Season 1 Episode 7

My Super Ego

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Nov 06, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Dr. Cox doesn't call J.D. any Girl Name, probably because the only thing he could think of was Carla's relationship problems with Turk.

    • When J.D. talks to the Janitor, who is in the elevator, the light of the 4th floor is on, but on the wall behind the Janitor there's a huge blue number 2 indicating the floor.

    • Featured Music:
      "Electric Relaxation" by A Tribe Called Quest
      "Camera One" by Josh Joplin

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Cox: Carla? Wow. You look great.
      Carla: You're not messing with me, right?
      Dr. Cox: No. But I'd like to.

    • Dr. Kelso: Well, lookie, here. I thought this was my special place. I'd ask you not to tell any of the others about this spot, but none of them seem to be talking to you.
      J.D.: Uh... it's been a rough day, sir.
      Dr. Kelso: You see, Dr. Dorian, your problem is... you're a pansy. If you were in my way, I'd throw you off this ledge right now. We're out here alone... No one would ever know.
      J.D.: I'm'unna... I'm'unna... I have to... things.
      J.D. quickly leaves
      Dr. Kelso: Interns are fun.

    • Dr. Kelso: Good afternoon, doctors. I've gathered you all here because, well, attendance at my new conferences has been very disappointing. In fact, I've begun to wonder if maybe you have something more important to do. Maybe you feel the need to sneak off and have a little nappy-nap. I love nappy-naps. Or... maybe you've forgotten that my conferences are mandatory!

    • J.D.'s Narration: I think everyone's finally coming around to my way of thinking about Nick.
      Carla: You're right, he definitely has a cute little butt.
      Elliot: Oh, it's almost like it's been sculpted.
      J.D.: Who cares? Everybody's got a cute butt; I have a cute butt.
      Carla: You should bring it in someday.

    • Turk: You know, even though nothing happened today, it's still kinda freakin' me out.
      Todd: Mm-hmm.
      Turk: I mean, one flinch, one hiccup, and that's the difference between life and death?
      Todd: Mm.
      Turk: It's a lot to have on your shoulders, you know?
      Todd: Mm.
      Carla: Hey. What're you guys talking about?
      Todd: Cheese.
      Carla: Turk is so lucky I met him first.

    • Dr. Wen: I don't know where that smell came from!
      Todd: Uh... sir?
      Dr. Wen: What is it, do you see something?
      Todd: Sir, I farted. That smell is from the fart that I made.
      Turk: Duuude.
      Dr. Wen: Get the hell out of my OR!
      Todd: Yes, sir... Good.

    • Dr. Kelso: Ahh, if it isn't the brain trust. Someone tell me what this patient's rash is. You have until I finish my squeezy-juice.
      J.D.'s Narration: Oh, my God, I'm drawing a... Oh, my God, I can't even remember what you draw when your mind draws a... something!

    • J.D.: How about Nick?
      Elliot: Oh... I'd let him drool on me. Oh, that's gross, why did I say that? I-I shouldn't talk to people. Besides, I wouldn't know what to do even if I was interested.
      J.D.: Well, you could start by looking at him.
      Elliot looks at Nick for a split second then looks back
      Elliot: Did he look back, did he like me? Why doesn't he like me? I can't believe I already blew it!

    • Nick: Of course you're gonna have a scar, Peter. I mean... you're not getting any surgery, but chicks dig scars, so I think I'm gonna give you one anyway.

    • J.D.: It's the scrubs, because in jeans, my butt is a force to be reckoned with!

    • Elliot: I'm single! Sorry, that was a lot more subtle in my head.

    • Dr. Cox: Oh, look Carla back when I was an intern I remember the pressure being so insane that the only way I could get by was to race home and even though my wife was already asleep I'd gently wake her look her in the eyes and then I'd passive-aggressively torture her until she packed a bag and went to her mom's place for a week.
      Carla: Oh.
      Dr. Cox: Does that help?
      Carla: Like a big hug with words.

    • Dr. Cox: Nobody hurts Carla and gets away with it.
      Doug: Who's Carla?
      Dr. Cox: I was talking to myself. Don't eavesdrop... (quietly) If this kid doesn't leave I'm gonna kill him.
      Doug stands up
      Dr. Cox:Now if you leave I'll know you were eavesdropping and I'll just go ahead and kill ya anyway. Stay, good girl.

    • Dr. Wen: So listen, I scheduled an appendectomy for you later just make sure you're good on potassium.
      Turk: Sir I got so much potassium it's coming out of my assium. You know what I mean? See what I did was take the word potassium and... I dropped the first three letters... made a doody joke
      Dr. Wen: Funny stuff.

    • Todd: Dr. Wen threatened to sew my butt cheeks together.
      Turk: And yet you continue to eat chili.
      Todd: Dude I'm takin' the cheese off.

    • J.D.'s Narration: Time to put myself right back on top of Nick! That came out wrong.

    • Elliot: You know I kinda had a date last night?
      J.D.: Really?
      Elliot: Yeah a guy on the bus fell asleep on me and drooled on my shoulder
      J.D.: You slut!

    • J.D.: Wait whatever happened to the guy in the restaurant?
      Nick: Oh eventually I remembered I was a doctor. Course he'd been dead for 20 minutes, very embarrassing. Food was good though.
      J.D.'s Narration: Don't laugh! Don't laugh!
      J.D. laughs
      J.D.'s Narration: Damn!

    • Carla: Why would Turk talk to Elliot about this and not me anyway? They're not even friends, you know what I mean?
      Dr. Cox: After twenty-five minutes, the only way I could know what you mean more is if you write "my boyfriend doesn't open up to me" on a big wooden mallet and smash me over the head with it.
      Carla: Why can't you for once dig deep down in your heart, access some emotions and empathize with me.
      Dr. Cox: [Pause] I'm sorry, what were we doing?
      Carla: See, that's why no one likes you. [Carla walks away]
      Dr. Cox: Hey, you like me a little bit. [Pointing to Laverne] And so do you sweetcakes. Huh? You wanna a little sugar from daddy? [Unscrews candy jar]

    • J.D.: It's okay to be impressed by me, most girls are.

    • Doug: Hi.
      Dr. Cox: Anytime you wanna get more gauze, it'd be a real treat for all of us.
      Carla: It's hard being you, isn't it?
      Dr. Cox: It is. What's with the smile?
      Carla: This whole "Big Bad Wolf" thing - its such an act.
      [Doug brings Dr. Cox gauze]
      Dr. Cox: Neato. Well now what do ya want, a tip? Get out. [Whistles] Go! Go! Go!

    • Dr. Cox: So you had a little stage fright? It's no big deal. Happened to me once.
      Turk: Really?
      Dr. Cox: I'd be more than glad to tell you what a lot of doctors do to relieve the stress. Take a little trip to palmdale.
      Turk: What?
      Dr. Cox: Okay. Give youself the old low-five.
      Turk: I'm not getting it.
      Dr. Cox: Physician, love thy self.

    • Dr. Cox: Listen, I was thinking about what happened eariler and anyway, here.
      Carla: Wow. You finally dug deep down in your heart and came up with a muffin.
      Dr. Cox: That's store bought sister. There's blueberries in there the size of your fist.

    • Elliot: You know what? Even though I'm on call tonight, I'm not gonna let the bad stuff happen anymore. I'm not gonna let myself get overwelmed. What?
      J.D.: It's just that Friday night when you had people over you locked yourself in your room because we brought the wrong chips.
      Elliot: Look at me, that was the old Elliot.
      Laverne: Hey can you help me find Doctor Murdoch? Peter's parents are here and he's not answering his page.
      J.D.: Sure. You know Elliot's not gonna let herself be overwelmed anymore.
      Laverne leaves laughing
      J.D.: She's been drinking!

    • [The janitor comes in and blocks J.D. form exiting. He has been threatning J.D. with a soon-coming insult.]

      Janitor: You're stupid.
      J.D.: That's it? Wow.
      Janitor: Give it time. It'll eat at you.


      J.D.: Am I stupid?
      Elliot: Yeah. A little bit.
      J.D.: Damn him!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • M*A*S*H:
      J.D.: I still feel like I'm seven years old playing M*A*S*H with my older brother.

      M*A*S*H was a CBS television series aired from September 17th, 1972 to February 21st, 1983 for 251 episodes, and is one of the most celebrated television series in the history. It featured the adventures of Dr. "Hawkeye" Pierce, Dr. "Trapper" John McIntyre, Dr. Frank Burns, Senior Nurse Major "Hot Lips" Houlihan, Lt. Col. Henry Blake, Corporal "Radar" O'Reilly and others in South Korea, during the Korean War, in an Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

    • The Silence of the Lambs:
      Janitor: (Imitating Anthony Hopkins' voice) Tick-tock, Clarice.

      The quote and the imitation are references to Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, played by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs, a 1991 Academy Award-winning film based on the novel by Thomas Harris. The film tells tells the story of Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, who is sent to see the imprisoned Lecter in order to ask his expert advice on catching a serial killer given the name Buffalo Bill, who is abducting women and skinning them.