Scrubs

Season 6 Episode 14

My No Good Reason (1)

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 22, 2007 on NBC
9.1
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Laverne and Dr. Cox engage in a philosophical debate. Carla finds a hot nanny for Isabella, and Turk struggles to find a way not to leer at her. Elliot smuggles a patient's dog into the hospital to cheer her up and ends up in hot water with Dr. Kelso. A tragic twist awaits at the end, challenging everyone to decide if they think everything happens for a reason.moreless

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  • 614

    10
    Zach Braff should have gotten some kind of award for this outstanding episode. Zach Braff directs, and the last time he directed, was season four and that was his directional debut on this show. This episode was 10x better in direction. Zach Braff is great in my book, directing an episode, and still being the main focus of the show is admirable.



    A lot of emotional plots here, almost sensational, this episode gave closure yet it had a pretty amazing cliffhanger. Cox doesn't believe that everything happens for a reason. Laverne begs to differ, and out of all the speeches Cox has done on this show, Laverne's speech to Cox blew all of his speeches away. Something I would have never expected is everything tying together as Laverne gets in a car crash and now is in a comma which is the cliffhanger.



    Jordan & Cox's relationship continues to be amazing, and never gets old. Turk being attracted to the nanny was hilarious, and the end when Carla fired her was great too. "She was a racist thief!" Elliot gets suspended by Kelso, as he continues not to talk to talk to her. This plot had closure when Elliot gives her thank you speech to Kelso for teaching her to be such a great doctor. Kelso talks to her after, after weeks of not talking to here. Amazing arc there. All the plots were emotional in some way, and it didn't forget to be funny either, just an amazing episode, with an amazing cliffhanger and theme: "Everything happens for a reason"moreless
  • Zach Braff directs another GREAT episode.

    9.8
    Zach directs with such class and talent and makes the episodes even better.

    One of the plot lines was basically built up on a philosophical debate between two staff members. Leading towards something that no one could have guessed.



    The second plot line was Janitor trying to help out Elliot with one of her kind of odd problems. Has to be mentioned that Neil Flynn's appearance in this episode was more then fantastic.



    And as for the comedy part for this specific episode. Turk is having a major problem not to eyeball their new hot nanny which of course upsets Carla.



    "You'd be surprised how many bad things around here happened for a good reason."moreless
  • A pretty good episode, but with some flaws.

    7.5
    This episode, on the surface, is great. Many of the jokes in this episode are completely fresh and original, and I really enjoyed it for the most part.



    But when I thought about it, there were some things that felt completely out of place. 1] Dr. Cox's character. Dr. Cox is something of an atheist, and he cracks lots of anti-christian jokes. But in this episode he took it too far. Admittedly, his clash with Laverne was very dramatic and powerful. However, Dr. Cox is more mature than how he acted in this episode. He antagonized Laverne constantly and actually went up to her. We've seen in previous episodes that although Dr. Cox isn't exactly enthusiastic about religion, he tolerates other people's beliefs because he's mature to some degree. 2] The whole concept of Laverne dying. The only reason it was done was because the writers believed Season 6 to be the last season and wanted to do something sensational. The fact that the show now has to kill off its characters to keep us interested is disconcerting. Scrubs never used to have to resort to things like this. If you think about it, season 6 has been ALL over the place. Every season has a his/her story episode, but this season had many. The one with Dr. Kelso and the Iraq War, the one with Jordan/Todd/Ted, the one where Dr. Cox = House, the musical, the flashback episode comprised of nothing but clips, and so on. I feel like Laverne's death falls into this list because the writers felt the need to do a sort of "special" plot every other episode. The ending of this episode didn't seem like Scrubs at all; it sounded like a line from a soap opera. HOWEVER, the next episode slightly makes up for this by being very well delivered and believable. The forced death concept is slightly alleviated by how great the next episode really is.moreless
  • I love it when Zach Braff directs...

    9.6
    An actor turned director, a comedian who doesnt have to try hard to be funny and a director who doesnt have to try hard to be emotional - this episode was truly one of the best of the series and bestof the season! It starts off like any old classic episode but ends with a dramatic cliffhanger that shakes you to the core. Laverne and Dr. Cox engage in a philosophical debate about the question: 'Does everything happen for a reason?'. Carla finds a hot nanny for Isabella, and Turk struggles to find a way not to leer at her. Funny scenes with the nanny cam! Elliot smuggles a patient's dog into the hospital to cheer her up and ends up in hot water with Dr. Kelso but they end up calling a truce. And one of their own ends up in a coma...moreless
  • One of the best of the season, hands down.

    9.8
    A classic philosophical debate engages between two characters throughout the episode, all leading up to something no one could have foretold.



    On an episode that seemed fit to be a powerful drama, the writers still worked in sub-plot lines that offered the comedic relief that was absolutely necessary for such a tear-filled and shocking conclusion to this excellent episode.



    The comedy in this particular episode comes from Turk's struggle not to stare at his daughter's hot nanny, and in particular, the nanny cam and J.D.'s fantasy sequence involving her.



    The janitor also makes an appearance, offering assistance for one of Elliot's strange problems smuggling a dog into the hospital for a patient.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

Samara Frame

Samara Frame

Radiologist

Guest Star

Boris Kievsky

Boris Kievsky

Elliot Man

Guest Star

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello

Chad

Guest Star

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Laverne Roberts

Recurring Role

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Johnny Kastl

Johnny Kastl

Dr. Doug Murphy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (10)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Turk: How'd you assemble everybody so quickly?
      Todd: Oh, I got the word out. BOOBIES! BOOBIES!

    • (J.D.'s fantasy date with Heather)
      J.D.: I had a really good time tonight.
      Heather: Thanks, me too.
      (Heather puts her hand out to shake but J.D. slaps it)
      J.D.'s narration: But I knew you needed me so I went for it. Italian style.
      J.D.: It's not what you want.
      (They start making out)
      J.D.'s narration: And just when it couldn't get any better...
      (Three guys walk up to them)
      Chad: J.D.?
      J.D.: Oh my God. Chad Miller, Danny Murphy, Jim Stegger. The three football players who used to beat me up in high school.
      Chad: Looks like we were wrong about you.
      J.D.: What are you guys up to now?
      Chad: We're all gay together. You remember Kristen Fisher?
      J.D.: Of course. You turned me down to both homecoming and prom even though I didn't ask you to either one.
      Kristen: Well I'd love to make it up to you and have sex with both of you. If that's alright with you, Heather.
      Heather: As long as we make it all about J.D.
      J.D.: Sure. Come on in.
      Chad: Enough of this. Let's go bang.
      (Cuts back to reality)
      J.D.: And that's why Heather will never look attractive to you again.
      Turk: Come on buddy.
      J.D.: Where did I lose you?
      Turk: How did Kristen know Heather's name?
      J.D.: Damn! You're good!

    • Turk: I need you to ask Heather out on a date.
      J.D.: Don't worry, buddy. You know how I roll, I start with a couple of the cuff jokes. Next up I need you to find out if she's allergic to anything. That way I'll say I'm allergic to the same thing. Woman love that. "Gluten? Me too! We can eat together!" Thirdly, if I lose a patient I'll be able to cry like I just watched "Extreme Home Makeover". If everything goes according to plan, I should be out with her on a casual, not a real date, just two friends having a beer talking about their lives thing in seven to nine weeks.

    • J.D.: Uh, you know, Heather, I actually have a little nanny related question. Does a spoonful of sugar really make the medicine go down?
      Heather: You know what? Sometimes it does.
      J.D.'s narration: That was totally worth the six hours last night I spent writing that.

    • Ted: (About Heather) I'd let her give me a bath. I don't care if my mom was watching.

    • Dr. Cox: Move!
      Carla: What's up your butt?
      Laverne: Yeah, what is all up in there?
      Dr. Cox: Why don't you hop aboard the "What's Up Dr. Cox's Butt" trolley and we can begin our tour. Coming up on the left is my bloated, bed-ridden ex-wife, who's not allowed to lift a finger, which, thankfully, leaves it all up to these guys. (Shows his hands) Now, if you'll look to your right you'll see my waning libido, my crushed soul and my very last nerve, which I would advise you not to get on, under or even close to.
      Laverne: Does it help to know that Jesus loves you?
      Dr. Cox: It does not.

    • Dr. Cox: Okay, I made you breakfast, the kitchen's as clean as a whistle, I'm gonna drop Jack off at daycare on the way to work, is there anything else I can do for you?
      Jordan: I need you to go to the video store and get me anything with Viggo Somethingsen. I need white chocolate, strawberry seltzer, peppercorn brie and a polaroid of the tomato plant that I planted last spring, because I'm worried it may have snails. Oh, and if you see that neighbor Lena from down the hall I want you to roll your eyes and say the word "slut", under your breath, but loud enough so she can hear, and don't forget to be home by 6:30 because you gotta give Jack his bath before you make my dinner!
      Dr. Cox: But, when will I have time to kill myself?
      Jordan: Not my problem!

    • Carla: Turk, look at this!
      (They watch the tape)
      Heather: (Puts ancient mask up to her face and growls at the baby) You know, for a half-breed baby your parents have some pretty nice stuff. (Puts the mask into her purse)
      Carla: She was a racist thief!
      Turk: Yeah, a smokin' hot racist thief.
      (Carla glares at Turk)
      Turk: You look pretty.

    • Elliot: Dr. Kelso, I need to talk to you, and I know that you won't speak to me, but that's okay because I just need you to listen. You're a scary, scary man and because I've been petrified of you I've stayed up every night for five years studying medical books, which I can pretty much now recite in my sleep. I don't have a husband or kids, and the last movie I went to see was "The Blair Witch Project", which is the main reason I stopped camping. That and the time a wolf mounted me. My point is, you've helped push me to become the doctor that I am today, and for that I want to thank you. One more thing, I'm sure, no dog could ever replace Baxter, but this little guy needs a home. If you decide that you don't want him, just bring him back to me.

    • (The guys are watching the hot nanny tape)
      Carla: Hey baby, what are you guys watching?
      Turk: Football.
      (Everyone agrees)
      Carla: Football? Isn't the season over?
      J.D.'s narration: And then every male in the room felt totally in sync, resulting in the rarest of all phenonenon - the seamless collaborative guy lie.
      Keith: The American season is over, we were watching Mexican Football.
      Doug: They started late this year.
      Todd: Because of the churro vendors.
      Ted: They went on strike and the players wouldn't cross the picket line.
      J.D.: When the dispute turned violent, they called in Rodrigo Vasquez, the owner of the Baja Panditos to step in.
      Dr. Kelso: Thanks to señor Vasquez' experience dealing with the fruit pickers unions, he was able to broker a last minute deal and the season was salvaged.
      Turk: And that's why we're watching football in the spring.
      Carla: Whatever.

    • Laverne: Does it help to know that Jesus loves you?
      Dr. Cox: It does not.
      Laverne: Well, everything happens for a reason.
      Dr. Cox: Are you trying to tell me that things like New Orleans, AIDS, sugar free ice cream, crack babies, Hugh Jackman, and cancer all happen for a reason? Because I'm sorry, I'm-I'm just not buying that.
      Laverne: "God works all things for good" - Romans 8:28.
      Dr. Cox: "Bull Dinky" - Perry Cox. 6'1. Buck eighty-five after lunch. (Winks)

    • Janitor: Anyway, let's do this. Just stay cool.
      Elliot: No problemo.
      (Both enter the hospital)
      Elliot: Top of the morning Dr. Walter Mickhead. Snoop Dogg resident, when we hitting the clubs, yo? Oh, Colonel Doctor, that tie looks finger lickin' good.
      Janitor: So natural, did you act in college?
      Elliot: I did, thank you.
      Janitor: I can tell.

    • Dr. Kelso: Did you want to ask me something?
      Carla: Can a doctor bring a patient's dog into the hospital for a visit?
      Dr. Kelso: I'm going to say the same thing I said to my new gardner when he asked me for Easter off: No way, Jose. His name's actually Jose, that's why I hired him.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Ricola:
      The "boobie horn" Todd blows is a parody of the Ricola commercial, where they blow the "Ricola horn".

    • The Blair Witch Project
      Elliot: I don't have a husband or kids, and the last movie I went to see was "The Blair Witch Project", which is the main reason I stopped camping.

      The Blair Witch Project is a revolutionary kind of scary movie that came out in 1999, in which three students disappeared while camping.

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