Scrubs

Season 8 Episode 11

My Nah Nah Nah

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 18, 2009 on NBC
8.3
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Unable to deliver the news that a patient will never be able to walk again, Turk decides to try an experimental procedure instead. However, J.D. is worried that he is only giving false hope. Meanwhile, the Janitor and Dr. Cox face relationship issues that cause Elliot to intervene.moreless

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  • By the lofty standards of Scrubs, this was rubbish.

    3.5
    By the lofty standards of Scrubs, this was rubbish.



    I know, I know, but it was rather painful to watch very little of what we love stand up and be counted. All the main characters were there in action, but the energy and freshness was missing.



    The one good joke in this episode was JD on Sports Center : "and it only hurts a LITTLE bit". Classic.



    But the rest of it tanked.



    How on earth could they possibly ruin a Cox-Jordan segment?! But they conspired to do so and did.



    Janitor's love problems were sorely out of character and lacked his inherent hilarity.



    Man - even Kelso had no storming lines. What happened to the genius of such lines like "my weasel's having a heat stroke"?!



    Scrubs is falling over itself, and although one episode is too much to declare a downturn on, there is definitely a hint of recession about the joke quality of this episode. Dig deep people - or else this could be the beginning of the end.moreless
  • 811

    5.0
    A lot of flaws in this episode definitely. For one, they put two different episodes together, one that was left unaired in season 7. So most of this was recycled, second, product placement is awful. And I cannot believe Scrubs sold out. Putting on Sports Center, then becoming the main focus of this episode was absolutely awful. There wasn't enough things going on, that was another thing. JD hasn't had a main plot since the beginning of the season, and all the main plots are going to people like the janitor or Ted. Turk's plot was okay, too much talk about Sports Center though.



    The funniest part about this episode was no one listening to Elliot, not even JD. She didn't have a plot either, and there was no sign of any of the interns. Cox & Jordan's plot was good. Cox wearing his wedding ring was sweet, and then Joran wearing it in the end was great. The Janitor learns that Lady is weird too. Perfect for each other.



    This episode was a bit all over the place, not the best Scrubs episode.moreless
  • Good

    8.0
    Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy watching the episode. The reason i didn't it give any higher marks is because, the whole episode seem to be somewhat tired. J.D for example, he lacked the usual childish energy that him and Turk usually bring to the episode, with both of them just seeming tired.



    The highlight of the episode was with the story of the Janitor and Lady; with the Janitor being afraid of losing Lady. And Lady being just as weird as the Janitor. But the story of Jordan and Dr. Cox was nice not funny, or thrilling just nice. And Turk's storyline, I'm having trouble trying to recall what happen, that it shows how bland it must have been.



    To me the show seem to be ticking another episode they had to fulfill and that there was no passion behind. And they are counting down to the finale. However, the rest of season has been brillant, so it could be a bleep in the season that has relieve the golden days of the early scrubs. Fingers crossed.moreless
  • A good season 8 episode

    10
    This episode seemed more like season 7 than 8 but i loved that zeltzer was back he definitely made the episode for me and there were some great parts-mini brain trust with zeltzer,jds sportcenter fantasy and involuntary looge.Turks storyline however seemed a bit flat. overall another great episode of possibly my favorite season. This season is definitly my fav since season 5 my cooki pants and my lawyer's in love were hilarious.my season goe like this



    1.my lawyer's in love

    2.my happy place

    3my new role

    4.my saving grace

    5.my cookie pants

    6.my comedy show

    7.my jerks

    8.my nah nah nah

    9.my last words 10my abc's

    11.my absencemoreless
  • Turk gives hope to a patient with radical medicine he saw on Sports Centre. The Janitor is worried that Lady is preparing to dump him as Dr. Cox starts wearing his wedding ring.moreless

    8.0
    This ep was solid in its own right but one can't help but feel that the writers missed the point of the whole thing. In every episode you feel that the writers try to bring across a message to the viewers, in the case of scrubs often 2 to 3 messages an episode. But the writers really seem to have let a good opportunity slip here.



    This week Turk gets a patient that has broken his neck and will be paralyzed from the neck down. JD tell him not to give his dad any false hope so that it doesn't leave him vulnerable to legal action. But the father is so distraught that Turk suggests an experimental treatment that he saw on Sports Centre. He lies the crux of the problem with this episode. The patient actually shows signs of improvement, which may be morbid on my part but if JD was going to spend time on explaining the consequences of giving false hope you would think that it would come into the equation at some point.



    Meanwhile The Janitor seems to have a great relationship with Lady but she doesn't want to hold hands with him. Everyone tells him it is the first step to a break up and he freaks out. He avoids her so she can't break up with him but he soon realizes that he has to confront her and accept what is about to come. The result is more innocent than the Janitor expects and its kind of nice to see him in a capacity that isn't making JD's life hell. That said would be nice to see a bit of that next time, for old time's sake.



    On a similar line of relationships Jordan finds out that Dr. Cox has been wearing his wedding ring for months now and tis worries her. She feels that they are two independent people and that why should they show signs that they are committed to one another. She tells him to stop wearing it but he doesn't because it is for him and for no one else. This is another ep that gives you an idea of what there relationship is and that it is more than what it appears. But it is hard for the relationship to seem sincere when Jordan now looks so plastic and unreal that you aren't quite sure what she feels at any given time.



    All in all this ep was funny enough to keep you watching and wanting more from the next ep while at the same time having some serious gaps that need improving on the eps to come. Rest assured nothing that is detramental to this season which has been great so far.moreless
Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Ulysses Cox

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

Phoebe Dorin

Phoebe Dorin

Mrs. Jensen

Guest Star

Tim DeKay

Tim DeKay

Rich Hill

Guest Star

Josh Elliot

Josh Elliot

Himself (uncredited)

Guest Star

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Jack

Recurring Role

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Kit Pongetti

Kit Pongetti

Ladanielle "Lady" Williams

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Lady: I just find I feel so comfortable with you that I want to be the real me. You know?
      Janitor: Yeah, I do. You're ... weird.
      Lady: Yeah.
      Janitor: I love that.

    • Janitor: Well, you were right. Lady and I are doomed. Congratulations, Pam.
      Jordan: You think my name is Pam? You know, I don't care. I have my own problems.
      Janitor: The worst part is, things were really going great between us.
      Jordan: Tell me about it! Perry and I finally got to the place where we could have sex facing each other.

    • Jordan: Are you trying to annoy me by wearing your wedding ring? Because all you really needed to do was wear the "Who Farted?" t-shirt.
      Dr. Cox: Now, Hon, and when I say Hon, I don't mean the short for "Honey" kind, but rather the Attila kind, despite the fact that wearing our wedding ring may actually annoy you, which, don't get me wrong, is one of the most stupendous perks in the history of the planet, the truth is I'm wearing it because I want to.

    • J.D.: Don't you remember my "Don't give him false hopes" speech in my lie about how I'd done it with Mr. Cesnini?
      Turk: That was a lie?
      J.D.: Yes, Turk, I lie to drive my points home. We both know that about me.

    • Janitor: Holding hands isn't so hard, is it? I think there's something wrong between me and Lady.
      Todd: Dibs. Who's Lady?
      Janitor: Apparently she's not a fan of hand holding. And that's what couples do. That and sleep head to toe.

    • Jordan: (talking about Dr. Cox's wedding ring) What's the real reason?
      Dr. Cox: Oh, I don't know. Lately I've been feeling warm and fuzzy about the kids, a little less nauseous about you and then I found this thing stuck to an old piece of gum in the medicine cabinet. I put it on a couple of months ago and I haven't taken it off since.
      Jordan: Perry, we're not married.

    • J.D.: You're going to go in there and be completely honest.
      Turk: That's all you've got? 'Cause I've been a doctor for more than ten minutes.
      J.D.: Try not to get too emotional. If you feel yourself start to cry, do what I do and think of that gopher at the end of Caddyshack when he dances.

    • Lady: Oh babe, you got a little smudge there. What is that? Strawberry jam?
      Janitor: No, just a little blood from shaving.
      Lady: Oh. Sweetie.
      Janitor: Oh don't worry I wasn't shaving myself.

    • Dr. Cox: Why isn't he in preschool, right now?
      Jordan: Oh, because he told me they had the day off for Yom Kipper.
      Dr. Cox: Yom Kippur was six months ago.
      Jack: I hate school.
      Dr. Cox: I've never been more proud of you.

    • Dr. Cox: Hey, Zeltzer. My family is with me here today but all the tables are full. Do you mind if we join you for breakfast?
      Dr. Zeltzer: Oh, not at all. I get family. I'm here so much I hardly ever see my wife. That's why I installed a web camera at my house so I can see her during the day. Right now I'm watching her do the dishes.
      Dr. Cox: Who in God's name are those two naked people?
      Dr. Zeltzer: That's Mr. and Mrs. Dish.

  • NOTES (2)

    • According to creator Bill Lawrence, this episode reused some material of "My Commitment", a season 7 episode that was never shown and only partly produced.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: March 30, 2009 on Channel 7
      Latin America: July 27, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Sweden: November 18, 2009 on TV6

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • J.D.: Do what I do and think of that gopher at the end of Caddyshack when he dances.

      Caddyshack is the 1980 comedy starring Chevy Chase where an exclusive golf course has to deal with an arrogant new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

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