Season 2 Episode 11

My Sex Buddy

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Jan 02, 2003 on NBC
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Renewed sex with J.D. calms Elliot, who's facing personal and professional dilemmas: She's broke and patients are bailing out on her. Meanwhile, J.D. and Carla have a disagreement with Dr. Kelso regarding personal involvement with patients, and Turk takes the blame for one of Elliot's mistakes.

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  • Turk feels as though Elliot is too stressed, so he takes her patients away from her.

    Definitely an Elliot-centric episode, I would have to say,. In continuation to JD and Elliot sleeping together, Elliot and JD decide to be sex buddies, no strings attached. I've seen this a lot on TV shows, and you know there is always going to be conflict when it comes to "no strings attached." It seems as though everything is going wrong in Elliot's life, especially when her patients keep on requesting another doctor, and switching her. She feels terrible about this so she keeps on falling in to the arms of JD. Later on, she finds out that Turk was the one who switched her patients. He had good intentions, since he noticed that she was too stressed, but of course, Elliot doesn't take it too well. Cox gives one of his famous speeches to Elliot, saying she has got to get her life together. Meanwhile Carla always wants her patients to like her, but when Kelso gives Carla a situation that she can't avoid, she has to face not being liked. Kelso continues to be a jerk, and then he ends up getting liked in the end. JD starts developing feelings for Elliot, but she ends up breaking it off in the end, after what Cox told her. You can tell JD still has feelings for her in the end, which leaves things in the air somehow. Plots were good, it was just fun to see Elliot & JD together again. Good episode.moreless
  • JD and Elliot are sex buddies!!

    Not wanting to repeat their last disastrous relationship, J.D. and Elliot agree to become sex buddies to limit their feelings for each other, although this doesn't entirely work out as they planned. Usually the Elliot breakups and getting back together always annoys me. But this was very well written and hilarious. I guess Elliot and JD were the main plot?

    The subplots with Turk helping Elliot out with work and Carla was really funny. I liked the see the crazy patient Dr Corman back at Sacred Heart.

    This is a classic good old Scrubs episode (how the show used to be back in the earlier Seasons)moreless
  • A favourite of mine

    My sex buddy is a great episode of Scrubs and one of Elliot's best. Elliot was having troubles with life in the episodes surrounding this episode and in this episode she has a semi relationship with JD again. Many people like to see JD and Elliot together and they are a good couple this episode was done well especially at the end when JD realises he wanted to be with Elliot for more than just sex but Elliot was coping with a lot in life and wanted to be alone at the end. The episode shows Turk also cares for Elliot unfortunately his help isn't what she wanted and when he tells Elliot's patients to get different doctors she takes it the wrong way. Overall it is a strong episode but fails to live up to My bed bantor and beyond.moreless
  • Fine example.

    Renewed sex with J.D. calms Elliot, who's facing personal and professional dilemmas: She's broke and patients are bailing out on her. Meanwhile, J.D. and Carla have a disagreement with Dr. Kelso regarding personal involvement with patients, and Turk takes the blame for one of Elliot's mistakes.


    Sex buddy! every guys dream, unless their gay Don't know why her being poor started it at she felt she had to end it to get back on her feet? Ah well, unlucky J-dizzle.moreless
  • Friends With Benefits

    This episode has got to be my favorite of season 2. It is cleverly written, very revealing, and features one of the best musical moments in "Scrubs" history.

    I would first like to commend this episode for once again refusing to stick to the norm where relationships are involved. While I was pumping my fists in the air when J.D. and Elliot hooked up in "My Monster," we all know that they aren't meant to work out long term.

    This episode reveals exactly why "friends with benefits" or "sex buddies" or whatever you want to call it just won't work. While at first it seems like the perfect solution, sex invariably complicates rather than simplifies. Sex and emotions are a packaged deal, and no matter how much we try and fight this fact, there is no way around it.

    The song, "Tell Her This" by Del Amitri, works perfectly at the end. Like all the best musical moments, the scene was written to fit the song.

    Check this episode out; you won't regret it.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

Kevin Cooney

Kevin Cooney

Mr. Woodbury

Guest Star

Garrett Donovan

Garrett Donovan

Baby Marrick

Guest Star

Stacy Barnhisel

Stacy Barnhisel

Mrs. Marrick

Guest Star

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Laverne Roberts

Recurring Role

Robert Maschio

Robert Maschio

Dr. Todd Quinlan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (39)

    • Elliot: I... I can't do this.
      J.D.: Okay, less tongue, less tongue.

    • J.D.'s Narration: Hopefully, you see yourself in time to make a change.
      Carla: Unfortunately, we're not comfortable discharging you just yet. I'm really, really sorry.
      J.D.'s Narration: And hopefully you'll be respected for it.
      Mr. Woodbury: You evil little witch!

    • Elliot: Dr. Cox. I just wanted to let you know that Turk did the right thing by taking my patients off of my service.
      Dr. Cox: Noooo. What that yellow-bellied scalpel jock should have done was to go down to Surgery and schedule himself for an early morning add-a-pair-tomy. That way, if it took, he'd have the stones to at least come and talk to you next time he had a problem.
      Elliot: I just can't seem to stop letting my life out there affect my life in here, you know?
      Dr. Cox: Well, hell, Barbie... look at me. It's not like I've always been the centered, well-adjusted guy-smiley you see walking up and down the halls of this dump; I mean, stuff like that takes time. But, eventually, you learn to keep your personal problems separate from this place.
      Elliot: So, what do I do until then?
      Dr. Cox: You get your damn life in order... Oh, and, Barbie? Let's say word were to get out that Uncle Cox was doling out the feel goods? I'll make ya pay - ya have no idea. Huge!

    • J.D. comes up to Turk, grabs the basketball, and kicks it off the lot.
      Turk: Apologize.
      J.D.: Apologize to you?
      Turk: No. To Richard - that was his basketball.
      J.D. turns to see a large staffer with an angry expression
      J.D.: Hello, Richard. I'll tell you what: Tomorrow, at lunch, I'll-I'll-I'll bring you a new basketball... And a hoagie.

    • Dr. Kelso: Ah, maybe Mr. Woodbury will be fine. Maybe he'll be back here in a few days even worse for wear because you rushed him out. Who knows? But, darn it all, though, if what I don't think is the bigger question, is why you even give a hoot?
      Carla: Well, actually, sir, I have this little problem with caring for my patients.
      Dr. Kelso: Still, if you decide later that what you really care about is how much your patients like you, you can always change your mind about letting Mr. Woodbury leave. Hell, I'll even back you up.

    • Dr. Kelso: Well, what's with the mouthful of Chicklets, sweetheart?
      Carla: Oh, no special reason, sir.
      Dr. Kelso: Really? I thought it might be because young Dr. Dorian came to see me with his feathers all up and his voice a-crackin', and told me he was letting Mr. Woodbury go.
      Carla: Oh, did he?
      Dr. Kelso: Yup. And his knees were knocking so loud, I almost didn't see you standing above him, pulling the strings.

    • J.D.: That I.V. looks like it's infiltrating. Nurse must've screwed up.
      Elliot: Um. I did that.

    • J.D.: Well, look at you, Miss No One's Ever Gonna Want Me To Be Their Doctor Again! I don't see Mr. Ellis, here, complaining.
      Elliot: He's in a coma.

    • Turk: Um, what, are you on a break or something?
      Elliot: Well, I have nothing else to do, because none of my patients want to see me.
      Turk: But that's a good thing, right? Because, now, you have time to take care of your life!
      Elliot: Why are you being so weird?
      Dr. Cox: Well, of course, that could be because he's shaving his dome so much lately that the hair is actually starting to grow inward - it's an affliction commonly known as the "infro." But, if I were to guess just exactly why he's been acting weird lately, I would say it's because...he's the one who's been steering your patients away from you... Discuss.

    • Turk: Are you watching 'Sesame Street'?
      Elliot: You know, when I was a kid, I had my first sex dream about Mr. Hooper. Least I think it was a sex dream - he was trying to choke me.
      Turk: Yeah, that-that's sweet.

    • J.D.'s Narration: This is not the time to talk it out. So you just need to get out of the situation without making her suspicious.
      The phone rings.
      J.D.: Hello?... Oh, hi, Mom!... Yeah! I miss you, too! I haven't spoken to you in so long.
      Elliot sneaks out of the room.
      J.D.: Hi, Mr. Turk... No, Chris isn't here... No! No, sir, I didn't say "Mom," I said..."mon," like, "Hey, mon, we be jammin'!"... N-no, sir, I don't think all black people are Jamaican.
      Elliot sticks her head in the door
      J.D.: I-I love you too, Mommy!

    • Elliot: I just don't get it. I mean, why are so many of my patients switching off on me? Are my hands that cold? You didn't tell anyone that I'm Republican, did you?

    • J.D.'s Narration: What did you do? All right, don't panic! Maybe she didn't enjoy it... Oh, come on, who're you kidding?

    • Elliot: J.D., I had such a crappy day. I really need you right now. Come here.
      J.D.'s Narration: She needs you? Oh, my God, Turk was right. You have to stop kissing her, and put an end to this before she gets hurt!
      Elliot: Is there something wrong?
      J.D.'s Narration: Eh, she's a tough kid - you can tell her later.

    • J.D.: Elliot? What are you doing?
      Elliot: Sitting in the dark... crying. So, you know, the usual.

    • Elliot: How's Mr., uh... Lawrence doing?
      Dr. Cox: I'm afraid that's no longer any of your business - he's not your patient as of 2 o'clock this afternoon. He asked for a new doctor.
      Elliot: That's the second patient to switch off of my service today, what is the deal?
      Dr. Cox: Maybe they were both so overwhelmed by the high quality of your care that they just couldn't stand it another second.

    • Turk: I don't wanna get all Dr. Phil on you, but the last time I checked, women have a hard time separating sex from emotions. So, you may think you're just tappin' that right now, but pretty soon she's gonna be like, "J.D., I need you."
      J.D.: Look, if it ever got that emotional, I'd break it off.
      Turk: Okay. Oh, by the way, dude right there is totally hitting that dude! He's totally hitting him!
      J.D.: You are good!
      Turk: I know.
      J.D.: I'm so glad Esteban found someone!

    • J.D.'s Narration: Okay, just give her a casual nod - you don't want Turk to know what's going on.
      Turk: Dude, you're totally hitting that.
      J.D.: How do you do that?
      Turk: It's a gift.

    • Carla: You know, Mr. Woodbury's son is getting married this weekend; he keeps asking me if he's gonna be able to go.
      J.D.: He's had a nasty case of pneumonia. Let's see. [reads the chart] Well, his leukocytosis is resolved, and his blood cultures are negative... Tell him we'll do the best we can.
      Carla: Oh, come on! Can't we just tell him that he can go?
      J.D.: Where's the wiggle room in that? There's no wiggle!

    • Turk: Elliot! You said you were gonna get that CAT-scan of Mrs. Credin's abdomen.
      Elliot: I have been crazy-busy. I was stuck on the phone all morning with bill collectors who, by the way, are obsessed with money! I spent an hour in my truck looking for clean bras because all I've got left is this date-night push-up one - and, to be honest, I don't like working with these things under my chin all day. Plus, I am walking someplace right now, and, for the life of me, I can't remember where.
      Turk: Don't worry about it, I'll take care of it for you.
      Elliot: Thanks.
      Turk: Mm-hmm.
      Elliot: Bathroom!

    • Woman: Well, you've always said you felt insufficient, so why-
      Man: Dr. Kelso, my wife simply won't listen to reason-
      Dr. Kelso: Mr. Merrick, even if your son isn't circumcised, he will still look like you! 'Course, he'll have to put on a couple hundred pounds.
      Man: What?
      Dr. Kelso: I kid. You're a dashing man, just dashing. Have you modeled?

    • Elliot: I'm so relaxed. It's like I totally forgot about being a doctor, you know?
      J.D.: You're a doctor?
      Elliot: Problem is that we already know that we don't work as a couple.
      J.D.: Oh, we're a train wreck.
      Elliot: So we can't keep doing this.
      J.D.: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Hello, and whoa!
      Elliot: J.D., it's just sex.
      J.D.: Look, Elliot, we're adults. I don't think we have to apologize for enjoying what we're doing.
      J.D.'s Narration: And that's when she said the words every man is dying to hear.
      Elliot: I guess we could just be sex buddies.
      J.D.: If you want...

    • J.D.: Ugh! What a day! Whoo-ee! I am as stressed out and vulnerable as I was last night.
      Elliot: Me too.
      J.D.: What to do? What to do... what to do, what to do, what to do?
      Elliot: I don't feel like doing anything.
      J.D.: Oh, come on, we could-we could rent a movie... got a fresh pack of Uno cards... You know what we could do? We could have sex again - I'm throwing it out there.
      Elliot: Bite me.
      J.D.: Oh, come on! I'm sorry, I was kidding! I'm just-it's just a joke!
      Elliot: No, I mean it - like you did last night... Come bite me.

    • Carla: There're really no medical advantages to circumcision.
      Woman: I told you.
      Man: I'm not talking about medical, I'm talking about personal.
      Woman: And you wanted to slice into his manhood to pluck his fruit.

    • Carla: Congratulations again. He is beautiful.
      Man: I was wondering about circumcision.
      J.D.: Well, you're a little old... um... But, I-I do have a roommate who's a surgeon - he owes me a favor, I could-
      Carla: Talking about their son, Bambi.
      J.D.: Oh! Well, now... see, that we're set up for.

    • Turk: What'cha watching, buddy?
      J.D.: Animal Planet.
      Turk: Why does that one monkey keep biting the other one on the ass?
      J.D.: I don't know... but she seems to love it!

    • Elliot: The point is, we were stressed out and vulnerable, and we made a mistake.
      J.D.: Four times... And a half, if you count that last thing.

    • J.D.: How did this happen?
      Elliot: J.D., I'm homeless; I have no money, and everything I own is outside in a truck - my life's a mess. Plus, you were... going through... a lot, too...
      J.D.: My peep was on the fritz. Much better now, thank you for asking.

    • Elliot: What the hell, Turk!
      Dr. Cox: Ohhh, good, Barbie! Now really access the anger!
      Elliot: How could you do that to me?
      Dr. Cox: Yeah, honestly. How could you?
      Turk: Okay, I just wanted to protect you - give you a little break.
      Dr. Cox: The old "I'm trying to help you" gambit? Barbie, see through that. Yo' kick him! Yo' kick him right now!
      Turk: Elliot...
      Dr. Cox: "I'm sorry!"

    • Dr. Cox: Well, hell, Barbie... look at me. It's not like I've always been the centered, well-adjusted guy-smiley you see walking up and down the halls of this dump.

    • Janitor: Yeah, there's been some break-ins, I had to change all the locks on these lockers. You should have gotten your new combination in the mail.
      J.D.: Well, I didn't. Do you know what it is?
      Janitor: Yeah.
      J.D.: But you're not gonna tell me, are you.
      Janitor: Can't. Janitor-locker confidentiality.

    • Todd: T-Dog, that was big of you to cover for Elliot. You know, I had a good mind to spank her yesterday.
      Turk: What, she screw up with one of your patients, too?
      Todd: No.

    • Janitor: What's all that about?
      J.D.: Oh, I... can't tell you, it's, you know, doctor-patient confidentiality.
      Janitor: Oh, right. Tell me.
      J.D.: No, no, I'm-I'm not kidding. I... can't.
      Janitor: Can't... or won't?
      J.D.: Can't!
      Janitor: WON'T!

    • Dr. Cox: What's up Laverne?
      Laverne: This Friday, my church group's doing a production of "Rent", if you wanna go.
      Dr. Cox: Yeah... what's up that doesn't make me wanna shoot myself.

    • Dr. Cox: Hey chum, what do you say? Listen, I just wanted to tell you not to worry about getting that silly CAT scan on Mrs. Creeden, cause it turns out I'm just gonna rip her stitches open, jam my head in there and have a look around in there for myself. Damnit, when I tell you to do something, you sure as hell better get it done.

    • Dr. Kelso: Stay away from definite answers. Leave yourself some wiggle room. Say things like, "We'll do what we can," or "We'll get back to you on that," or "Hell I don't know."
      J.D.: Couldn't think of a third one sir?
      Dr. Kelso: That was the third one. Ass face.

    • Dr. Kelso: Does this name tag say Chief of Medicine?
      J.D.: Ah yes sir.
      Dr. Kelso: Funny, because that couple back there said, "Hi I'm Bob, ask me about your baby's johnson." Damnit, in my hospital we do not go out on a limb with our opinons.

    • Dr. Cox: Oh joy! I get to work on Mrs. Creeden with the Wonder Twins. Dear Lord, what in thy most Holy Name have I done to offend thee so?
      Elliot: My brother Bradley and I used to always pretend that we were the Wonder Twins. He would always become "form of a dragon" and then I would wanna be a dragon too, but he said I'd be something made of water so I'd be like "shape of an ice dragon" and then he'd say I was copying him and he'd breathe on me and I'd have to melt but it was still so awesome.
      Dr. Cox: That's funny, I don't recall asking for a really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, re-he-heally boring story. My God barbie! Don't you understand no one cares?
      Turk: I care.
      Dr. Cox: Correction. No one important cares.

    • J.D.: Time to take the "G R" off my gratitude and give that old bastard some attitude, J.D. style
      Carla: His office is that way.
      J.D.: I know, I have to go throw up first.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Dr. Cox refers to Elliot and Turk as "The Wonder Twins". The Wonder twins were a set of fraternal twins (boy and girl) who joined the justice league. They had rings that when connected allowed the girl to change into any animal and the boy into anything made of water.