Scrubs

Season 7 Episode 11

My Princess

2
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM May 08, 2008 on NBC
8.0
out of 10
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417 votes
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Episode Summary

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After a hard day of work, Dr. Cox has the burden to tell his son Jack a good night story, so disguises his hard day as a fairy tale about the little village Sacred Heartlia with Carla and Turk as the two-headed witch Turla, Elliot as the princess and J.D. as the village idiot. Other people featuring are the Janitor as the giant, Keith as the prince, Dr. Kelso as the dark lord Oslek, Ted as his hunchback and of course Dr. Cox as the brave knight.moreless

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  • Awful, Terrible, Abysmal, Finale. Shall I go on?

    1.0
    The first really just awful episode of Scrubs. The worst episode of Scrubs to date, and the continuity was awful, something that I thought went really well this season, Kelso is all of a sudden Chief of Medicine? Didn't he quit? Why is he back? Why did they air this out of production order? Why is this the finale?



    The fact that anyone could like this episode is astonishing. Season 7 was pretty good, until this episode came along, the last episode should have been the finale, this episode was insignificant and obnoxious. It didn't add to the plot at all, even as a filler, this was awful because of how annoying it was.



    I would have liked at least SOMETHING to keep me on my toes for the next 3 months, like the past finales have given us, but in this case, we got absolutely nothing. As the last episode on NBC, I wouldn't be surprised if anyone watched season eight after this incredibly awful sendoff after being on NBC for seven years. Just so, so awful. Do not watch this episode.moreless
  • A fun, imaginative episode. Touching at the end.

    7.8
    I loved all the great adventure and fairy tale movie references throughout the episode. Loved how it was actually Dr. Cox narrates the episode (like he did in the episode His Story) and how we got to see how he thinks of all the characters, Elliot thinking that she is a princess, Turk and Carla are never separated, and JD being an idiot, and Kelso being an evil wizard. It could have been a little funnier at some points with the fairy tale references, but overall made me laugh. Made a good ending to the series on NBC, and a good lead into the last season on ABC this fall. I am glad we will finally get to see the ending Bill Lawrence intended and the conclusion to JD story.moreless
  • An ok episode.

    8.0
    I was dissapointed in this episode. Definitly not what I would expect from what might have been a series finally. Yes I know that it was renewed on ABC for the fall, but as far as NBC is concerned it was the series finally, and I think there should have been a little more character closer. Instead we get a mideocure episode. Yes it was funny, I laughed, but was not rolling on the floor laughing my butt off laugh that I would expect from what could have been a series finally. I am gald now that ABC is going to be airing new epiodes in the fall, and hope when they finally have a series finally (wheater it's a season or 2 or 3_ they have a great one.moreless
  • I have nothing in particular against this episode but its not a series finale..and its poor shuffling with the series timeline only makes that worse

    7.0
    I have to ask why they made this the finals how to be aired this series, had they switched this and "My waste of time" I would have been much happier.

    Let's deal with the obvious problem off the bat, Kelso's still cheif of medicine in this episode. Now i'm not a continuity freak, i didn't mind when Dr.Cox's hair cut seemed to get out of sink with the series earlier, but to switch episodes around so much as to have him be there just after his exit (which i felt was a fairly poor one for his cherecter as a side note) is just appaling and completly unecessary. The fact it also appears to have been slated for fairly early in the season annoys me even further.

    Apart from this glaring error its not a bad show, while i'm not a huge fan of the fairy tale style of the episode. It is a fresh take on things and allows some new gags which i am all for. The touch of seriousness at the end also works well. What does annoy me it that they have practically ressurected lavernes (apologies for the spelling) charecter, it just seems cheap after her very touching leaving episodes.

    Overall its as a good episode but minor gripes, the fact its billed as a series finale when it has no charecter devlopment or even a next series tie in and its horrendous anachronisms mar my viewing pleasure.moreless
  • Season 7 ends on a high point.

    9.1
    Season 7 ends on a high point.

    To be honest I was shocked once Dr Kelso turned up but, he was not really in it enough to drive away the enjoyment of the episode. I really enjoyed this episode, alot of the reviews seem to disagree compleatly but honestly I thoght it was a good solid episode, the fantasy arrangement realy appealed me and reminds me of earlier surreal episodes that make me alaugh out loud. I thought the production value was high with the sets and costumes. I thought the characters were well thought really reflecting on how the people have developed. I can't knock this episode, roll on Season 8moreless
Zach Braff

Zach Braff

Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox

Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Shirley

Guest Star

Katie Gill

Katie Gill

Marian/Handmaiden

Guest Star

Paul Kwo

Paul Kwo

Potions Tech

Guest Star

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Ted Buckland

Recurring Role

Johnny Kastl

Johnny Kastl

Dr. Doug Murphy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Dr. Oslek is the name Ted calls Dr. Kelso in the episode "My Dream Job".

    • J.D. is able to avoid being suspended for working late because he has had no interaction time with the patients and therefore there are no potential liability problems. However, Doug is sent home without pay for working late, despite the fact that he works in the morgue and all of his patients are dead, making it very unlikely that he will be sued for anything he does.

    • In the beginning of the episode when J.D. is talking to Elliot he says "a month ago you were going to marry him...and then it all fell apart when we had that almost moment in the oncall room." However, moments later when he is talking to Dr. Cox he says "A FEW MONTHS ago Elliot and I almost kissed...", clearly contradicting the time frame he had just himself verified.

    • Scrubs fan and myNBC forum user, Angie_from_Canada, appeared as an extra in this episode. We can see her in the background sitting on a couch, reading a magazine, around three minutes into the episode.

    • The name of the Dark Lord in the fairy tale is "Oslek", which is "Kelso" spelled backwards.

    • The opening credits except for writer and director run during the opening scenes before the intro.

    • Despite the fact that Dr. Kelso officially quit in episode "My Dumb Luck", he appears as the Chief of Medicine in this episode. This is due to the episode being aired out of production order.

    • About a half of patients with Wilson's disease (the patient's diagnosed disease) present with neuropsychiatric disorders as the most prominent symptoms, even being misdiagnosed as schizophrenic. If caught early enough, medications that chelate the excess copper from the eyes, liver and neural tissue can reverse much of the damage.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Janitor: (As the giant) You seem like a nice enough guy. Why are you still working for Lord Oslek?
      Ted: (As the hunchback) I tell most people it's because I'm under an evil spell, but really it's a self-confidence thing.
      Janitor: (As the giant) Yeah, I get that. Say, you want to go hollow out some villagers and use them as kites?
      Ted: (As the hunchback) Do I?

    • Dr. Cox: What is it? And make it quick so you don't bore me.
      J.D.: A few months ago, Elliot and I almost kissed, but now she's saying...
      Dr. Cox: (interrupting J.D.) Well, you tried your best. Now leave me alone.

    • Nurse Shirley: Hey, why was your baby boy dressed like Caesar this morning?
      J.D.: Oh, I don't have clothes for Sam in my house, so I just cut arm and leg holes in a pillow case. The gold belt was just so he wouldn't feel ridiculous.

    • (The Janitor walks around the corner with his shoes untied)
      J.D.: Your shoe lace is untied.
      Janitor: Eeee, thanks man. Do you know how dangerous this is? My uncle's whole family was killed by an untied lace. They were running down the stairs and they tripped and a mad man hacked them all to pieces, I owe you one.
      J.D.: Can't wait.

    • Elliot: That's funny, I requested someone strong and brave, yet here stands the village idiot.
      J.D.: Hey I'm brave, I just saved this fish from drowning. Off you go little buddy. He's tired now, earlier he was dancin' all around...RUN FREE...RUN.

    • Elliot: (As the princess) Idiot, I have to ask. How do you get your hair like that?
      J.D.: (As the village idiot) You like it? I do it myself. It's one part horse manure, one part river mud and a touch of my special ingredient.
      J.D.'s narration: More horse manure.

    • J.D.: Does this hat make me look fly?
      (Later, as the village idiot)
      J.D.: Does this hat make me look fly-eth?

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode was nominated for the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography For A Half-Hour Series.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: June 11, 2008 on TV3
      Venezuela: July 1, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      UK: July 17, 2008 on E4
      Sweden: July 5, 2008 on TV6

    • Some television listings listed this episode under the alternate title My Princess Bride.

    • When this episode aired on NBC, it was labeled as the Scrubs finale, however, this was not the finale, as Zach Braff revealed in his Myspace blog that there are already 18 more episodes in production for a season. In contrast however, this is the last episode that aired on NBC, as season eight is going to air on ABC.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Dr. Cox' character in the fairy tale is named Percival, which is the name of one of the knights of the round table.

    • Keith is dressed up like the comics character Prince Valiant.

    • The appearance of the "monster" as a cloud of black smoke may be an allusion to ABC's Lost. After this episode, Scrubs will air new episodes on ABC.

    • Dr. Cox: My name is Percival Cox. You're killing my friend. Prepare to die.

      This is an allusion to the character Inigo Montoya (played by Mandy Patinkin) from the 1987 movie The Princess Bride, where Inigo was trying to find the killer of his father. He swore that when he met the killer, he would greet him with: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

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