, you drive me crazy.
      Elliot: Oh, you drive me crazy!
      Paul: Sometimes I just lay awake at night, thinking about how unbelievably lucky I am to have you in my life.
      Elliot: Sometimes you're so controlling it makes me want to strangle you.

    • Laverne: He's with Jesus, now. Tough break, Big Guy.

    • J.D.: Hey, T-Dog! Who we slicing and dicing today?
      Turk: Well, J-Dog, I don't know who you're slicing and dicing - I assigned you to another surgeon.
      J.D.'s Narration: What? Why?
      Band: You deserve Ted's Band today... So get up and get away...
      J.D.: Ted!
      Ted: To-
      J.D.: You guys suck.
      Band: Boing-fwip!

    • Carla: You never explained that U2 thing, did you!
      Elliot: You know, I've been thinking about it, and maybe it's not such a bad thing that that happened! Right? I mean, things have been going really well between us, and maybe it was fate! I could've been looking at my Bel Biv Devoe CD and said, "I love Bel Biv Devoe" - which I do, by the way. And I'm not ashamed of it.
      Carla and Elliot: "That girl is poison..."
      Carla: Elliot, look, I just think that if you guys are meant to get to this point, it'll happen... naturally.
      Elliot: You're right! "I love U2!" Dammit! Why do I always have to say every little thing that comes into my head!? Ugh, I really wish you wouldn't stand so close to me after you take your hummus break. See! I didn't need to say that! I'm gonna tell him.
      Paul: Love you!
      Elliot: Love you more!
      Carla: Ugh!
      Elliot: You know what - brush your teeth, then judge me!

    • Dr. Cox: I have... no words.
      Dr. Kelso: How about "handsome"? Or "glorious"?

    • Surgeon: I can't believe my girlfriend's dragging me to the ballet tonight.
      Todd: Oh, your girlfriend-
      Surgeon: Yeah...
      Todd: -or your boyfriend?

    • J.D.'s Narration: It felt weird not going to my normal table - especially on Palm Pilot Synchronization Day.

    • Elliot: I was talking about U2, the band! You know what, it's fine. He probably thinks I was just saying it the way that you would say "I love eggs." You know, I'm sure there is not gonna be a problem.
      Carla: Okay!
      Ted: Uh, we have a telegram from Nurse Paul Flowers - That name is funny! Uh, this is my band.
      Carla: Oh, my God, Ted! Everybody knows - TV themes!
      Ted: That's old news, doll-face! We do commercial jingles now!
      Carla: Ugh.
      Band: Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ahh-ahhhh!
      Ted: The best part of wakin' up
      Band: Is Elliot in your cup! In your cup!
      Elliot: That's it?
      Band: By Mennen!

    • Dr. Wen: Removing the old heart.
      Turk: All right, J.D., get in there.
      J.D.'s Narration: Turk's always looking out for me.
      Turk: Told you I'd hook you up.
      J.D.'s Narration: Oh, my God... Here, it's my first day in surgery, and I'm actually holding a human heart!
      The heart slips out of his grip and falls to the floor.
      J.D.: We-we were done with that one, right guys?

    • Dr. Kelso: Ted, you're a simpleton!
      Ted: That's funny, 'cause I thought I was rubber and you were glue!
      Dr. Kelso: Idiot!
      Ted: Boing-fwip!
      Dr. Cox: Principle Bob! Ya called?
      Dr. Kelso: Can you explain this?
      Dr. Cox: It appears to be a wiring problem! Either way, the second floor desperately needs a new computer.
      Dr. Kelso: Jackass!
      Ted: Boing-fwip!
      Dr. Kelso: I was talking about him, you buffoon!
      Ted: Boing-fwip.

    • Paul: Hey, Elliot, I just want to tell you that the last few weeks have been really, really amazing.
      Elliot: Thanks... I love U2.
      Paul: What did you just say?
      Elliot: I said, "I love U2."
      Paul: Wow!

    • Paul: Just so you know, I'm not folding my clothes before we do it tonight.
      Elliot: Yes you are.

    • Elliot: Hey, should I file my Bel Biv Devoe CD under 'B' for "Bel Biv" or under 'D' for "Devoe"?
      Paul: You know, I don't know why you let Dr. Cox push you around like that.
      Elliot: Hey, do you notice that you're always telling me what to do? I mean, in a good way.
      Paul: Uh-uh!
      Elliot: Then, how come I'm growing my bangs out and wearing a thong?
      Paul: Because you look better without the bangs. And the thong, well, that's not up to me - that's the law, missy!
      Elliot: Yeah, not now. You know that I don't like kissing while I'm alphabetizing.

    • J.D.: All right, people, how long till we get this thing started?
      He walks into the OR, and bashes his head on a light, crashing to the floor.
      Turk: Probably not for a few minutes.

    • Turk: You just gotta remember - when surgical residents sense insecurity, they attack.
      J.D.: I'll watch out for that.
      Turk: Dude, your face. Your face.
      J.D. has a painted nose and whiskers on his mask.
      J.D.: Ohhhh, man!
      Turk: Yeah, let's lose the tail, too.
      J.D.: Huh! How did they get that on there, dawg?

    • J.D.: So, am I the first guy they've done this to?
      Turk: Nah, man! They did this to Frank Fratchman.
      J.D.: Who's Frank Fratchman?
      Turk: Okay, you're the first one.

    • Dr. Cox: Why have we never fixed or replaced this monstrosity?
      Laverne: You know the deal around here - if it barely works, it's not gonna get replaced.
      Dr. Cox: Well, I guess that explains why your ass is still on the payroll, huh?

    • Paul: Hey, cowboy, how 'bout you back off the little lady, and we'll all agree that you're really, really scary.
      Dr. Cox: Listen, there, Flowers: I know that your pink scrubs are balled up at the base of Barbie's bed three nights a week - and congrats on that, really - but if you're gonna go ahead and have a show-down with everyone who hassles her, then, gosh, you two aren't gonna have any time for that sweet, Aryan sex that you love so much!

    • J.D.: What's up, fellas. Look, I know I'm usually Medical, I just want you guys to know I consider you all me pee-pees.
      J.D.'s Narration: They know you mean "peeps"! Just change the subject!
      J.D.: Whoa! Somebody's been working out!
      Surgeon: What?
      J.D.: Help me!

    • Turk: Dude. You okay? You're acting weirder than the time we saw Pat Benetar at StarBucks.
      J.D.: How amazing was that morning...

    • J.D.: Janeane's built like a bear. She curled me once.

    • J.D.'s Narration: One thing that never changes around here is the stupid idea that the surgeons are all cool and the medical residents are all geeks.
      Elliot: Hey!
      J.D.: Ohhh, Rudy, can you lose the grapefruit goggles?
      Rudy: But it squirts in my eyes.
      J.D.: Well, that's a risk you take with that particular piece of fruit.

    • Turk: Do you really think I care about what these guys think? Todd camped out in a wizard outfit to see the latest Harry Potter movie.
      Todd: You swore you wouldn't tell. We even high-fived on it.
      Turk: Todd, we high-five on everything.
      Todd: That's such a lame excuse! I'm totally pissed at you! High five!

    • Turk: See, J.D., the thing that I always liked about you was that you were just yourself - you never cared about what people thought.
      J.D.: And that's why you hung out with me?
      Turk: No, you had a car. Still do.

    • Dr. Kelso: A joke? You think it's funny they already gave away my parking spot? You think it's funny that one of the surgeons paid his dwarf cousin, Lance, two hundred dollars to show up at rounds and sing, "Ding-dong, Kelso's dead!"?

    • J.D.: Yeah, man! I'll just talk to 'em. You know, Shmitty, Schultzy, Trigger, Fig-sack, Small Pete, Little Pete, Tiny Pete, The Jackal, Aardvark, and Steve!
      Turk: Dude, who the hell are you talking about?
      J.D.: Oh, yeah, we all went out last night, and I sorta made up some new nicknames for all the fellas. By the way, you're "Slappy-bag."
      Turk: You've lost it.
      J.D.: Come on! Slappy-bag!
      Turk: Don't call me "Slappy-bag"!

    • Todd: J.D., are you even paying attention?
      J.D.: Oh, I'm sorry, Todd. Is it time to excise the tumor?
      Todd: No! It is time to realize that we are operating on a naked chick! We will high-five later.

    • Dr. Cox: And this... abomination is the reason we can't afford a new computer?
      Dr. Kelso: Well, that, and a little medical boondoggle I have to go to in Cleveland. And by "medical boondoggle" I mean "golf weekend." And by "Cleveland" I mean "Hawaii."
      Dr. Cox: Do you have any idea what people around here think of you?
      Dr. Kelso: I go to bed some nights wondering. And you know what happens to me, Perry? I fall asleep - and I mean like a log, brother. Anyway, I have to go catch my bus to the airport. And by "bus" I mean "helicopter."

    • J.D.: What'cha got there?
      Janitor: A new circular saw - just bought it! Four horse-power, thirty-five hundred RPMs, titanium finger guard...
      J.D.: Why would you need a saw in a hospital?
      Janitor: Why would an old hen need a banjo?
      J.D.: Why does an old hen need a banjo?

    • Elliot: Dr. Cox-
      Dr. Cox: Work! I hate you! You suck!
      Elliot: I know, but I've been trying harder lately-
      Dr. Cox: Barbie: Talking to the computer. But nice self-esteem.

    • (J.D. posing in surgical Scrubs)
      J.D.: Hey Carla, do you think you could cut these for me? Because I've been workin' out so much these things are choking off my pythons, y'know?
      Turk: Yeah, I wouldn't do that. At the end of the week you've gotta return these to uh... (Turk checks the tag in J.D.'s Scrubs top)... 'Janine'.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Turk: (In the gym to J.D.) That's a great set, Arnold.

      Turk is most likely comparing J.D. to Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was a pro bodybuilder before he became the governor of California.

    • The Wizard of Oz:
      Kelso: You think it's funny that one of the surgeons paid his dwarf cousin two-hundred dollars to show up at rounds and sing, "Ding-dong, Kelso's dead!?" This alludes to the Munchkins singing "Ding-dong, the witch is dead!" in The Wizard of Oz.