Laverne is brain-dead, and her family decides to take her off life support. One by one, the staff say their goodbyes, except Carla, who stoutly refuses to accept what's happening. She consequently finds herself "haunted" by Laverne.
Meanwhile, Jordan gives birth, but Dr. Cox doesn't want to tell anyone because he doesn't want his daughter's birthday to always be associated with Laverne's death.
Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk
Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox
Nurse Carla Espinosa
Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso
Dr. Elliot Reid
Nurse Laverne Roberts
Carla asks if Dr. Cox had ever been followed around by the memory of someone and he replies no, saying he is a "sane person." This, however, is not true because in "My Screw Up" Ben's memory followed Dr. Cox around for the whole second half of the episode. This encounter is quite similar to that of Carla and Laverne.
Laverne's breathing apparatus was out when Kelso visited her, in when Cox said goodbye, then out again after she was taken off of life support.
When J.D. learns what Dr Cox asked him to do he lip synchs, "Pick up my SON from daycare". However, in the original scene where Dr. Cox asks him what he wants done he never used the word son. Dr. Cox said "Pick up my KID from daycare", which can just about be heard over J.D.'s narration.
In one of the last scenes Dr. Cox says that only four people knew about the baby so Jordan wasn't getting any visits. That was not true because Elliot told everyone about it and many people applauded Dr. Cox when he entered the room.
When Turk and Elliot want to talk to Carla, Elliot takes a seat next to the imaginary Laverne. While talking, Elliot unintentionally touches her with her arm and Laverne's sleeve moves, although this is obviously not possible, because Laverne is a ghost.
We find out why Dr. Cox had a shaved head in "My Night to Remember". That episode was obviously aired out of order and should have been shown after this one.
When Elliot says that Laverne taught her how to get lab results back faster, she can't be telling the truth, as we saw in "My Unicorn (4-11)". Carla and Jordan taught Elliot how to get lab work back faster.
Dr. Cox and Jordan's second child will be called Jennifer Dylan, as suggested by J.D. so that "she'll be J.D. forever".
J.D. will also be the child's godfather, as he was the only one to congratulate Jordan.
When Carla is talking to Laverne's family she calls the younger member Lester. But in "My Office" it is said Laverne's husband's name is Lester, although it is entirely possible that Laverne married someone with the same name as her younger sibling.
When Turk talks to nurse Roberts about the other black people in the hospital he mentions Snoop-dogg resident, Leonard the security guard with the hook hand, but his sentence trails off and he fails to mention Hooch, a secondary character from season four.
"Driving Down the Darkness" by DevilDriver (Lloyd gives Jack a ride)
"A Murder of One" by Counting Crows
"A Bad Dream" by Keane (Final scene)
Laverne's room at the start of the episode is different to the one at the end.
J.D.: I'm on it.
Dr Cox: Like how you picked my son up from daycare?
J.D.: He got home, didn't he?
(cutaway to Lloyd driving Jack and blasting speed metal. Lloyd is screaming along and Jack is air-drumming eagerly)
J.D.: In my defence, some say speed metal can be very soothing.
(After Dr. Cox shaved his head)
Dr. Kelso: Are you on call tonight, or will you be too busy fighting Superman? (Dr. Cox looks at him) Because you look like Lex Luthor.
Dr. Cox: I got it.
Elliot: Someone just had a baby.
Dr. Cox: How do you know?
Elliot: My uterus is glowing.
J.D.: As-t-il une mère dans la maison? That's French for "is there a momma in the house". Wow, do you look hot for a woman who just got gutted. Can you believe it, Per? Are you with me? You are, I know I am. What's that smell? That's the sweet scent of after-birth.
J.D.: Three quick questions. Did you do that to your head so your baby will think that everyone looks like that? Can I be Godfather? And why is it a secret?
Dr. Cox: I'm going to answer the first two with the same sentence. Stop making dumb jokes.
Dr. Cox: Sylvia.
Dr. Cox: We've got some super secret news.
J.D.: Hit me.
Dr. Cox: Sugarplum.
Jordan: They're scooping the baby out of me today.
J.D.: You guys congratu...
Dr. Cox: Don't say it.
J.D.'s thoughts: Congratu...
Dr. Cox: Don't even think it.
J.D.'s thoughts: He's in my head. I love it.
Carla: Could you just do me a favor and go away?
Laverne's ghost: I'm an extension of your psyche. All you have to do is close your eyes and think me away.
(Carla closes her eyes)
Carla: I can see you crouching under the table.
Laverne's ghost: Damn.
Jordan: Well, it's for the best 'cause if you knew, you'd just get all panicky and annoying. This way, you'll only have to freak out for a couple of hours, most of which, I'll be unconcious. Kind of like our honeymoon.
Dr. Cox: Except this time when you wake up you're gonna have a baby girl in your arms instead of the Bolivian limbo champion.
Jordan: Ah, Marco. What a cheeky monkey! How come we don't travel anymore?
Jordan: God, I can't believe I'm getting my C-Section today.
Dr. Cox: Did, uh, did you forget to tell anyone?
Jordan: No, I told the nanny to stay overnight and my mom booked a flight for next week and I'm meeting the O.B. at the hospital in two hours.
(Dr. Cox grunts)
Jordan: Did I not tell you?
Dr. Cox: You did not.
Jordan: I could've sworn I texted you.
Dr. Cox: (Stands up to reveal his shaved head) There. No one liked my haircut so now they can all just suck it.
Jordan: Yeah, you win.
J.D.: My mom had a uterus. I lived in it.
Carla: Dr. Cox! Nice head.
Dr. Cox: Thanks.
Carla: This may be a strange question, but, uhm...have you ever had the memory of someone follow you around? Kinda like...a ghost?
Dr. Cox: No. But then again, I'm a sane person.
Ghost of Jill Tracy: Liar. Hi, Dr. Cox! I got pregnant in heaven. Who knew that could happen?
Dr. Cox: Come on.
Dr. Cox: Here's what I need you to do...
J.D.'s thoughts: Oh my God, Dr. Cox is letting me into his inner circle! He wants, no, he needs my help! If you do this right...next stop, godfather! Wait, what did he say?
Dr. Cox: Can you manage that?
J.D.'s thoughts: Ask him to repeat it. No, no, no, then he'll know you weren't listening and he'll never trust you again.
J.D.: I'm on it, Perry.
J.D.: They're probably just forming a line outside to make sure they come in one by one.
Jordan: Screw it. Y'know what? You're the godfather!
J.D.: YES! Yes! Yes! In your face! Can you name her Jennifer Dylan?
Jordan: Sure. What the hell?
Carla: Wow, I'm still not ready to do this. It's going to be so weird not having you by my side everyday. Making fun of the doctors. Going on and on about Jesus. Man, I hope he's real or you're gonna be pissed. Remember my first day? When a patient came in and started bleeding out on me. I was so shocked I could barely move. But you stood by my side. And you guided me through it. And then you did the most amazing thing of all. You made me laugh. For the last 15 years, you've been my role model...but most of all you've been my friend. And I don't know what else to say, so...I'm really, really gonna miss you. Goodbye.
This episode won the 2008 Humanitas Prize in the 30 Minute Category.
Nicole Sullivan is completely cut in syndication.
Original International Air Dates:
Denmark: April 18, 2007 on TV3
A special "supersized" episode.
Brendan Frasier was originally supposed to appear as his character Ben Sullivan to reprise his role from "My Screw Up", when Carla asks Dr. Cox if he ever sees spirits of people that died that he misses, and then Nicole Sullivan's character appears. As said in the Podcast, his scheduling made him unable to show up for shooting.
Janitor: I wanted to share a few words before she passed through the golden doors of Valhalla.
Valhalla in Norse mythology is like the Christian idea of heaven.
Carla: Remember Mr. Chung. He slipped into a coma in 1984 and woke up last month.
Mr. Chung: Hey Ladies! Where's the beef?
"Where's the beef" was a famous Wendy's commerical in the 80's. Mr. Chung is also wearing a red jacket and a white glove that looks like the one that Michael Jackson wore in the early 80's. He is holding a rubix cube that was a big fad in the 80's.
Dr. Kelso makes fun of Dr. Cox's haircut by saying he looks like Lex Luthor. Lex Luthor is a fictional super-villain made by DC Comics. He was Superman's archenemy and was known to have a bald head.
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