Scrubs

Season 6 Episode 9

My Perspective

2
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Feb 15, 2007 on NBC
8.8
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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A Croatian Doctor comes to Sacred Heart, only to find out that he has to redo his Internship there. J.D. shows symptoms of 'Vasovagal Syncope', a condition that causes fainting and blackouts. Turk and Elliot argue over whose turn it is to take care of him, whilst Carla tries out her new excuse "I have a baby" and the Janitor takes a vacation.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • 609

    7.5
    A pretty good episode although it was forgettable in some places. Probably the only memorable scene was the bedpan race. Don't get me wrong, it was good, but after I finished watching it, I had trouble remembering what REALLY happened. All of it is juts JD moping around, and his friends complaining about who to take care of him next.



    The Boy Who Cried Wolf allusion was fantastic, and the janitor going on a fake cruise just to get JD in to trouble was clever, and it seems as though the janitor is never going to run out of things on how to torture JD. Brian being a recurring character? Hmm, he's not serving much importance yet, but I'm sure he will in the near future. Just a fun light episode, funny, but not memorablemoreless
  • The season turns around through a hilarious episode!

    9.9
    I love this episode. There is a great scene for every character. Turk shines when he says "Still don't know what I'm sayin'," and JD is hilarious when he falls from the ceiling and says, "For the love of God, just mousse and twist!" I love how subtle Judy Reyes is with her cane because of the un-scripted hip injury. The janitor is my favorite, and I am a hardcore fan of everything he does and says. One of my all-time favorite quotes came from this episode: "Here's what you're thinking. I'm lost in the city, I'm hungry, and this is the guy that killed my mom with a snow mobile!" However I did take off 0.1 point because, while it wasn't good OR bad, I didn't really love the Frankenstein scene.moreless
  • Season 6 finally got good. JD feels sick and is diagnosed(naked by Dr. Cox) with Vasovagal Syncope, the Poo-fainting disease, and is hit with a DUI. Th Janitor Hatches an evil plan, and Dr. Kelso wants everyone to lie to their patients.moreless

    10
    Season 6 finally hit its stride with this instant classic that uses a wolf in the funniest plot-line since Arrested Development, may it rest in peace. This episode starts with a n ill-feeling, and naked, JD receiving an awkward physical exam by an unfriendly and unapologetic Dr. Cox. The prognosis for comedy is good. JD is soon diagnosed with Vasovagal Syncope, or the "poo-fainting" disease. Meaning every time he goes number 2 he passes out. This is not the best situation for a man who lives and sleeps in a tent. This becomes immediately apparent when his neighbors discover a nude from the waste down(thanks to Turk's advice on how humans are the only animals that go number 2 with their pants on)passed out JD in their front bathroom. He used the front because it has a hook from which to hang his pants while he goes. This puts JD in a very depressing state and his friends then hold elaborate contests to see who has to take care of him. This is all fine and good until a drunk JD, not wanting to break the law decides to push his scooter home instead of drive it, is still arrested and charged with DUI. But finally Turk's advice comes in handy in jail as only a someone hard core would ever hang up their pants then proceed to pass out while taking a poop. The prisoners invite him into their gang and he gets to participate in a "beating in" of a new recruit and everything. As JD's life is in total shambles Dr. Kelso has told the entire staff at Sacred Heart to lie to their patients in order to make them feel more secure. Also theres a new surgeon competing with Turk, which starts to rattle his confidence, and in turn embroils him in an ethical dilemma when facing Private Dancer's upcoming surgery. In the long run everything works out, except for JD's disease and his DUI, but the episode ends as things usually do with the janitor being mauled by a wolf in the middle of a lot in a residential neighborhood, as part of a 4 step plan called operation "the boy who cried wolf," and Dr. Kelso hosing off a surgeon on the hospital's roof. I give it a ten.moreless
  • 8.8? This deserves a 9.1!

    9.1
    What a great episode, I really enjoyed it. Very funny, very Scrubs-like and I am quite surprised it has such a low rating for Scrubs as it was one of the best in this season so far. J.D. shows symptoms of 'Vasovagal Syncope', a condition that causes fainting and blackouts which lead to some very hilarious and embarassing moments. Turk and Elliot argue over whose turn it is to take care of him, whilst Carla tries out her new excuse "I have a baby" which she uses once and the Janitor takes a vacation and leaves Ted and Todd a very funny job to do.moreless
  • Really pointless actually.

    7.5
    Absolutely way too many scenes with that guy with the flipped hair acting wierd. I mean give it a rest and when that dude called his female boss a bad word,they never said what it was! But besides all that it was a pretty descent and funny show. Like when he was in jail that was hilarious!
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

Michael Weston

Michael Weston

Private Brian Dancer

Guest Star

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Milos

Guest Star

Chris Dougherty

Chris Dougherty

Intern

Guest Star

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Laverne Roberts

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 (10)

    • Ted's password is "alligator3".

    • The condition J.D. gets in this episode is referred to in episode 4x23, "My Faith In Humanity", when he is talking to Jake in the parking lot.

    • During all the time that Elliot and J.D. are at the bar, Elliot grabs her drink with her right hand. However, she grabs it with her left hand before her beer spilled on her.

    • At the bar scene with Elliot and J.D., someone pulls the string that is attached to Elliot's wrist and makes Elliot spill all her beer on her chest. When she puts the glass down it is empty, but in the next shot from a different angle, there's still some beer left in the glass. In the next shot from a different angle, the glass is empty again.

    • When Turk is "drawing" where he is going to perform the incisions for surgery, the first shot shows the line under the left nipple. Shots that follows, show the line on the other side.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Lloyd, the delivery guy, is the son of Colonel Doctor, the background character who resembles Colonel Sanders.

    • At the end of the bar scene, the camera shot over J.D.'s shoulder shows his hands in front of him, fingers interlaced, as Elliot speaks to him. The next shot from the reverse angle shows his hands apart and arms in a completely different pose.

    • When the police officer comes to J.D.'s half acre for the first time, Zach Braff wears the winning t-shirt from the "threadless loves 'The Last Kiss'"-competition on threadless.com promoting his film "The Last Kiss".

    • Featured Music:
      "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)" by Billy Ocean (J.D. pushing his scooter)
      "I Summon You" by Spoon (Final scene)

    • Elliot reminds J.D. that he gets "handsy" when drunk, which is consistent with "My Best Laid Plans", where J.D. rubbed his hands over himself, drunk.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Turk: I should not have given you this spy equipment for your birthday.
      J.D.: Are you kidding me, I need it so I know when I can sneak over and use the can, and by the way, I'm using the front bathroom now, because it has a hook on the door, so I can hang up my pants.
      Turk: You finally started listening to me.
      J.D.: You're right, my friend, man is the only animal that wears pants during twosies.
      Turk: It's just so unnatural.

    • Private Dancer: I bet you had straight A's since pre-school.
      Turk: You kiddin' me? My girlfriend wasn't the only one with 34 C's in high school, 'know what I'm sayin'?

    • Turk: So you called this meeting to tell us we should lie more?
      Dr. Cox: Sorry, Bob-o, but I'm going to tell the truth whenever I damn-well please. For instance, your tie: it's hideous. In fact, its only redeeming quality is to divert attention from the very-visible outline of your man-girdle.
      Dr. Kelso: Too mean.
      Dr. Cox: Sorry.

    • J.D.: Last night I got arrested for drunk driving.
      Crowd: Ohhh.
      J.D.: But I swear to you all, it is not a big deal.
      Ted: No he didn't...

    • J.D.'s narration: (While listening to Billy Ocean) Ah Billy! After the Arctic and the Pacific, you're my favourite ocean.

    • Turk: What the hell is thetoddtime.com?
      Todd: Log on and thank me later. Cyber five! (High fives Turk) Send!

    • Dr. Kelso: Now she's suing the hospital. And since Ted is our lawyer, what's going to happen...
      Ted: Girlfriend's gonna get paid!

    • Dr. Kelso: Hiya! My name is Bob Kelso and I like whores.

    • Turk: Damn, dude, you got it pretty rough.
      J.D.: Ya hear that, everybody? I do have it rough. And that comes from a man who knows a teensy bit about adversity. And why is that, Turk?
      Turk: Because I'm black.
      J.D.: No, because you have diabetes. What's hard about being black?

    • Dr. Cox: That doesn't look right.
      J.D.: What? What is it?
      Dr. Cox: You have a penis. At least, that's what I think it is.
      J.D.: It's a penis.
      Dr. Cox: Fair enough.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: March 7, 2007 on TV3

    • Carla (Judy Reyes) can be seen using a cane in several scenes because Judy Reyes was still recovering from a broken hip when this episode was filmed. In the previous episode, Carla hurt her leg in the RV crash, allowing her to work with a cane.

    • TheToddTime.com is a real web site that is affilliated with Scrubs. It shows a video of Todd bodybuilding in his undergarments.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      The final shot of J.D. in his tent with his arms behind his head is identical to the final shot in the '80s movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, starring Matthew Broderick.

    • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
      The Janitor's latest prank was based on the old tale of 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' in which a child claims on numerous occassions that there is a wolf, falsely notifying the town's people, but when the wolf does actually appear nobody believes the child. This was the Janitor's idea, but it failed in the end as the wolf turned on him.

    • Frankenstein
      The scene where the waiting-room crowd waves torches at J.D. (after he announces he had a DUI) is clearly a reference to the various movie adaptations of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein". In at least some versions (particularly the 1931 Boris Karloff version), the villagers and Dr. Frankenstein hunt down the monster with torches and farm implements. J.D.'s comments about "not being down with fire" probably refer to the fact that the monster is burned to death at the end of the movie.

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