Season 4 Episode 1

My Old Friend's New Friend

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Aug 31, 2004 on NBC
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Episode Summary

The new Dr. Molly Clock arrives with her spaced out personality and doesn't cease to call J.D. "Johnny". But J.D. is fine with it, because there is nothing that is going to bring down his last week of being a resident before he officially becomes a full fledged doctor.moreless

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  • Last week as residents.

    A promising season premiere from the plot, last week as residents. After three years of being residents, that journey is going to come to an end. I would have to say, that usually I'm not too satisfied with the season openers, I always feel like there is something missing. But in this case, this was the first satisfying season opener. We got an almost hug from Cox, and a goodbye from the janitor, but by the end, we realize it's just begun. Turk & Carla are now the newlyweds, and this plot is about decision making. Carla gives Turk the decision to pick a car, he buys 3 scooters instead. Elliot's plot was probably my favorite, her being outed by everyone. Her feeling all by herself, since she is mad at JD. The new doctor looks promising. Great opener.moreless
  • Do you not get face rubbing?

    I think that Heather Grahm was an awesome addition to the case this season. Her goofy and flaky personality was really a nice refreshing twist. It added the right kind of conflict for Cox and Kelso, while at the same time really helped to develop Elliots character at the same time. Probably one of my favourite lines from the episode was "Do you now get face rubbing? Cause, it's more than just an unusual way to remember peoples names." It's a real shame they didn't keep her around longer, I think she would have been a great permanant addition to the cast.moreless
  • Awesome season premire!

    JD is afraid that since his residancy is ending, his relationship with Dr. Cox will also end. He's happy to hear the Janitor is done with him. He tries to help his relationship with Elliot and it doesnt work. Dr. Cox helps out JD's patient for the last time. The patient finally decides to get help. Also, JD, Turk, and Carla get three scooters, which Carla hates. To make his wife happy, Turk trades in his and Carla's scooters for a car. Dr. cox says he'll give JD the hug he wants, but then says that their not done and JD better now screw up anymore. The janitor plays another prank on JD and he learns their "game" isnt over.moreless
  • Turks back from his honeymoon!!!

    every episode of scubs i watch has a joke that made me laugh nonstop for at least a minute. This episode had many of them. The whole turk back from his honey moon scene was great, I love how jd somehow got to the floor above Turk when he was just one room over. Im not the type of person whos reviews are just a bunch of qoutes from the episode but thats why this episode is so good, because theres thousand of qoutes you wont be able to get out of your head. J.D's song that he plays in his head when something emotional happens with Dr.Cox is great. This episode is a great way to kick off season four, Its the episode that got me to in to the show in the first place. I think this is a good episode for new scrubs viewers.moreless
  • Best way to kick off season four

    The first scene in this episode shows both how true Turk and JD and Turk's friendship is and also proves just how stupid they are which of course brings us the humour we all know and love.

    The fact that the lesson/sad music that plays is revealed to be in JD's head is a very funny moment in the series and Dr Cox also has his famous "things I don't care about speech" in the episode hich proves just how many memorable moments come from the season four premiere.

    The plot is quite strong and the Janitor once again proves that JD never learns.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

Cynthia Frost

Cynthia Frost

Mrs. Grodberg

Guest Star

Jordi Callabero

Jordi Callabero


Guest Star

Hariet S. Miller

Hariet S. Miller

Elderly Woman

Guest Star

Heather Graham

Heather Graham

Dr. Molly Clock

Recurring Role

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Featured Music:
      "Rapper's Delight" by Sugar Hill Gang
      "I Would Do Anything For Love" by Meatloaf (sung by Mr. Blass)
      "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen (sung by the Cast)

    • When J.D. runs out the door to the taxi, his namebadge is present. But when he reaches the taxi and turns around it is gone. When you next see J.D. (hanging out the hospital window) the badge is back.

    • At the start of the first scene when Dr. Clock is walking toward the fan-holding Janitor, a toggle of her dress hanging from her cleavage blows up onto her shoulder, the Janitor explains why he's holding the fan and the toggle is hanging again, then he walks off and in the next shot, it's back on her shoulder.

    • When J.D. questions the legality of Mrs. Grodberg's usage of the word "jzilbek" in their Scrabble game, the board is shown set up so that "jzilbek" could not have been the last word played.

    • When J.D. is writing on the shift list board and changes a Doctor's name to "Al Coholic" after he talks to Elliot and camera turns back to him and the name has been changed to "Dr. Ass Face".

  • QUOTES (64)

    • Molly: So, where were we?
      J.D.: Er... we weren't talking.
      Molly: Was it 'cause of something you did? 'Cause I'm totally over it. I don't even remember what it was.
      J.D.: No, I mean like, we've never talked.
      Molly: How do I know your name then?
      J.D.: You don't.
      Molly: You're freaking me out Jimmy.
      J.D.: It's Johnny.
      J.D.'s thoughts: Why would you say Johnny? You hate Johnny.

    • Elliot: It's so strange feeling all alone when like a month ago I was part of this really tight group, you know?
      Molly: Yeah. I had tons of friends at my old hospital.
      Elliot: I gotta meet some new people.
      Molly: Do you wanna, uh, get a cup of coffee tonight?
      Elliot: Can't. I'm hitting the internet hard and going on a friend hunt!

    • Janitor: Bull's eye!
      J.D.: We're not done with our thing yet, are we.
      Janitor: No. For you, it's all just beginning.
      J.D.'s Narration: The weird thing is, he was right.

    • J.D.: Look, Dr. Cox, I know you were using reverse psychology with Mr. Radford.
      Dr. Cox: You do, do you?
      J.D.: Yes. And I figured it out all by myself, without anyone helping me or explaining it directly in my face or anything.

    • Elliot: How are your thighs?
      Molly: They're very hot and pink.
      Elliot: Do you want me to rub ointment on them?
      Molly: It's okay.
      Guys: Awwwwwwww.

    • Carla: Everything I do, Turk, I do it for us!
      Turk: Oh, yeah? Then why does Rowdy smell like daisies?
      Carla: 'Cause I had him... filled with potpourri.

    • Carla: Look! You're a husband now. When you make decisions, you're supposed to think about what we need, not what you want!
      Turk: Well, it doesn't seem like you're doing that! You gave away my clock! And you sold my chairs. And what the hell is up with these ridiculously tiny bowls!?
      Carla: They're sake cups, Jethro!
      Turk: I knew that...

    • Carla: Baby, I know you don't wanna return the scooters.
      Turk: Can't this wait till after my scooter club's fall foliage trip through Maine?
      Carla: No, Turk!
      Turk: Maaaan!

    • Molly: Look, isn't it possible that Dr. Cox tricked you as a motivational ploy?
      J.D.: Hmm, no.
      Molly: After he said there was no hope with Mr. Radford, didn't you both work harder?
      J.D.: Nnoo! You're like a crazy person!

    • Molly: Johnny, I mean what Dr. Cox did was classic reverse psychology. And so is this: Behavioral modification can sometimes be brought about through classic conditioning... Reverse psychology? Nothing? 'Cause that really kills at the psychiatric conferences.
      J.D.: I must go to one of those.

    • J.D.: That, my friends, is Mr. Radford getting out of bed... And that's Mr. Radford falling back into bed. But still, enough to rub it in Dr. Cox's face.
      Molly: That is so great! But I wouldn't do that unless you want him to rub your face in it.
      J.D.: Did you not see what just happened, or do you not get face rubbing? Because it's more than just a bizarro way to memorize people's names.

    • Carla: That's what I think of your scooters! No more bugs in my teeth! No more helmet head! No more making deals with God every time a truck passes me on the freeway, okay? It's over! That's it!
      Turk: What the hell just happened?
      Dr. Kelso: You got married, Turkleton.

    • Molly: You know what, Elliot, you act like everyone's boxing you out, but you wouldn't even get a cup of coffee with me. Peace out, baby.
      Elliot: Why is everybody saying that?

    • Guy(Italian accent): Hey! Why did you kick'a my scooter? Why? All you Americans are bullies! That is why the whole world hates you!
      Molly: Easy, Massimo. It's okay, she's gonna fix it, just go inside and I'll meet you in my office... He's not even Italian.

    • Elliot: So, what, are they shooting some sort of Geeks of Sacred Heart calendar out here?
      J.D.: Actually, no, I almost drowned diving for a nickel; but I'm sure you're more interested in conspiracy theories about gangs and friend stealing.

    • J.D.'s Narration: Mostly because Mr. Radford had the same "screw you, Dr. Cox" attitude that I had.
      J.D.: Good stuff, Mr. Radford! I'm proud of you!
      Mr. Radford: I hate you!

    • Janitor: Sounds like fun, but no. Our game is over, buddy. Your residency's coming to a close and... that's it, nothing left to do but...
      J.D.: What can I say, it's been... horrifying.
      Janitor: Thank you!

    • J.D.: Woohoo! Ring around the Janitor! Pocket full of-
      Janitor: You're funny. Pocket full of what?
      J.D.: ...Zanitor.
      Janitor: Not a word!

    • Elliot: I am not, heh, depressed, sir. In fact, nothing is gonna get me down today!
      Mr. Blass: "All by myself. Don't wanna be all by my-"
      Elliot: Oh, shut up!
      Molly: Did you just tell my patient to shut up? 'Cause that seems not very doctory.
      Elliot: No. I mean, I said it like all those high school girls do in the mall, like, "Oh, shut up!" I should go.

    • Dr. Cox: Uhh, Mr. Radford, do I understand you have pain issues but you don't want physical therapy?
      Mr. Radford: I just don't have it in me.
      J.D.: Here comes the magic. He always gives me goosebumps.
      Dr. Cox: Okay, then. I sure hope you're comfortable in that bed, because you're gonna be in one just like it for the rest of your natural born life.
      J.D.: What the hell was that?
      Dr. Cox: That was me talking to a patient who has thrown in the towel. You can't save everyone, Newbie, so I suggest you start working with people who want your help. That's what I will be doing.
      Molly: Goosebumps?
      J.D.: They're small. And... you-you can't see them.

    • J.D.'s Narration: Also, I had to draw upon all my medical experience to get Mr. Radford out of bed.
      J.D.: Mr. Radford, they're showing 'Cocoon' in the chapel!
      Mr. Radford: I'm not a big Guttenberg fan.
      J.D.: Well, you're the only one, 'cause people in the hall are going crazy!

    • J.D.'s Narration: That joyride around the hospital made me realize two things. First, it's a bad idea to take a full bladder out on your hog.

    • Carla: See, even though I make all the decisions, whenever I see Turk is getting upset, I throw him a little decision that means nothing to me. Like buying a new car - as long as it's got four wheels and air conditioning, I'm hap... py.
      Turk: Check it, baby! Scooters!
      Carla: Hehhh.
      Dr. Cox: Fantastic!

    • Carla: Yeah, still, the point is I'm smarter than you.
      Dr. Cox: In relationships?
      Carla: In everything.
      Dr. Cox: Right!

    • Carla: I'munna prove to you why my first year of marriage isn't gonna be as hard as yours was.
      Dr. Cox: I think you're setting the bar a little low on that one, there, sweetcheeks.

    • J.D.: Please, you know you love it. Now, come on, one more time for nostalgia's sake: You come see my patient, you teach me a lesson, and then the music plays, right? In my head, it sounds like this: Ba-buh-buh-ba-buh-buh-buh, ba-buh-buh-ba-buh-buh-buh-buhhh.
      Carla: Dr. Cox, can I borrow you for a minute?
      Dr. Cox: Borrow me? Dearheart, you'd be rescuing me. Newbie, you're on your own. Get used to it.

    • J.D.: You know, Molly, I appreciate the offer, but there's a very special doctor I use around here when I need help, and he'd be pretty pissed if I didn't come to him first.
      Dr. Cox: Why, Mariska? Why do you insist on bothering me with these things?

    • Molly: Anyway, Johnny, I was noticing that you were having some trouble motivating your patient back in there, and I actually published a paper on motivation methodology in post-operative seniors, so, if you want, I could help.
      J.D.: What floor?
      Molly: Oh, my god, we're on an elevator.

    • Carla: Look, why don't we pool our money together and buy one of those nice cute little Mini Coopers?
      Turk: Baby, a Mini Cooper?
      J.D.'s Narration: And then the most amazing thing happened.
      Carla: I'll tell you what, Turk. Why don't you go pick out our car.
      J.D.'s Narration: Carla let Turk make a decision!
      Turk: Okay! But, baby, you should know that it's not gonna be a Mini. 'Cause ain't nothing really mini about me!

    • Elliot: It's so strange feeling all alone when like a month ago I was part of this really tight group, you know?
      Molly: Yeah. I had tons of friends at my old hospital.
      Elliot: I gotta meet some new people.
      Molly: Do you wanna, uh, get a cup of coffee tonight?
      Elliot: Can't. I'm hitting the internet hard and going on a friend hunt!

    • Carla: Where's your food?
      Molly: Oh, shoot.
      Carla: Look, Elliot, we'll do something later this week, just the two of us.
      Elliot: Okay.
      Molly: Ahh. Oh, that is not my food. But I'm not getting up again.
      Elliot: Oh, I wouldn't.

    • Molly: Hey! Do you guys mind if I eat with you? 'Cause I don't wanna sit alone and sing to my food like a crazy person.
      Elliot: Oh, my gosh! I do that!
      Molly: No way!
      Elliot: Mostly pop songs. You know, unless I'm eating soul food.

    • Elliot: I missed you guys so much.
      Carla: Mmm. Oh, come over tonight! We're looking at wedding pictures.
      Elliot: Ooh! There's this one picture of me right after I got sick off my... third champagne and Red Bull, and my hair is kind of like sexy-messy, and the photographer said he could airbrush all of the puke off my dress.
      Carla: Already made doubles.

    • J.D.: Don't look at me, it just fell.
      J.D.'s Narration: Please please please please please please please please please please please please please!
      Janitor: Proceed unmolested.

    • J.D.'s Narration: As I fondled Katya, my pillow girlfriend, I thought about how things had changed for all of us.

    • Carla: Hey, J.D.? Although we do appreciate the wedding gift...
      J.D.: Mm-hmm.
      Carla: Turk and I decided we don't want this Sugar Hill Gang alarm clock.
      Turk: We don't?

    • Turk: These bowls Carla bought don't hold a lot of Rice Dream. I can barely get my spoon in it.

    • Turk: Hey, dude, get us some more ice cream.
      J.D.: First of all, this is a Rice Dream - mm, ricey!

    • Dr. Cox: Well, well, well... What do we have here? The newlyweds! Oh, and, hey Carla.

    • Turk: Whooooa, J.D.! J.D.!
      Carla: Maybe some day he'll love me like that.

    • J.D.'s Narration: Not only was Dr. Clock easy on the eyes, but apparently she was an excellent shrink.
      Molly: Mr. Witcomb is in the middle of a psychotic break from self-discontinuation of his meds, so we need to get him on Haloperidol IV stat.
      J.D.'s Narration: But I also heard she was a little spacy.
      Molly: So where were we?
      J.D.: Um... we weren't talking.
      Molly: Was it 'cause of something you did, 'cause I am totally over it. I don't even remember what it was.
      J.D.: No, I mean like we've never talked... ever.
      Molly: Well how do I know your name, then?
      J.D.: You don't.

    • Janitor: I'm-I'm kind of a favorite around here!

    • Dr. Cox: G'night Gizelle.
      J.D.: Dr. Cox, I just want you to know I'm not ready to give up on Mr. Radford.
      Dr. Cox: Do you want me to give you my things-I-don't-care-about speech again, because you know, because I've updated it to include all white guys who add "izzle" to anything.
      J.D.: I agrizzle my nizzle...

    • Dr. Cox: (to Turk) Duck and move, Ghandi. Whoa!...Duck and move.

    • J.D.: I'm sorry Mrs. Grodberg, Jzilbek is not a word.
      Mrs. Grodberg: I'm still beating you.
      J.D.: Well, I'm just glad your surgery went okay, and you still have your A-Game, I don't really care who wins...
      J.D.'s Narration: Half a brain, Dammit!

    • Molly: Look, I'll tell you something else. I mean, Dr. Cox is a text-book closed-off alpha male. I mean, you can try forever, but you're never gonna get that hug that you really want.
      J.D.: Uh, excuse me, I'm not a child. I'm a doctor.
      J.D.'s Narration: And I'll get that hug!

    • Janitor: You like huntin' squirrels?
      J.D.: I'd never tried it.
      Janitor: Easiest thing in the world - all you need are some walnuts...and a boxing glove!

    • Janitor: You know, I know you knocked that exit sign down.
      J.D.: Well then I'm sure I can expect an appropriate retaliatory response. Maybe you could shoot me in the neck.

    • J.D.: Why the giant X?
      Janitor: Why the stupid face?
      J.D.: Touché.

    • Dr. Kelso: Well, sweetheart, you're here early.
      Elliot: Yeah, well, you know I didn't have any plans last night, so I went to bed at eight and then I woke up at four. And then I realized that the sunrise just looks beautiful through the trees, and that my neighbor gets his paper in the nude... and that he needs to lose like 900 pounds.
      Dr. Kelso: In the future, the appropriate response is, "Yes, I am here early" - it's called 'small talk', not 'my depressing life in thirty seconds'.
      Elliot: I am not depressed, sir. In fact, nothing is gonna get me down today!
      Mr. Blass: (Singing) All by myself. Don't wanna be all by my-
      Elliot: Oh, shut up!
      Molly: Did you just tell my patient to shut up? 'Cause that seems not very doctory.
      Elliot: No. I mean, I said it like all those high school girls do in the mall, like, "Oh, shut up!" I should go.

    • Molly: Anyhoo, he likes to sing when he gets up in the morning, and the weird thing is, Johnny, he actually captures the mood of the room.
      J.D.'s Narration: Okay, you gotta take a stand on this "Johnny" thing before it becomes permanent.
      J.D.: You know what, it's "J.D." for "John Dorian," so-so John...look, you know what, Johnny's fine, it's cool.
      J.D.'s Narration: What's wrong with you?

    • Molly: You're freakin' me out, Jimmy!
      J.D.: It's Johnny.
      J.D.'s Narration: Why would you say "Johnny"? You hate "Johnny"!
      Molly: Now I'm gonna commit it to my memory forever. Johnny, Johnny, Johnny...
      J.D.'s Narration: Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!

    • Elliot: It just feels like you guys are part of some sort of gang or something.
      J.D.: Elliot, you're over-reacting. We're not some kind of gang, okay?
      Elliot: Okay.
      J.D.: Wolverines, let's roll! (J.D., Turk and Carla ride off on their scooters together)

    • J.D.: When you get back from surgery, Mrs. Grodberg, we'll play Scrabble again, and this time I'll beat you!
      Dr. Kelso: Well of course you'll beat her son, she's having half her brain removed!

    • Molly: (With her hands on his face, "commiting his name to memory") Bob,Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob.
      Dr. Kelso: Fantastic. Get off my face.

    • Dr. Cox: Look at that. I knew I smelled that odd combination of fear and baby powder.
      J.D.: (thinking) How does he know about my belly rash?

    • J.D.: Ah, Malik. Lots of memories in that old car.
      Carla: Of what?
      J.D.: Driving, mostly.
      Turk: Beep, Beep.

    • Molly: This is a really windy hospital.
      Janitor: Oh, I'm sorry. I was, er, drying up a patient's urine.

    • J.D.: (To Elliot in the elevator) Hey, buddy! What's with the giant needle?

    • Elliott: Who's Johnny?
      Dr. Molly Clock: You know, he's a resident? He's got gelled up hair and he and his friends are in a motorcycle gang?
      Elliott: I knew it!

    • Dr.Cox: Mark my words, the first year of marriage is just a treat. (Looks at Jordan) Sweetheart, do you remember ours?
      Jordan: The silly fighting for control.
      Dr.Cox: You broke my jaw.
      Jordan: (Looks at J.D., Carla and Turk) You gotta stop that back talk early.

    • Dr.Cox: Molly, Molly, Molly. You lost me at hello.

    • Dr.Cox: Good God Fantasia, you don't actually think I've actually I'm done teaching you, do you? Do you not understand that the only difference between today and tomorrow is that you wake up tomorrow and start coming in here and killing people and nobody can say: "It's no big deal, he's just a resident." Instead, what they're damn sure gonna be wondering, is who tried to educate your sorry ass. And when that finger of blame starts pointing in my direction. I had damn sure better be in a coma, from the anger stroke I suffered from the last time that you tried to hug me. Oh and don't be late tomorrow, doctor.

    • Dr. Cox: Yes, m'lady?
      J.D.: So? You feeling all glahh!?
      Dr. Cox: That depends, does "glahh!" mean confused and incredibly annoyed?
      J.D.: Come on man, it's our last week together! The J.D. and Cox train is pulling into the station. You must have a metaphor you want to use, hit me with it.
      Dr. Cox: I suppose I could riff a list of things that I care as little about as our last week together. Let me low-carb diets, Michael Moore, the Republican National Convention, Kabbalah and all Kabbalah-related products, high-def T.V., the Bush daughters, wireless hot spots, The O.C., the U.N., recycling, getting punk'd, Danny Gans, the Latin Grammies, the real Grammies, Jeff that Wiggle who sleeps too darn much, the Yankee's payroll, the Red States, the Blue States, every hybrid car, every talk show host, everything on the planet, everything in the solar system, and everything, everything, everything, everything everything, everything, everything, everything that exists, past, present and future in all discovered and undiscovered dimensions. Oh, and Hugh Jackman.
      J.D.: Hugh Jackman's Wolverine! How dare he?

  • NOTES (7)

    • In the Comedy Central airings of this episode, Dr. Cox's list of things he doesn't care about ends after "Kabbalah and all Kaballah-related products" and then skips to the Hugh Jackman line.

    • The syndicated version does not show the scene of Turk and J.D. trying to find one another, appearing from different windows and eventually the roof of Sacred Heart. Instead, it shows Turk run into the hospital and immediately meeting J.D. near the nurses' station. This is odd because Carla goes from standing outside in street clothes to immediately standing by the nurses' station in her scrubs.

      In Latin America, the scene of Turk and J.D. trying to find one another, appearing from different windows and eventually the roof of Sacred Heart, is shown.

    • J.D., Turk and Carla's scooters are the same colour as their scrubs: Blue, green and pink respectively.

    • Molly's name is probably a reference to Dolly Clock, one of the show's medical consultants, and wife of Jon Doris, the show's other medical consultant, who happens to be "the real J.D."

    • This is the first Season Premiere that Bill Lawrence hasn't written.

    • This episode takes place 2 weeks after the 3rd Season's Finale

    • Dr. Grace Miller is still on shift so we presume she is still on the show.

  • ALLUSIONS (10)

    • Mariska: Why Mariska why? Used when Dr Cox walks out of a hospital room with J.D. This is in reference to the actress Mariska Hargitay from Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

    • Conversely, Dr. Cox mentioned in this episode that he could not care less about "The O.C."

      This is a reference to the FOX's teen drama show "The O.C".

    • The Beverly Hillbillies:
      When Carla informs Turk that the 'tiny bowls' he complains about are actually sake cups, she calls him Jethro in reference to the uncultured son of the Clampett family in The Beverly Hillbillies.

    • Wolverine:
      J.D. seems to have named his 'gang' The Wolverines. This is an allusion to the comic book character Wolverine. Hugh Jackman plays this character in the X-Men movies, so this is probably J.D.'s ineffective revenge against Dr. Cox for expressing his dislike against the actor.

      Despite the Dr. Cox-Hugh Jackman reference, the more likely allusion is to the 1984 movie Red Dawn. Turk and Elliot had watched the movie in the episode "My Heavy Meddle" in the first season and were apparently quite familiar with it; the main characters of Red Dawn start a small guerrilla gang called "the Wolverines" to fight a Communist invasion of the U.S.

    • Meat Loaf:
      Mr. Blass sings "And I would do anything for love, but I won't do that. No, I won't do that."

      This is a line from the Meat Loaf song "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)". Meat Loaf won the 1994 Grammy for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance on this song.

    • The Wiggles:
      Dr. Cox's list of things he doesn't care about includes "Jeff, that Wiggle who sleeps too darn much!". He is referring to the Australian childrens' entertainers The Wiggles, and specifically Jeff Fatt who plays keyboards and accordion in the band. Jeff is known for falling asleep at inopportune moments.

    • The Sugar Hill Gang:
      J.D. buys Carla and Turk a Sugar Hill Gang alarm clock as a wedding gift. The Sugar Hill Gang are an American hip-hop group who are best known for their song 'Rapper's Delight'. 'Rapper's Delight' plays as the clock's alarm, with slight changes to the lyrics.

    • Ghandi:
      Dr. Cox calls Turk Ghandi in reference to the (bald) Indian political and spiritual leader, Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi.

    • J.D.: Mr. Radford, they're showing 'Cocoon' in the chapel!
      Mr. Radford: I'm not a big Guttenberg fan.

      A reference to the 1985 Ron Howard film Cocoon about a group of seniors who find themselves energized with youth, starring Steve Guttenberg.

    • Dr. Cox: You lost me at hello.

      This is a reference to the line "You had me at hello." which was featured in the Oscar winning film, Jerry McGuire spoken by Renée Zellweger.