Scrubs

Season 8 Episode 7

My New Role

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Feb 03, 2009 on NBC
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As his increasing workload from being Chief of Medicine begins to take a toll, the unimaginable happens when Dr. Cox reaches out to Dr. Kelso for friendship. Meanwhile, Elliot and Carla work on the doctor-nurse-relationships at the hospital.

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  • It's good to have the old Scrubs back!

    10
    I loved this episode, it's the best one I've seen all season. Dr Cox is installed as the new CoM, and ofcourse he hates every bit of it. J.D, as usually, cares a bit too much for his patients and Elliott makes peace with the nursing staff.

    The funniest parts of this episode is the interactions between Dr. Cox and the Janitor in his office. Excellent episode, I laughed a lot and it felt great to finally laugh at Scrubs again. Scrubs has been a bit weak in season eight and I hope this episode marks the beginning of bringing back a bit of the old.moreless
  • 807

    7.0
    A pretty good episode, basically it was just Dr. Cox getting accustomed to new position. It really came to a full circle, in the first episode, Cox despised the chief of medicine and now he is one, I guess he understands how it is now, Cox & Kelso being friends was priceless. I cannot believe these two people who used to hate each other are now friends.



    Meanwhile all the nurses go against Carla when they think she's on the doctor's side. Elliot ends up making a difference. Honestly, these episodes are basically tying up loose ends before the series ends for good, and that's why I think these episodes are so good! Good episode.moreless
  • k

    10
    Dr. Cox is overcome by his new role as Chief of Medicine and approaches Dr. Kelso for help. Dr. Kelso helps Dr. Cox realize that life as the Chief of Medicine is going to be different than what he is used to. At the end of the episode Dr. Kelso helps J.D. realize that with Dr. Cox's promotion, J.D. must now move to fill Dr. Cox's old role as the Chief of Medicine's adversary and advocate for the important things Dr. Cox will say 'no' to.



    i mean its just an awesome ep it is so awesome i love itmoreless
  • MY NEW ROLE

    10
    It wasn't th ebest episode but I liked it...i like their behavior to the interns' :D...they are killing them..but they don' give a crap :D....It's felt like a wird right when Cox and Kelso got friendly :D to each other I was watching and I was like what?hah? :DI think in hearts they were always friends but they weren't showing their feelings ))...I'm looking forward for JD's vacation I hope he is going with Elliot that will be funny...I don't know what else to say oh right I liked music mixing that was good to...I don't know what to say more :d there wasn't anything more)moreless
  • doctor cox is now the chief of medicine with all its difficulties.

    10
    i do not like where this is going. doctor cox is now the bad guy, rather than the good guy always getting beat, jd is now the new cox and why dont we see turk. can anyone answer that. at this rate we are going to have an er scenario where the cast changes evry like two seconds, this is also starting to lose its edge because cox was great as the anti mcheif of medicine but is not a good administrator, why do we see so much of coxs hardships as cheif but not that of any of the other previous cheifs. i am calling for some answers pleasemoreless
Zach Braff

Zach Braff

Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

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" Cox

Lew Dauber

Lew Dauber

Mr. Vaughn

Guest Star

Helen Geller

Helen Geller

Mrs. Fishman

Guest Star

Mary Passeri

Mary Passeri

Nurse Nelly

Guest Star

Betsy Beutler

Betsy Beutler

Katie Collins

Recurring Role

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Ted Buckland

Recurring Role

Robert Maschio

Robert Maschio

Dr. Todd Quinlan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • On Dr. Cox' "Somtimes Allowed"-list the name "Dr. Rotinaj" is listed. Dr. Rotinaj ("janitoR" spelled reverse) is an alias used by the Janitor in an previous episode. In that episode it turned out there actually was an Indian doctor named Rotinaj, but this might as well have been another scheme by the Janitor.

    • Just after The Janitor hammers the nail into the wall in Doctor Cox's office, he starts hammering randomly on the wall and as the camera switches back and forth between him hammering you can see that the nail disappears and then reappears at a different angle to what it started off as.

    • Featured Music:
      "My Road" by Quinn Walker (Closing scenes)

    • The names on Dr. Cox's "never ever allowed in"-list were "John Dorian", "Hooch" (probably because he's crazy) and Jordan.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • J.D.: Okay, you know what? We're cool.
      Dr. Cox: No, we are not cool.
      J.D.'s narration: What?! (Surprised face) Why aren't we cool? Ohhh, (relieved) it must've been because we are "super cool". Ask him.
      J.D.: Is it becau-
      Dr. Cox: And no! We are not super cool.

    • Dr. Kelso: Listen, if he wanted to find a place to hide your patient, he could. He's just stressed and out of his elements, and hell, he's scared and even if he hasn't realized it, this job is changing him already, because it comes with a whole host of overwhelming responsibilities, including keeping this hospital afloat.
      J.D.: I'd help him if he'd let me, but you know he won't.
      Dr. Kelso: When I was chief, if Dr. Cox came to me and complained about something, I would automatically say no, and if he never complained again, I'd know it wasn't that important, but if he came back and fought for it, over and over, I knew it was something I'd have to take a look at.
      J.D.: Mm-hmm.
      Dr. Kelso: Now, he's me and he's got this damn voice in his head telling him to say no all of the time and he desperately needs someone, on the other side, to tell him what he should do, whether he wants to hear it or not, and now that person is you. Here we are.
      J.D.: Will he at least be grateful?
      Dr. Kelso: No. He's gonna hate you for it. Go.

    • Elliot: You're not mad at me. You're just frustrated about something else and you're taking it out on me. I mean, it's like last night when my favorite shoes made my toes bleed and so I called you a frizzy haired megabitch. That's why we had to make the rule that we can't just dump on each other just because we're pissy about other stuff.
      Carla: We need to cancel that rule.
      Elliot: Yeah, I agree. It was stupid. I hated it.

    • Dr. Kelso: Poppycock!
      J.D.: What?
      Howie: It's old man for "bull crap".

    • Dr. Mickhead: (to a nurse) Do you know what M.D. at the end of this badge means? (She shakes her head) It means I make the decisions. You got that, Missy? (She nods) I'll see you at home. (He kisses her on the forehead)

    • Janitor: How would you feel if I tried to stop you from taking patient's wallets after they died?
      Dr. Cox: Doctors don't do that.
      Janitor: Look at you. Sticking with the plan.

    • Dr. Cox: What the hell is that?
      Janitor: Some stupid gift from the Board. It's a photo of Sacred Heart when it first opened in 1884.
      Carla: There's a hybrid in the parking lot.
      Janitor: I might have the date wrong. So where do you want me to hang it?
      Dr. Cox: Somebody else's office.

    • J.D.: How was your weekend, Howie?
      Howie: Well, I bought some new soap but it turns out I was allergic to it. Tried to get a refund but I lost my receipt.
      J.D.: I was hoping you'd just say fine.

    • Ted: It is great to see someone other than Dr. Kelso behind that desk.
      Carla: Ted!
      Ted: This is the first time I've been allowed to use the couch. Dr. Kelso always made me stand, even when I had thigh reconstruction surgery.

    • J.D.: Why are you playing bongos?
      Janitor: It's Monday. Monday's bongo day.

    • J.D.'s narration: Turk and I used Katie as a messenger service.
      Katie: Dr. Turk liked the drawing you had me take him. He had never seen himself as a deep sea diver before.
      J.D.: Awesome. Go back and say J.D. says you're welcome. And here's a little something for your bottom.
      Katie: Oh, and he wanted me to ask you if you wanted to go to the batting cages after work.
      J.D.: Remind him I don't like to do things I'm not good at.
      Elliot: Yeah. That's why we don't have sex much.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: April 6, 2009 on Channel 7
      Latin America: June 16, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Sweden: November 4, 2009 on TV6

    • Although credited, Donald Faison (Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk) does not appear in this episode.

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