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Season 6 Episode 18

My Turf War

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Apr 26, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

When Keith leaves town for a few days, J.D. expects that he'll finally be able to spend some quality time with Elliot. But he doesn't anticipate Elliot's old college friend dropping by. J.D. switches between hitting on her and competing with her for Elliot's attention. Meanwhile, Turk and Dr. Cox volley a hypochondriac patient back and forth since there's nothing wrong with him.moreless

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  • 618

    Did not get much laughs in tonight on Scrubs, at least not the way like the last couple of episodes made me laugh. Actually, I don't think I laughed once while watching this episode. And since the main focus of the show is comedy, it's not such a great thing, to not be able to laugh while watching a sitcom.

    Kudos on the eventful and very surprising ending, but everything else relating Elliot's old sorority sister, and JD. It was a bit cheesy, and over the top, especially for a plot so insignificant. JD spreads a rumor because he misses Elliot, big deal. It was a nice JD & Elliot moment near the end which we haven't seen in a while, but I just felt they should have been connecting based on something more significant than Elliot's sorority sister coming in to to town.

    I liked Turk's plot, a lot actually. Something they haven't discussed on this show, which is very common in hospitals today: Hypochondriacs. People who always think that they're sick. We haven't seen much Cox & Turk bonding, so it was nice to watch, and it had definitely some good interactions.

    Eventful and unexpected endings, something that Scrubs has been really good lately. Kieth proposes to Elliot, Turk tricks Dr. Cox and ends up getting the good surgeries. Overall, good for the eventful ending, but thumbs down on not being that funny this time around. Fair episode.moreless
  • Downhill

    It's an ok episode. I mean, I've been very disappointed by this season's of Scrubs. There were a few episodes (like the musical) that were good, but nothing like the first few seasons. Scrubs is about inane humor that should entertain everyone, but the entertainment is pretty much gone. Keri Russell's appearance did nothing for the show. It's just all very disappointing. That's all I can say about it. It is big that Elliot is possibly getting engaged to Keith, but whatever. Yippee. And I want to know something about JD's baby. There has got to be some development on that.moreless
  • I had not laughed so hard in a long time. This is getting better every episode

    Somehow I had lost fate on the show. I don't know... maybe the season didn't start the way I expected. I even stoped watching the show for a while but how glad I am that I let it rest and grow up on me. The scene where JD tries to leave Elliot and her friend at the bar is probably one of the most funny ones in scurbs history. That said the Elliot-JD story is becoming so interesting. We'll have to see what acuatlly happens with Kim and the baby. Just a few episodes left... and will season 7 be happening?moreless
  • A wonderful, hilarious episode.

    Wow, this episode was totally awesome. When Melody and Elliot looked at J.D. for that period of time I almost fell down laughing. The story also winds itself back again to the original classic Scrubs. We don't venture off with Livern dying, or anything else. This episode actually stuck to the plot. It was also a great way to introduce Melody, since she is J.D.'s new girlfriend. When Melody and Elliot were jumping up and down together because they were so happy, the part where they screamed was extremely hilarious! Oh my god, the comedy there was exactly perfect. Finished!moreless
  • The episode had a various number of giggle worthy events.

    The show started with Keith leaving Elliot and the Hospital for a couple of days. To be honest im not a massive fan of Keith so I was excited about what would happen without him and Elliot. But I am now a great fan of Lloyd the delivery man who played an ever-more inclusive part in Scrubs, at this rate he will be a main character. Keri Russell starred as Melody, Elliot's sorority sister.

    The tornado scene was my favourite because of the sheer action and special effects. This was closely followed by the "$100" scene, it was amazingly awkward and embarrassing. Other great parts included the "Grillface" scene and the "Ghost who hates spills" scene. Overall I thought the show was nicely carved with various funny moments thrown in.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

Keri Russell

Keri Russell

Melody O'Harra

Guest Star

Peter A. Hulne

Peter A. Hulne


Guest Star

Billy Unger

Billy Unger


Guest Star

Mike Schwartz

Mike Schwartz


Recurring Role

Frank Cameron

Frank Cameron

Dr. Mickhead

Recurring Role

Travis Schuldt

Travis Schuldt


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Featured Music:
      "It's Never You" by Weekend Excursion ("Grill face" flashback)
      "The History of Excuses" by Bishop (J.D. and Melody make out at the bar)
      "Pass It On" by The Coral (Dr. Cox and Turk pass Lloyd on to each other)
      "Everybody Gets What They Deserve" by The Churchills (Played on the jukebox at the bar)

    • Lloyd: Were we in an air band together?
      Turk: I don't know.
      Lloyd: (Drums the air) I think we were.

      Lloyd reminds us of episode 5x09: "My Half-acre" where Turk, the Janitor, Ted and himself were in an air band.

    • Dr. Cox says Dr. Mickhead is a surgeon, even though he is a Medical Doctor, as is stated in "My Lucky Charm". However, in "My White Whale" it is presumed that Dr. Mickhead is in fact surgical.

    • Elliot says that she and Melody were sorority sisters and good friends, but in "My Road To Nowhere" Elliot says that her sorority sisters hated her.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Carla: What the hell are you doing?
      Dr. Cox: I'm reading Mr. Gertner's chart, but if you'd like me to be more specific, I'm also standing, breathing, thinking and now talking, which is actually preventing me from what I was originally trying to do.

    • Turk: How come you don't ever give me any of the good surgeries? I could do a bypass like... (imitates slicing a patient) Done!
      Dr. Cox: Now, Gumball, that's hardly the point. The older surgical attendings around here are warriors. Hell, if I screw with Mickhead, he'll send me every bowel obstruction he gets. You, on the other hand, you're just not formidable enough to have ever earned my respect. I don't even know why I'm speaking with you. In fact, I'm going to stop talking right in the middle of whatever I'm...

    • Dr. Cox: I've convinced young Lloyd in there that the arm pain that he thought was a heart attack is actually just what, Lloyd?
      Lloyd: Arm pain, Perry.

    • Turk: Did I get drunk last night and send you an e-mail asking for your opinion about what I did?
      Dr. Cox: I don't know. I didn't check.

    • J.D.: Why don't people dance the bus driver anymore?
      Turk: Oh because it's not a real dance.
      J.D.: For us honkies it's a very important dance. (Does the bus driver) Driving, driving, inside the bus.

    • (J.D. puts a picture of Isabella in his pocket then Turk takes it out)
      J.D.: I lost mine.

    • (Elliot and Melody stare at J.D.)
      J.D.: You know I should probably go. It's late.
      (J.D. leaves as they continue to stare then he returns)
      J.D.: Forgot to pay my check. Credit card for you.
      Bartender: Thanks.
      (Music stops)
      J.D.: It's quiet in here. I think the music went off again. (To other people in the bar) Someone want to tap that jukebox for me?
      (People look at him)
      J.D.: No? Okay. (To Elliot and Melody) Wow you guys can stare an awfully long time without letting your eyes blink. That's amazing. That's...I try to do that and I...can never really uh, do it when I've tried.
      Bartender: Sorry, the machine's busted.
      J.D.: Unfortunate. Ok, thank you Frank, I will pay cash. (Pulls out a bill) Ben Franklyn here should take care of things. A one hundred dollar bill.
      Bartender: I don't got change for that.
      J.D.: He doesn't got change. That's how he says that. Okay um, surely one of my lady friends can...
      (Elliot and Melody are still staring)
      J.D.: No. Alright, you know what? I'm going to pay one hundred dollars for that appletini. I like you. You're a good bar man. You never tease me when I order the tinis.
      Bartender: I drink them myself.
      J.D.: Good...night.
      (J.D. leaves again then comes back)
      J.D.: I can't spend a hundred dollars on an appletini, it's absurd. That's like ten tinis with a tip. No, there must be something else I could buy. How much is that weird mounted fox tail?
      Bartender: Actually that's a beard.
      J.D.: Probably keep that, that's probably a family heirloom. You know what, Frank? I'm gonna do it. One hundred dollars for one appletini which was frankly light on the tini. Alright. Goodnight.
      (J.D. pays, leaves again then comes back with another bill)
      J.D.: I found a fiver in my pocket.
      Melody: No!
      J.D.: Okay, keep that too.
      (J.D. leaves)

    • Melody: (About J.D.'s Appletini) Nice drink, does it come in hetero?
      J.D.: It does, but I didn't like it.

    • (Devon spills drink)
      Devon: Oh no! Oh no!
      Carla: It's okay, it's okay.
      Devon: But now the ghost who hates spills is gonna come.
      Carla: Who?
      Janitor: You're right, Devon. He might come. This very night and as you know, the ghost's entire family was killed by a careless spill. Just like yours. (Pauses) Just like yours.

    • Elliot: Anyway, I know it's hard to believe, but when I first got to college I was a bit of a...
      J.D.: Dork?
      Carla: Geek?
      Dr. Kelso: Good times Sally who gave it away for free?
      Melody: I was the tramp, you old bitch!
      Dr. Kelso: Liking her.

    • Dr. Kelso: Doctor.
      Dr. Beardface: Doctor.
      Dr. Kelso: (To J.D.) I call next on macaroni.
      Elliot: He plays?
      J.D.: Dr. Kelso, would you mind using your gum to show Elliot your mad roni skills?
      (Dr. Kelso flicks his gum and hits J.D.'s notepad)
      J.D.: Man, he's good!

    • Carla: Okay, this ends now.
      Janitor: Do you know how messy kids can be, and how clean this place has been ever since... the ghost? Besides, I'm only picking on the tonsil cases, the spoiled ones who get ice cream for every meal. You know what I had to eat, when I had my tonsils out?
      Carla: What?
      Janitor: Hot coffee and granola bars. Hot and scratchy. Hot and scratchy!
      Carla: Are you insane?
      Janitor: I'm a little bit tired. I was up all night learning to roller blade. I want the ghost to be a little bit more glidey.

    • Carla: Why does this bedsheet have two holes in it?
      Janitor: That's on me. Sometimes at night I haunt pediatrics.

    • Lloyd: I have chest tinglies.
      Dr. Cox: Lloyd, you're 40 years old, you're a delivery man, so you should be suffering from a pretty severe case of the where-did-I-go-wrongsies. But other than that, you're fine. I ran every test. There's nothing wrong with you.
      Lloyd: (Points to his arm) But the pain starts here, and then it goes along...and then skips this area, and then starts hurting again here. And then of course, there's the tinglies.
      Dr. Cox: I'm gonna head out now, Lloyd.

    • Keith: C'mon, Elliot, let me just borrow it for the weekend. I promise I'll bring it back.
      Elliot: No, I need it. Now go. (To J.D.) Whenever he goes away, he always wants to take my tushie.
      J.D.: Why doesn't he just do what I did when we were dating? Wait until you fall asleep naked and take a picture of it.
      Elliot: Did you actually do that?
      J.D.: No!
      J.D's narration: It's my screensaver!

    • Turk: ...and of course, playing the cantankerous chief of medicine, you know him, you love to hate him, Dr. Bo-ob Kelso! (Dr. Kelso dances on smiling and waving)

  • NOTES (3)


    • Boy's Life:
      When J.D. is trying to cheer up Elliot in the Cafeteria he says he got his Spider-Man goggles from "Boy's Life".

      "Boy's Life" is the magazine made by the BSA (Boy Scouts of America), sent out to Cub Scouts around the U.S.

    • Happy Days:
      Melody hits the juke box with her elbow to make it start playing again. In her happiness, she says "hey, I'm the Fonz."

      This is a reference to Happy Days, in which Arthur Fonzarelli (played by Henry Winkler), called "The Fonz", would do the same thing to a juke box to make it work.

    • Twister:
      As Melody and Elliot blow Turk and J.D. through the hallway with their excited breaths, a cow goes flying by.

      This is similar to the movie "Twister" in which a cow, blown by a tornado, flies in front of a truck.